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Zhang, Zheng; Nagle, Joelle; McKishnie, Bethany; Lin, Zhen; Li, Wanjing – Pedagogies: An International Journal, 2019
This systematic review is built on the seminal work by the New London Group in 1996. Few endeavours have synthesized findings of empirical studies pertaining to the effects and challenges of multiliteracies practices in various schooling and geographical contexts. Through a five-point Likert scale and a deductive and inductive thematic analysis,…
Descriptors: Multiple Literacies, Educational Research, Data Collection, Data Analysis
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Boyd, Bill; Grant, Aidre – Australian Universities' Review, 2019
The paper reflects whether it is too much to ask for a 'compassionate' university. It is an opinion piece as a response about how to make a shift against narratives that oppress, and how to respond positively to the 'compelling need for compassionate academic leadership in our universities' (Waddington, 2018, p.87). The authors draw on writers…
Descriptors: Universities, Institutional Characteristics, Politics of Education, Empathy
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Kubow, Patricia K. – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2018
My decade-long research on democracy and schooling in a Xhosa township has led to an examination of epistemological influences on democratic citizenship from Western and non-Western (i.e. African) perspectives. While Max Weber advanced the notion of an autonomous citizen within Western democratic states, different philosophical and cultural…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Citizenship Education, Democratic Values, Epistemology
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Ambrosio, John – Democracy & Education, 2018
This article is a response to a qualitative study that examined how the indigenous African notion of "ubuntu" informs how some school teachers in a Black township in South Africa conceptualize Western-oriented narratives of democracy. While the study acknowledges important differences in how ubuntu is understood and defined, the author…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Indigenous Populations, Indigenous Knowledge, Democracy
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Isike, Christopher – Africa Education Review, 2018
There is a constant interplay between the "people" ("agency") and the "parts" ("structure" and "culture"), not only in teaching and learning, but also in postgraduate supervision practices globally. However, in South Africa, the tendency to use "structure" (higher education architecture,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Cultural Context, Graduate Students, Practicum Supervision
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
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Agbaria, Ayman K. – Intercultural Education, 2018
Focusing on education policy and politics in Israel, this essay examines how ethnic segregation is established and sheds light on the latest curricular developments that place a heavy emphasis on Jewish identity. The first part of the paper underscores the rising influence of the radical right in Israel and it's political theology. The second part…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Racial Segregation, Educational Practices, Educational Policy
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Ulrich, Theresa A.; Tyndorf, Darryl M., Jr. – Applied Language Learning, 2018
In an exploration of methods to advance language acquisition without the inconvenience of participating in an immersion option, the authors discovered research on Free Voluntary Reading (FVR). FVR has made a recent resurgence, especially in the context of language acquisition. Krashen (2004) proposes FVR as the answer to building language…
Descriptors: Recreational Reading, Second Language Learning, Achievement Gains, Learning Strategies
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Baijnath, Narend – Journal of Learning for Development, 2018
Education is at the core of South Africa's national development. The National Development Plan recognizes the potential of education to transform individuals and drive attainment of other development goals. The country's higher education system is characterized by low participation and high attrition. This presents challenges for the attainment of…
Descriptors: Outcomes of Education, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Economic Development
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Myende, Phumlani E.; Hlalele, Dipane – Africa Education Review, 2018
In this paper, we suggest strength-based approaches for the creation of sustainable rural learning ecologies. We have framed the creation of rural learning ecologies with appreciative inquiry (AI) as a framework and argue that it begins from understanding rurality from positive psychology. The premise within AI has been seen to be the shift from…
Descriptors: Rural Education, Sustainability, Educational Practices, Foreign Countries
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Sibanda, Jabulani – South African Journal of Education, 2017
This paper interrogates the complexity of language use at the Grade Three-Four transition, using the South African context as a microcosm of similar educational systems. The paper describes the complex nature of the transition, particularly within a second language (L2) instructional context. It explores the dissonance between and among theory,…
Descriptors: Grade 3, Grade 4, Theory Practice Relationship, Language of Instruction
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Vorster, Jo-Anne; Quinn, Lynn – Education as Change, 2017
It has become increasingly evident that the discourse of transformation that has shaped the democratising of higher education institutions over the first two decades of the democratic dispensation in South Africa has now run its course. Over the past few years, and particularly during the tumultuous student protests of 2015 and 2016, students and…
Descriptors: Foreign Policy, Faculty Development, Social Change, Foreign Countries
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Leutwyler, Bruno; Popov, Nikolay; Wolhuter, Charl – Bulgarian Comparative Education Society, 2017
This is a comparative study focused on the internationalization of teacher education in three countries--Bulgaria, Switzerland, and South Africa. The authors stress on the fact that on the one hand, teacher education is exposed to the increasing imperative to internationalize but on the other hand, teacher education is traditionally to a very…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Teacher Education Programs, Context Effect, Global Approach
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Sibanda, Lucy – Issues in Educational Research, 2017
Prior to 1994, the South African education system was entrenched by authoritarian leadership in which ultimate authority was vested in school principals and power was not distributed to other members of the school. However, the importance of distributed leadership has increasingly gained prominence across the world. After apartheid in 1994, the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Participative Decision Making, Transformational Leadership, Leadership Styles
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Kruger, Frans; Le Roux, Adré – Education as Change, 2017
The wave of student-led protests that have taken place across the South African higher education landscape over the last two years provides us, as teacher educators, with the opportune time to reflect on how our pedagogical practices relate to larger societal transformative imperatives. We engage with the relationship between pedagogical practices…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Justice, Educational Practices, Politics of Education
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