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Brenda Wawire; Adrienne Barnes-Story; Elisheba Kiru; Sungkyum Kim – Current Issues in Comparative Education, 2023
Globally, the COVID-19 pandemic caused unprecedented disruptions in education. School closures quickly followed the onset of the pandemic to contain the spread of the virus, forcing millions of students out of their regular academic calendars. Countries put in place interventions aimed to reduce the deleterious effects of school closures and…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Foreign Countries, COVID-19, Pandemics
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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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Auletto, Amy; Kim, Taeyeon; Marias, Rachel – Current Issues in Comparative Education, 2017
Despite increasingly egalitarian attitudes toward women in the Middle East and North Africa, nations in this region continue to rank among the lowest in measures of gender equality. Using survey data, we examine the relationship between educational attainment and support for women. We find that increased educational attainment is predictive of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Gender Bias, Females, Social Bias
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Rouhani, Leva – Current Issues in Comparative Education, 2017
In recent years heightened attention has been directed towards the connections between schooling and local communities in sub-Saharan Africa. While community participation in school management has been emphasized as a strategy to promote sustainable development and improve quality education in sub-Saharan Africa, in practice this strategy has…
Descriptors: Community Involvement, Gender Differences, Case Studies, Trend Analysis
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Crossley, Michael; Sprague, Terra – Current Issues in Comparative Education, 2012
Drawing upon recent work for the Commonwealth Secretariat and our ongoing comparative research, this article focuses upon the nature, impact and implications of contemporary development challenges for education in small states. It is argued that the post-Jomtien era has been dominated by international goals and targets that have focussed…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Educational Finance, Educational Research, Access to Education
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Klees, Steven J. – Current Issues in Comparative Education, 2010
The world faces pervasive poverty and inequality. Hundreds of billions of dollars in international aid have been given or loaned to developing countries though bilateral and multilateral mechanisms, at least, ostensibly, in order to do something about these problems. Has such aid helped? Debates around this question have been ongoing for decades,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Developing Nations, Poverty, Economically Disadvantaged
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Ingubu, Moses Shiasha – Current Issues in Comparative Education, 2010
This paper captures the impact of the Global Economic Crisis on educational programs serving minority groups in developing countries. It has been established that the most vulnerable groupings include nomadic and pastoralist communities, slum dwellers, children in war zones, and women. Various educational interventions such as mobile schooling,…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Government Role, Foreign Countries, Scholarships
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Clemons, Andrea; Vogt, Christina – Current Issues in Comparative Education, 2004
This article presents West and East African nonformal education projects as a platform from which to view the interrelationship of participation and transformation in the educational experiences of community, NGO, and state participants. In the context of neo-liberal pressures, carried by an international free-market movement in the 1980s, a wave…
Descriptors: Nonformal Education, Educational Change, Administrative Organization, Foreign Countries