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Furuta, Jared – Sociology of Education, 2021
National high-stakes exams are a fundamental structural feature of education systems around the world. Despite their importance in shaping educational stratification, little is known about the social processes that influence how and why national high-stakes exams are used at early ages on a global basis. I argue that global trends in the use of…
Descriptors: Educational Trends, High Stakes Tests, Foreign Countries, Comparative Education
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Schofer, Evan; Ramirez, Francisco O.; Meyer, John W. – Sociology of Education, 2021
The advent of mass schooling played a pivotal role in European societies of the later nineteenth century, transforming rural peasants into national citizens. The late-twentieth-century global expansion of higher education ushered in new transformations, propelling societal rationalization and organizing, and knitting the world into a more…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Outcomes of Education, Global Approach, Politics of Education
Mohan, Nicky; Jukes, Ian; Schaaf, Ryan L. – Corwin, 2021
While reading, writing, and arithmetic remain important, they are no longer enough. For learners to thrive, they must move beyond traditional literacies to modern fluencies--the unconscious mental processes that are learned, adapted, and applied in the context of real-world problems and challenges. In this book, the authors unpack the fluencies…
Descriptors: Competence, Lesson Plans, Scoring Rubrics, Discussion (Teaching Technique)
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Semmens, Kathryn; Fosbenner, Lauren; Maxfield, Keri; Carr, Rachel Hogan; Ramage, Joan; O'Leary, Jim; Larouche, Christine; Hayward, Jeff; Henderson, Maurice – Journal of Geoscience Education, 2021
The next generation of STEM professionals needs to understand interconnections between human and Earth systems to be able to address complex, multifaceted, emerging global environmental issues. Interest in STEM fields and professions can begin in middle school. To educate and connect middle school students to Earth systems and STEM fields, we…
Descriptors: Earth Science, Environmental Education, STEM Education, Informal Education
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Zheng, Jie; Kapoor, Dip – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education Research, 2021
State policies regarding the internationalization of higher education (IHE) in China have undergone significant shifts between 1949 and 2019. This paper advances the proposition that these shifts in policies pertaining to IHE can be understood as part of a process of ongoing Chinese state formation in relation to national and global developments…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Educational Policy, Global Approach
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Lee, Ju Hyun; Ostwald, Michael J.; Gu, Ning; Roberts, Maria – International Journal of Technology and Design Education, 2021
In an increasingly globalised world, design educators face challenges of complex linguistic and cultural differences in their studios and critique systems. While general issues relating to globalisation and education have been discussed in past research, this paper is focused on improving the teaching and learning environment created by design…
Descriptors: Cultural Differences, Design, Criticism, Global Approach
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Kobayashi, Yoko – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education Research, 2021
Addressing the root cause of Japanese higher education problems, the present literature-based study explores Japanese higher education's power relationship with one of the most influential stakeholders, the business world. It first draws attention to the incongruity between the business enterprises' proclaimed struggle with the securement of human…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language)
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Kwiek, Marek – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education Research, 2021
This study addresses stratification in the global higher education research community and the changing geography of country affiliations in six elite journals. The distribution of country affiliations is analyzed from a longitudinal perspective (1996-2018), and full-time and part-time authors in the field are contrasted. The prestige maximization…
Descriptors: Periodicals, Higher Education, Educational Research, Reputation
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Greek, Marit; Jonsmoen, Kari Mari – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education Research, 2021
This article deals with internationalization in the field of higher education, focusing on the impact of transnational academic mobility on the university communities. Drawing on the results of a qualitative research study at different departments in a Norwegian university, this article explores the interaction between transnational academics and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Universities, College Faculty, Faculty Mobility
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Anderson-Levitt, Kathryn – Comparative Education, 2021
This article examines the history of US movements for competencies, often called 'twenty-first century skills', in international context. Ironically, US actors were a source of early ideas about competencies but 'late' adopters of a competency-added reform--a partial and silent policy incorporated within the Common Core State Standards of 2010.…
Descriptors: 21st Century Skills, Educational Change, Competence, Common Core State Standards
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Chiang, Tien-Hui; Trezise, Damien – Cambridge Journal of Education, 2021
This paper argues that through their proactive promotion of particular frameworks of teacher competence, governments and international organisations seek to create an institutionalised discourse that functions to win voluntary cooperation from teachers in redefining their professional roles, in order to meet the economic imperatives of…
Descriptors: Teacher Competencies, Teacher Role, Professionalism, Neoliberalism
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Gardinier, Meg P. – Comparative Education, 2021
This paper examines competency-based educational policy-making in a global context. Specifically, it explores how the thinking around competency, spearheaded by international organisations and experts, has led to the development and deployment of a particular notion of global competency. Drawing on critical policy research, I examine three…
Descriptors: Competency Based Education, Educational Policy, Global Approach, International Cooperation
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Normand, Linn – Journal of Curriculum Studies, 2021
Tracing the representation of the 'immigrant others' in Norwegian schoolbooks over the past century, the paper examines their exclusion/inclusion in national curriculum/learning materials. It finds that a shift has occurred in the country's national narratives over time through three distinct phases: once in the 'blind spot', the 'immigrant…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational History, Immigrants, Content Analysis
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Ali, Zahra – Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, 2021
One of the consequences of globalisation in recent years has been the unprecedented spread of English as the world's lingua franca. This has particular resonance in postcolonial countries, such as Pakistan and Australia, whose histories have been strongly shaped by English colonisers in contrasting ways. Written from the perspective of someone who…
Descriptors: Postcolonialism, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language)
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Mittelmeier, Jenna; Slof, Bert; Rienties, Bart – Innovations in Education and Teaching International, 2021
Although many studies have investigated the overarching benefits of curriuclum internationalisation in various forms, there have been few investigations of students' perspectives on changing university policies towards internationalisation. In this study, we considered master's students' perspectives on two changing internationalisation policies…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Global Approach, Educational Policy, Educational Change
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