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Huang, Jia-Li – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2015
This paper aims to develop, through a literature analysis, a portrait of the functioning and practice of teacher thinking at government and university levels. Teacher thinking is defined as habits and strategies or the habit of thinking used to collect information, analyze, understand institution, reflect, solve problems, inform decisions,…
Descriptors: Literature Reviews, Meta Analysis, Educational Practices, Thinking Skills
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Ma, Xin; Nelson, Regena F.; Shen, Jianping; Krenn, Huilan Y. – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2015
Using hierarchical linear modeling, the present study aimed to examine whether targeted intervention strategies implemented individually during a preschool program exhibited any short-term and long-term effects on children's school readiness in kindergarten, utilizing data gathered through the Supporting Partnerships to Assure Ready Kids (SPARK)…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Preschool Education, Intervention, Educational Strategies
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Hung, David; Lee, Shu-Shing; Wu, Longkai – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2015
Educational innovations in Singapore have reached fruition. It is now important to consider different innovations and issues that enable innovations to scale and become widespread. This proposition paper outlines two views of scaling and its relation to education systems. We argue that a linear model used in the medical field stresses top-down…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Scaling, Academic Standards, Educational Innovation
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Eren, Altay; Coskun, Hamit – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2015
Using person-centered and variable-centered analyses, this study examined the relationships between undergraduate students' time perspectives and boredom coping strategies. A total of 719 undergraduate students voluntarily participated in the study. Results of the study showed that undergraduate students' time perspectives can be reliably defined…
Descriptors: Time Perspective, Coping, Student Attitudes, Psychological Patterns
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Wabike, Paul – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2015
Since independence in 1961, Tanzania's political ideology (known as Ujamaa-familyhood) has gone hand in hand with the country's education philosophy. The most important feature of this combination is that people should be educated to fit in Tanzania's environment and culture. Education should emancipate man from mental slavery inherited from…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Educational Philosophy, Social Systems
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Xu, Shuqin; Law, Wing-Wah – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2015
Many scholarly works have examined school leadership, and many others have studied models for teaching citizenship education. Research combining both school leadership and citizenship education, however, is rare. The leadership of China's school party secretaries (SPSs), who are the equivalent of school principals in the Chinese school system and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Instructional Leadership, Citizenship Education, Principals
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Jensen, Elsebeth; Skibsted, Else Bengaard; Christensen, Mette Vedsgaard – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2015
A comprehensive research review carried out on behalf of the Norwegian Ministry of Education in 2008 concluded that the competence to establish and maintain good teacher-student relations is a central and important one for a teacher in today's schools. Together with teaching competence and classroom management competence, other competencies that…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Knowledge Base for Teaching, Teacher Education Programs, Interpersonal Competence
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Buschor, Christine Bieri; Kamm, Esther – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2015
Following a major shift in Swiss teacher education in the 1990s, teachers are now educated at the university level with a more research-oriented focus than before the reform. Furthermore, the curriculum in teacher education is not only more academically oriented, but also concurrently practice-focused. Swiss student teachers are highly involved in…
Descriptors: Student Teacher Attitudes, Reflection, Student Research, Student Interests
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Lo, William Yat Wai; Maclean, Rupert – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2015
This article discusses the initiatives for out-of-school children in Tajikistan. The Tajik government has published two blueprint documents, namely, the "National Strategy for Education Development 2006-2015" and the "National Strategy for Education Development until 2020," which outlines a national vision for universal access…
Descriptors: Governance, Out of School Youth, Foreign Countries, Educational Strategies
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Cullen, Maureen; Polnick, Barbara; Robles-Piña, Rebecca; Slate, John R. – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2015
In this investigation, we examined the extent to which instructional expenditures were related to student academic achievement for students enrolled in Texas public schools for the 2005-2006 through the 2009-2010 school years. Student performance on the state-mandated assessments for all school districts in Texas for these five school years was…
Descriptors: Educational Practices, Expenditures, Instruction, Academic Achievement
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da Costa, António Firmino; Pegado, Elsa; Ávila, Patrícia; Coelho, Ana Rita – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2015
This article focuses on teachers' perceptions of the implementation and impact in Portuguese schools of a wide-ranging and long-term reading promotion programme. The Portuguese National Reading Plan (PNRP) was a public policy initiative whose purpose was to increase literacy levels and reading habits among the population. The Plan identified…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Attitudes, Reading Programs, Reading Improvement
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McNeal, Ralph B., Jr. – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2015
Researchers focusing on parent involvement continue to concentrate their efforts on the relationship between involvement and student performance in isolation of the school context in which involvement occurs. This research outlines an ecology of involvement and how this social context affects parent involvement and student performance. Relying on…
Descriptors: Parent Participation, Academic Achievement, Influences, Context Effect
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Vilkinas, Tricia; Ladyshewsky, Richard K. – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2014
The purpose of this study was to identify factors that impacted on the performance and attractiveness of the Academic Director's role. Academic Directors are responsible for leading and managing an academic qualification. Academic Directors (n = 101) participating in a leadership development programme were invited to respond to an online 360…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Administration, Administrators, Administrator Role
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Ghanizadeh, Afsaneh; Ghonsooly, Behzad – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2014
The present study aims at delving into English as foreign language teachers' attributions by investigating the role of teacher attributions in teacher burnout and teacher self-regulation. This is accomplished by building a causal structural model through which the associations among these constructs are estimated. The results demonstrate that…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Language Teachers
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Han, Seunghee – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2014
This study examined the effects of corporal punishment on student outcomes in rural schools by analyzing 1,067 samples from the School Survey on Crime and Safety 2007-2008. Results of descriptive statistics and multivariate regression analyses indicated that schools with corporal punishment may decrease students' violent behaviors and…
Descriptors: Punishment, Outcomes of Education, Academic Achievement, School Surveys
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