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Miller, Michael T.; Tolliver, David V., III – IGI Global, 2017
Civic engagement initiatives and activities are crucial to the progression of modern society. By raising awareness of social issues and problems, citizens can make a greater impact and have their voices be heard. "Student Activism as a Vehicle for Change on College Campuses: Emerging Research and Opportunities" is a critical source of…
Descriptors: Activism, Educational Change, College Students, Social Discrimination
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Adam, Robert – Sign Language Studies, 2015
Over the years attempts have been made to standardize sign languages. This form of language planning has been tackled by a variety of agents, most notably teachers of Deaf students, social workers, government agencies, and occasionally groups of Deaf people themselves. Their efforts have most often involved the development of sign language books…
Descriptors: Standard Setting, Academic Standards, Sign Language, Models
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Li, Lifeng – Chinese Education and Society, 2013
This article reviews the reform trends and policies on the College Entrance Examination (CEE) in Shanghai, one of China's most developed cities. The author divides the CEE reforms in Shanghai into three historical stages: 1977 to 1992, 1992 to 1999, and 2000 to present. Employing the method of case studies, the author analyzes the rationales and…
Descriptors: College Entrance Examinations, Foreign Countries, Educational History, Educational Change
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Gunter, Helen M. – British Journal of Educational Studies, 2012
Based on over twenty years of empirical and intellectual work about knowledge production in the field of educational administration, I examine the origins and development of the canon, methodologies and knowledge workers in England. I focus on the field as being primarily concerned with professional activity and how and why this was established…
Descriptors: Educational Administration, Foreign Countries, Educational Development, Educational History
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Loveridge, J.; Rosewarne, S.; Shuker, M. J.; Barker, A.; Nager, J. – European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, 2012
This article draws on data from research on how early childhood centres in Aotearoa New Zealand are responding to diversity. The historical and contemporary contexts which are shaping possible responses to diversity are discussed. Two case studies of a parent-led and a teacher-led centre are presented. It is argued that it is important to be more…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Foreign Countries, Educational Practices, Position Papers
DeYoung, Alan J. – IAP - Information Age Publishing, Inc., 2011
Being a "student" has been and remains a highly desirable status for young people and their families in Kyrgyzstan. "Giving their children education" (dat detyam obrazovaniye)--meaning "higher education"--has become an imperative for many parents, even in a time of serious economic and social decline. The numbers of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, International Education, Policy Analysis, College Role
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Hirvonen, Maija – Journal of Research in Special Educational Needs, 2011
This paper describes the development of education of students with special needs in vocational education. The paper is based on a case study research conducted in 2001-2005 in Jyvaskyla Municipal Federation of Vocational Education in Central Finland. The study consisted of two parts: firstly of the historical analysis of special educational…
Descriptors: Educational Needs, Open Education, Educational Change, Foreign Countries
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Ossenbach, Gabriela; Martinez Boom, Alberto – Paedagogica Historica: International Journal of the History of Education, 2011
The rise during the 1950s of a discourse centred on "development," together with the elaboration of the concept of "human capital," led to an altogether new paradigm of economic modernisation. The expansion of education and professional training was now viewed as a key strategy for those countries wishing to join the developed…
Descriptors: Expertise, Human Capital, Professional Training, Educational Planning
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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
Banks, James A., Ed. – Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2010
This volume is the first authoritative reference work to provide a truly comprehensive international description and analysis of multicultural education around the world. It is organized around "key concepts" and uses "case studies" from various nations in different parts of the world to exemplify and illustrate the concepts. Case studies are from…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Multicultural Education, Cultural Pluralism, Educational Change
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Heilig, Julian Vasquez; Cole, Heather; Aguilar, Angelica – Arts Education Policy Review, 2010
This historical narrative tracks the evolution and devolution of visual arts education from Dewey's progressive era pedagogy and the theory of the arts as experience through the modern accountability movement. Archival material, state curricular documents, and conversations with policymakers show an increasing focus on core subject areas of…
Descriptors: Visual Arts, Art Education, High Stakes Tests, Accountability
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Bermingham, Desmond; Christensen, Olav Rex; Mahn, Timo Casjen – Prospects: Quarterly Review of Comparative Education, 2009
This article introduces the special issue of "Prospects" on "Aid effectiveness in education". It brings together case studies of attempts in several very different contexts to improve the effectiveness of the use of aid in the education sector. By drawing on the historical evolution of the new paradigm over the last 20 years, the authors make the…
Descriptors: Educational History, Barriers, Incentives, Educational Policy
Center for the Study of Education Policy, 2009
Since the days when the country was dotted with one-room schoolhouses, many changes have taken place in school governance and management. In 1940, there were over 117,000 public school districts in the United States. In 2000, there were fewer than 15,000, even though the student population of the country had doubled in that time. While school…
Descriptors: Consolidated Schools, Governance, School Organization, County School Districts
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Scanlan, Martin – Catholic Education: A Journal of Inquiry and Practice, 2008
A "grammar of Catholic schooling" inhibits many elementary and secondary Catholic schools from reflecting on how they practice Catholic Social Teaching (CST). The values of human dignity, the common good, and a preferential option for the marginalized are central to CST. Schools can live these values by serving children who live in poverty, are…
Descriptors: Catholic Schools, Catholics, Administrative Principles, Educational Principles
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Hunzai, Zohra Nisar – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2007
This paper outlines the programme of provision of early childhood education and care (ECEC) which is currently urgently needed to support the development of children from birth to eight years in Pakistan. It begins by emphasizing the global recognition of the importance of such provision, before describing the recent history of ECEC in Pakistan,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Human Capital, Early Childhood Education
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