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Azorín, Cecilia; Fullan, Michael – Journal of Educational Change, 2022
The pandemic has made deeper problems more transparent and has stimulated many to realize that there may be an opportunity over the next period to pursue much needed innovations in learning. In this essay we describe the ways in which the pandemic has provided the conditions for new human development that joins two powerful forces: the pulsar…
Descriptors: Educational Cooperation, Educational Change, Educational Development, Educational Improvement
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Leuverink, K. R.; Aarts, A. M. L. – Journal of Educational Change, 2022
The purpose of this study was to investigate whether teachers' engagement in research fosters teachers' professional development and school development. We investigated changes in teachers' professional behavior, the impact of such changes, and factors that affect such changes. Questionnaires were distributed among more than hundred teachers who…
Descriptors: Teacher Behavior, Teacher Researchers, Educational Research, Faculty Development
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Carpenter, Jeffrey P.; Krutka, Daniel G.; Trust, Torrey – Journal of Educational Change, 2022
While prior research suggests that many educators turn to social media to grow and enhance professional learning networks (PLNs) that extend beyond their schools, little is known about how PLNs shift over time. In this exploratory study, we investigated the nature of continuity and change in the PLNs of 192 K-12 and university educators from 17…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Social Networks, Social Media, Faculty Development
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French, Raechel; Mahat, Marian; Kvan, Thomas; Imms, Wesley – Journal of Educational Change, 2022
Recent history has seen many schools shift from their original purpose of standardization and facts to focus on soft skills and global preparedness. The physical design of a school follows suit, shifting from identical classrooms and autonomous teachers to more collaborative shared spaces deemed 'innovative'. While those who formulate such schools…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Educational Innovation, Educational Change, Educational Facilities Design
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Sinnema, Claire; Hannah, Darren; Finnerty, Alex; Daly, Alan – Journal of Educational Change, 2022
Educational systems worldwide promote the use of collaborative networks to foster teacher learning and improve practice in the pursuit of educational change to address longstanding equity and achievement issues. New Zealand is no exception, with its Communities of Learning/Kahui Ako policy mandating collaboration spanning across schools--a mandate…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Communities of Practice, Social Networks, Network Analysis
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VanGronigen, Bryan A.; Meyers, Coby V.; Scott, Caitlin; Fantz, Traci; Dunn, Lenay D. – Journal of Educational Change, 2022
Recent United States (U.S.) educational policies--especially the passage of the Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015--have challenged state education agencies (SEAs) to take greater responsibility for and leadership over improving underperforming schools. SEA capacity to accomplish this charge varies, so many SEAs contract with third-party, external…
Descriptors: State Departments of Education, Educational Improvement, Program Evaluation, Educational Policy
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Nally, David – Journal of Educational Change, 2022
The focus of this article is on the impacts of COVID-19 related manifestations of post-truth in educational settings in Australia. Within this context, there has been a reorientation of how wellbeing and academic achievement within schools reflect on broader trends within the general public, at local, state and national scales. Individual and…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, Epistemology, Foreign Countries
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Arensmeier, Cecilia – Journal of Educational Change, 2022
The article aims to depict the political framing of three grading reforms in Swedish compulsory school, in terms of the political problem they are supposed to solve and what kind of attention is given to the lowest performing pupils. Discourse analysis is employed, focusing on statement producers. The empirical material consists of policy…
Descriptors: Grading, Educational Change, Academic Failure, Foreign Countries
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Hatch, Thomas; Corson, Jordan; van den Berg, Sarah Gerth – Journal of Educational Change, 2022
This paper compares the evolution of two initiatives--one in Singapore and one in New York City--designed expressly to support the development and spread of new and innovative school models. These two initiatives--Future Schools in Singapore and the iZone in New York City--reflected the hope that new school models and associated innovations could…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Education, Educational Innovation, Educational Development
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Jensen, Ruth – Journal of Educational Change, 2022
Causal relationships are traditionally examined in quantitative research. However, this article informs the discussion surrounding the potential use of qualitative data to explore causal relationships qualitatively through an empirical illustration of a school leadership development team. As school leadership development is supposed to offer…
Descriptors: Causal Models, Qualitative Research, Educational Improvement, Principals
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Pantic, Nataša; Galey, Sarah; Florian, Lani; Joksimovic, Srecko; Viry, Gil; Gaševic, Dragan; Knutes Nyqvist, Helén; Kyritsi, Krystallia – Journal of Educational Change, 2022
Reference to teachers as agents of change has become commonplace in the education literature, including change toward more inclusive practice in response to the changing demographic of schooling. Yet, little is known about how teacher agency relates to (1) their understanding of, and commitment to any given change agenda and (2) the institutional…
Descriptors: Professional Autonomy, Educational Change, Network Analysis, Social Networks
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Qu, Xiao – Journal of Educational Change, 2022
Inclusion has been increasingly recognised as a global common goal in education. In China, inclusive education for children with special educational needs and disabilities is currently practised as 'Learning in Regular Classrooms' (LRC). However, not only has the inclusion policy frequently been criticised as failing to provide clear, systematic,…
Descriptors: Barriers, Inclusion, Students with Disabilities, Regular and Special Education Relationship
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Evans, Gareth – Journal of Educational Change, 2022
Wales' education system is part-way through an extensive journey of reform. This contextual paper explores the evolution of that journey, from the establishment of the Welsh Parliament in 1999 to late 2020, as Wales readies itself for the launch of a radical, new national curriculum. Drawing from a range of international literature and experience,…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Foreign Countries, Policy Formation, National Curriculum
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Sung, Youl-Kwan; Lee, Mimi; Seo, Deok-Hee; Chang, Shin-Mee; Lee, Yoonmi – Journal of Educational Change, 2022
This study aimed to provide an empirical typology of a diffused school change movement in South Korea, known as the Hyukshin School movement. This movement has been diffused by a combination of bottom-up practices and top-down measures, employing a communitarian whole-school change strategy that promotes collaborative learning, students' voices,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Professional Autonomy, Educational Change, Educational Philosophy
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Nehez, Jaana; Blossing, Ulf; Gyllander Torkildsen, Lisbeth; Lander, Rolf; Olin, Anette – Journal of Educational Change, 2022
This article deepens the knowledge of middle leaders' impact on school improvement and organisation development. More precisely, it focuses on how middle leaders from comprehensive schools and preschools translated improvement strategies and tools from a municipal course on leading school improvement into their own organisations. It is based on…
Descriptors: Middle Management, Organizational Development, Public Schools, Educational Improvement
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