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Conway, Joan M.; Andrews, Dorothy – Journal of Educational Change, 2016
This paper presents how some Australian schools are changing their approaches to leading the teaching and learning in their diverse and multi-characteristic contexts. Experiences of these schools shows that the development of a school wide approach to pedagogy and its implementation needs to be firmly embedded in the leadership of learning.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Change, Change Strategies, Student Diversity
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Toh, Yancy – Journal of Educational Change, 2016
The literature on school improvement is littered with sombre reports of how ICT-mediated innovations have failed to create impact on teaching and learning. Even when evidence-based successes are palpable, they are sporadic and rarely sustainable. Against the backdrop of the litany of such studies, this paper reports the case of a primary school in…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Technology Integration, Elementary Schools
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Hassan, Mamdouh; Geys, Benny – Journal of Educational Change, 2016
The introduction of new technologies in classrooms is often thought to offer great potential for advancing learning. In this article, we investigate the relationship between such expectations and the post-implementation evaluation of a new technology in an educational setting. Building on psychological research, we argue that (1) high expectations…
Descriptors: Technology Uses in Education, Educational Technology, Electronic Learning, Expectation
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Fullan, Michael – Journal of Educational Change, 2016
Whole system improvement--where the vast majority of schools improve--is difficult to achieve. Some jurisdictions use what turns out to be "wrong" policy drivers like testing and evaluation. Rather, success turns out to depend on changing the culture of schools and their relationship to the infrastructure of policies and regulation. I…
Descriptors: Educational Improvement, Educational Change, Case Studies, Educational Policy
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Zavadsky, Heather – Journal of Educational Change, 2016
Workforce and societal needs have changed significantly over the past few decades while educational approaches have remained largely the same over the past 50 years. Walk into any random classroom in the United States and you will likely see instruction being delivered to students in straight rows by teachers through lecture style. It is possible…
Descriptors: School Districts, Educational Quality, Global Approach, Educational Improvement
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Rincón-Gallardo, Santiago – Journal of Educational Change, 2016
This article examines how and under what conditions a new pedagogy can spread at scale using the Learning Community Project (LCP) in Mexico as a case study. Started as a small-scale, grassroots pedagogical change initiative in a handful of public schools, LCP evolved over an 8-year period into a national policy that spread its pedagogy of tutorial…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Mexicans, Teaching Methods, Public Schools
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Banerji, Rukmini; Chavan, Madhav – Journal of Educational Change, 2016
Pratham's "Read India" initiative is a large-scale intervention to improve basic learning and arithmetic among children in primary school. It was started almost 10 years ago and has evolved considerably over time. Currently, this initiative uses two strategies. The first strategy is to work directly with village communities and local…
Descriptors: Instructional Improvement, Literacy Education, Mathematics Instruction, Intervention
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Gallagher, Mary Jean; Malloy, John; Ryerson, Rachel – Journal of Educational Change, 2016
This paper offers an insiders' perspective on the large-scale, system-wide educational change undertaken in Ontario, Canada from 2003 to the present. The authors, Ministry and school system leaders intimately involved in this change process, explore how Ontario has come to be internationally recognized as an equitable, high-achieving, and…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Foreign Countries, Foreign Students, Educational Improvement
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Colbert, Vicky; Arboleda, Jairo – Journal of Educational Change, 2016
This paper presents the experience of going to scale of "Escuela Nueva," an educational innovation that started in Colombia and has influenced educational policy in several countries around the world during the last 30 years. The paper is based on the experience of the leaders of the innovation and its expansion over time. As an…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Student Centered Learning, Foreign Countries, Educational Innovation
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Fleisch, Brahm – Journal of Educational Change, 2016
The article describes the background to, and implementation of, the Gauteng Primary Language and Mathematics Strategy (GPLMS) in South Africa from 2010 to 2014--an initiative aimed at system-wide instructional improvement in the Global South. Working in over 1000 underperforming primary schools in poor- and working-class communities, the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Reading Instruction, Teaching Methods, Instructional Improvement
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Jamaludin, Azilawati; Hung, David Wei Loong – Journal of Educational Change, 2016
Technological advances in the form of ubiquitous computing has altered the learning landscape today. Contemporary modes of learning afford curricular innovations in schools. While learning journeys of decades ago entailed field trips to places of interest such as museums and zoos where students completed tasks or worksheets after each trip, the…
Descriptors: Technological Advancement, Technology Uses in Education, Educational Technology, Educational Innovation
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Lauritzen, Solvor Mjøberg – Journal of Educational Change, 2016
Following the post-election violence in Kenya an attempt to bring about educational change through a peace education programme was launched by the MoE, UNICEF and UNHCR. The programme, which was aimed at building peace at the grassroots level, targeted the areas most affected by the post-election violence. Teaching plans were designed for all…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Program Implementation, Foreign Countries, Peace
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Tan, Charlene – Journal of Educational Change, 2016
Mainland China has been embarking on a nation-wide education reform as part of its modernisation project for the past few decades. A relatively under-researched topic is teacher agency in non-elite schools where educators critically shape their reactions to new situations brought about by the reform. Focussing on the introduction of school-based…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Change, Curriculum Development, Indigenous Knowledge
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Nohl, Arnd-Michael; Somel, R. Nazli – Journal of Educational Change, 2016
This paper introduces the knowledge path concept to research on curriculum change. Vis-à-vis existing inquiries into curriculum making, the paper explores the usefulness of the knowledge path concept in an empirical analysis of curriculum change that primary education in Turkey underwent at the turn of the century. Based on the documentary…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Curriculum Development, Elementary Education, Case Studies
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Yehya Chaar, N.; Khamis, V.; Karami Akkary, R. – Journal of Educational Change, 2016
The purpose of the study was to explore the nature and stages of concerns that teachers at Lebanese private schools underwent as a result of the change initiative they implemented (whether organization-based or curriculum-based accreditation), and to find out the relationship that existed between these concerns and other variables like gender, the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Attitudes, Private Schools, Educational Change
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