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Stigberg, Henrik; Stigberg, Susanne – Policy Futures in Education, 2020
Programming and computational thinking have emerged as compulsory skills in elementary school education. In 2018, Sweden has integrated programming in mathematics education with the rationale that it fosters problem solving and logical thinking skills and motivates students to learn mathematics. We investigated how teachers introduce programming…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Programming, Computation, Mathematics Instruction
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Volante, Louis; Klinger, Don A.; Siegel, Melissa; Yahia, Leena – Policy Futures in Education, 2019
Results of international achievement surveys such as the Programme in International Student Assessment have consistently reported an achievement gap between immigrant and non-immigrant student populations around the world. This paper unpacks this persistent achievement gap by examining key characteristics that influence the performance of first-…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Achievement Gains, Immigrants, Achievement Gap
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Byker, Erik Jon – Policy Futures in Education, 2015
Although controversial, perhaps no piece of legislation has the potential to transform India's future more than the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act (RTE). Upon the passage and enforcement of RTE in 2009, the Indian government instituted a series of wide-ranging reforms to India's education system. For example, the act…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Community Schools, Case Studies, Educational Change
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Lundvall, Bengt-Ake; Rasmussen, Palle; Lorenz, Edward – Policy Futures in Education, 2008
Innovation is crucial to the competitiveness of the economies of Europe, and learning is crucial to innovation. The most important trend shift is not that knowledge is becoming more important but that it is becoming obsolete more rapidly than before, so that firms and employees constantly have to learn and acquire new competencies. This involves…
Descriptors: Educational Principles, Innovation, Cultural Differences, Foreign Countries