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Evans, Carol; Waring, Michael; Christodoulou, Andri – Research Papers in Education, 2017
Supporting early career teacher (ECT) research literacy is essential in promoting research-integrated professional practice, however it remains an area in much need of development. This article discusses the importance and process of developing ECTs' research literacy, through establishing strong collaborative links between universities and…
Descriptors: Research Skills, Skill Development, Theory Practice Relationship, College School Cooperation
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Dimmock, Clive – Professional Development in Education, 2016
This paper argues the need for coherent, holistic frameworks offering insightful understandings as well as viable, connected and synergistic solutions to schools in addressing pressing problems arising from the acknowledged gaps between research, practice and professional development. There is a need to conceptualise a comprehensive conceptual…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Theory Practice Relationship, Guidelines, Reflective Teaching
Daniels, Harry, Ed.; Lauder, Hugh, Ed.; Porter, Jill, Ed. – Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2011
"Educational Theories, Cultures and Learning" focuses on how education is understood in different cultures, the theories and related assumptions we make about learners and students and how we think about them, and how we can understand the principle actors in education--learners and teachers. Within this volume, internationally renowned…
Descriptors: Educational Theories, Brain, Social Environment, Educational Policy
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Hajisoteriou, Christina; Angelides, Panayiotis – Globalisation, Societies and Education, 2017
Globalisation has heavily influenced the terrain of intercultural education policy development and implementation in multiple countries around the world. To this end, in this article, we seek to introduce a broader focus of analysis encompassing not only the development of globalised policies of intercultural education, but also the adoption,…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Multicultural Education, Foreign Countries, Global Approach
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Rust, Frances O'Connell – Teachers College Record, 2009
In this article, teacher action research is positioned as a bridge connecting research, practice, and policy--as an important and practical way to engage teachers as consumers of research, as researchers of their own practice, as designers of their own professional development, and as informants to scholars and policy-makers regarding critical…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Action Research, Theory Practice Relationship, Educational Policy
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Poon, Chew Leng – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2012
This article discusses the relationship between policy, research and practice in the Singapore education landscape in response to Hargreaves and Shirley's arguments of Fourth Way principles of educational change. Examples of recent policy developments in Singapore are used to illustrate the interaction between judicial uses of research data and…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Theory Practice Relationship
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Beach, Richard – Language Arts, 2012
This column posits enhancing professional development through uses of digital tools to create professional learning communities (PLCs) designed to support collective inquiry and action research leading to schoolwide improvement. These digital tools include a social networking/discussion forum for teacher collaboration; teachers' individual…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Web Sites, Electronic Publishing, Action Research
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Azorín, Cecilia M.; Muijs, Daniel – Educational Research, 2017
Background: Networks play an important role in today's societies. As a consequence, changes are apparent in the political, economic, cultural, educational and social agendas. Purpose: The main goal of this article is to map the situation of school networks in Spain. The research questions are focused on what forms collaboration and networking take…
Descriptors: Networks, Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Case Studies
Lester, Frank – National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, 2010
How can teachers learn what they need to know? Every community of educators, regardless of field or specialization, can benefit from being well informed about current research findings. A considerable amount of mathematics education research exists to inform teachers and administrators about teaching and learning mathematics. Research can show…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Elementary School Teachers, Educational Research, Theory Practice Relationship
Greenwell, Sabrina Marie – ProQuest LLC, 2009
This comparative case study investigated the teaching practices of secondary English language arts teachers who are reading endorsed versus secondary English language arts teachers who are not reading endorsed. Florida Department of Education mandated that all reading teachers, and strongly encouraged all English language arts teachers be reading…
Descriptors: Reading Research, Federal Legislation, Language Arts, Student Motivation
Lester, Frank – National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, 2010
How can teachers learn what they need to know? Every community of educators, regardless of field or specialization, can benefit from being well informed about current research findings. A considerable amount of mathematics education research exists to inform teachers and administrators about teaching and learning mathematics. Research can show…
Descriptors: Secondary School Mathematics, Mathematics Education, Formative Evaluation, Secondary School Teachers
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Hajisoteriou, Christina; Angelides, Panayiotis – Education Inquiry, 2013
The main goal of this study is to examine the politics of the development of intercultural education policy in Cyprus. More specifically, it examines the content of intercultural policies developed by the state and particularly the Ministry of Education and Culture. In addition, the study focuses on the challenges that may impede the development…
Descriptors: Politics of Education, Educational Policy, Foreign Countries, Multicultural Education
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Hayward, E. Louise; Hutchinson, Carolyn – Assessment in Education: Principles, Policy & Practice, 2013
Scotland, in common with many other countries internationally, has paid considerable attention to the development of assessment for learning. Currently, schools in Scotland are engaged in a major programme of curriculum and assessment reform, entitled Curriculum for Excellence. As part of the reform process, there is concern amongst practitioners,…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Foreign Countries, Curriculum Development, Educational Change
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Al-Issa, Ali S.; Al-Bulushi, Ali H. – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2012
Sultanate of Oman is one out of many developing countries around the world which have valued English as a very important international language and a tool for achieving multiple purposes. When His Majesty the Sultan came to power in 1970, the government accepted English as the only official foreign language and allocated huge budgets and resources…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Change, English (Second Language), Language Proficiency
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Arenas, Alberto – Teachers College Record, 2008
Background/Context: The main goal for vocational education at the secondary level has historically been the preparation of youth for the world of work. As a result, research, policy, and practice in this area have mostly focused on how to smooth this transition, address high costs, and ensure that there are positive economic returns to the…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Empowerment, Critical Theory, International Organizations
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