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Higgins, Blanche; Thomas, Ian – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2016
Education for sustainability (EfS) is widely supported and researched; however, the broad and deep implementation of EfS in universities that is needed lags behind the goals of change agents. This article reviews literature on change procedures; in particular, curriculum change in universities. Our aim was to develop insights into strategies…
Descriptors: Sustainability, Environmental Education, Higher Education, Curriculum Development
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Elliott, Sue; Young, Tracy – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2016
This essay critiques the relevance of historical antecedents about children's play in nature and how these historical and political mechanisms create cultural rovoked by Taylor's (2013) exploration of the pervasive influence of romanticised images of innocent children in nature and our own experiences of never-ending "nice" stories about…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Play, Environmental Education, Young Children
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Beasy, Kim; Page, Leah; Emery, Sherridan; Ayre, Ian – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2016
The AAEE 2014 research symposium in Hobart provided a privileged space for researchers and practitioners within environmental education and sustainability education (EE/SE) to come together and create dialogues about education for sustainability research. This essay is a critical reflection from postgraduate researchers about the symposium and the…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Educational Research, Educational Researchers, Conferences (Gatherings)
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Gough, Annette; Gough, Noel – Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 2016
This article explores the changing ways "environment" has been represented in the discourses of environmental education and education for sustainable development (ESD) in United Nations (and related) publications since the 1970s. It draws on the writings of Jean-Luc Nancy and discusses the increasingly dominant view of the environment as…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Sustainable Development, Discourse Analysis, International Organizations
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Kaelin, Roy A. – Adult Higher Education Alliance, 2016
Requiring savvy, online courses can present a perceived barrier to adult learners for a variety of reasons, but ease of access due to inadequate navigability should not be one of those barriers. Re-tooling online courses to standards of Quality Matters (QM) can lessen that barrier to access, making adult learners more participatory. Internal…
Descriptors: Barriers, Online Courses, Educational Quality, Access to Education
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Ndebele, Njabulo S. – Arts and Humanities in Higher Education: An International Journal of Theory, Research and Practice, 2016
This essay examines the changing range of descriptors available for black South African experience from the 1960s through to the present and shows the changing implications of "black", "African", "citizen" and "human being", with particular reference to the formative structures of education, and the enabling…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Blacks, Experience, Literature
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Smyth, John – Ethnography and Education, 2016
This papers deals in a polemical fashion with what is arguably one of the most contentious issues in education--the disengagement of increasing numbers of young people from schooling. It makes the argument that what is occurring is that global forces are conspiring to position young people as a form of "social waste" and that allowing…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Ethnography, Educational Research, Learner Engagement
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Lange, Lis – Arts and Humanities in Higher Education: An International Journal of Theory, Research and Practice, 2016
This lecture argues that the politicisation and instrumentalisation of the university caused by neoliberal frames has as a result the depoliticisation of knowledge and of the academic as individual. This depoliticisation has turned academic freedom into a right to disengage not only from the political fight around these issues but also from the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Universities, College Faculty, Academic Freedom
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Mahlangu, Vimbi P. – Bulgarian Comparative Education Society, 2016
This paper focuses on the approaches used by school heads in helping their growth and their teachers in primary schools in Limpopo and Mpumalanga Provinces of South Africa. The Department of Basic Education expects school heads and teachers to bring change in their school performances. The problem is that in these primary schools heads and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Inservice Teacher Education, Elementary School Teachers, Primary Education
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Cepic, Renata; Mašic, Marijeta – Bulgarian Comparative Education Society, 2016
Notwithstanding the fact that adult education is accepted as an equal subsystem in all European countries, it is still characterised by a distinct level of differentiation in the approach and offer, and by a pronouncedly disorganised legislation, which may be seen in the heterogeneity of competences and qualifications expected from adult…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adult Educators, Faculty Development, Adult Education
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Vasquez-Martinez, Claudio-Rafael; Gonzalez-Gonzalez, Felipe; Cardona-Toro, Jose-Gerardo; Díaz-Renteria, María-Guadalupe; Alvarez, Maria-Ines; Rendon, Hector; Valero, Isabel; Morfin, Maria; Alvarez, Miguel – Bulgarian Comparative Education Society, 2016
Educational policies are tools that the state prepares to generate conditions that allow access to and retention in schools, with the consequent reduction in school failure, increasing the external yield and fulfilling the expectations of the internal agents (teachers, students, school managers), external users (families, society, employers,…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Policy, Student Attitudes, Foreign Countries
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Beckmann, Johan – Bulgarian Comparative Education Society, 2016
The new democratic dispensation in South Africa (1994) was accompanied by law and policy aimed at preventing unfair exclusion from educational opportunities and promoting equal access to educational opportunities. However, feelings of unfair exclusion remain and new understandings of exclusion are emerging. This paper examines the new policy and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Equal Education, Racial Discrimination
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Burçer, Sibel; Kangro, Ilze – Bulgarian Comparative Education Society, 2016
This paper aims at examining internationalization in higher education in two countries: Latvia and Turkey. The analysis is based on three dimensions of internationalization: institutional, organizational, and educational. Recently, under the influence of global processes, the internationalization takes form through the perspectives of three…
Descriptors: International Education, Higher Education, Strategic Planning, Educational Cooperation
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Navarro, Marco Aurelio – Bulgarian Comparative Education Society, 2016
Given the importance of hydrocarbons for this area, the purpose of this paper is to explore the response of universities to cope with new demands in the south of Texas and Tamaulipas, especially in relation to gas plays of Eagle Ford (Texas side) and Burgos Basin (Mexican side). To accomplish this task, in the first section of the paper a broad…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Universities, Fuels, School Business Relationship
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Biraimah, Karen L. – Bulgarian Comparative Education Society, 2016
This paper, which builds upon research linked to the development of sustainable study abroad programs in emerging nations, focuses on key challenges to true partnerships between emerging and established universities. It begins with an analysis of challenges which may occur when attempting to develop an equitable partnership based on joint grants…
Descriptors: International Studies, International Education, Partnerships in Education, Universities
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