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Tse, Thomas Kwan-Choi – International Journal of Educational Reform, 2005
Like other public policies, education policies are laden with values and are often highly "ideologically charged." Given this close entanglement with value conflicts or dilemmas, it is no longer valid or feasible to pursue seemingly value-free or value-neutral analysis when studying policies. Since education policy is contested terrain,…
Descriptors: Economic Progress, Ideology, Educational Quality, Educational Change
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Mebratu, Belete; Hoot, James – International Journal of Educational Reform, 2005
Ethiopia is a nation of more than 70 million people characterized by diverse ethnic, linguistic, and religious groups. Since the early 1990s Ethiopia has entered into the process of transformation towards a more civil society. This transformational process has led to numerous socioeconomic and political policy reforms. Central to reforms in the…
Descriptors: Religious Cultural Groups, Teacher Education Programs, Educational History, Language of Instruction
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Hu, Guangwei – International Journal of Educational Reform, 2005
In the last quarter century, China has come a long way toward building a strong contingent of secondary teachers, including English as a foreign language (EFL) teachers. Over the years, impressive progress has been made in strengthening teacher education and raising the educational levels of the teaching force, with the result being a…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Professional Training, Educational Change, Foreign Countries
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Steffy, Betty E. – International Journal of Educational Reform, 1992
Traces the organizational history in Kentucky after the Department of Education was abolished by the Kentucky Educational Reform Act (KERA). Offers suggestions to other state legislators contemplating state department restructuring. Contends that "restructuring" turned out to be the same old process of bureaucratic adjustments practiced…
Descriptors: Bureaucracy, Elementary Secondary Education, Organizational Change, Politics of Education