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Cook, Loraine D.. D.; Joong, Yee Han P
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Secondary reform from the perspectives of teachers and students in six countries.
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American Educational Research Association (AERA) Conference/ Annual General Meeting
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April 8-12, 2011
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SIG International Studies Symposium (with Peter Yee Han Joong, University of the West Indies, Thomas Gerald Ryan, Nipissing University, Ming-Dih Lin, National Chung Cheng University & Kathryn A. Noel, University of Western Ontario)
Abstract
Educational changes of the past decade were brought about by globalization pressures. We witness evidence of the shifting educational landscape within schools and in many countries. This is a comparative study conducted in six countries which implemented secondary education reform. It outlines an interesting topic for discussion - reform from the perspectives of teachers and students across multiple schools and contexts. Areas of interest include curriculum, teaching strategies, student evaluation, special education, classroom management, and high-stakes examination. The papers should be meaningful to the comparative and international education: identification and analysis of similarities and differences in the reforms; relationships among phenomena within education and social issues; and establishing theories and strategies with respect to teaching and learning.....
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