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Finkelstein, Martin J.; Conley, Valerie Martin; Schuster, Jack H. – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2017
In the past few decades, especially since the 2008-09 economic downturn, the faculty of American colleges and universities has undergone a far-reaching transformation. Multiple factors, mainly extraneous to the campus itself, are reshaping higher education, and as a result a reprioritizing of the internal allocation of resources is occurring. The…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Educational Change, Teacher Role, Socialization
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Hudson, Paul F.; Hinman, Sarah E. – Journal of Geography in Higher Education, 2017
Internationalization has been an important concept in higher education over the past two decades. The way that internationalization is manifest has consequences to academic disciplines, including geography. A new system of liberal arts colleges in the Netherlands has created opportunities for interdisciplinary education, representing a departure…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Interdisciplinary Approach, Foreign Countries, International Education
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Robinson, Lee; Bond, Caroline – Psychology in the Schools, 2017
The most thoroughly researched topic in relation to autistic spectrum disorders (ASDs) is the evaluation of interventions. Educational psychology in the United Kingdom and Ireland is the most closely allied profession to school psychology in the United States. In considering what is published by and for the profession, it is important to include…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Education, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders
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Collier-Harris, Christine A.; Goldman, Juliette D. G. – Sex Education: Sexuality, Society and Learning, 2017
In many countries, there are no professional standards determining attributes, praxis, effectiveness and evaluation for teachers of relationships and sexuality education in schools. However, in the USA, a new set of pre-service teacher preparation standards has been developed for sexuality education and health. Australia has a set of generic…
Descriptors: Sex Education, Standards, Sexuality, Interpersonal Relationship
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Verger, Antoni; Fontdevila, Clara; Zancajo, Adrián – Journal of Education Policy, 2017
Over the last two decades, education privatization has become a widespread phenomenon, affecting most education systems and giving place to a consistent increase in private school enrolment globally. However, far from being a monolithic phenomenon, privatization advances through a variety of context-sensitive policy processes that translate into…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Privatization, Global Approach, Educational Policy
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Gardner, Grant E.; Jones, M. Gail; Albe, Virginie; Blonder, Ron; Laherto, Antti; Macher, Daniel; Paechter, Manuela – Research in Science Education, 2017
Recent efforts in the science education community have highlighted the need to integrate research and theory from science communication research into more general science education scholarship. These synthesized research perspectives are relatively novel but serve an important need to better understand the impacts that the advent of rapidly…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Education, Postsecondary Education, STEM Education
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Saglam, Aycan Çiçek; Geçer, Ali; Bag, Derya – Universal Journal of Educational Research, 2017
Goal of the study is to compare training and appointing processes of education administrators in developed and developing countries to see similarities and differences and also the situation in Turkey so as to give some suggestion thought to have some positive impacts on training and appointing-related problems of Turkish Education. Within the…
Descriptors: Developing Nations, Foreign Countries, Developed Nations, Instructional Leadership
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Hamann, Julian; Zimmer, Lena M. – Higher Education Research and Development, 2017
The paper investigates internationality as an academic virtue that is highly relevant for research biographies. The discursive trajectory of this virtue is assessed by comparing ascriptions of internationality in 216 academic obituaries from the US, UK and Germany, from physics, sociology and history, and from the 1960s, 1980s and 2000s. Our…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Education, Global Approach, Higher Education
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Hoelscher, Michael – Research in Comparative and International Education, 2017
This article argues that strong interrelations between methodological and theoretical advances exist. Progress in, especially comparative, methods may have important impacts on theory evaluation. By using the example of the "Varieties of Capitalism" approach and an international comparison of higher education systems, it can be shown…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Comparative Education, Research Methodology, Cross Cultural Studies
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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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Tan, Liang See; Koh, Elizabeth; Lee, Shu Shing; Ponnusamy, Letchmi Devi; Tan, Keith Chiu Kian – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2017
Singapore's strong performance in international benchmarking studies--Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) and Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA)--poses a conundrum to researchers who view Singapore's pedagogy as characterized by the teaching of facts and procedures, and lacking in constructivist…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Critical Thinking, Curriculum Development, Instructional Innovation
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Józsa, Krisztián; Barrett, Karen Caplovitz; Morgan, George A. – Electronic Journal of Research in Educational Psychology, 2017
Introduction: School readiness predicts both school and life success, so measuring it effectively is extremely important. Current school readiness tests focus on pre-academic skills; however, mastery motivation (MM: persistent, focus on trying to do a task) and executive functions (EF: planful self-control) are also crucial. Method: The purpose of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Education, School Readiness, Computer Assisted Testing
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Xia, Jiangang; Gao, Xingyuan; Shen, Jianping – Chinese Education & Society, 2017
This study examined and compared school autonomy in China and the United States. Based on the international PISA 2012 school data, the authors examined three aspects of school autonomy. We found that in comparison with the United States, (1) principals from China were less likely to have responsibility over eleven school decisions (hiring…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Analysis, Comparative Education, Institutional Autonomy
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Vavrus, Frances K. – International Education Journal: Comparative Perspectives, 2017
This article draws upon my keynote address delivered at the 44th Oceania and Comparative and International Education Society (OCIES) Conference held at the University of Sydney. It examines how metaphors and other forms of symbolic language used to describe educational dilemmas shape the responses that are imaginable in addressing them. In…
Descriptors: Figurative Language, Symbolic Language, Discourse Analysis, Achievement Gap
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Wilson, Lisa; Moffett, Ann-Thomas – Research in Dance Education, 2017
This paper considers arts-based research (ABR) as a useful resource for creating fluid and dialogic spaces between multiple domains of dance knowledge and practices. Through the lens of a multi-disciplinary, arts-based research project "Same Story, Different Countries" explored the socio-political phenomena of racism in the United States…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Education, Dance Education, Interdisciplinary Approach
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