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Ajayi, Lasisi – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2014
In this article, I argue for the need to improve teacher preparation (TP) courses for elementary education student teachers to teach English-language arts (ELA). In particular, these TP programs need to support student teachers in delivering culturally responsive pedagogy within rural classrooms. Twenty-three student teachers participated in this…
Descriptors: Rural Areas, Teaching Methods, Instructional Effectiveness, Place Based Education
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Maged, Shireen – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2014
This article is based on an in-depth case study that examined how a teacher education programme in New Zealand prepared pre-service teachers for cultural diversity (based on the author's unpublished PhD thesis, "Teacher Education for Cultural Diversity"; conferred by Curtin University, June 2012). Framed within a critical constructivist…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teacher Education, Case Studies, Multicultural Education
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Zhang, Jia-Wei; Lo, Leslie Nai-Kwai; Chiu, Chi-Shing – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2014
This article presents the findings of a qualitative study on teacher leadership in the context of university-school collaboration for school improvement (USCSI) on the Chinese Mainland. Through the lens of structuration theory, it explores the process of teacher leaders exercising their power in a USCSI project. During the school improvement…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Leadership, College School Cooperation, Educational Improvement
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Heng, Kreng – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2014
Research on the faculty impact on students' academic achievement has been disproportionately confined to the context of countries with developed higher education systems. Few studies have been undertaken in the developing world like Cambodia. This study employed hierarchical linear modeling to examine the relationships between faculty behaviors…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Faculty, Teacher Behavior, Academic Achievement
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Al-Issa, Ali S. M. – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2014
The Sultanate of Oman is a developing country that has accepted the English language as a significant tool for modernization. This was best interpreted in the opening of Sultan Qaboos University (SQU) in 1986, which has delivered its different academic programmes totally or partially through the English language. One of the colleges of SQU has…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Language Usage, Foreign Countries
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Ferrão, Maria Eugénia – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2014
This paper provides findings of research on school effectiveness and discusses implications for evaluation in Brazil and Portugal. Most findings reported over the last decade have been published in Brazilian or Portuguese refereed journals. Thus, a brief literature review of such studies enables that knowledge to reach international scholars and…
Descriptors: School Effectiveness, Foreign Countries, Longitudinal Studies, Case Studies
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Egodawatte, Gunawardena – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2014
In education, there is a growing interest in the concept of "competency" especially in vocational training and professional development. The concept is strongly associated with the ability to apply knowledge and skills in effective ways in unanticipated situations. In Sri Lanka, a new competency-based mathematics curriculum was…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mathematics Curriculum, Secondary School Curriculum, Secondary School Mathematics
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Goh, Pauline Swee Choo; Wong, Kung Teck – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2014
When any innovations or measurement procedures are introduced into the education system to improve or judge the quality of its teaching force, beginning teachers often have to adapt to these new concepts of what constitute a high quality teaching. This article contends that these new concepts neither necessarily match beginning teachers' own…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Beginning Teachers, Teacher Effectiveness, Self Efficacy
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Morciano, Daniele; Scardigno, Anna Fausta; Manuti, Amelia; Pastore, Serafina – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2014
In this paper an evaluation study of a public programme financing a regional network of 157 youth centres in the South of Italy is presented. A theory-based evaluation model was adopted to explore the causal links between different types of participation experience. Evaluation questions focused on three main issues are: the perception of…
Descriptors: Youth Programs, Youth Agencies, Participation, Program Evaluation
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Kus, Zafer – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2014
This research aims to investigate democratic environments offered to children in Turkey at school, in the home, and in society. A mixed method is a general type of research where qualitative and quantitative methods are used together. The researcher first collects quantitative and then the qualitative data. The study group in the research…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Democracy, Democratic Values, Family Environment
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Ahmed, Vaqar; Zeshan, Muhammad – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2014
The present study carries out an impact analysis of a conditional cash transfer (CCT) program for secondary-school girls in seven districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province in Pakistan, including Battagram, Bonair, Hangu, Kohistan, Shangla, Tank, and Upper Dir. In 2012 we collected household-level primary data and used a probit model for…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, Females, Statistical Analysis
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Ahmmed, Masud; Mullick, Jahirul – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2014
Continued discrimination towards, and exclusion of, children with special needs, combined with the high dropout rate of students from socio-economically disadvantaged backgrounds, creates considerable pressure on the inclusive education (IE) reform initiatives of developing countries. To minimise the challenges to implementing IE reform policies…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Inclusion, Disadvantaged, Special Needs Students
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Turunen, Tuija A.; Rafferty, John – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2013
This article discusses the nature, power and effects of neo-liberal rationale in educational settings. By introducing discourse analysis of two cases, the influence of neo-liberal ideology on contemporary curricula and school programs were examined. The analysis showed that dominant discourses based on neo-liberal rationale presented themselves as…
Descriptors: Curriculum Design, Sanctions, Discourse Analysis, Educational Practices
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Mo, Yun; Singh, Kusum; Chang, Mido – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2013
This study examined the individual, class, and school level variability of the students' science achievement. It was hypothesized that there are school or teacher effects which contribute toward explaining achievement differences, besides the student level differences. Owing to the nested structure of the data in Trends in International…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Science Achievement, Learner Engagement, Grade 8
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Tran, Thi Tuyet – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2013
This article is concerned with the learning style adopted by Asian students who come from a Confucian heritage culture (CHC) such countries as China, Vietnam, Singapore, Korea and Japan are considered countries with Confucian heritage culture (Phuong-Mai et al. 2005). These students are generally viewed as typically passive, unwilling to ask…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Cognitive Style, Foreign Countries, Criticism
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