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Ho, Esther Sui Chu – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2005
For more than a decade, the Government of Hong Kong has instituted a policy of school decentralization aimed at devolving authority to all stakeholders, including the representatives of School Sponsoring Bodies, principals, teachers, parents, and community members. This study examines the relative contribution of two dimensions of school…
Descriptors: Teacher Participation, Program Effectiveness, Administrative Organization, Foreign Countries
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Mokhtar, Intan Azura – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2005
With the global information boom, and rapid developments in electronic media and the World Wide Web (Web) within the last two decades, the Singapore government envisioned a need for Singapore to be Information Technology (IT) equipped and competent in every industry, beginning most importantly with the education sector. Taking its cue, the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods, Teacher Role, Educational Change
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Agarao-Fernandez, Editha; de Guzman, Allan B. – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2005
Teaching might not be the most popular profession in the world but it is undoubtedly the most populated. There are indeed some 57 million teachers in the world, about two thirds of whom work in the developing world. Over the years, the teacher and the teaching profession in the Philippines have been confronted by various issues and concerns that…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Teaching (Occupation), Foreign Countries, Developing Nations
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Bick-Har, Lam; See-Wai, Yeung Alison – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2005
152 elementary students age ranged from 8 to 11 were studied on their affective and social domains in a school with an inclusive policy in Hong Kong. Five questionnaires from the Assessment Program for Affective and Social Outcomes (APASO) [EMB (2001) Manual for Assessment Program for Affective and Social Outcomes. "Quality Assurance…
Descriptors: Learning Problems, Inclusion, Student Attitudes, Quality Control
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Lee, Yim Ping – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2005
In the past, the teacher's sole job is to dispense his pool of knowledge to his students. The emergence of the knowledge economy and globalisation have redefined the place and role of knowledge in society. It is no longer effective to accumulate knowledge but rather to acquire skills for processing the large amount of data made available through…
Descriptors: Mathematics Curriculum, Foreign Countries, Thinking Skills, Mathematics Instruction
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Xu, Shihong – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2005
By tracing back the historical context of educational changes, this article explores in detail the impacts of globalisation on China's higher education reform. A trend of decentralisation in both rights and responsibilities is revealed in terms of structural adjustment, human resource exploitation and retention, curriculum development, and…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Higher Education, Educational Change, Foreign Countries
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de Guzman, Allan B.; dela Rosa, Praxedes S. M.; Arcangel, Clotilde N. – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2005
This qualitative study is an attempt to describe how administrators, teachers and researchers in a select group of teacher education institutions (TEIs) in the capital of the Philippines collectively view globalization. Specifically, concepts of a globalized teacher education, impact of globalization in teacher education, and problems of teacher…
Descriptors: Global Approach, Program Effectiveness, Foreign Countries, Educational Researchers
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Pimpa, Nattavud – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2005
This research focuses on the examination of problems related to the national teacher performance appraisal system by the Thai Ministry of Education. It highlights major problems of the current performance appraisal system by delineating the weaknesses and pitfalls of the current appraisal system. The findings indicate problems to three major…
Descriptors: Evaluators, Teacher Evaluation, Foreign Countries, Evaluation Problems
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Saravanan, Vanithamani – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2005
"Thinking schools" will be sites of learning for everyone declared the Singapore Prime Minister, Goh Chok and Minister of Education Teo Chee Hean's in 1997 also spoke on the model of "thinking schools, learning nation". Gardner's model was used for the thinking school model in Singapore, in order to develop critical and…
Descriptors: Integrated Curriculum, Clergy, Foreign Countries, Educational Technology
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Huong, Pham Lan; Fry, Gerald W. – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2004
This paper provides an overview of the complex relations among history, education, political economy, and social change in Vietnam. Vietnam has a long history of education and a literate culture. The evolution of Vietnamese culture and society is characterized by both persistence and change. Social and political persistence and change have been…
Descriptors: Human Capital, Educational History, Persistence, Global Approach
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Nakayama, Keiichi – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2004
In the 1960s, since the Tokyo Paralympics and the National Sports Games for the Disabled were held, public awareness was heightened towards the issue of disability. In 1970, a law which was to ensure that persons with disabilities could participate in recreational, sports and cultural activities was passed. The Japanese government has implemented…
Descriptors: Cultural Activities, Recreational Programs, Quality of Life, Disabilities
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McWilliam, Erica; Sachs, Judyth – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2004
This paper argues the importance of moving beyond the state of affairs that makes victims "either" of children "or" of teachers by exploring the conditions of possibility for the idea of a victimless school. The argument is developed drawing data from a study being conducted by the authors into the impact of risk management on…
Descriptors: Child Abuse, Risk Management, Educational Policy, School Safety
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Lee, Molly N. N. – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2004
A significant global trend during the 1990s is the restructuring of higher education systems. The essence of this restructuring process is a redefinition of the relationship between institutions of higher learning, the state, and the market, and a drastic reduction of institutional autonomy. This article is an analysis of the restructuring process…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Universities, Institutional Autonomy, Global Approach
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Hanhart, Siegfried; Broyon, Marie Anne – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2004
Switzerland spends about 6% of its GDP on education. In the past few years, there have been carrying out important reforms in the educational field, for example introducing a vocational high school diploma and creating specialized higher vocational institution (hautes ecoles). What is the extent of educational research in this context? There are…
Descriptors: Expenditures, Research Needs, Educational Research, Foreign Countries
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Ng, Pak Tee – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2004
This paper presents the findings of a research that examines students' perception of the change in the Singapore Education System and how that impacts on their satisfaction and outlook. Analysis of the data obtained through a questionnaire and face-to-face interviews shows that the more favourable the perception of change amongst students, the…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Foreign Countries, Educational Change, Change Strategies
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