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Mahat, Hanifah; Hashim, Mohmadisa; Nayan, Nasir; Saleh, Yazid; Norkhaidi, Saiyidatina Balkhis – World Journal of Education, 2018
This article aims to examine the levels of education for sustainable development (ESD) knowledge among students in secondary schools according to zones in Malaysia by using GIS mapping. The five main zones of the study were the north zone, the south zone, the east coast zone, the central zone, and the East Malaysia zone. This quantitative form of…
Descriptors: Geographic Information Systems, Sustainable Development, Secondary School Students, Environmental Education
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Craske, James – Journal of Education Policy, 2018
The Pupil Premium policy was introduced in 2010 by the UK coalition government to tackle the attainment gap disproportionately affecting children from low-income families. Semi-structured interviews and policy documents are examined for the way the policy has been enacted in a single comprehensive secondary school in England. In 2014, this school…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Secondary Schools, Educational Finance
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Savage, Glenn C.; Lewis, Steven – Journal of Education Policy, 2018
In this paper, we use the development of the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers (APST) as an illustrative case to examine how national schooling reforms are assembled in Australia's federal system. Drawing upon an emerging body of research on "policy assemblage" within the fields of policy sociology, anthropology and critical…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, National Standards, National Curriculum, Educational Change
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Rayner, Stephen M.; Courtney, Steven J.; Gunter, Helen M. – Journal of Education Policy, 2018
The research reported in this article contributes new understandings of systemic change by studying the form of system redesign known in England as "academisation." The data illuminate tensions within the neoliberal policy complex that are surfaced in a single secondary school. Although several studies have described academy conversions…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Change, Neoliberalism, Politics of Education
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Lakes, Richard D.; Donovan, Martha K. – Journal of Education Policy, 2018
The International Baccalaureate (IB) is noted in school reform policy circles as the gold standard of academic excellence. While the presence of IB as a sought-after education vendor has grown in the past decade, the organization has attempted to shake off its image as an elite agency serving only private international schools with its…
Descriptors: Advanced Placement Programs, Educational Policy, Excellence in Education, Reputation
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Yoon, Ee-Seul; Lubienski, Christopher; Lee, Jin – Journal of Education Policy, 2018
This analysis aims to measure the impact of school choice policy on secondary school students' enrolment patterns within the social geography of Vancouver, an increasingly polarized global city. The rationale for the study is to examine the impact of "education market" reforms on the socio-economic composition of schools in a Canadian…
Descriptors: School Choice, Neighborhoods, Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students
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Plasman, Jay Stratte – American Journal of Education, 2018
Student engagement in education is key to ensuring successful learning. Engagement becomes crucial as students progress through high school and transition into young adulthood; however, engaging them in high school can be an arduous task. A career/education plan can help students make strong connections between their work in high school and their…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Career Education, Secondary Schools, Career Planning
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Tan, Cheng Yong – Cambridge Journal of Education, 2018
The present study examined indirect effects of principal leadership on the mathematics achievement of 254,475 15-year-old students from 10,313 schools in 32 OECD economies. Results showed that the students could be divided into three categories ("Disadvantaged," "Average," and "Privileged") differing in levels of…
Descriptors: Mathematics Achievement, Disadvantaged, Advantaged, Socioeconomic Status
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Al-Rabaani, Ahmed Hamad – Cambridge Journal of Education, 2018
The study aims to investigate the views of Omani post-basic education students (Grades 10-12) about religious and cultural tolerance. The sample consisted of 1390 male and female students in grades 10, 11 and 12, from four of Oman's seven regions. A questionnaire was used to gather data, which consisted of 27 items divided into five domains. The…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Religion, Foreign Countries, Cultural Differences
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Cassar, Joanne – IAFOR Journal of Education, 2018
When romantic encounters come to an end they often evoke a plethora of feelings associated with "breaking up". This article explores this issue in relation to a number of adolescent girls' views on this topic which emerged during focus group discussions about Eminem's song "Foolish Pride." The lyrics of this song convey…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, Student Attitudes, Adolescent Attitudes, Females
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Olasehinde-Williams, Felicia; Yahaya, Lasiele; Owolabi, Henry – IAFOR Journal of Education, 2018
That less than 40% of candidates who took the Senior School Certificate Examinations in Nigeria between 2009 and 2015 had credits and above in English language and Mathematics has become a source of worry to all stakeholders. Results of research efforts to provide plausible explanations to the problem have been inconclusive. Also, not much had…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Knowledge Level, Predictor Variables, Secondary School Teachers
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Gardiner, Paul; Anderson, Michael – Cambridge Journal of Education, 2018
The concept of the 'creative' in creative writing has a vexed history. This article explores the myths surrounding creativity and how they have influenced the way teachers have approached playwriting pedagogy. It reports on research into the teaching and learning experiences of students and teachers in secondary schools, focusing on the…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Creativity, Playwriting, Systems Approach
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Tasgin, Adnan; Tunc, Yunus – World Journal of Education, 2018
The aim of this study is to examine the relationship between the secondary school students' level of effective participation and their motivation. This study employs a survey consisting of 251 secondary school students from the schools located in Igdir and Erzurum, in East of Turkey. The data of the study were gathered through "Effective…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, Student Participation, Student Motivation, Student Surveys
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Ebuoh, Casmir N. – World Journal of Education, 2018
Literature revealed that the patterns/methods of scoring essay tests had been criticized for not being reliable and this unreliability is more likely to be more in internal examinations than in the external examinations. The purpose of this study is to find out the effects of analytical and holistic scoring patterns on scorer reliability in…
Descriptors: Holistic Approach, Scoring, Essay Tests, Biology
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Pensiero, Nicola; Green, Andy – European Journal of Education, 2018
This article analyses the contribution of post-compulsory education and training systems to the development of literacy and numeracy skills across OECD countries. While there is extensive cross-country comparative research on the effects of primary and lower secondary education systems on aggregate skills levels, there has been little comparative…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, International Assessment, Secondary School Students, Achievement Tests
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