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Valdés-Cotera, Raúl, Ed.; Longworth, Norman, Ed.; Lunardon, Katharina, Ed.; Wang, Mo, Ed.; Jo, Sunok, Ed.; Crowe, Sinéad, Ed. – UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning, 2015
UNESCO established the UNESCO Global Network of Learning Cities (GNLC) to encourage the development of learning cities. By providing technical support, capacity development, and a platform where members can share ideas on policies and best practice, this international exchange network helps urban communities create thriving learning cities. The…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Lifelong Learning, Urban Programs, Communities of Practice
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Drysdale, Lawrie – Leadership and Policy in Schools, 2011
This issue of "Leadership and Policy in Schools" outlines research into successful principal leadership from the perspective of four countries--New Zealand, Israel, Cyprus, and the USA (San Antonio). The research followed the methods and protocols established by the International Successful School Principalship Project (ISSPP), which was…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Leadership, Principals, Leadership Effectiveness
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Ozturgut, Osman – Journal of International Education Research, 2011
The Chinese have been using standardized testing for centuries. Ancient Greeks have tried it for centuries since 5th and 4th BC. There is no evidence that they have become successful in educating their children through an imperial or elitist system. The impact of standardizing the education on a nation is significant. This is not only true for not…
Descriptors: Testing, Standardized Tests, Educational Change, Foreign Countries
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Carney, Stephen – Comparative Education Review, 2009
This article aims to explore processes of policy implementation with respect to an ongoing empirical study in three very different sites: (1) Denmark; (2) Nepal; and (3) China. Rather than treat these investigations in the traditional manner of separate and contained national case studies, the author attempts to create a "policyscape"…
Descriptors: Global Approach, Foreign Countries, Case Studies, Educational Attitudes
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Gubo, Qi; Xiuli, Xu; Ting, Zuo; Xiaoyun, Li; Keke, Chen; Xiaowei, Gao; Miao, Ji; Lin, Liu; Miankui, Mao; Jingsong, Li; Yiching, Song; Zhipu, Long; Min, Lu; Juanwen, Yuan; Vernooy, Ronnie – Journal of Agricultural Education and Extension, 2008
This article describes and reflects on a novel course developed at China Agricultural University to introduce Community-Based Natural Resource Management at the postgraduate level. This course, part of a larger educational renewal initiative addressing the current reform of China's higher education system, was developed through a participatory…
Descriptors: Learning Theories, Curriculum Development, Higher Education, Educational Change
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Shen, Yanxia – International Education Studies, 2008
All organizations require constant change and innovation for improvement. Educational changes are often perceived as being so problematic, that is, it is not the nature of the change itself but the nature of the knowledge, skills and attitudes of those involved and the way that these are expressed in action. Educational reforms involve many…
Descriptors: Educational Improvement, Educational Change, Barriers, School Culture
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Huang, Futao – Higher Education Management and Policy, 2007
This article describes the internationalisation of higher education in the era of globalisation in China and Japan. It presents the following issues: the relationship between internationalisation and globalisation; major characteristics of the internationalisation of higher education; a comparison between China and Japan; and the results of…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Foreign Countries, Case Studies, Organizational Change
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Lee, Wing On; Ho, Chi Hang – Journal of Moral Education, 2005
Moral education is always closely associated with politics in China, and the term 'moral education' is often interchangeable with such other terms as ideological and political education. Officially, moral education is seen as an important tool in upholding the socialist nature of the school and society. This paper examines the changing political…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Politics, Educational Change, Ethical Instruction
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Williams, Jane M.; Li, Lv – Journal of the International Association of Special Education, 2005
In both China and the United States, educators are committed to the provision of rigorous academic instruction in inclusive environments to students with disabilities. This paper presents the reflections of the authors from the 2004 U.S.-China Conference on Educating Students with Special Needs held in Beijing, China in June 2004. The authors…
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Inclusive Schools, Academic Achievement, Foreign Countries
Xin, Chen – Asia Pacific Education Review, 2004
China's higher education placed exclusive emphasis on narrowly specialized education and neglected liberal education before the 1990s. However, along with the dramatic social changes since the 1990s, liberal education has revived in China. This paper first examines the characteristics of higher education in China before the 1990s, and then…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Social Environment, Educational Change
Vocational Training Council (Hong Kong). – 2000
This document contains 123 papers from an international conference on vocational education and training (VET) for lifelong learning in the information era. The papers focus on the following themes: (1) societal and ethical issues; (2) human resource development and personnel training; (3) international issues; (4) information technology in VET;…
Descriptors: Academic Education, Academic Standards, Adult Learning, Alternative Assessment
ASPBAE Courier, 1983
This journal consists of eight articles dealing with self-help and community education. Included in the volume are the following articles: "An Uphill Struggle--Self-Help in Bangladesh," by S. Harrison and Judy Saul; "How Not to Help a Local Community: A Case from South India," by Nora Sammut and Maria Theresa; "The High…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Case Studies, Community Education, Community Services
Bush, Tony; Haiyan, Qiang; Junming, Fang – Compare, 1998
Discusses the research underpinning the articles in this special issue of "Compare" that focus on how schools in the Shaanxi province in China are managed and explains that the researchers conducted case studies within the province. Provides background information on the management structures and finance in Chinese schools. (CMK)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Comparative Analysis, Educational Administration, Educational Policy