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Ng, Shun Wing; Kwan, Yee Wan – International Journal of Educational Reform, 2020
Education for learners with special education needs has become one of the major concerns of education policies in every corner of the world. In Macau, however, the transformation of schools into inclusive environments is reported to be slow because many teachers in Macau have not accepted the key values of inclusive education and possess little…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Special Education, Special Needs Students, Educational Policy
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Brion, Corinne; Cordeiro, Paula A. – International Journal of Educational Reform, 2020
Head-teachers play a crucial role in school improvement, teacher morale and retention, as well as student learning. In this study, the authors examine the perspectives and the roles of eight head-teachers in Low-Fee Private Schools (LFPSs) in Ghana, within the context of Goal number 4, target 4c of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This…
Descriptors: Private Schools, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Role, Educational Improvement
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Egalite, Anna J.; Fusarelli, Lance; Seaton, Lacey; Stallings, D. T. – International Journal of Educational Reform, 2020
The North Carolina Opportunity Scholarship Program awarded private school vouchers to over 7,000 low-income students in 2017-18, yet only 61% of the state's private schools registered to participate in the Opportunity Scholarship Program and just over half of schools (54%) actually enrolled voucher recipients. Given that the program is anticipated…
Descriptors: Private Schools, School Choice, Educational Vouchers, Low Income Students
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Padilla, George; Guerra, Federico; Zamora, Roberto – International Journal of Educational Reform, 2020
A research study was designed and conducted to identify effective school characteristics and strategies of high-performing, high-poverty schools. Four High-Performing Reward schools in South Texas that demonstrated longitudinal academic success were selected to study. We developed an 11 effective school characteristics model including school…
Descriptors: School Effectiveness, High Achievement, Poverty, Success
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Woessner, Matthew C.; Maranto, Robert – International Journal of Educational Reform, 2020
Despite efforts to redress racial grievances, American's most progressive institutional sector, higher education, suffers racial incidents with disturbing frequency. We hypothesize that one explanation lies in the bureaucratization of higher education. Various trends have led to what Benjamin Ginsberg calls "the fall of the faculty" and…
Descriptors: Higher Education, College Faculty, College Administration, Racial Relations
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Da'as, Rima'a – International Journal of Educational Reform, 2020
The research investigated whether teachers' participation in decision-making (PDM) contributes to the development of affective trust during school reform over time, or vice versa. A model including principals' interpersonal skills was tested during implementation of the organizational reform. Teachers (n = 1,482) from 113 Israeli elementary…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Participation, Participative Decision Making, Trust (Psychology)
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Chen, Jin; Ziskin, Mary B.; Torres, Vasti – International Journal of Educational Reform, 2020
Utilizing event history analysis and multilevel models, this study explored dropout risks for first-time nontraditional students who started at public 4-year commuter institutions across a U.S. Midwest state. The study revealed that (a) the dropout hazard rate remained relatively high across college years and differed by gender, race, and family…
Descriptors: At Risk Students, Dropouts, Nontraditional Students, Commuter Colleges
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Patriarca, Giovanni; Valentini, Diana M. – International Journal of Educational Reform, 2020
Faith-based education has played a major role worldwide. In its schools, vocational centers, and universities, Catholic education tends to form an integral human person though the holistic synthesis of faith, culture, and life. Such an interrelated commitment highlights a global responsibility for the common good and a sustainable future, sharing…
Descriptors: Catholic Schools, Religious Education, Catholics, Sustainable Development
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Ramsay-Jordan, Natasha – International Journal of Educational Reform, 2020
The most highlighted provision and consequence of the reauthorization of the 1965 Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act of 2001, is obsessive practices of assessing students across the United States (U.S.). Despite newly named policies, including Every Student Succeed Act (ESSA) of 2015, which governs…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Culturally Relevant Education, Standardized Tests, Teacher Education
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Shatara, Leila H.; Barakat, Maysaa; Bourkiza, Mounir – International Journal of Educational Reform, 2020
With a growing number of faith-based private schools, charter schools, and public schools divided along ethnic and racial lines, the school system in the United States is becoming more segregated. This study aims to examine the reasons some Muslim parents choose Islamic schools over other school options and aspires to inform district and…
Descriptors: Islam, Muslims, Religious Education, School Choice
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Barnatt, Joan; Andries D'Souza, Lisa; Gleeson, Ann Marie; Mitchell Viesca, Kara; Wery, Jessica – International Journal of Educational Reform, 2020
This mixed-method study utilizes survey and interview data reflecting teacher candidates' beliefs about intercultural competence to identify areas of targeted support in teacher preparation. Intercultural competence is operationalized by performance on the Cultural Intelligence Survey (CQS) identifying relative areas of strength and weakness in…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Cultural Awareness, Student Attitudes, Cultural Differences
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Gilbert, Jenny; Pratt-Adams, Simon – International Journal of Educational Reform, 2020
Demand for a radical overhaul of teacher education in Kosovo led one Faculty of Education to modernize and improve the university-based preparation of teachers, and so deliver a new competence-based school curriculum. Moving to this learner-centered model of education required transformation in the culture of teacher educators. In order to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teacher Education, Competency Based Education, Student Centered Learning
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Alhajeri, Salem S.; Alenezi, Abdulaziz S. – International Journal of Educational Reform, 2020
This study aimed to investigate how public school teachers perceive student bullying and how they perceive their own as well as school administrators' efforts to protect students from bullying. A total of 238 elementary, middle, and high school teachers responded to 18 questions. The study found that student bullying exists in Kuwait public…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Bullying, Elementary School Students, Secondary School Students
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Padilla, George; Guerra, Federico; Menchaca, Velma D.; Garcia, Alejandro – International Journal of Educational Reform, 2020
A School District Principal Preparation Partnership Program is designed to establish collaboration between a University and school districts that employ the school leaders graduated by the university. This collaboration improves school principal preparation by integrating relevant school district policies, practices, knowledge, and skills into a…
Descriptors: College School Cooperation, Partnerships in Education, Administrator Education, Principals
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Ng, Shun Wing; Kwan, Yee Wan; Huey Lei, Ka Hio – International Journal of Educational Reform, 2020
This paper aims to report a case study of exploring the effect of "assessment for learning" on improving student learning and facilitating teachers' professional development in the examination-oriented context of Hong Kong. By adopting Variation Theory of the Lesson Study approach, data were collected through pre- and post-tests,…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Faculty Development, Lesson Plans, Teaching Methods
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