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Salata, Andre – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2019
In this article, I aim to determine whether, in view of the trend of educational expansion in recent decades in Brazil, the role played by schooling in the labor market of Brazilian major metropolitan regions has changed, becoming positional rather than absolute. To this end, I analyze the influence of schooling on people's income and occupational…
Descriptors: Educational Development, Labor Market, Metropolitan Areas, Income
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Dryden-Peterson, Sarah; Reddick, Celia – Comparative Education Review, 2019
This study examines diaspora's engagement in education development work in their fragile and conflict-affected countries of origin. Through analysis of 28 in-depth interviews with diaspora from four countries, we discuss diasporas' motivations to engage, activities of engagement, and factors that enable or constrain it. Our research highlights…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Educational Development, Conflict, Cross Cultural Studies
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Jóhannsdóttir, Thurídur – Journal of Curriculum Studies, 2018
This study of the creation of a new upper secondary school in Iceland focuses on the way in which networking and collaboration across school boundaries contributed to a new form for school practice. The aim is to understand the value of school-community interaction and how the collaboration has expanded both the activities of the school and the…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, Secondary Schools, Social Networks, Educational Practices
Cedefop - European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training, 2018
Based on analysis of developments during the past two decades (1995-2015), the report provides important insights into the responsiveness of national VET systems, notably in relation to changes in demography, technology and the economy. Building on detailed national case studies, this report demonstrates how 'big shocks' (the fall of the Berlin…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Educational Change, Role of Education, Foreign Countries
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Márquez-Ramos, Laura; Mourelle, Estefanía – Distance Education, 2018
The current network society, with its primacy of information and communication technologies, is challenging the higher education model. The needs and expectations of today's students differ from those of students in the past, and educational practices should adapt to modern times. But what changes will we see in the relationship between societal…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Models, Educational Practices, Social Change
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Braam, Daryl – Education as Change, 2018
This paper provides insight into how the discourse of the New Unity Movement (NUM) can potentially contribute to educational development in the context of South Africa's social inequality. It describes the political lens of the NUM and how its discourse countered the oppressive forces of a capitalist-apartheid system, in a struggle for an…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Discourse Analysis, Critical Theory, Racial Segregation
Menand, Louis, Ed.; Reitter, Paul, Ed.; Wellmon, Chad, Ed. – University of Chicago Press, 2017
The modern research university is a global institution with a rich history that stretches into an ivy-laden past, but for as much as we think we know about that past, most of the writings that have recorded it are scattered across many archives and, in many cases, have yet to be translated into English. With this book, Paul Reitter, Chad Wellmon,…
Descriptors: Research Universities, Educational History, Educational Trends, Educational Development
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Jasinski, Igor; Lewis, Tyson E. – Educational Philosophy and Theory, 2017
Educational theorists ranging from Ivan Illich to Jan Masschelein and Maarten Simons have described institutionalized schooling as a modernized, secular church, full of rituals, sacraments, and various incantations. For them, the function of the teacher as priest and schooling as baptism is highly problematic, separating education from the common…
Descriptors: Educational Theories, Educational Practices, Teacher Role, Role of Education
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Buckner, Elizabeth S. – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education Research, 2017
This article examines changing ideas about the relationship between the nation-state and the university in international higher education development discourse through a quantitative content analysis of over 700 academic articles, conference proceedings and research reports published by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Higher Education, Competition, Correlation
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Novelli, Mario; Higgins, Sean – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2017
Research on peacebuilding has mushroomed over the last decade and there is a growing interest in the role of education in supporting peacebuilding processes. This paper engages with these debates, UN peacebuilding activities and the location of education initiatives therein, through a case study of Sierra Leone. In the first part, we explore the…
Descriptors: Violence, Peace, Role of Education, Case Studies
OECD Publishing, 2017
As Costa Rica's economy has developed in recent decades, the education system that helped propel the country to upper middle-income status now needs reform to respond to rising expectations and changing demands for skills. New challenges are emerging: economic growth has recently slowed, inequality is widening and productivity growth is weak. How…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Educational Practices, Educational Change
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Barrios-Tao, Hernando; Siciliani-Barraza, José María; Bonilla-Barrios, Bibiana – Online Submission, 2017
Education should be considered as one of the mechanisms for governments and nations to succeed in a post-conflict process. The purpose of this Review Article is twofold: to explain the importance of education in a post-conflict setting, and to describe a few strategies that post-conflict societies have implemented. In terms of research design, a…
Descriptors: Violence, Conflict, Case Studies, Technical Education
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Neoh, Jia Ying – Journal of Social Science Education, 2017
Purpose: This paper compares citizenship education in Singapore and Australia. While discussions have been made about education and neoliberalism, few have explored the direct connections between citizenship education and neoliberalism. Approach: Though a discussion of country contexts, citizenship education policies and curriculum,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Neoliberalism, Citizenship Education, Civics
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Mok, Kwangsu; Jeong, Wongyu – Asia Pacific Education Review, 2016
The purpose of this paper is to examine whether Amartya Sen's capability approach can suggest an appropriate theory of education for ethical development. Many advocates of Sen's capability approach insist that his approach is superior to rival theories of education, including the human capital theory. This is because Sen emphasizes the purpose and…
Descriptors: Educational Theories, Human Capital, Role of Education, Values
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Nurdogan, Azru M. – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2016
During the period under investigation (1825-1862), Egypt was a dominion of the Ottoman Empire and attracted the attention and interest of all European states that had been displaying their military and commercial superiority for a long time. In the nineteenth century, Egypt was not only destitute of schools, but had also entered a rapid…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Change, Social History, Politics of Education
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