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Tudball, Libby – Research in Comparative and International Education, 2015
Three books are the subject of this review essay: (1) Avril Keating's (2014) publication, "Education for Citizenship in Europe: European Policies, National Adaptations and Young People's Attitudes"; (2) "The Political Classroom: Evidence and Ethics in Democratic Education", Diana Hess and Paula McAvoy (2015); and (3) "We…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Educational Research, Comparative Education, Futures (of Society)
Roth, Kathleen; Givvin, Karen B. – Principal Leadership, 2008
Media headlines often announce that U.S. students do not shine in international comparisons in mathematics and science, but seldom does any one focus on the specifics of how instruction differs among countries and how U.S. educators can alter their practices to improve student achievement. Examining key findings from the Third International…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Foreign Countries, Science Instruction, Teaching Methods
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Smit, Frederik; Driessen, Geert; Sleegers, Peter; Teelken, Christine – Early Child Development and Care, 2008
This paper focuses on the pedagogical responsibilities of parents and schools, as well as the care provided by socializing agencies and local communities. A review of the literature has been carried out on the tasks of schools and parents and the relations between education, parenting and care in a changing society in eight countries: the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Education, International Studies, Parent Responsibility
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Skolnik, Michael L. – Canadian Journal of Higher Education, 1991
The status of higher education as a field of study in Canada is examined and compared with the United States. The factor seen as most limiting the field's development is not low demand or limited employment opportunities, but reluctance to allocate resources because of low prestige and support outside academe. (Author/MSE)
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Educational Demand, Employment Opportunities, Foreign Countries
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Skolnik, Michael L.; Jones, Glen A. – Journal of Higher Education, 1992
The relationship between state/provincial governments and universities in Canada and the United States is discussed, focusing on state coordination of public universities. Salient cultural and political differences between the two countries are examined in the context of a theory that differences stem from organizing principles growing out of the…
Descriptors: College Administration, Comparative Education, Cultural Context, Foreign Countries
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Stanley, Elizabeth C.; Patrick, William J. – New Directions for Institutional Research, 1998
Compares quality improvement and accountability processes in the United States and United Kingdom. For the United Kingdom, looks at quality audits, institutional assessment, standards-based quality assurance, and research assessment; in the United States, looks at regional and specialized accreditation, performance indicator systems, academic…
Descriptors: Accreditation (Institutions), College Administration, College Outcomes Assessment, Comparative Analysis
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Kelly, Barry – Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management, 1996
To help assess Australian universities' compliance with the Disability Discrimination Act, a study examined implementation in the United States of the Americans with Disabilities Act in five state universities seen as leaders in innovation for students and staff with disabilities. Implications of the American experience for the Australian context…
Descriptors: Civil Rights Legislation, College Administration, College Planning, Comparative Analysis
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Alenchikov, I. N. – Russian Education and Society, 1993
Contends that education for work means more than simply a worker with a diploma; it requires a person who thinks creatively and is economically literate. Argues that students in the United States, by participating in the economy through part-time jobs, are prepared for life in a free enterprise economy. (CFR)
Descriptors: Capitalism, Comparative Education, Curriculum Development, Economics
Stein, Ronald H.; Jones, David R. – Journal of Tertiary Educational Administration, 1994
Factors affecting concern about quality of higher education are examined in three contexts--the United States, Australia, and New Zealand. These factors include the economic climate, international competitiveness, public perceptions, and the role of government in determining the missions and activities of colleges and universities. (MSE)
Descriptors: College Administration, Comparative Education, Competition, Educational Quality
O'Neil, Robert M. – Journal of Tertiary Educational Administration, 1994
Movements toward quality assurance in Australian and U.S. higher education systems are compared and found largely similar. One element, oversight of the federal government in this process, is seen as the principal difference. A national quality assurance effort is in place in Australia, but not in the United States. (MSE)
Descriptors: College Administration, Comparative Education, Educational Assessment, Educational Quality
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Trachtenberg, Stephen Joel – Journal for Higher Education Management, 1994
Common objectives of Australian and American higher education institutions are noted, particularly emphasis on access and inclusion and the promotion of higher quality education. It is proposed that more extensive use of new information technology is a key to meeting these objectives more effectively and efficiently. (MSE)
Descriptors: Access to Education, College Administration, Comparative Education, Cultural Pluralism
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Beresford-Hill, Paul – Oxford Review of Education, 1993
Reviews the impact of reports written as a result of British educational policymakers' trips to the United States during the late 1980s. Examines crucial areas that caught the attention of the policymakers. (CFR)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Alternative Teacher Certification, Comparative Education, Educational Philosophy
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Hudson, Hugh D.; Hoffman, Alan J. – Educational Studies, 1993
Reports on a study of 135 Russian and 279 U.S. teachers on the importance of 11 broad educational goals. Finds that U.S. teachers were most committed to basic skills development and critical thinking. Finds that Russian teachers were most supportive of interpersonal understanding, human relations, and ethical well-being. (CFR)
Descriptors: Aesthetic Values, Citizenship Education, Citizenship Responsibility, Cognitive Development
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Brown, Ian – Art Education, 1994
Contends that differences in child development and cultural backgrounds affect the way children represent their world through art. Describes an exhibit of children's art from Thailand and Australia. Discusses differences in content, media, and style and concludes that both cultures could benefit from adopting aspects of the other. (CFR)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Art Education, Art Expression, Art Products
Rosenbaum, James E. – American Educator: The Professional Journal of the American Federation of Teachers, 1989
The Japanese education system provides a model for American school reform that effectively links school with entry into the workforce. Japanese schools maintain close relationships with businesses that expect teachers to nominate high-achieving students for jobs after graduation. (FMW)
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Education Work Relationship, Educational Change, Foreign Countries
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