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Brown, Eleanor J. – International Journal of Development Education and Global Learning, 2014
This article discusses research with development education practitioners in Britain and Spain, to explore their conceptions of pedagogical approaches to development education and how these relate to transformative learning theory. Development education is a process designed to generate informed action, which implies the objective of transformation…
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Reflection, Foreign Countries, Transformative Learning
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Popov, Nikolay, Ed.; Wolhuter, Charl, Ed.; Almeida, Patrícia Albergaria, Ed.; Hilton, Gillian, Ed.; Ogunleye, James, Ed.; Chigisheva, Oksana, Ed. – Bulgarian Comparative Education Society, 2013
This volume contains papers submitted to the 11th Annual International Conference of the Bulgarian Comparative Education Society (BCES), held in Plovdiv, Bulgaria, 14-17 May 2013, and papers submitted to the 1st International Distance Partner Conference, organized by the International Research Centre "Scientific Cooperation,"…
Descriptors: Conferences (Gatherings), Conference Papers, Comparative Education, Global Approach
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Voloshina-Pala, Olga – Bulgarian Comparative Education Society, 2013
Modern educators consider that the acquiring of important-for-life competencies can give an individual the opportunities to orient in a modern society, informational space, changing development of labour and post-graduation education. Competency-based approach became a new conceptual orientation of schools in foreign countries and causes a number…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Competency Based Education, Position Papers, Educational Research
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Aladwani, Adel M. – Government Information Quarterly, 2013
It is difficult to conceive how Web users from different cultures can be encouraged to reap the benefits of an e-government initiative when its portal is suffering from culture-indifferent interface quality. Thus far, the e-government literature not only has paid scanty attention to web evaluation issues but also has been slow to embarking on…
Descriptors: Government (Administrative Body), Web Sites, Cultural Differences, Cross Cultural Studies
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Ribbins, Peter; Sherratt, Brian – Journal of Educational Administration and History, 2013
Given that elevation to permanent secretary is widely recognised as the apotheosis of a career in the Whitehall bureaucracy, it is remarkable that so few have been the subject of sustained biographical research and that this key role remains largely un-theorised. As such, this paper reports on aspects of a longitudinal study which set out to…
Descriptors: Administrators, Government Employees, Educational Policy, Administrator Role
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Haines, David – Journal of Studies in International Education, 2013
At the intersection of the topics of migration and diversity in higher education lies the experience of people who grow up overseas, or who go overseas for education or military service, and then return as college students. This article addresses their experience, drawing from a series of exploratory interviews conducted--as part of a broader…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Student Mobility, Foreign Countries, Global Approach
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Allen, Ansgar – American Educational Research Journal, 2013
The spread of examination throughout educational institutions is often viewed as an overly constraining influence, one that distorts pedagogic relationships and prevents more genuine educational activities from taking place. This critique of examination ignores the extent to which the structure of the school and the soul of the child are already…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Testing, Educational History
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Finlay, Andrea K.; Flanagan, Constance – Journal of Adolescence, 2013
Participation in discretionary activities during adolescence may facilitate the development of social networks that recruit youth into adult civic life or provide risky contexts that promote alcohol problems. Using data from the 1970 British Cohort Study, latent class analysis was used to identify adolescents' patterns of civic engagement, alcohol…
Descriptors: Citizen Participation, Alcoholism, Adolescents, School Activities
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Reynolds, Kimberley – Children's Literature in Education, 2013
Histories of the First World War have regularly implicated children's literature in boys' eagerness to enlist in the first two years of that conflict. While undoubtedly the majority of children's books, comics and magazines did espouse nationalistic, jingoistic and martial attitudes, there were alternative stories and environments. Looking at the…
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Culture, War, World History
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Chen, Shih-Wen – Children's Literature in Education, 2013
This paper considers how "knowledge" of China was presented for Victorian and Edwardian children in "The Boy's Own Paper" ("BOP") between 1879 and 1914. It considers how genre affects the representation of China in the "BOP" by comparing travel narratives and adventure stories. First, it focuses on…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Childrens Literature, Twentieth Century Literature, Nineteenth Century Literature
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McAllister, Jan; Collier, Jacqueline; Shepstone, Lee – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2013
Background: Developmental stuttering is associated with increased risk of psychological distress and mental health difficulties. Less is known about the impact of other developmental speech problems on psychological outcomes, or the impact of stuttering and speech problems once other predictors have been adjusted for. Aims: To determine the impact…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Stuttering, Speech Impairments, Psychological Patterns
Lindley, Joanne; Machin, Stephen – Sutton Trust, 2013
This report revisits the debate about why social mobility levels are relatively low in Great Britain and the United States of America compared to other countries. It focuses on three main areas within this debate: (1) the changing role of educational inequalities; (2) the expectation of ever higher levels of education as revealed in increasing…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Mobility, Equal Education, Academic Degrees
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Hopland, Arnt O. – International Education Studies, 2013
This paper studies the link between school facilities (buildings and grounds) and student achievement in eight countries using data from the TIMSS 2003 database. The results indicate a negative relationship, but the estimated coefficients are mainly insignificant. Interestingly, the coefficients differ heavily across countries. Whereas there seem…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Facilities, School Buildings, Academic Achievement
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Furnham, Adrian; Nuygards, Sarah; Chamorro-Premuzic, Tomas – Instructional Science: An International Journal of the Learning Sciences, 2013
This study examines the relationship between personality and two different academic performance (AP) assessment methods, namely exams and coursework. It aimed to examine whether the relationship between traits and AP was consistent across self-reported versus documented exam results, two different assessment techniques and across different…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Academic Achievement, Student Evaluation, Personality Traits
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Horst, Jessica S.; Twomey, Katherine E. – Infant and Child Development, 2013
Children's early noun vocabularies are dominated by names for shape-based categories. However, along with shape, material and colour are also important features of many early categories. In the current study, we investigate how the number of shared features among objects influences children's novel noun generalizations, explanations for these…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Nouns, Vocabulary Development, Speech
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