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Sivasubramaniam, Malina, Ed.; Hayhoe, Ruth, Ed. – Symposium Books, 2018
Despite the increased trend towards secularization in state schooling, issues of religion and spirituality have remained important. Increased pluralism within societies through expanding migration patterns is changing the religious and cultural contours of many countries in Europe and North America, and is creating a need for a deeper…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Education, Religious Education, Religion
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Mustary, Mashraky – Bulgarian Comparative Education Society, 2018
This paper evaluates the educational systems of Japan and Bangladesh. The educational systems of both countries intend to provide quality education to their students. The Japanese educational system is inclined toward global trends, striving to produce citizens who are aware of current changes around the world. The Bangladeshi system, under the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Education, Educational Practices, Educational Objectives
OECD Publishing, 2017
This joint OECD-ILO publication provides guidance on how local and regional governments can foster business-education partnerships in apprenticeship programmes and other types of work-based learning, drawing on case studies across nine countries. There has been increasing interest in apprenticeships which combine on the job training with…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, Apprenticeships, School Business Relationship, Workplace Learning
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Bickmore, Kathy; Kaderi, Ahmed Salehin; Guerra-Sua, Ángela – Journal of Peace Education, 2017
Public education is one influence on how young people learn to navigate social conflicts and to contribute to building democratic peace, including their sense of hope or powerlessness. Social studies curricula, in particular, introduce core concerns, geographies, governance and civil society, and participation skills and norms. History education…
Descriptors: Peace, Teaching Methods, Conflict, Civil Rights
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Dowd, Amy Jo; Friedlander, Elliott; Jonason, Christine; Leer, Jane; Sorensen, Lisa Zook; D'Sa, Nikhit; Guajardo, Jarret; Pava, Clara; Pisani, Lauren – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2016
For decades, the international education community has focused on schools as the primary vehicle of learning. However, learning assessments in dozens of developing nations show that repeated attempts to affect student learning in schools have largely failed. Because students with perfect attendance in low-resource settings spend less than 25…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Developing Nations, Reading Programs, Early Reading
Singh, Madhu – UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning, 2015
This book deals with the relevance of recognition, validation and accreditation (RVA) of non-formal and informal learning in education and training, the workplace and society. It examines RVA's strategic policy objectives and best practice features as well as the challenges faced and ways forward as reported by Member States. Special attention is…
Descriptors: Nonformal Education, Informal Education, Vocational Education, Global Approach
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Alhamdan, Bandar; Al-Saadi, Khalid; Baroutsis, Aspa; Du Plessis, Anna; Hamid, Obaidul M.; Honan, Eileen – Comparative Education, 2014
This paper reports on an investigation into the representation of teachers in newspapers in five countries. An innovative methodology was used to develop a method of inquiry that supports a deeper understanding of media representations of teachers which can also be used by other researchers in comparative education. The paper explores relevant…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Newspapers, Teachers, Professional Identity
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Chisamya, Grace; DeJaeghere, Joan; Kendall, Nancy; Khan, Marufa Aziz – International Journal of Educational Development, 2012
The paper explores the effects of rapid increases in gender parity in primary schooling in Bangladesh and Malawi on gender inequities in schools and communities. Based on an analysis of comparative case studies of marginalized communities, we argue that educational initiatives focused on achieving gender parity provide limited evidence that girls'…
Descriptors: Violence, Females, Educational Attainment, Foreign Countries
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Jahan, Monira; Akhter, Selina; Habib, Rakib – Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education, 2012
Distance education has emerged out of social compulsion, the dynamics of change and new cultures. It was the failure of traditional systems to be able to meet the demand in countries, where the resources available for tertiary education are limited, which basically gave birth to the new trend of education known as open and distance education. This…
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Educational Needs, Open Universities, Distance Education
Menefee, Trey; Bray, Mark – Online Submission, 2012
This report was produced for the 2012 Conference of Commonwealth Education Ministers meeting in Mauritius. Its main purpose is to track the historical progress and likelihood of attainment of Education For All and education-specific Millennium Development Goals while also critically reviewing the methods used to track this progress. The analyses…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Access to Education, Educational Objectives, Educational Development
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Yadav, S. K. – Educational Research and Reviews, 2011
The present research work has studied and compared the different issues of pre-service teacher education programme in India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Pakistan. The data were collected from 24 principals, 88 teacher educators and 157 student teachers from institutions and universities where Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.) course were. The data were…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Foreign Countries, Comparative Analysis, Teacher Educators
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Allais, Stephanie M. – Journal of Education and Work, 2011
This article provides some of the key findings of a comparative study commissioned by the International Labour Organization (ILO), which attempted to understand more about the impact and implementation of national qualifications frameworks (NQFs). Sixteen case studies were produced, on qualifications frameworks in Australia; Bangladesh; Botswana;…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Alignment (Education), Foreign Countries, Comparative Analysis
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Limlingan, Maria Cristina – Current Issues in Comparative Education, 2011
Two of the main obstacles for drawing educational comparisons consist in determining what are considered "high quality" initiatives, and finding a common tool that can adapt to differences in both structure and content, as well as to the cultural and demographic characteristics of the population it wishes to serve. This paper focuses on…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Young Children, Rating Scales, Foreign Countries
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Mokhtar, Intan A. – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2010
Lifelong learning and professional development have been the focus of government organisations after the 21st century was declared the "learning century", amidst the impact of globalisation and growth of knowledge-based economies. Although lifelong learning and professional development opportunities are available in most government…
Descriptors: Human Capital, Informal Education, Lifelong Learning, Foreign Countries
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Rose, Pauline – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2009
This paper focuses on approaches by non-government organisations (NGOs) to reach primary school-aged children excluded from access to the conventional state education system. It highlights recent shifts in international literature and agency priorities from the portrayal of NGO provision as a (non-formal) "alternative" to (formal) state…
Descriptors: Educational Trends, Nongovernmental Organizations, Foreign Countries, International Education
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