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Nieuwenhuis, F. J. – Bulgarian Comparative Education Society, 2015
In his 2014 paper Potgieter presented a number of pertinent questions on education in a post-modern world. In this article I not only challenge some of the views informing these questions but also raise additional questions for debate and critical analysis. Two pertinent issues, both with religious undertones, are addressed, viz.: a) whether the…
Descriptors: Hermeneutics, Educational Philosophy, Educational Theories, Spiritual Development
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Potgieter, Ferdinand J. – Bulgarian Comparative Education Society, 2015
Drawing on the methodological framework of conversational analysis, this paper explores aspects of multilogical participation in pedagogically safe spaces with regard to religious respect and hospitality as life skill. I argue that these spaces should be conceived of as pedagogically justifiable and educationally guaranteed sanctuaries of and for…
Descriptors: Teacher Student Relationship, Religion, Daily Living Skills, Discourse Analysis
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Berry, Robert Q., III – North American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education, 2015
An examination of past research, policies, and reforms in mathematics education suggests that there have always been, and remain, tensions in conceptualizing the aims and goals of mathematics teaching and learning. While the disproportionality and conditions of marginalized learners is a cause for concern, it is important to understand that…
Descriptors: Student Needs, Disadvantaged, Power Structure, Mathematics
Jacobsen, Rebecca; Rothstein, Richard – Economic Policy Institute, 2014
In this commentary the authors open with the assertion that contemporary education policy, whatever else it may or may not have accomplished, has narrowed the school curriculum by holding schools accountable primarily for their student scores in math and reading. They pursue this argument by pointing out that in surveys, the American public,…
Descriptors: Educational History, National Competency Tests, Accountability, Scores
Chen, Dianbing; Yang, Xinxiao – Online Submission, 2013
Ongoing globalization and immigration bring diversity and rich cultural elements to American organizations at all levels. An educational environment with faculty and leaders from people of colors will set a good example for all students, especially for students of color who are eager to explore ideas and arguments at a thoughtful level to rethink…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Environment, Personnel Selection, Diversity (Faculty)
Gentry, Ruben – Online Submission, 2013
Tenure provides professors with a unique level of job security and utmost respect in the academy (Shea, 2002). Receiving tenure and progressing through the academic ranks are among the most visible and valued accomplishments for college and university faculty (Perna, 2001). Faculty who achieve excellence in teaching, research, and service readily…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Tenure, Job Security, Salaries
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Giron, Graciela; Vasquez-Martinez, Claudio-Rafael; López, Juan Sánchez; Bañuelos, Antonio Ayón – Bulgarian Comparative Education Society, 2012
Environmental education is not merely a modern form for the didactics of natural science, but is, on the contrary, an educational process that integrates ecological knowledge, philosophy, politics, economics and sociology, among others. This is because its purpose is to change the relationships of production, social structures of economics and…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Constructivism (Learning), Educational Planning, Educational Change
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Holsinger, Ellen S. – Bulgarian Comparative Education Society, 2012
Article 18 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights establishes that all people, simply because they are human, enjoy the right to freedom of religion and that governments have the obligation to ensure the protection of that right. Yet we witness a world increasingly divided by religious tradition. The failures of many governments to ensure…
Descriptors: Civil Rights, International Law, Religion, Freedom
Lee, Lung-Sheng – Online Submission, 2012
Technology refers to making or doing things to extend human capability to meet our needs or wants. Both technology and engineering are closely related. The majority of faculty and students in both Kisarazu National College of Technology (Kisarazu Kosen or KNCT) and National United University (NUU) are in the field of engineering. Based upon a…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Technology Education, Engineering Education, Higher Education
Clements, M. A. – Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, 2012
Why have an organisation like MERGA? This question will be addressed from past, present and future perspectives (1976, 2012, and 2025). One focus of the paper will be the need to improve mathematics curricula, and to improve the teaching and learning of mathematics, at all levels. I shall argue that we have not done enough to make sure that MERGA…
Descriptors: Mathematics Curriculum, Mathematics Education, Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods
Jones, Joseph R. – Online Submission, 2011
This presentation is premised on a research study that was conducted with a group of secondary teachers. The study examined how teachers grappled with issues surrounding homophobia and heterosexism in their schools. For the purpose of this presentation, some of the findings from this study have been applied to the college campus. Specifically, the…
Descriptors: Campuses, College Administration, Homosexuality, School Safety
Karmel, Tom – National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER), 2011
This presentation was made to a breakout session at the 2011 Skills Australia and Industry Skills Councils joint conference, "Putting Skills at the Heart of Economy". The paper addresses the challenge of measurement in workforce development planning and discusses the role of the various players in the labour and training…
Descriptors: Industry, Foreign Countries, Human Resources, Vocational Education
Garcia, Stephanie Parra – Online Submission, 2011
Institutions of higher education face financial pressure to become self-sustaining (Gumport, 2001; 2000). This rapidly growing economic demand is negatively affecting the social mission of higher education (Kezar, 2004). Scholars suggest the implementation of a new model of higher education, one that blends a for-profit model with the traditional…
Descriptors: Higher Education, State Universities, Educational Change, College Curriculum
Gentry, Ruben – Online Submission, 2010
To expect an "easy life" as a professor of special education is to expect what never was nor never will be. But when the playing field is uneven for minorities, or even worse, when it is not even recognized that the playing field is uneven, there is cause for action. For example, Bonner (2004) stated that minority faculty face tremendous…
Descriptors: Tenure, Diversity (Faculty), Special Education, Special Education Teachers
Theodotou, Evgenia – Online Submission, 2010
Technology in education is considered in empirical and theoretical literature as both beneficial and harmful to children's development. In the field of the early years settings there is a dilemma whether or not early childhood teachers should use technology as a teaching and learning resource. This paper has a pedagogical focus, discussing the…
Descriptors: Learning Theories, Early Childhood Education, Computer Uses in Education, Children
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