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Toby Greany; Tom Cowhitt; Chris Downey – Journal of Educational Change, 2024
Recent decades have seen a global shift in educational policy and practice towards various forms of "joining-up," through partnerships and networks. These networks have differing aims but are broadly geared towards increasing quality and/or innovation in educational provision, although many prove messy and problematic. Policy makers in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Networks, Special Schools, Partnerships in Education
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A. Corral-Granados – Journal of Educational Change, 2024
Through a school case study, this research identifies the macro- and micro-elements that influence the continuing professional development of nursery staff in a Spanish educational setting. Organizational theories are employed to highlight the professional learning experienced by nursery staff through types of learning (formal, informal, and…
Descriptors: Barriers, Faculty Development, Inclusion, Early Childhood Education
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Aslaug Fodstad Gourvennec; Oddny Judith Solheim; Njål Foldnes; Per Henning Uppstad; Erin M. McTigue – Journal of Educational Change, 2024
Having two teachers work collaboratively in the same class has been suggested as a possible solution to several instructional challenges, including the inclusion of students with special needs in mainstream classrooms and as part of school-wide prevention models to increase student achievement. In this, shared responsibility between teachers is…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Team Teaching, Regular and Special Education Relationship, Students with Disabilities
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Weiqi Jiang; Eisuke Saito – Journal of Educational Change, 2024
There is increasing acknowledgement of the need to lighten the academic burden on Chinese primary and secondary students because it affects the quality of their education and well-being. This study investigates recent education policies to analyse how the problem of academic burden is framed in these policies and how they attempt to solve it. In…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Social Problems, Discourse Analysis, Foreign Countries
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Ronni Laursen – Journal of Educational Change, 2024
This article analyses the introduction of a mandatory learning management system (LMS) in Danish primary and lower secondary education. By thinking with Bourdieu's concepts of field, capital and habitus, the study analyses key policy texts to identify the embedded logics that structure the field of education, reflecting relationships of domination…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Unions, Foreign Countries, Elementary School Teachers
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Esther M. A. Geurts; Rianne P. Reijs; Hélène H. M. Leenders; Maria W. J. Jansen; Christian J. P. A. Hoebe – Journal of Educational Change, 2024
Involving students in shaping their own education allows for more suitable, acceptable and effective education. We focus on how student voice is embodied in the context of teaching and learning as well as relevant factors for implementation and the impact of student voice activities on students' personal development and school connectedness. This…
Descriptors: Students, Adolescents, Young Adults, Decision Making
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Catherine Kramarczuk Voulgarides; David Edward DeMatthews – Journal of Educational Change, 2024
We examine how the shock of the COVID-19 pandemic and the murder of George Floyd influenced how a mid-sized urban school district in the northeastern U.S. pursued organizational improvement for educational equity. We frame the global pandemic and the aftermath of the murder of George Floyd as organizational shocks that disrupted school and…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Educational Improvement, Social Justice, COVID-19
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Katie Makar – Journal of Educational Change, 2024
A key challenge in implementing inquiry-based learning in mathematics has been raising teachers' confidence and skills with unfamiliar pedagogical practices. The nature of inquiry in particular challenges traditional notions of teaching mathematics that dominate the field. Few studies have explored how teachers' perceptions of the nature of…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Inquiry, Mathematics Education, Educational Practices
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Kay E. Ramey; Jaakko A. Hilppö; Reed Stevens – Journal of Educational Change, 2024
This study compares the adoption and spread of an educational innovation--a project-based, interest-driven, science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics learning program--in two culturally distinct contexts: a large school district in the southeastern United States and the public schools in Helsinki, Finland. Using actor network…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Public Schools, Educational Innovation, STEM Education
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Jasmine Alvarado – Journal of Educational Change, 2024
This reflective essay describes one fourth-grade class's efforts to engage in place-based inquiry regarding food access in response to COVID-19 pandemic recovery efforts. Through this reporting, the author presents the following set of orientations that recognize the inescapable role that place has in teaching and learning and that positions…
Descriptors: Grade 4, COVID-19, Pandemics, Place Based Education
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Bellei, Cristián; Munoz, Gonzalo – Journal of Educational Change, 2023
An important dimension of international comparative analysis in education is studying the models of regulation that structure the way in which educational provision is organized. The specialized literature has defined three predominant regulatory models: the traditional bureaucratic professional model, the quasi-market model inspired by neoliberal…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Change, Socioeconomic Status, Access to Education
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Weddle, Hayley – Journal of Educational Change, 2023
Teachers' engagement in educational reform is an emotional process, yet the emotional dimensions of school improvement efforts remain understudied. This paper explores the emotional experiences of two teacher teams navigating a reform centering collaboration for instructional improvement. Drawing on group emotion (Kelly and Barsade in Org Behav…
Descriptors: Psychological Patterns, Teacher Collaboration, Group Dynamics, Instructional Improvement
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Ertsås, Turid I.; Irgens, Eirik J. – Journal of Educational Change, 2023
Developing knowledge in education systems is essential in capacity building. When the intention is to build collective capacity and sustain the capacity in schools, we claim there is a need to understand how organizational knowledge is developed and what form this knowledge may take in the school as an organization. However, theory seems to have…
Descriptors: Organizational Learning, Capacity Building, Schools, Learning Theories
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McCaw, Christopher T. – Journal of Educational Change, 2023
At the level of classroom practice, forms of teacher thinking are central to local processes of educational change. In the last decade, "reflexivity" has been promoted as a mode of teacher thinking which has the capacity to transform several aspects of teaching practice. The developing interest in reflexivity both emerges from, and seeks…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Educational Change, Educational Practices, Thinking Skills
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Barrenechea, Ignacio; Beech, Jason; Rivas, Axel – Journal of Educational Change, 2023
Understanding what contributes to improving a system will help us tackle the problems in education systems that usually fail disproportionately in providing quality education for all, especially for the most disadvantage sectors of the population. This paper presents the results of a qualitative systematic literature review aimed at providing a…
Descriptors: Educational Practices, Educational Improvement, Comparative Education, School Effectiveness
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