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Froeschle, Richard, Ed. – 2000
This monograph is comprised of 12 essays related to the federal Workforce Investment Act of 1998 (WIA), each of which serves as a generic primer on a topic relevant to work force development staff and researchers nationwide. The essays are "Learning the Language of LMI (Labor Market Information): Basic Labor Market Information Terms and…
Descriptors: Accountability, Adult Education, Career Education, Career Information Systems
Jakupec, Viktor, Ed.; Garrick, John, Ed. – 2000
This book addresses contemporary contexts of flexible learning and its practices and provides insights about directions that education and training providers may be required to follow to implement flexible learning in a variety of settings. Key issues and debates include the following: social and economic dimensions of flexible learning and…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Adult Education, Educational Technology, Equal Education
Smith King, Nita J.; Harrison, Helen M. – 2000
Increasing multiculturalism and globalization have resulted in new literacies in Australia and other Western countries. "Reading between the lines" is a critical skill that children need to develop as they grapple with stories and information from other socio-cultural settings. The parable is an excellent conventional literary device for…
Descriptors: Cultural Differences, Folk Culture, Foreign Countries, Literary Devices
Marginson, Simon; Mollis, Marcela – 2000
The field of international comparative education is constructed by relations of power and conflict. Comparative education contains an intrinsic tension between "sameness" and "difference." The dominant approach tends toward sameness and the elimination of variation, while one critique of the dominant approach tends toward an…
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Conflict, Interdisciplinary Approach, International Education
Gillis, John R. – 2000
In global history courses and in western civilization courses Europe might be better treated as a subcontinent or, better yet, as a coastal, peninsular, or even insular phenomenon. This would be more consistent with both its geography and its history. H. J. Mackinder argued that until the 15th century Europe was powerfully shaped by repeated waves…
Descriptors: European History, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Historiography
Green, Andy – 1997
The role of the nation state is now changing, and with it the place of education. This book explores the role of education in the "post-national" era, and asks the following questions: How far can national states control their education systems in a world of global markets and supranational political organization? How distinctive will…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Centralization, Decentralization, Developing Nations
Niyozov, Sarfaroz – 2001
This paper draws on qualitative research in mountainous, rural areas of Tajikistan to reveal the complex and contradictory effects of the Soviet collapse on the life and work of teachers. While within the former USSR, Tajikistan experienced comparative modernization, but the Soviet collapse and 6 years of civil war left the republic with a ruined…
Descriptors: Disadvantaged Schools, Educational Change, Educational Environment, Educational Needs
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Braun, M. J. – JAC: A Journal of Composition Theory, 2001
Proposes that positions which claim that classrooms and institutions are historically situated in economic and political structures lack a critique of capital. Examines the technologizing of composition through the critical lens of political economy. Concludes that in order to speak ethically, compositionists who theorize the role of technology in…
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Economic Factors, Higher Education, Institutional Environment
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McLaren, Peter; Farahmandpur, Ramin – Journal of Teacher Education, 2001
Discusses teacher education reform from the context of critical pedagogy and global capitalism, maintaining that it remains largely in the thrall of postmodern theory and politics and presents fundamental perspectives for creating a revolutionary pedagogy designed to encourage the development of critical consciousness among students and teachers…
Descriptors: Capitalism, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Preservice Teacher Education
Nielsen, Sarah M., Ed.; Rocco, Tonette S., Ed. – 2002
This conference was designed to offer a view to novice scholars of what scholarship is and provide insights on how to share knowledge with others. The keynote speech by Lisa Delpit, "The Role of Scholarship," is not included in this volume. Other conference papers, presented in alphabetical order by first author, include: (1) "Social Studies in…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Access to Education, College Athletics, Educational Research
Medel-Anonuevo, Carolyn, Ed. – 2002
This publication is comprised of 43 papers on the topic of promoting lifelong learning. The papers in Part 1, Overcoming False Dichotomies, are "Lifelong Learning in the North, Education for All in the South" (Torres); "Practice of Lifelong Learning in Indigenous Africa" (Omolewa); "Gender and Information Societies"…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Adult Education, Adult Literacy, Citizenship
Estudios sobre Educacion, 2002
This journal, which provides abstracts of its articles mostly in Spanish and a few in English, contains studies (estudios) and notes (notas) about educational issues, as well as relevant book reviews (recensiones). Studies in this issue (No. 3, 2002) are: "Unprotected Time of Early Adolescence and Intergenerational Relations: A New…
Descriptors: Citizenship, Continuing Education, Cultural Context, Early Adolescents
Workforce Economics, 1999
A growing percentage of the U.S. work force depends upon entrepreneurial skills and behaviors to succeed in the new opportunity economy. The explosion of technology, accelerating need for new and different products, globalization of business, and demand for speed in delivery have shifted the economic driving force toward companies that can meet…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Economic Opportunities, Economic Progress, Education Work Relationship
Brown, Bettina Lankard – 1999
The globalization of work and continuing advances in technology are changing the nature of the work force. Blue-collar workers are being replaced by information specialists who are sometimes called "knowledge workers." Knowledge workers are workers who can think, work with ideas, and use information to solve problems and make decisions. In terms…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Annotated Bibliographies, Demand Occupations, Education Work Relationship
United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Hamburg (Germany). Inst. for Education. – 1999
This booklet reflects on how, in this period of change and transition, work-related adult learning should respect the unity of human beings as citizens, individuals, and workers. Section 1 deals with the most significant changes taking place in the world of work, including globalization; technological innovations; changing employment patterns; and…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Adult Literacy, Community Education, Continuing Education
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