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Reframing the policy discourse: A comparative analysis of teacher preparation for rural and remote education in Australia, South Africa and Mexico
Susan Ledger, Alfred Masinire, Miguel Angel Díaz Delgado, Madeline Burgess
The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) has highlighted a ‘vicious cycle of decline’ in rural, regional and remote (RRR) regions, with significant inequalities in educational outcomes between rural and urban areas. However, interventions have not resulted in transformative or lasting improvements to education in rural contexts. This paper presents a cross-comparative...

Teaching as a profession: The portfolio as a teacher education device and policy during supervised internship in physical education
Regina Zanella Penteado, Samuel Souza Neto
The goal of this article is to analyze if the portfolio in teacher education policies and in the Supervised Internship (SI) in Physical Education (PE) constitutes a formative device and to contributes to the professionalization of teaching. This qualitative, documentary research used content analysis of Curriculum Guidelines for Teacher Education and 12 portfolios produced by PE interns from a...

The plot of the curricular change in the universities: A reconstruction of biology and physics in Uruguay at the end of the 20th century
Carolina Cabrera Di Piramo, Silvina Cordero Protto
Focused on curriculum studies within the higher education (HE) field of knowledge, this paper aims to analyze and discuss factors and processes that operate in curricular changes at the university level. We start from conceiving the curriculum critically, as a result of power struggles and disputes where some actors gain ground and others lose it, and frame ourselves in the organizational...

The value of student feedback in open forums: A natural analysis of descriptions of poorly rated teachers
Carlos Valcarcel, Jeffrey Holmes, David C. Berliner, Mari Koerner
In this paper we used natural language processing to review hundreds of thousands of negative student reviews of their teachers submitted to the website RateMyTeacher.com. Our analysis identified several issues raised by students when rating teachers poorly, which adds to the literature that defines “bad teachers” from the student perspective. We also identify the language students used to...

The temporary teachers’ hiring policy in the municipal educational system of Cametá (Pará, Brazil, 2013–2020)
Ariel Feldman, Daihana Maria dos Santos Costa
This paper aims to analyze the temporary teachers’ hiring policy in Cametá, during the last two municipal administrations (2013–2020). The main focus is the interface between disputes for local power and the municipal administration of education. This is a case study using a qualitative approach, employing the procedures of documental analysis, interviews, participant observation, and a survey...

Science, power and regimes of truth in access to teaching profession academic texts
Héctor Monarca
The objective of this work is to highlight the performative-ideological effects of scientific discourses, in this case, through the analysis of academic texts published in Spain on a very specific subject: “selective processes for access to teaching work” in public educational system. Epistemologically, it starts from the assumption that the social sciences in general and the educational...

Teacher attrition: Human capital and terms of employment – Do they matter?
Rinat Arviv Elyashiv, Yael Navon
Addressing Sorensen and Tuma's resource–reward theory, we explored teacher attrition from an economic perspective. The study aimed to explore the extent to which teachers' resources and terms of employment correlate with attrition behavior. In a sample of 10,340 Israeli K-12 teachers it was found that many beginning teachers who left the profession were relatively highly educated. Although the...

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD): From public policies to evidence-based practices
Débora Nunes, Carlo Schmidt, Francisco de Paula Nunes Sobrinho
In recent years, Brazil has registered a significant increase in the incidence rate of individuals diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). This phenomenon is accompanied by the growing number of inclusive policies and guidebook for educators and health agents, describing interventional practices that guarantee the education/treatment of these individuals in school and non-school...

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