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Parr, Graham; Chan, Jennifer – Teaching Education, 2015
Since the 1970s, international fieldwork has provided opportunities for small numbers of pre-service teachers to teach and learn in a culture different from their own. Research into this fieldwork suggests that pre-service teachers are positive about their experiences, although questions remain about the ethics underpinning some of these programs.…
Descriptors: Practicums, International Educational Exchange, Student Exchange Programs, Field Experience Programs
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Feinstein, Noah Weeth; Laessoe, Jeppe; Blum, Nicole; Chambers, Dianne – Environmental Education Research, 2013
In 2009, a think tank called the International Alliance of Leading Education Institutes (IALEI) announced the results of a study entitled Climate Change and Sustainable Development: The Response from Education. Intended for a policy audience, the study offered a glimpse into the status of Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) and an early…
Descriptors: Sustainable Development, Climate, Environmental Education, Context Effect
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
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Allais, Stephanie M. – Journal of Education and Work, 2011
This article provides some of the key findings of a comparative study commissioned by the International Labour Organization (ILO), which attempted to understand more about the impact and implementation of national qualifications frameworks (NQFs). Sixteen case studies were produced, on qualifications frameworks in Australia; Bangladesh; Botswana;…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Alignment (Education), Foreign Countries, Comparative Analysis
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Paxton, Moragh – Teaching in Higher Education, 2011
The study described in this article sets out to understand the barriers and affordances to successful completion of the short research thesis required in many advanced undergraduate courses or Honours programmes. In the study, the genre features of students' research projects and the criteria used to assess them were analysed and both students and…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Case Studies, Undergraduate Study, Interviews
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Robottom, Ian – Applied Environmental Education and Communication, 2004
This article explores the idea of localness in environmental education. The article presents a case for activities that are localized and contextual, and then outlines a number of examples of local initiatives in environmental education drawn from Australia, South Africa, and Scotland. The article concludes with a consideration of an enduring…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Foreign Countries, Case Studies, Professional Development
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
Wilson, David N. – 1993
This combination report/guide summarizes practical "how-to" information on the development and operation of national training boards that was gathered in a series of case studies of the effectiveness of national training boards in Canada, Singapore, Sweden, and the United Kingdom and in studies of training boards in Australia, Brazil,…
Descriptors: Administrative Organization, Board of Education Role, Boards of Education, Case Studies