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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
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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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Hull, Glynda A.; Stornaiuolo, Amy; Sahni, Urvashi – English Education, 2010
Calls now abound in a range of literatures--philosophy, education, sociology, anthropology, media studies--to reimagine citizenship and identity in ways befitting a global age. A concept predominant in many such calls is the ancient idea of "cosmopolitanism." Refashioned now to serve as a compass in a world that is at once radically…
Descriptors: Global Education, Citizenship, Anthropology, Foreign Countries
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Goastellec, Gaele – Globalisation, Societies and Education, 2010
What do the shared norms emerging in the regulation of access reveal about the higher education internationalisation process? The history of access norms brings to light two characteristics of this process: the spreading of sociotechnic tools and the emergence of moral entrepreneurs. Based on case studies carried out in France, the US, South…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Nationalism, International Organizations, Access to Education
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May, Philip A.; Gossage, J. Phillip; Kalberg, Wendy O.; Robinson, Luther K.; Buckley, David; Manning, Melanie; Hoyme, H. Eugene – Developmental Disabilities Research Reviews, 2009
Researching the epidemiology and estimating the prevalence of fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS) and other fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD) for mainstream populations anywhere in the world has presented a challenge to researchers. Three major approaches have been used in the past: surveillance and record review systems, clinic-based studies, and…
Descriptors: Incidence, Research Methodology, Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, Epidemiology
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Young, Lauren Jones – Teachers College Record, 2008
Background/Context: In 1994, the Spencer Foundation embarked on an ambitious experimental initiative to support the preparation of education researchers. Over the 13-year span of the Research Training Grant (RTG) program, the foundation made multiyear awards to more than a dozen leading institutions in the United States and South Africa. This…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Educational Quality, Program Implementation, Foreign Countries