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Lillejord, Sølvi; Børte, Kristin – Journal of Educational Change, 2020
The article reanalyzes findings from a systematic review on the work situation and training needs of middle leaders in schools. Following an update search, 37 articles were analyzed and consistently reveal that middle leaders have trivial jobs that do not build their competence. Researchers conclude that they instead should be instructional…
Descriptors: Middle Management, Accountability, Instructional Leadership, Feedback (Response)
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Brown, Chris – Journal of Educational Change, 2020
There is now an impetus for schools to be more effective for more students, meaning that being able to measure impact effectively is vital. Simultaneously, if innovations are found to be impactful, it is reasonable they should be scaled-up to enable other schools to benefit. It is appropriate, therefore, that in networked and self-improving school…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, School Effectiveness, Educational Improvement, Educational Assessment
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Ozga, Jenny – Journal of Educational Change, 2020
This paper draws on recent research in Europe and England to discuss the politics of accountability. It is suggested that, as policies in education are increasingly focused on delivering technical-managerial accountability, that is accountability understood as evidenced in international, national, institutional and individual comparative measures…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Accountability, Politics of Education, Governance
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Datnow, Amanda; Lockton, Marie; Weddle, Hayley – Journal of Educational Change, 2020
Accountability has been a major feature of educational policy making across the globe, including in the US where there is a persistent focus on student achievement results. This paper examines how accountability influences organizational routines in US schools, paying particular attention to meeting routines. We draw upon in-depth qualitative data…
Descriptors: Accountability, School Culture, Meetings, Middle School Teachers
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Malone, Helen Janc – Journal of Educational Change, 2020
As we look ahead to the next 20 years of educational change, I argue that broader community contexts interplay with students' in-school learning, and thus, we, as an educational change field, ought to examine more deeply the role school-family-community partnerships play in the students' holistic development. This consideration is particularly…
Descriptors: Community Schools, Educational Change, Partnerships in Education, Family School Relationship
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Stoll, Louise – Journal of Educational Change, 2020
Over the years, I've been investigating capacity for learning to understand under what conditions it's seeded, flourishes and is sustainable. Drawing on my own and others' research and knowledge, I've supported school and system leaders internationally in endeavours to create and sustain capacity for learning. My sense is that everyone engaged in…
Descriptors: Capacity Building, Learning Processes, Sustainability, Role of Education
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Skerrett, Allison – Journal of Educational Change, 2020
This article discusses some educational issues introduced by the uprise of transnational students in global educational systems. It demonstrates the relevance of these issues for the field of educational change, in particular, topics of diversity and globalization that are in need of greater attention in the Journal of Educational Change. The…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, Educational Change, Equal Education, Diversity
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Le, Minh Hang – Journal of Educational Change, 2020
This paper is a reflection upon my previous research on an educational reform initiative in Vietnam that was borrowed from Colombia's renowned Escuela Nueva model. In addition to being situated within the global phenomenon of policy lending/borrowing, or policy transfer, this case also reflects the prevalence of policy borrowing in Vietnam's…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Technology Transfer, Models, Educational Policy
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Ehren, Melanie; Paterson, Andrew; Baxter, Jacqueline – Journal of Educational Change, 2020
Trust and accountability are often positioned as opposites, the argument being that accountability is based on distrust and correction of identified deficiencies. Yet, trust is also important in order for accountability to lead to improvement; only when teachers and principals are open about the quality of their teaching and their school can there…
Descriptors: Accountability, Trust (Psychology), Educational Quality, Foreign Countries
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Ydesen, Christian; Bomholt, Anna – Journal of Educational Change, 2020
Using Australia as a case, it is the purpose of this article to historically investigate the implications of the OECD's economistic approach to education in terms of accountability in order to add more clarity and body to the concept of intelligent accountability proposed by the British philosopher Onora O'Neill. Such a historical prism offers the…
Descriptors: Accountability, Foreign Countries, Educational History, Economic Factors
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Tolo, Astrid; Lillejord, Sølvi; Flórez Petour, María Teresa; Hopfenbeck, Therese N. – Journal of Educational Change, 2020
In response to accountability systems dominated by external inspections and achievement data, calls are being made for "intelligent" accountability or a new accountability paradigm that focuses on "meaningful" learning, enabled by professionally skilled and committed educators within the system. In such systems, the actors are…
Descriptors: Accountability, Faculty Development, Foreign Countries, Academic Achievement
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Flórez Petour, María Teresa; Rozas Assael, Tamara – Journal of Educational Change, 2020
When seen in a positive light, accountability systems are understood as a means for promoting transparency, improvement, responsibility and commitment to valuable goals, thus ensuring that State funding is invested in initiatives that are beneficial to all citizens. However, in education, there is extensive evidence about the negative effects of…
Descriptors: Accountability, Social Justice, Criticism, Barriers
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Deem, Rosemary; Baird, Jo-Anne – Journal of Educational Change, 2020
This paper explores what underlies the recent introduction of a Higher Education Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) in England. Related changes to the higher education landscape are discussed: the 2017 Higher Education Act and creation of a new HE regulator, the Office for Students. How TEF works and some of the consequences of TEF are outlined.…
Descriptors: Outcomes of Education, Higher Education, Educational Legislation, Foreign Countries
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Zhao, Yong – Journal of Educational Change, 2020
The Programme for International Students Assessment (PISA) has become one of the most influential forces in global education. The growing influence has been accompanied by growing criticism. For nearly two decades since the first round of PISA was conducted in 2000, the global assessment program has been roundly scrutinized and criticized by…
Descriptors: Criticism, Educational Policy, International Assessment, Secondary School Students
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Heng, Mary Anne; Fulmer, Gavin W.; Blau, Ina; Pereira, Andrew – Journal of Educational Change, 2020
Questions about purpose, life meaning, and life satisfaction drive central debates about what good education should look like in schools. This study compares adolescent purposes, life meaning, social support and life satisfaction in Singapore and Israel. Meaning in life refers to finding one's significance; purpose uses this significance in ways…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Life Satisfaction, Social Support Groups, Adolescents
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