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Garbarino, James; Governale, Amy; Henry, Patrick; Nesi, Danielle – Society for Research in Child Development, 2015
Hardly a week goes by in the United States (and to varying degrees, in the rest of the world) that the word "terrorism" does not appear in the collective consciousness, as represented, channeled, and shaped by the mass media in its many print, broadcast, and internet manifestations. While relatively few children worldwide (and even fewer…
Descriptors: Terrorism, Public Policy, Children, Youth
Papatheodorou, Theodora, Ed. – Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2012
Globally, early years policies and documents have set out aspirational outcomes and benefits for children, their families and the wider society. These policies have emphasised the place of early childhood provision within the wider global agenda, by tackling inequality and disadvantage early on in children's lives. However, these strategies have…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, Educational Policy, Educational Practices
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McLellan, Carlton E. – Higher Education Policy, 2009
This paper explores the policy implications of experiences of African international students (AIS) studying at post-apartheid South Africa universities. It argues that given the spirit and tone of continental, regional, and domestic policies to which South Africa has committed that at the very least there is an implicit expectation of…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Racial Segregation, Human Relations, Foreign Countries
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Beckmann, Johan; Prinsloo, Isak – South African Journal of Education, 2009
The establishment of school governing bodies represents a significant decentralisation of power in the South African school system. The South African Schools Act (Act 84 of 1996) plays an important role in encouraging the principle of partnership in and mutual responsibility for education. With the institution of school governing bodies (SGBs),…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, Boards of Education
Elsner, Paul A., Ed.; Boggs, George R., Ed.; Irwin, Judith T., Ed. – Community College Press (NJ3), 2008
In a global society and economy, education and training is essential to a nation's competitiveness and to the standard of living of its people. The need to open the doors of higher or further education beyond the relatively limited enrollments in elite and selective universities has spawned a movement to develop or expand institutions that are…
Descriptors: Technical Institutes, Living Standards, Global Approach, Foreign Countries
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McLellan, Carlton E. – Journal of Studies in International Education, 2008
This article explores the policy implications of internationalisation of higher education in post-apartheid South Africa. It uses several of the country's policy documents and analyses what they infer about the process of internationalisation and its role in the transformation of South African higher education and society. The particular policy…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Foreign Countries, Discourse Analysis, Policy Analysis
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Singh, Mala – Higher Education Policy, 2008
The analytical literature as well as a plethora of policy documents in higher education demonstrate the extent to which diversity and differentiation have become staples of higher education reform and indicators of progress in many countries with very different histories and development trajectories. Despite its global appeal, many issues of…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Change, Social Justice, Foreign Countries
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Howie, Sarah; Scherman, Vanessa – Studies in Educational Evaluation, 2008
In the past politics deprived many African children (in particular) in South Africa the opportunity of achieving quality education. This was most especially true in subjects such as mathematics and science. In this research the science teacher-level data from Third International Mathematics and Science Study 1999 (TIMSS'99) were analysed with a…
Descriptors: Science Achievement, Educational Quality, Urban Areas, Rural Areas
David, Dorothy – 1996
This document reviews how performance indicators are currently being used in several Commonwealth countries the United Kingdom, Australia, and Canada, and identifies some of the issues associated with performance indicator development and application. It also examines whether there are any agreed upon "key", or common, indicators that…
Descriptors: Administration, Case Studies, Decision Making, Evaluation
Botha, P. M. C., Ed. – 1987
This report, containing seven articles, summarizes a series of evaluation studies. The first article, "The Shell Science and Mathematics Resource Centre in 1987," provides an overview of the Centre's mode and reflections about the achievements of the Centre during the three years of its operation. The second article, "The Curriculum…
Descriptors: Education Service Centers, Evaluation, Foreign Countries, Management Development