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Maesse, Jens – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education Research, 2017
From the 1990s onwards, economics departments in Europe have changed toward a culture of "excellence." Strong academic hierarchies and new forms of academic organization replace "institutes" and "colleges" by fully equipped "economics departments." This article seeks to demonstrate how and why…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Foreign Countries, Organizational Change, Economics Education
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Botsis, Hannah; Dominguez-Whitehead, Yasmine; Liccardo, Sabrina – Perspectives in Education, 2013
In this article, we consider the extent to which a scholarship programme at the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits) engages with the challenges of transformation. This scholarship programme highlights the transformative potential of a programme that focuses on excellence for a previously under-represented group, but also demonstrates how this…
Descriptors: Scholarships, Foreign Countries, Educational Change, Transformative Learning
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Rambe, Patient; Moeti, Mamello – Educational Technology Research and Development, 2017
Challenges of broadening access, escalating cost, maintaining desirable quality and enhancing meaningful learning experiences in African higher education (HE) have spurred debates on how to restructure higher education delivery to meet the diverse needs of heterogeneous learners and adapt pedagogical models to the educational realities of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Universities, Online Courses, Models
Brennan, Terri-Lynn Kay – Canadian Journal of Education, 2012
Youth today in Roman Catholic schools are not experiencing the complete freedom of an identity that is unique and valued. They describe the Ontario Roman Catholic school system as if it is still an agent of colonial forces, maintaining imperial power through denominational religious elitism. Using a critical ethnographic methodology within a…
Descriptors: Catholic Schools, Catholics, Ideology, Foreign Countries
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Fu, Tian – Global Education Review, 2017
Today it is accepted that the development of gifted and talented children is important to enable a nation to compete successfully. In China, though the estimated number of gifted children reaches 20 million (Chu, 2012), gifted education has seldom received sufficient support. The objections to gifted education always suppress suggestions that…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Gifted, Correlation, Foreign Countries
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Eick, Caroline Marie; Ryan, Patrick A. – Journal of Catholic Education, 2014
This article discusses the relevance of an analytic framework that integrates principles of Catholic social teaching, critical pedagogy, and the theory of intersectionality to explain attitudes toward marginalized youth held by Catholic students preparing to become teachers. The framework emerges from five years of action research data collected…
Descriptors: Catholic Schools, Liberal Arts, Teacher Education, Universities
Senechal, Diana – American Educator, 2013
America was made by and for big ideas. Insofar as big ideas have shaped it, it is ever on the verge of hyperbole and dream. Today's big ideas come with an air of celebrity and accessibility; they glitter with glamour but demand little of the Americans. While they have many manifestations, people see them epitomized in TEDTalks. TED (which stands…
Descriptors: Liberal Arts, Educational Trends, Educational Change, Poetry
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Brown, Elissa F.; Wishney, Leigh R. – Global Education Review, 2017
Divisive rhetoric and heated political discourse surround the identification and education of gifted students and lead to opposing philosophical issues of egalitarianism versus elitism. Researchers have long chronicled the ambivalence in the United States over the concepts of giftedness and intellectual talent (Benbow & Stanley, 1996; see also…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Excellence in Education, Gifted, Political Influences
Jalava, Marja – Peter Lang Frankfurt, 2012
In just a couple of decades, Finland evolved from one of Europe's lowest educated countries to the top performer of the international PISA ranking. Behind this "success story", there was a conscious strategy to use educational policies for creating a more equal society. Tracing the development of Finnish higher education system after…
Descriptors: Educational History, Educational Change, Educational Policy, Social Systems
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Brown, Seth – Sport, Education and Society, 2015
High-performance sport is a big business, with nations such as Australia and New Zealand dedicating hundreds of millions of dollars in the development of facilities and in creating sporting centres of excellence. Historically, high-performance sport and elite athlete programmes (EAPs) were regulated to an extra-curricular space in schools or local…
Descriptors: Health Education, Physical Education, Athletes, Athletics
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Liu, Jian – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education and Educational Planning, 2012
This study extends the theoretical perspectives in policy studies on the issue of educational equality by analyzing the influence of cultural values on policies and policy processes. The present paper first teases out the key cultural values regarding education and equality, and then explores how these values shape the institution and policy…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Higher Education, Values, Asian Culture
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Heng, Chan Swee – Advances in Language and Literary Studies, 2012
Any attempt to define English language proficiency can never be divorced from the theories that describe the nature of language, language acquisition and human cognition. By virtue of such theories being socially constructed, the descriptions are necessarily value-laden. Thus, a definition of language proficiency can only, at best, be described as…
Descriptors: Definitions, Language Proficiency, English (Second Language), Postsecondary Education
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Shultz, Lynette; Guimaraes-Iosif, Ranilce – Education, Citizenship and Social Justice, 2012
With current manifestations of globalization creating local problems, including widening equity gaps, increased environmental destruction and burgeoning poverty, many policymakers, civil society, organizations and educators are seeking models of education that promise social justice and a democratic public sphere that reflects more than democracy…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Evidence, Governance, Foreign Countries
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Muhr, Thomas – Globalisation, Societies and Education, 2010
This paper employs new regionalism theory and regulatory regionalism theory in its analysis and theorisation of the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America (ALBA) as a counter-hegemonic Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) regionalism. As (initially) the regionalisation of Venezuela's Bolivarian Revolution, ALBA is centred around the idea…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Ideology, Foreign Countries, Moral Values
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Poon, Anita Y. K.; Wong, Yiu-Chung – International Review of Education, 2008
Although Hong Kong's education system has long been criticized as lacking in creativity and over-emphasising rote learning, on the whole it has served Hong Kong well in the past years, breeding outstanding business, academic and political leaders who continue to maintain Hong Kong's competitive edge. The traditional elite schools have played a…
Descriptors: Rote Learning, Ideology, Educational Change, Foreign Countries
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