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Artigue, Michèle – Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, 2012
Mathematics education seen both as a field of research and as a field of practice is a multicultural field. For a while, this essential characteristic of the field has been underestimated but this is no longer the case. Both theoretical frameworks and empirical research help us today better approach this phenomenon, understand its impact on the…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Educational Research, Educational History, Foreign Countries
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Willinsky, John – Educational Theory, 2009
In this essay, a tribute to Jacques Derrida's educational efforts at expanding access to current work in philosophy, John Willinsky examines his efforts as both a public right and an element of academic freedom that bear on the open access movement today. Willinsky covers Derrida's extension and outreach work with the Groupe de Recherches pour…
Descriptors: Academic Freedom, Scholarship, Access to Education, Humanities
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Smith, Joanna; Castro, Dana – Psychology Teaching Review, 2016
A first time attender at the annual conference of the "National Institute on the Teaching of Psychology" (NITOP, 2014), Castro was impressed with how throughout, discussions were vivid and innovative; talks were warm and interactive, handouts and other resources were diverse and abundant, with all materials very well adjusted to various…
Descriptors: Psychology, Teaching Methods, Teaching Skills, Technology Transfer
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Choplin, Hugues – American Journal of Distance Education, 2012
This article relies on twelve texts published in "Distances et Savoirs." It asserts three "figures of thought" crossing our scientific disciplines: the substance, the relation, and the movement. The confrontation of these figures and these texts suggests how much "Distances et Savoirs" invites to a pluralistic…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Distance Education, Educational Research, Educational Philosophy
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Robert, Aline; Rogalski, Janine – Educational Studies in Mathematics, 2005
The purpose of this paper is to contribute to the debate about how to tackle the issue of "the teacher in the teaching/learning process", and to propose a methodology for analysing the teacher's activity in the classroom, based on concepts used in the fields of the didactics of mathematics as well as in cognitive ergonomics. This…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Grade 10, Mathematics Teachers, Mathematics Activities
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Crawshaw, Robert; Harrison, Julia – Language and Intercultural Communication, 2007
This paper examines the sociopragmatic character of intercultural communication between English Language Assistants (ELAs) and their "mentors" in French primary and secondary schools. With reference to Levinson's notion of "activity type", it argues that judgements by mentors as to what constitutes "allowable…
Descriptors: Mentors, Intercultural Communication, Interpersonal Relationship, Cultural Differences
Ravenscroft, Lesley – Psychology Teaching Review, 2012
This paper presents some possibilities for applying the linguistic and psychological theories of two dialogists, Mikhail Bakhtin and Jacques Lacan, to the classroom. There is a short summary of how the two theories may interact with each other and then a discussion of their two opposing views of identity formation. Bakhtin was a Russian, coming…
Descriptors: Models, Educational Change, Psychology, Foreign Countries
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Lopez-Facal, Ramon; Jimenez-Aleixandre, Maria Pilar – Cultural Studies of Science Education, 2009
This comment on L. Simonneaux and J. Simonneaux paper focuses on the role of "identities" in dealing with socio-scientific issues. We argue that there are two types of identities (social representations) influencing the students' positions: On the one hand their social representations of the bears' and wolves' identities as belonging to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Critical Thinking, Evaluation, Identification
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Ringer, Fritz – Comparative Education, 2006
Since the classical authors of the nineteenth century, the explanation of macro-social phenomena has been considered as the essential epistemic achievement, hence the "raison d'etre," of comparative analysis in the social sciences. In practice, however, the claims of comparative social enquiry for providing convincing explanations are…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Intellectual History, Social Theories, Social Sciences
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Doughty, Howard A. – College Quarterly, 2005
The field of Postcolonial Studies is one of the academic fashions that has arisen in an attempt to amend or replace radical theories of social power since the alleged discrediting of Marxism. The Canadian case is more ambiguous. Postcolonialism, already an essentially contested concept, is especially conflicted where Canada is concerned. Canada…
Descriptors: Indigenous Populations, Foreign Countries, Minority Groups, Foreign Policy
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Doig, Brian – Assessment in Education: Principles, Policy and Practice, 2006
In this paper, I will argue that it is possible to use data from large-scale international and national mathematics assessment programmes, whose attention is on summative achievement, to provide formative information that informs teachers about the effects of their classroom practice. However, to have impact on, and be useful for, classroom…
Descriptors: Measurement, Mathematics Achievement, Formative Evaluation, Summative Evaluation
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Hall, Matthew Henry – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2012
In this cartoon essay, the author shares his experience from a travel to Paris to see the French higher education system. From his travel, he learned that in France, "degree" inflation may be an issue, but not grade inflation. On the flight home, the author reflects how French and American academics answer one question about the state of…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Grade Inflation, Foreign Countries, Cross Cultural Studies
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Glenn, Charles L. – Peabody Journal of Education, 2007
The provision, in most industrialized democracies, of public funding for schools that differ from the state system in religion or pedagogy has the effect of encouraging philosophical diversity and school-level decision making alongside a substantial degree of curriculum alignment and with various forms of government protection for the interests of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Academic Achievement, Educational Change, Educational Policy
Liaroutzos, Olivier; Sulzer, Emmanuel; Besucco, Nathalie; Lozier, Francoise – Training & Employment, 2002
The French worker certification system is focusing on efforts to design a scheme for the accreditation of work-based learning. If implemented, the scheme would be directed by a business-government-worker partnership, recognized and accepted by different occupations, and accessible to all employees regardless of the way their qualifications were…
Descriptors: Accrediting Agencies, Adult Education, Competence, Competency Based Education
Bendick, Marc, Jr. – 1983
Market-oriented industrial nations other than the United States have experienced rapid structural changes in their economies and reemployment problems among dislocated midcareer workers. The Swedish active labor market approach is a socialized one. This system has been criticized for excessive reliance on microeconomic labor market programs to…
Descriptors: Adult Vocational Education, Career Education, Developed Nations, Employment Programs
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