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Walton, Elizabeth; Rusznyak, Lee – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2017
It is expected that that pre-service teachers are adequately equipped to meet the needs of diverse students. This article discusses the choices that teacher educators must make in designing inclusive education courses. The first choice is whether inclusive education will be infused into the curriculum or presented as a stand-alone course. If the…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Preservice Teachers, Foreign Countries, Curriculum Design
Mohamud, Abdul; Whitburn, Robin – Trentham Books, 2016
"Doing Justice to History" challenges everyday racism in society and offers counter-stories to the singular narratives that still prevail among national historians and in school curricula. It will be a key resource for the annual Black History Month in both the UK and the US. But the book's key purpose is to argue for deeper and…
Descriptors: Secondary Education, History Instruction, Racial Bias, Curriculum
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Chinyowa, Kennedy C.; Sirayi, Mziwoxolo; Mokuku, Selloane – Journal of International Education and Leadership, 2016
The Laedza Batanani Project has been regarded as the pioneering experiment that paved the way for other prominent African Theatre for Development (TFD) projects such as Kamiriithu in Kenya, Murewa in Zimbabwe, Kumba in Cameroon and Marotholi Travelling Theatre in Lesotho. Laedza Batanani (1974-6) aimed at awakening the creative potential of…
Descriptors: Community Development, Theater Arts, Secondary Schools, Case Studies
Hanemann, Ulrike, Ed. – UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning, 2015
This compilation offers global examples of innovative and promising literacy and numeracy programmes that link the teaching and learning of literacy to sustainable development challenges such as health, social equality, economic empowerment and environmental sustainability. This publication is a timely contribution to the 2030 Agenda for…
Descriptors: Sustainable Development, Literacy, Numeracy, Lifelong Learning
Hanemann, Ulrike, Ed. – UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning, 2015
Within a learning family, every member is a lifelong learner. A family literacy and learning approach is more likely to break the intergenerational cycle of low education and inadequate literacy skills, particularly among disadvantaged families and communities. The selection of case studies presented in this compilation show that for an…
Descriptors: Intergenerational Programs, Teaching Methods, Lifelong Learning, Family Literacy
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Baijnath, Narend – Journal of Learning for Development, 2014
As part of the endeavor to reposition itself in the open distance and e-learning arena, the University of South Africa (UNISA) has designed and developed six modular courses (one module per College) referred to as "Signature Courses". The focus of these modules is on a student-centred online teaching and learning approach; extensive…
Descriptors: Developing Nations, Curriculum Development, Learning Modules, Distance Education
Casinader, Niranjan – Routledge Research in International and Comparative Education, 2014
The notion of thinking skills as a key component of a 21st century school education is now firmly entrenched in educational policy and curriculum frameworks in many parts of the world. However, there has been relatively little questioning of the manner in which educational globalisation has facilitated this diffusion of thinking skills, curriculum…
Descriptors: International Education, Cultural Background, Thinking Skills, Case Studies
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Costandius, Elmarie; Rosochacki, Sophia – Perspectives in Education, 2012
This paper presents an argument for the relevance of education for critical global citizenship, with reference to a graphic design module at the University of Stellenbosch in South Africa as a case study. The first part of the paper argues that tolerance, cultural diversity, democratic participation and social cohesion are prerequisites for plural…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Cultural Pluralism, Foreign Countries, Citizenship Education
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Horan, Deborah A.; Sailors, Misty; Martinez, Miriam; Skerrett, Allison; Makalela, Leketi – International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education (QSE), 2012
Personal narratives can be powerful venues for understanding human experiences. In this paper, we tell the story of Lutanyani, a Black South African multilingual teacher and author of supplemental reading materials in a marginalized South African language. Through various word images, we convey the role of language, in particular written language,…
Descriptors: Reading Materials, African Languages, Written Language, Foreign Countries
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Danby, Susan; Lee, Alison – Australian Universities' Review, 2012
With growing international interest in diversifying sites for pedagogical work within the doctorate, doctoral programmes of different kinds are being developed in different disciplinary, institutional and national settings. However, little is known about how the pedagogical work of these programmes is designed and enacted, and with what effects.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Graduate Students, Social Action, Doctoral Programs
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Clarence, Sherran – Teaching in Higher Education, 2012
This paper discusses the role of a writing centre in creating spaces for talk about and change in disciplinary writing pedagogy. It asks how collaborative partnerships between disciplinary academics and Writing Centre practitioners might be established and nurtured sustainably. Drawing on insights from two collaborations with academics in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Laboratories, Writing (Composition), Role
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De Wet, Priscilla – Diaspora, Indigenous, and Minority Education, 2011
As we search for a new paradigm in post-apartheid South Africa, the knowledge base and worldview of the KhoeSan first Indigenous peoples is largely missing. The South African government has established various mechanisms as agents for social change. Institutions of higher learning have implemented transformation programs. KhoeSan peoples, however,…
Descriptors: Indigenous Populations, Racial Segregation, Pilot Projects, Social Change
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Sapire, Ingrid; Reed, Yvonne – Distance Education, 2011
In South Africa, poor performance of learners in mathematics across the school system is a problem demanding new solutions. One possible solution is to try to raise standards through the use of open educational resources (OER). This article presents and discusses findings from a case study of a collaborative OER development project initiated by…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Education Courses, Distance Education, Foreign Countries
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Akoojee, Salim; Nkomo, Mokubung – International Journal of Educational Development, 2011
Access to higher education is a key challenge of the 21st century state. The link between higher education and personal and socio-economic development has intensified the need for ensuring that greater numbers of citizens have expanded access to and have been provided with quality higher education. The article seeks to explore how initiatives for…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Economic Development, Higher Education, Sustainable Development
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Ogunniyi, Meshach B. – African Journal of Research in Mathematics, Science and Technology Education, 2011
The underlying assumption to this paper is that learners' ability to appreciate the relevance of school science and its importance to socio-economic development of their communities to a large extent depends on the quality of instruction they receive from their teachers. A popular conundrum is that no country is greater than the calibre of its…
Descriptors: Social Problems, Relevance (Education), Cultural Context, Science Instruction
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