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Haoning Mah, Grace; Hu, Xiangqing; Yang, Weipeng – Policy Futures in Education, 2021
Singapore has launched a bilingual education policy nationwide, which leads to three main home language environments amongst Chinese families, namely, Chinese dominant, Chinese-English bilingual families and English dominant families. However, little is known about the development of early reading abilities among Singapore children from these…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Technology Uses in Education, Elementary School Students, Early Reading
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Kessler, Meghan A. – Policy Futures in Education, 2021
Teacher preparation and preservice evaluation practices in the US have seen increasing influence from social efficiency and productivity logics. While analyses of the impacts of such neoliberal ascendancies are diverse and numerous, this article focuses closely on the impact of neoliberalism in preservice teacher evaluation and its impact on new…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Performance Based Assessment, Teacher Evaluation, Neoliberalism
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Grosland, Tanetha; Roberts, LaSonja – Policy Futures in Education, 2021
One of the many facets of educational leadership is the emotional aspects of educational leadership itself. Leaders are regularly immersed in emotionally charged broad-based policy debates and political subjects like protests and voting policies. These are policy subjects that politically occur not only in schools where educational leaders…
Descriptors: Instructional Leadership, Educational Policy, Political Attitudes, Burnout
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Wu, Sandra; Perisamy, Ambika – Policy Futures in Education, 2021
In Singapore, early childhood care and education has evolved according to the nation's needs since its independence in 1965. From a welfare scheme to custodial care, early childhood care and education is now recognised as a critical part of children's learning and development. Over the years, the government has progressively implemented policies…
Descriptors: Infants, Toddlers, Early Childhood Education, Child Care
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Ang, Lynn; Lipponen, Lasse; May Yin, Sirene Lim – Policy Futures in Education, 2021
The early childhood years are pivotal as they mark the beginning of a young child's life journey into education. This paper offers critical reflections of the early childhood care and education landscape in Singapore as it has evolved over the last decade. The discussion will draw on findings of the study "Vital Voices for Vital Years 2"…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, Kindergarten, Child Care, Young Children
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Yang, Weipeng; Peh, Jaslene; Ng, Siew Chin – Policy Futures in Education, 2021
Teacher research has been promoted as a context-relevant approach to improving children's learning experiences in early childhood settings. In this article, we focus on social-emotional learning (SEL), a crucial domain of the early childhood curriculum, to illustrate the role of teacher research in changing early childhood teachers' everyday…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Emotional Learning, Teacher Researchers, Preschool Education
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Ng, Siew Chin; Vijayakumar, Poorani; Yussof, Nurul Taqiah; O'Brien, Beth Ann – Policy Futures in Education, 2021
Show-and-Tell is one of many activities recommended for encouraging children's oral language production in classrooms across the world, but there is little research on the topic. From existing studies, teacher facilitation is posited as key to shaping children's oral language production. This paper explores teacher strategies for facilitating…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Bilingualism, Oral Language, Teaching Methods
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Yang, Weipeng; Li, Hui; Ang, Lynn – Policy Futures in Education, 2021
Globalisation has been transforming early childhood care and education worldwide since the turn of this millennium. The early childhood sector in Singapore is no exception. Its early childhood curriculum has inevitably been influenced by Eastern and Western cultures and has developed into a unique hybrid over the years. This special issue collects…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, Preschool Curriculum, Educational Policy
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Gururaj, Suchitra; Somers, Patricia; Fry, Jessica; Watson, Del; Cicero, Francesca; Morosini, Marilia; Zamora, Jennifer – Policy Futures in Education, 2021
Social inclusion policy in higher education--also referenced as affirmative action, reservations, schedules, or antidiscrimination--has been used widely to promote equity and access for minority and historically discriminated subgroups who wish to participate in tertiary education. Inclusion is often protected de jure through a country's…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Education, Affirmative Action, Educational Policy
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Bautista, Alfredo; Bull, Rebecca; Ng, Ee Lynn; Lee, Kerry – Policy Futures in Education, 2021
As a result of globalization, kindergarten curriculum frameworks in Asia have been strongly influenced by Western theories, pedagogies, and values. In this article, we argue that Singapore's "Nurturing Early Learners" and Hong Kong's "Kindergarten Education Curriculum Guide" present key notions that are inconsistent with…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Kindergarten, Elementary School Curriculum, Curriculum Design
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Olofsson, Jonas; Kvist, Martin – Policy Futures in Education, 2021
In welfare-policy studies, conditions are often depicted at a national level. This is the case not least in studies of young people's paths and detours to working life. Studies at a high aggregation level have their advantages when it comes to distinguishing differences in living conditions between countries at similar economic development levels…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Youth Employment, Welfare Services, Social Environment
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Dulude, Eliane; Milley, Peter – Policy Futures in Education, 2021
While many studies on external accountability forms have illustrated the impact on the prevailing conceptions and values about the nature of school organizations, still little is known about the active role of school leaders as sense-makers who deal with conflicting accountability demands. We argue that while multiple external accountability forms…
Descriptors: Accountability, Leadership Role, Institutional Characteristics, Educational Policy
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Papastephanou, Marianna – Policy Futures in Education, 2021
Many educational philosophers have criticized the shift from lifelong education to lifelong learning. Gert Biesta, in particular, claims that learning individualistically promotes 'learnification', that is, a pernicious politics at the expense of relational educational experiences. While I endorse many of his critical points, I have argued that…
Descriptors: Educational Philosophy, Educational Theories, Learning Theories, Learning Processes
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Murphy, Michael P. A. – Policy Futures in Education, 2021
Developed first in the late 1990s by the Centre for Applied Special Technology, the pedagogical framework known as "Universal Design for Learning" (UDL) has drawn increasing investment from K-12 and post-secondary institutions. The promoters of UDL often frame the approach as being "based in neuroscience," and further as an…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Scholarship, Instruction, Learning
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Feitosa, Raphael Alves – Policy Futures in Education, 2021
In Brazil, in 2018, the federal government proposed the creation of a new public education policy, the Pedagogical Residence program, as one of the actions that integrate the National Teacher Training Policy. The primary function of the Pedagogical Residence program is to support Higher Education Institutions in the implementation of innovative…
Descriptors: Biographies, Artists, Educational Policy, Theory Practice Relationship
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