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Han, SoongHee – Asia Pacific Education Review, 2017
East Asia shows newly emerging experiments in lifelong learning that contrast with European experiences. The concepts and ideas share a similar platform, while the trajectories of institutionalization reveal great differences. It is because the idea of lifelong learning was coined by international agencies, like UNESCO, to share, it rather shows…
Descriptors: Lifelong Learning, Foreign Countries, Social Systems, Social Theories
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Turiel, Elliot; Banas, K. Amy – Eurasian Journal of Educational Research, 2020
The research presented in this essay is grounded in Social Domain Theory. Research provides substantial evidence that children's social development is characterized by the formation of distinctly different systems of thought, including those in the moral, social-conventional, and personal domains. A main focus here is on morality, defined as…
Descriptors: Moral Values, Social Values, Moral Development, Child Development
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Dintoe, Seitebaleng Susan – International Journal of Education and Development using Information and Communication Technology, 2019
The purpose of this study was to identify factors that influence adoption and diffusion of information and communication technology in developing countries through a thorough review of past and current literature, focusing on the case of University of Botswana. Despite the value in adoption and diffusion of technology innovation in the developing…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Technology Integration, Foreign Countries
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Tarasenko, Larissa V.; Ougolnitsky, Guennady A.; Usov, Anatoly B.; Vaskov, Maksim A.; Kirik, Vladimir A.; Astoyanz, Margarita S.; Angel, Olga Y. – International Journal of Environmental and Science Education, 2016
A dynamic game theoretic model of concordance of interests in the process of social partnership in the system of continuing professional education is proposed. Non-cooperative, cooperative, and hierarchical setups are examined. Analytical solution for a linear state version of the model is provided. Nash equilibrium algorithms (for non-cooperative…
Descriptors: Professional Continuing Education, Game Theory, Models, Partnerships in Education
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Braxton, John M. – Journal of Higher Education, 2010
In this article, I assert that the work of colleges and universities forms a social action system. I array the critical positions represented in this issue according to the four functional imperatives of social action systems: adaptation, goal attainment, integration, and pattern maintenance. I discuss the role of normative structures for these…
Descriptors: Social Action, Higher Education, Social Control, Socialization
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Oeberst, Aileen; Halatchliyski, Iassen; Kimmerle, Joachim; Cress, Ulrike – Journal of the Learning Sciences, 2014
We propose a systemic-constructivist perspective for analyzing knowledge construction. In contrast to theories that focus on individuals as actors, the systemic-constructivist approach emphasizes the relevance of social systems and regards the construction of knowledge as a self-referential process that takes place in social systems. We propose…
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Systems Approach, Social Systems, Case Studies
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Carr-Chellman, Ali; Kitchel, Allen; Freeman, Sydney – TechTrends: Linking Research and Practice to Improve Learning, 2020
Negentropy is a construct drawn from physics that can be conceptualized as the opposite of energy losses associated with normal organizational life. Over time, physical systems tend to "wind down" or entropy, eventually into disintegration. The application of negentropy to social systems, metaphorically, is the primary purpose of this…
Descriptors: Organizational Development, Systems Development, Organizational Change, Sustainability
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Duschl, Richard A. – Educational Psychologist, 2020
Knowledge building dynamics are central to scientific communities and involve dialog, debate, inquiry, and contested reasoning. Refining and developing knowledge is an oft missing dynamic in precollege educational programs. Practical reasoning and human decision making are essential epistemic and social dynamics in knowledge-building struggles and…
Descriptors: Decision Making, Social Systems, Scientific Research, Science Education
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Leppard, Lynden – Forum on Public Policy Online, 2018
This paper shares findings from case study research into how school principals respond to ethical dilemmas. Preliminary research instigated a criteriological inquiry into the nature of schools as systems and findings of that inquiry conclude that schools are complex adaptive social systems rather than the open complicated systems they are…
Descriptors: Principals, Ethics, Administrator Role, Responses
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Law, Ben M. F.; Shek, Daniel T. L.; Ma, Cecilia M. S. – Research on Social Work Practice, 2013
Social systems, particularly family, school, and peer, are especially critical in influencing adolescents to participate in volunteer service; however, no objective measures of this construct exist. Objectives: This study examined the psychometric properties of the Family, School, and Peer Influence on Volunteerism scale (FSPV) among Chinese…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Measures (Individuals), Validity, Foreign Countries
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Valeo, Angela; Underwood, Kathryn – International Journal of Special Education, 2015
This paper examines Special Education Tribunals, in Ontario, Canada through a Luhmannian theoretical lens. At total of 58 Special Education Tribunal summary hearings were analyzed using the constant comparative method through NVivo software. The results revealed that these Tribunals appear to favour the assessment testimony of teachers and other…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Special Education, Social Theories, State Legislation
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Arndt, Natasha; Naudé, Luzelle – Youth & Society, 2020
The aim of this study was to explore Black South African adolescents' sense of self as it emerges through their direct and indirect environments. Black African adolescents (N = 57; 52.63% male; 47.37% female) participated in eight focus groups, which were analyzed thematically. The emphasis fell on the interconnectedness and interdependency…
Descriptors: Blacks, Adolescents, Self Concept, Interpersonal Relationship
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Simoni, Zachary R.; Bauldry, Shawn – Youth & Society, 2020
Sociological research has demonstrated a link between moving during adolescence and depressive symptoms. In addition, research has documented an inverse association between social support and depressive symptoms. One of the consequences of moving during adolescence is the disruption of social support systems. This suggests that social support may…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Depression (Psychology), Correlation, Social Support Groups
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Howard, Sarah K.; Thompson, Kate – Education and Information Technologies, 2016
This paper introduces system dynamics modeling to understand, visualize and explore technology integration in schools, through the development of a theoretical model of technology-related change in teachers' practice. Technology integration is a dynamic social practice, within the social system of education. It is difficult, if not nearly…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, Technology Integration, Foreign Countries, Technology Uses in Education
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Rosendal, Tove – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2018
This paper presents results from an ethnographically informed study based on focus group discussions where rural Ngoni farmers in the southern highlands of Tanzania voice their ideas about their cultural heritage, with a special focus on attitudes towards Ngoni culture and cultural changes. With a model based on Ehala [2009. "Connecting the…
Descriptors: Language Maintenance, African Languages, Agricultural Occupations, Cultural Background
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