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Boyle, Mary-Ellen – Research in Comparative and International Education, 2019
Liberal education as a form of higher education is increasing globally even as it struggles for support and legitimacy in the USA. Its emergence and spread are only partially attributable to the growth in the tertiary sector worldwide: although the sharpest spike has been in Asia, new programs have opened in Western Europe, Russia and the Middle…
Descriptors: Liberal Arts, Educational Trends, Comparative Education, Foreign Countries
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Rappleye, Jeremy; Komatsu, Hikaru – Research in Comparative and International Education, 2017
Lesson Study is a Japanese approach to teacher development borrowed by American researchers in the late 1990s seeking to break from top-down, "best practice" approaches. Two decades later, Lesson Study has gained a strong foothold in American policy circles. Seeking to contribute to the growing research base, this article looks deeper…
Descriptors: Lesson Plans, Foreign Countries, Best Practices, Meta Analysis
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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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Pilz, Matthias; Krisanthan, Balasundaram; Michalik, Bjoern; Zenner, Lea; Li, Jun – Research in Comparative and International Education, 2016
The role of pre-vocational education in general compulsory education has become increasingly relevant over recent years, with the international debate focussing particularly on its importance in school-to-work transitions. This study considers curriculum design and the implementation of pre-vocational education in four countries with radically…
Descriptors: Prevocational Education, Cross Cultural Studies, Foreign Countries, Role of Education
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Izumi-Taylor, Satomi; Ito, Yoko; Krisell, Meredith – Research in Comparative and International Education, 2016
The purpose of the study was to examine American and Japanese kindergarteners' views of play. The participants consisted of 44 kindergarteners and their five teachers in the southeastern United States and 50 kindergarteners and their three teachers on Japan's main island. Both groups of children were asked to photograph their views of play and to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Education, Kindergarten, Student Attitudes
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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)
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Izumi-Taylor, Satomi; Scott, Jerrie C. – Research in Comparative and International Education, 2013
The purpose of this study was to examine the views of American and Japanese early childhood teachers regarding the nurturing of young children's moral development using literature. The data consisted of responses to a questionnaire and written explanations of 36 American and 36 Japanese teachers. By comparing responses of the two groups, it was…
Descriptors: Guidelines, Teaching Methods, Foreign Countries, Moral Development
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Kissau, Scott; Hiller, Florian – Research in Comparative and International Education, 2013
In response to international concern over poor reading skills among adolescent learners, teachers of these students are encouraged to integrate reading comprehension instruction into their classrooms. To increase the likelihood that reading comprehension strategies are effectively used in schools, teachers in all content areas need extensive…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Reading Strategies, Preferences, Comparative Education
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Cashman, Timothy G.; McDermott, Benjamin R. – Research in Comparative and International Education, 2011
The key objective of this investigation was to uncover attitudes and pedagogical comparisons of a sampling of secondary social studies teachers in three schools in eastern Ontario, Canada. The researchers sought to gain insight into how historical and current United States (US) policies are addressed in the provincial curriculum. Moreover,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Political Issues, Social Studies, Secondary Education
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O'Brien, Jim – Research in Comparative and International Education, 2009
The 2-year probationary experience of new teachers was described by the McCrone Report as scandalous and led to the development of an induction standard (as part of an emerging framework or continuum of standards for various stages of teacher development) with related structures of support for beginner teachers in Scotland provided by schools and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Beginning Teacher Induction, Beginning Teachers, Educational Policy
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Walker, Gabriela – Research in Comparative and International Education, 2008
This manuscript briefly examines minority participation within the school population that is eligible for special education services--namely, African Americans in the United States and the Roma population in Romania. A large percentage of students from both minorities come to school unprepared to learn and they remain behind because of the…
Descriptors: African Americans, Disabilities, Foreign Countries, Minority Groups