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Tarc, Paul – Current Issues in Comparative Education, 2020
For better and worse, the COVID-19 crisis will necessarily advance a number of instrumental responses for online education under the global shutdown of face-to-face classrooms. COVID-19 has accelerated but did not begin the move to online education. This essay asks its readers to consider the online environment and the shutdown of face-to-face…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, Educational Change, Electronic Learning
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Brown, Kara D.; Shah, Payal P.; Stevick, E. Doyle – Current Issues in Comparative Education, 2020
Scholars and students of comparative education routinely, and often reflexively, categorize places with labels that have complex and problematic histories, connotations and associations. Both comparative education classrooms and scholarship will benefit from reflecting on the dynamics of labeling places. We seek to provide a framework for…
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Foreign Countries, Classification, Power Structure
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Badami, Hasnain R.; Fatima, Rubab – Current Issues in Comparative Education, 2020
This paper traces the implementation of a pedagogical framework in a low-cost private school in Karachi designed to put students' engagement with the world at the center of the learning process. The need for such a framework arose as a response to the realization that education system in Pakistan is lagging behind in preparing children of a…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Teaching Methods, Foreign Countries, Learner Engagement
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Kang, Seulgi – Current Issues in Comparative Education, 2020
The unification of South Korea and North Korea is a plausible idea yet it requires a comprehensive preparation in advance. As a method to achieve fiscal efficiency in public services, decentralization theory is consistently applied. However, the current literature and political reality argue that decentralization does not always hold its…
Descriptors: Administrative Organization, Educational Finance, Educational Administration, Foreign Countries
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Mount-Cors, MaryFaith; Gay, Jill; Diop, Rokhaya – Current Issues in Comparative Education, 2020
Two of the current United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) aim for quality education and gender equality, which are inextricably linked. Education efforts in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) have rarely addressed issues of gender equality as children start school, except to expand access for girls. The authors explore how…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Gender Bias, Socioeconomic Status, Females
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Jules, Tavis D. – Current Issues in Comparative Education, 2020
This article builds upon Robert Cowen's (1996) work on educational coding in transitological settings and post-spaces by deciphering the efficacy of political and economic compressions in Tunisia from the French protectorate period to the 2011 post-Jasmine revolution. First, I diachronically decrypt and elucidate the specific experiences and…
Descriptors: Educational History, Educational Change, Postcolonialism, Political Influences
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Gallagher, Matthew; Bauer, Carrie – Current Issues in Comparative Education, 2020
Higher education (HE) for refugees and displaced persons has often been considered a luxury. However, the humanitarian and educational sectors have recently committed to offering HE to this population. This is a welcome development, as research demonstrates that HE is intrinsically connected to development at the individual, community, and…
Descriptors: Refugees, Teaching Methods, Technological Literacy, Individual Development
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Zhang, Donghui; Luo, Yun – Current Issues in Comparative Education, 2019
This paper examines how Chinese urban schools respond to the unprecedentedly large number of rural migrant children under the emerging discourse of educational equity. Drawing upon longitudinal field research in two Beijing public schools, this study finds two contrasting school practices with regards to the migrant children, one emphasizing…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Urban Schools, Rural to Urban Migration, Equal Education
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Bruce, Elizabeth R. – Current Issues in Comparative Education, 2019
This analysis examines South Africa's "Policy and Strategic Framework on HIV and AIDS for Higher Education." According to the Foreword by the Minister of Higher Education and Training, it is addressed towards "all" at higher education institutions, including students, university management, and other role players, for…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS), School Policy
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Meyer, Joshua; Ewbank, Ann Dutton; Ellsworth, Ann – Current Issues in Comparative Education, 2019
Study abroad is a popular enrichment of the U.S. postsecondary academic experience with short-term programs providing a cost-effective opportunity to enhance student international travel experiences. In this review, we critically examine a U.S. program we led to Finland with the goal of identifying the pedagogical features from that program that…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Foreign Countries
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Law, Lisa; Hafiz, Muhammad; Kwong, Theresa; Wong, Eva – Current Issues in Comparative Education, 2019
With advances in telecommunication technologies, many institutions are deploying various online learning platforms for curriculum designers to create opportunities for international contact and intercultural exchange for their students with less physical and time constraints. Thus, students' learning contents can be enriched with the integration…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Intercultural Communication, Cultural Awareness, Online Courses
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Monk, Jeremy – Current Issues in Comparative Education, 2019
Low-fee private schools (LFPS) have grown considerably in the developing world as public free primary education has been unable to cater to the poorest children. Bridge International Academies (BIA), one of the largest chains of LFPS, has positioned itself as a solution to issues of access and quality of primary education. Using newspaper articles…
Descriptors: Private Schools, Cross Cultural Studies, Foreign Countries, Educational Quality
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Milovanovitch, Mihaylo – Current Issues in Comparative Education, 2019
In this article we present results from research on how education environments may influence the propensity of education participants to engage in corrupt practices. We approached this task with the help of a conceptual framework that draws on rational choice and routine activity theory, and on economic models of human behaviour. The framework…
Descriptors: Educational Improvement, Deception, Crime, Behavior Patterns
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Henderson, Kevin A. – Current Issues in Comparative Education, 2018
This introduction will explore the relevant literature on enactive processes, critical ontology, and faculty agency in relation to the digitization of education [1]. This section begins with a review of the enactive process, and its roots in Heideggerian philosophical perspective of reflexive self examination and continues with an analysis of the…
Descriptors: Technology Uses in Education, Constructivism (Learning), Critical Theory, Educational Theories
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Mendenhall, Mary; Skinner, Makala; Collas, Sophia; French, Sarah – Current Issues in Comparative Education, 2018
Governmental and non-governmental institutions alike have rallied around technology as a potential solution for addressing the dearth of quality educational opportunities and adequately trained teachers in many regions around the world (Burns, 2011; Carlson, 2013; Dahya, 2016). This is no less true in humanitarian and refugee contexts where…
Descriptors: Mentors, Telecommunications, Handheld Devices, Refugees
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