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Kazamias, Andreas – European Education, 2018
Since the 1960s, comparative education in the United States, Canada, and Europe has shown considerable growth and vitality, in terms of membership in professional organizations, participation in international conferences, research, and publications. Epistemologically and methodologically, new modernist and postmodernist paradigms have been…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Education, Philosophy, Humanities
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Vandenberg, Donald – Educational Philosophy and Theory, 2009
Ever since eighth grade the author was deeply interested in his own education at a self-conscious level, wondering how he could find out educationally what human life was all about and how he should live his life. In this article, the author provides a self-portrait of his intellectual life. He contends that philosophy of education, as educational…
Descriptors: Educational Philosophy, Schools of Education, Foreign Countries, Professional Associations
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Singh, Navin – International Journal of Educational Leadership Preparation, 2011
The world is marked by the twin processes of economic and cultural globalization in an era of information technology. The identities of all societies are evolving as social and political boundaries are shrinking day-by-day. As a result of significant economic and political changes, cross-cultural contact is at an all-time high in human history.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Student Recruitment, Global Approach
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Stengel, Barbara S. – Educational Theory, 2016
At present, the structures, practice, and discourse of schooling are anchored to a "commercial spirit" that understands students, educators, and parents as economic operators trading competitively in human capital and to a discourse of failure that is disabling those who seek to understand and enact John Dewey's notion of education as…
Descriptors: Educational Philosophy, Democracy, Commercialization, Neoliberalism
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Geiger, Roger L. – Higher Education Policy, 2006
Universities in the United States for at least the last century have made positive contributions to the economic weal, whether through their intrinsic mission of teaching and research or through special arrangements for service activities. In recent years there has been heightened awareness of the special role of academic research among…
Descriptors: Research Universities, Economic Development, Human Capital, Higher Education
Savicevic, Dusan M. – 1999
This book summarizes the practical experiences and theoretical insights gained by the author during the past 30 years. The following are among the topics discussed: (1) literacy as a factor of social and individual development and basic human right (Yugoslavia's experience with correlation of primary and work-oriented professional education of…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Educators, Adult Learning, Adult Literacy
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Skolnik, Michael L. – Community College Review, 2011
This article examines the relationship between community colleges and universities in Canada and the United States based on increased involvement of community colleges in offering baccalaureate programs. The article employs a theoretical framework borrowed from the study of jurisdictional conflict between professions. After considering the types…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Universities, Community Colleges, Bachelors Degrees