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Feuer, Hart N.; Hornidge, Anna-Katharina – Comparative Education, 2015
The triad of cooperation, international exchange, and integration among institutions of higher education has become the new norm in the global experience of learning and academic training. The goal of improving and standardising the academic experience across countries is now typically also associated with fostering cultural and political ties and…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Improvement, Standards, Economic Progress
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Crossley, Michael – Comparative Education, 2014
The international transfer of educational policy and practice has long been a key theme in comparative research and scholarship. Recent years have seen renewed attention to the processes of international policy transfer, with new understandings emerging from innovative theorising and analysis. This article examines the nature and implications of…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Comparative Education, Educational Research, Technology Transfer
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Takayama, Keita – Comparative Education, 2011
This self-reflexive essay teases out the predicaments that I have encountered through my past publishing experience, while situating them in a critical review of the existing English-language studies of Japanese education. Drawing on postcolonial theoretical insights and recent critical sociology of academic knowledge production, I use my personal…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Essays, Reflection, Comparative Education
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Ozanne, William I. – Comparative Education, 2010
Faith ethos education has subjective elements in it that are elusive to planners and administrators of national and international systems. This paper looks at how Sikhs, a minority group both in India and in other countries to which they have migrated manage to retain their faith-based education programmes successfully and yet relate to the…
Descriptors: Community Development, Foreign Countries, Minority Groups, Spiritual Development
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Bravo-Moreno, Ana – Comparative Education, 2009
This article uses international comparisons to examine the ways in which national differences in educational philosophies and policies have affected trajectories through education for immigrant and second generation students and their succeeding socio-economic, civic and political integration. By looking at various settings such as classrooms,…
Descriptors: Educational Philosophy, Student Mobility, Migrants, Immigration
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Nelles, Wayne – Comparative Education, 2008
Little research has examined public diplomacy as a comparative education issue, particularly regarding social-psychological, economic and political fears or personal and national insecurities. This paper discusses American public diplomacy as a mostly Cold War strategy adapted to post-9/11 national security interests, fears and desires. It further…
Descriptors: Critical Theory, National Security, Comparative Education, War
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St. Clair, Ralf; Belzer, Alisa – Comparative Education, 2007
Transformations in educational research structures in the United States and UK over the past decade are examined, and it is argued that these changes are manifestations of wider forces. Rather than internal developments in the field, they are better understood as serving the changing interests of the state in an era of increasingly globalized…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Foreign Countries, Global Education, Comparative Education
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Fitz, John; Beers, Bryan – Comparative Education, 2002
British government policies promoting public-private partnerships enabled the privatization of failing schools. In the U.S., the private sector has drawn upon a political network of well-financed institutions to advance privatized education, most recently among charter schools. Privatization has not yet been very successful, but promises to be…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Comparative Education, Corporations, Educational Administration
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Halpin, David; Troyna, Barry – Comparative Education, 1995
Cross-national educational policy "borrowing" seldom has much to do with successful implementation of particular policies in their countries of origin; rather, it has to do with legitimating other related policies. Discusses similarities and differences between the United States and Great Britain with regard to school choice policies and…
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Decentralization, Educational Change, Educational Policy
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Agelasto, Michael – Comparative Education, 1996
Examines transfer of the college credit allocation system, prevalent in American higher education, into a Chinese context. Case study of use of the credit system at Shenzhen University, southern China, indicates that cultural, environmental, and structural factors contribute to the transfer's ineffectiveness. Specialization and narrow curriculum…
Descriptors: Case Studies, College Credits, College Curriculum, Comparative Education
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Hunt, F. J. – Comparative Education, 1983
Seeks to understand effects of recent reductions of federal support for education by recalling both the original grounds for providing federal aid and the modes by which such funds are distributed and used. Suggests features of federal support and draws attention to possible consequences of its reduction. (BRR)
Descriptors: Categorical Aid, Comparative Education, Economic Factors, Educational Equity (Finance)
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Hayhoe, Ruth – Comparative Education, 1984
A comparative analysis of China's scholarly relations with the developed capitalist world explains China's policies; examines Sino-European scholarly exchange and American, Canadian, and Japanese exchange policies and programs; and intends to identify policies likely to contribute to cultural and educational autonomy or increase hazards of…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Comparative Education, Educational Change, Educational Policy
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Welch, Anthony R. – Comparative Education, 1998
Argues that the rising tide of "efficiency" in contemporary education often masks reductions in educational quality and equity and efforts to reduce public investments in education. Analyzes historical and comparative examples in U.S., U.K., and Australian reform movements; the methodology of comparative education; and ongoing reforms in…
Descriptors: Accountability, College Environment, Comparative Education, Criticism
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Tsuneyoshi, Ryoko – Comparative Education, 1994
Compares educational practices in Japan that involve educating the "whole child" by teaching values and behaviors through small group activities, to U.S. practices that focus mainly on academics. Japanese practices involve extensive and clear roles and procedures, routinization of activities, and peer pressure, all aimed at developing…
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Cultural Influences, Educational Practices, Elementary Education
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Su, Zhixin; And Others – Comparative Education, 1994
Visiting Chinese teacher-educators observed U.S. high school science classrooms and compared U.S. and Chinese science education. Examines teaching as collective versus isolated activity, teacher- versus student-centered classrooms, deductive versus inductive reasoning, theory versus practice, active versus passive learning, book learning versus…
Descriptors: Classroom Communication, Classroom Environment, Classroom Techniques, Comparative Education
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