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Rotberg, Iris C. – Principal, 2007
Many nations, including the United States, have had to make difficult decisions that often affect educational equity. This article addresses three controversial issues--parental contributions to public schools, student tracking, and testing practices--by comparing policies in South Africa, England, and China with those in the United States.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Equal Education, Controversial Issues (Course Content), Comparative Education
McAdams, Richard P. – Principal, 1998
A comparison of educational systems of several developed countries (England, Germany, Denmark, Japan, and the United States) shows that U.S. principals have a more frenetic work day than their international colleagues, shouldering heavier responsibilities for student discipline, teacher supervision, student activities, and community relations.…
Descriptors: Administrator Role, Comparative Education, Elementary Education, Foreign Countries
McAdams, Richard P. – Principal, 1994
A recent study of schooling in five nations with well-developed educational systems (Canada, Denmark, England, Germany, and Japan) reveals that most of them share important characteristics not generally found in American schools. Results suggest that U.S. elementary educators should reconfigure school-year length, vacation time, and the pace of…
Descriptors: Ability Grouping, Academic Achievement, Comparative Education, Educational Improvement