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De Souza, Denise E. – Journal of Educational Change, 2018
This article re-examines the contents of Singapore's Thinking Schools Learning Nation (TSLN) and Teach Less Learn More (TLLM) educational initiatives, introduced and implemented to promote change and to prepare Singaporeans for a twenty-first century knowledge-based economy. Adopting a critical realist perspective that enables investigations into…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Change, Knowledge Economy, Fundamental Concepts
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Zhao, Yong – Journal of Educational Change, 2017
Medical research is held as a field for education to emulate. Education researchers have been urged to adopt randomized controlled trials, a more "scientific" research method believed to have resulted in the advances in medicine. But a much more important lesson education needs to borrow from medicine has been ignored. That is the study…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Medical Research, Randomized Controlled Trials, Program Effectiveness
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Islam, M. Sirajul; Grönlund, Åke – Journal of Educational Change, 2016
This paper is based on a systematic literature review relevant to classroom integration of computer technologies in schools. The purpose of this review is to gain an accumulated view of uses, impacts and implementations of 1:1 computing initiatives for school children. Unlike previous reviews this study is not limited to certain countries or…
Descriptors: Literature Reviews, Technology Uses in Education, Educational Technology, Electronic Learning
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Karami Akkary, Rima – Journal of Educational Change, 2014
This paper pinpoints and discusses key aspects of the current approaches to school reform in the Arab world against the backdrop of what is accepted as the best practice in the international literature on effective school reform and educational change. The main goal of the paper is to highlight deeply ingrained assumptions and practices that are…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Change Strategies, Best Practices, Program Effectiveness
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Hannay, Lynne M.; Earl, Lorna – Journal of Educational Change, 2012
In a recent publication, Senge ("All systems go: the change imperative for whole system reform." Corwin Press, Thousand Oaks, 2010, x) stated "at no time in history has there been a more powerful need for a new vision of the purpose of education." Increasingly citizens, academics and practitioners are calling for radical…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Longitudinal Studies, Interviews, Change Strategies
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Nudzor, Hope Pius – Journal of Educational Change, 2012
In most parts of the world today, the goal of providing all children with free and Universal Primary Education (UPE) has received broad national and international support and some educational systems have evolved from predominantly "fee-charging" towards "fee-free" status in recent times. In Ghana, for example, the endorsement…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Developing Nations, Elementary Education, Problems
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Ainscow, Mel – Journal of Educational Change, 2012
This paper describes and analyses the work of a large scale improvement project in England in order to find more effective ways of fostering equity within education systems. The project involved an approach based on an analysis of local context, and used processes of networking and collaboration in order to make better use of available expertise.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Equal Education, Educational Policy, Educational Environment
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Priestley, Mark – Journal of Educational Change, 2011
Educational change is a fact of life for teachers across the world, as schools are subjected to constant and ubiquitous pressures to innovate. And, yet, many school practices remain remarkably persistent in the face of such innovation. This paradox of innovation without change is perplexing for policymakers and practitioners alike. This paper…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Curriculum Development, Innovation, Educational Change
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Ertesvag, Sigrun K.; Roland, Pal; Vaaland, Grete Sorensen; Storksen, Svein; Veland, Jarmund – Journal of Educational Change, 2010
The Respect program is a whole school approach to prevent and reduce problem behavior. The purpose of this study was to investigate which conditions in schools helped them to continue the program successfully after the end of the 1-year implementation period. The study also looked at the actual continuation after the program end. Especially, we…
Descriptors: School Activities, Leadership, Prevention, Foreign Countries
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Supovitz, Jonathan – Journal of Educational Change, 2009
This article examines major trends in testing and accountability reform in the United States over the past decade. The review covers the apex and decline of the national experimentation with a range of alternative assessments and the rise of test-based accountability as a central policy initiative. These trends signify that testing has become a…
Descriptors: Alternative Assessment, Educational Improvement, Educational Testing, Educational Change
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Hubbard, Lea; Kulkarni, Rucheeta – Journal of Educational Change, 2009
Charter schools have garnered strong support over the past decade, however, opponents question this choice option on many grounds, including their effectiveness, accountability, equity, and sustainability. This paper addresses these concerns by synthesizing what we know from the literature on charter schools, exposing areas where evidence is…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Case Studies, Evidence, Outcomes of Education
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Shirley, Dennis – Journal of Educational Change, 2009
Ten years ago community organizing as a form of educational change had only begun to challenge traditional models of school reform. Yet a decade later, community organizing has led to important changes in school and community relationships that have been documented by scholars in the areas of education, sociology, social work, and political…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational History, Educational Policy, Educational Methods
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Day, Christopher; Smethem, Lindsey – Journal of Educational Change, 2009
In this article, we reflect upon what research and other evidence tells us about the effects of many years of sustained, centrally initiated government reforms upon teachers' work, lives and effectiveness. It is important to note that whilst the general intentions of school reform are almost always to improve standards of teaching, learning and…
Descriptors: Educational Improvement, Program Effectiveness, Educational Change, Teaching Conditions
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Guhn, Martin – Journal of Educational Change, 2009
Past educational reforms were commonly found to be of limited success, due to the fact that schools alone cannot overcome the developmental challenges that poverty and ethno-cultural segregation impose upon many children. However, there are reports of some reform programs that have frequently been successful in low-achieving, poverty-ridden, and…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Success, Disadvantaged Schools, Program Effectiveness
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Fullan, Michael – Journal of Educational Change, 2009
This article reviews the history of large-scale education reform and makes the case that large-scale or whole system reform policies and strategies are becoming increasingly evident. The review briefly addresses the pre 1997 period concluding that while the pressure for reform was mounting that there were very few examples of deliberate or…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Outcomes of Education, Academic Achievement, Educational Change
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