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OECD Publishing, 2018
"Education at a Glance: OECD Indicators" is the authoritative source for information on the state of education around the world. It provides data on the structure, finances and performance of education systems in the 35 OECD and a number of partner countries. With more than 100 charts and tables, Education at a Glance 2018 imparts key…
Descriptors: Educational Indicators, Foreign Countries, Educational Practices, Outcomes of Education
Levy, Brian, Ed.; Cameron, Robert, Ed.; Hoadley, Ursula, Ed.; Naidoo, Vinothan, Ed. – Oxford University Press, 2018
All over the world, economic inclusion has risen to the top of the development discourse. A Oxford Scholarship Online well-performing education system is central to achieving inclusive development -- but the challenge of improving educational outcomes has proven to be unexpectedly difficult. Access to education has increased, but quality remains…
Descriptors: Governance, Politics of Education, Racial Segregation, Social Change
Weber, Jean-Jacques – Multilingual Matters, 2014
This book examines the benefits of multilingual education that puts children's needs and interests above the individual languages involved. It advocates flexible multilingual education, which builds upon children's actual home resources and provides access to both the local and global languages that students need for their educational and…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Second Language Learning, Student Needs, Educational Policy
Singh, Madhu, Ed.; Duvekot, Ruud, Ed. – UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning, 2013
This publication is the outcome of the international conference organized by UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning (UIL), in collaboration with the Centre for Validation of Prior Learning at Inholland University of Applied Sciences, the Netherlands, and in partnership with the French National Commission for UNESCO that was held in Hamburg in…
Descriptors: Nonformal Education, Informal Education, Recognition (Achievement), Validity
Harber, Clive; Mncube, Vusi – Symposium Books, 2012
Education is often seen as the key agency in international development and poverty reduction. Frequently the emphasis is on the economic and social role of education in development. This book, on the other hand, is unusual in explicitly examining the political role of education in development. In particular, it sets out the theories, evidence and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Developing Nations, Economic Development, Politics of Education
Taylor, Tony, Ed.; Guyver, Robert, Ed. – IAP - Information Age Publishing, Inc., 2012
The book is entitled History Wars in the Classroom: Global Perspectives and examines how ten separate countries have experienced debates and disputes over the contested nature of the subject, for example the "Black Armband" and "Whitewash" factions in Australia who adopt opposingly celebratory or denigratory views of Australian…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Modern History, Textbooks, Racial Segregation
Stein, Pippa – Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2012
Multimodal Pedagogies in Diverse Classrooms examines how the classroom can become a democratic space founded on the integration of different histories, modes of representation, feelings, languages and discourses, and is essential reading for anyone interested in the connection between multimodality, pedagogy, democracy and social justice in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Cultural Pluralism, Social Justice, Student Diversity
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
Russo, Charles J., Ed. – Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc., 2011
Since 1948 when the United Nations adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, all students have been declared the right to education. The rights of disabled students have not been explicitly addressed, however, and each country has developed their own rules and regulations. Although similarities exist among the different countries,…
Descriptors: Student Needs, Disabilities, Student Rights, Legal Responsibility
Watson, David; Hollister, Robert; Stroud, Susan E.; Babcock, Elizabeth – Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2011
"The Engaged University" is a comprehensive empirical account of the global civic engagement movement in higher education. In universities around the world, something extraordinary is underway. Mobilizing their human and intellectual resources, institutions of higher education are directly tackling community problems--combating poverty,…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Citizen Participation, Social Responsibility, Global Approach
Ng, Eugenia M. W., Ed. – Information Science Reference, 2010
With the advent of new technologies, more convenient and effective ways of learning are being adopted. However, despite the growing advancements there remains a lack of literature in applications of using these technology teaching approaches. This book offers in-depth analysis of new technologies in blended learning that promote creativity,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Cross Cultural Studies, Action Research, Distance 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
Stephens, David – Symposium Books, 2007
There is increasing recognition of the important role culture plays in the framing and delivery of education and development in the South. Whether this is in the reciprocal and synergistic relationship between theory and practice or the links between research and policy, it is clear that at the heart of successful educational development is a…
Descriptors: Cultural Influences, Foreign Countries, Educational Development, Case Studies
Russo, Charles J., Ed.; Stewart, Douglas J., Ed.; De Groof, Jan, Ed. – Rowman & Littlefield Education, 2006
Education law has emerged as an important concern to educators in many countries around the world. While there are similarities in the range of rights that students in various countries have, there are also many differences. This book provides a comprehensive examination the status of the legal rights of students in 13 international communities.…
Descriptors: Legal Problems, Student Rights, Foreign Countries, School Law
Hernes, Gudmund – 2003
In June 2001, the International Institute for Educational Planning convened a policy forum on the organization, functioning, and effectiveness of national ministries of education. This book presents eight key papers from that forum. The forum discussed how differences in organizational structures and mechanisms affect adjustability and…
Descriptors: Administrative Organization, Educational Administration, Educational Improvement, Educational Planning
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