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Kim, Eunjoo; Zhang, Jie; Sun, Xiaoke – International Journal of Special Education, 2019
Given the contextual conditions in each country, the United States, Korea, and China all have their own unique history of special education, which leads to different special education and service systems for students with special needs. The purpose of this paper is to compare the development and current status of special education in all three…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Education, Special Education, Educational Development
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Buckner, Elizabeth – Comparative Education Review, 2019
Internationalization is a rapidly growing trend among higher education institutions (HEIs) around the world. This article situates internationalization within comparative education by theorizing it as processes of global diffusion and localization. It analyzes survey data from administrators at 1,439 HEIs in 137 countries to understand their…
Descriptors: International Education, Higher Education, Comparative Education, Administrator Attitudes
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Vavrus, Frances – European Education, 2018
This article uses a comparative historical approach to examine the Teachers for East Africa (TEA) and the Teacher Education in East Africa (TEEA) programs, an influential educational development effort that involved U.S. and British college graduates in East African schools and colleges during the decade of 1961-1971. Drawing on postcolonial…
Descriptors: Educational History, Educational Development, College Graduates, International Educational Exchange
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Kazamias, Andreas – European Education, 2018
Since the 1960s, comparative education in the United States, Canada, and Europe has shown considerable growth and vitality, in terms of membership in professional organizations, participation in international conferences, research, and publications. Epistemologically and methodologically, new modernist and postmodernist paradigms have been…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Education, Philosophy, Humanities
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Niemann, Dennis; Hartong, Sigrid; Martens, Kerstin – Globalisation, Societies and Education, 2018
By comparing two federal education systems, namely Germany and the U.S., and their reactions to PISA we show how international, large-scale student assessments (ILSA) have been used by national stakeholders to gain leverage for legitimising or de-legitimising policy reforms in education. From a neo-institutionalist perspective we argue that…
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Cross Cultural Studies, Educational Policy, Educational Change
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Garcia-Huidobro, Juan Cristobal – Journal of Catholic Education, 2017
This literature review sketches a landscape of scholarly debates about the curriculum in Catholic primary and secondary schools in the United States and the United Kingdom since 1993. This landscape has three main characteristics. First, scholarly debates about the curriculum in Catholic schools have been few, particularly empirically based…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Education, Catholic Schools, Curriculum Development
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Hiebert, James; Stigler, James W. – Educational Researcher, 2017
We examine the distinction between teaching and teachers as it relates to instructional improvement. Drawing from work outside of education on improvement systems and from analyzing the Japanese system of lesson study, we contend that a focus on teaching can shape a coordinated system for improvement whereas a focus on teachers, common in the…
Descriptors: Instructional Improvement, Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods, Lesson Plans
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Kondratjeva, Olga; Gorbunova, Elena V.; Hawley, Joshua D. – Comparative Education Review, 2017
Student attrition in postsecondary education is a significant public policy problem. Nations invest substantial resources in college systems, and when students leave, this investment is lost. To understand the factors that influence student attrition in US and Russian public universities, we use the perspective of academic momentum, defined…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Gender Differences, Dropouts, School Holding Power
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Seixas, Peter – Educational Philosophy and Theory, 2017
"Historical thinking" has a central role in the theory and practice of history education. At a minimum, history educators must work with a model of historical thinking if they are to formulate potential progression in students' advance through a school history curriculum, test that progression empirically, and shape instructional…
Descriptors: History Instruction, History, Teaching Methods, Educational Philosophy
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Tsvetkova, Natalia – History of Education, 2017
The paper compares the American and Soviet transformations at Kabul University, Afghanistan, during the 1960s to the 1980s explained in terms of Americanisation and Sovietisation. Using new declassified documents from both American and former Soviet archives, the author reveals that both powers attempted to impose their rival models of university…
Descriptors: Educational History, Universities, Comparative Education, Archives
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Choo, Suzanne S. – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2017
Countering the drive to erect walls between nations and communities, the burden is increasingly on educators to develop in students essential skills and dispositions for a more hospitable future. Global education is essentially aimed at addressing the realities of increasingly networked societies and porous exchanges of knowledge, capital, and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Global Education, Case Studies, Conflict
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Perraton, Hilary – Policy Reviews in Higher Education, 2017
This paper reviews the development of international student mobility in the twentieth century as exemplified by Britain, France, Russia or the Soviet Union, and the United States. It summarises data on international student numbers and describes the development of policy at an institutional and national level in these four countries. Conclusions…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Education, College Students, Foreign Students
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Polka, Walter; Litchka, Peter; Mete, Rosina; Ayaga, Augustine – Journal of Catholic Education, 2016
The authors of the article outline a historical review of Catholic education and student enrollment in North America and a recent perspective of Catholic school principals' decision-making and problem-solving preferences. The purpose of this article is to provide the reader with an understanding of events which impacted the evolution of Catholic…
Descriptors: Catholic Schools, Principals, Decision Making, Problem Solving
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Folk, Amanda L. – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2016
This comparison seeks to determine if the three documents addressing information literacy skills and competence developed by professional library associations for postsecondary education in four predominantly English-speaking countries--the United Kingdom, the United States, Australia, and New Zealand--have similar or varying conceptions of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Information Literacy, Postsecondary Education, Information Skills
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Jahnukainen, Markku; Itkonen, Tiina – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2016
This study explores the similarities and differences of relatively newly established tiered intervention models for the support of students with special needs in the United States (response to intervention) and in Finland (learning and schooling support). The current models in both countries consist of several tiers with fairly similar…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Education, Educational Trends, Educational History
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