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Lopez-Varela, Asuncion, Ed. – InTech, 2012
This is a unique and groundbreaking collection of questions and answers coming from higher education institutions on diverse fields and across a wide spectrum of countries and cultures. It creates routes for further innovation, collaboration amidst the Sciences (both Natural and Social) and the Humanities and the private and the public sectors of…
Descriptors: Social Sciences, Hermeneutics, Observation, European History
Schriewer, Jurgen, Ed. – Peter Lang Frankfurt, 2012
New theories and theory-based methodological approaches have found their way into Comparative Education--just as into Comparative Social Science more generally--in increasing number in the recent past. The essays of this volume express and critically discuss quite a range of these positions such as, inter alia, the theory of self-organizing social…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Sociology, Theories, Research Methodology
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Décuré, Nicole – Feminist Teacher: A Journal of the Practices, Theories, and Scholarship of Feminist Teaching, 2013
The surprise ending, a favorite feature of many short stories since the beginning of the genre, goes beyond the mere clever trick. It demonstrates, in a very efficient way, the depth of prejudice, the limits of our "horizon of expectations." Therefore, for teachers of English as a foreign language, among others, such material is a…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Literary Genres, Gender Issues, Sex Stereotypes
McFadden, Maggie – 1983
In an attempt to understand differences and commonalities in international feminism, a typology is presented and discussed. The study deals with feminist theory in the Federal Republic of Germany, France, Britain, the Netherlands, and the United States. The typology is based on the concept of difference. Two groups are used in the classification…
Descriptors: Classification, Cross Cultural Studies, Cultural Differences, Feminism
Burns, Ailsa; Scott, Cath – 1994
Noting that the preceding two decades have seen a dramatic growth in the proportion of families that are headed by women, this book explores the causes and implications of this development. The book bring together information on the past and present prevalence of mother-headed families in different countries. It then considers the various…
Descriptors: Child Custody, Child Welfare, Comparative Analysis, Demography
Swindells, Julia, Ed. – 1995
This collection explores the range of uses of autobiography from the 19th century to the present and from Africa, the United States, Middle East, France, New Zealand, and Britain. The chapters draw on a number of approaches, including historical and literary methods. They are frequently about the retrieval and reclamation of previously hidden or…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Learning, Adult Literacy, Adult Students