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Foley, William J., Jr. – Current Issues in Comparative Education, 2021
Human Rights Education exists as an implementing entity of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Scholars such as Andre Keet and others have criticized the dissemination of universal rights through education because it covets Western ideology over local ethical and epistemological constructs. Using Tibbitts' revised typologies of Human Rights…
Descriptors: Civil Rights, Educational Change, Critical Theory, Teaching Methods
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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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Woo, David James – Current Issues in Comparative Education, 2016
Education systems as units of analysis have been metaphorically likened to ecologies to model change. However, ecological models to date have been ineffective in modelling educational change that is multi-scale and occurs across multiple levels of an education system. Thus, this paper advances two innovative, ecological frameworks that improve on…
Descriptors: Holistic Approach, Models, Comparative Analysis, Educational Change
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Monreal, Timothy – Current Issues in Comparative Education, 2016
Henri Lefebvre (1991) wrote, "[representational] space is alive: it speaks" (p. 42). This article explores how we might "listen" to space in education by examining the role of space in one school's decision to adopt the International Baccalaureate's Middle Years Programme [IB MYP]. It builds upon recent scholarship that applies…
Descriptors: Advanced Placement Programs, Case Studies, Adoption (Ideas), Middle Schools
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Jayapragas, Prashant – Current Issues in Comparative Education, 2016
In this era of constant change, principals need to be able to handle high levels of complexity in its governance and policy implementation. Planning ahead is not sufficient; being able to interpret and plan the future into strategic responses is a huge focus in educational development today. The Leaders in Education Program (LEP) is a 6-month…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Leadership Training, Administrator Education, Assistant Principals
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Brehm, William C.; Silova, Iveta – Current Issues in Comparative Education, 2010
The logic behind international aid to development has typically centered on economics. Notwithstanding the variation in focus--from macroeconomic monetary and trade policies, to economic wealth programs aimed at creating jobs, to supply- and demand-side reforms--the central discourse on international aid has been dominated by a political…
Descriptors: Expertise, Economic Progress, Educational Change, Political Attitudes
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Ginsburg, Mark – Current Issues in Comparative Education, 2010
In the introduction to his article, "Aid, Development, and Education," Klees (2010) poses the question, has the "hundreds of billions of dollars in international aid... loaned to [or otherwise targeted to "assist"] developing countries through bilateral and multilateral mechanisms... helped?" He then posits the question to be "too complicated to…
Descriptors: Economic Progress, Poverty, Quality of Life, Ideology
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Kamat, Sangeeta – Current Issues in Comparative Education, 2010
Recent works that assess whether development has been well-served, or served at all, by international aid, are overwhelmingly pessimistic in their assessment and in favor of the market as the antidote to international aid (Klees, 2010). The author finds that Steve Klees' essay focuses on the neoliberal and liberal frameworks that represent the…
Descriptors: Politics of Education, Political Attitudes, Economic Development, Models
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Klees, Steven J. – Current Issues in Comparative Education, 2010
While there are areas of disagreement in the responses to this author's earlier article [Klees, "Aid, Development, and Education," "Current Issues in Comparative Education," v13(1) 7-28 2010], he finds that the disagreements are much less important than the commonalities. He tries to detail both in this reply, but he focuses on how he and his…
Descriptors: Debate, Models, Social Systems, Economic Development
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Shafiq, M. Najeeb – Current Issues in Comparative Education, 2010
This article first provides an economic framework for understanding how an economic crisis affects children's educational outcomes; this framework shows that there are both negative (harmful) effects and positive (beneficial) effects on educational outcomes. A review of the empirical evidence suggests that the negative effects are typically…
Descriptors: Educational Objectives, Outcomes of Education, Educational Attainment, Block Grants
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Mosselson, Jacqueline – Current Issues in Comparative Education, 2006
The ways in which refugees are assumed to adapt to United States society have serious consequences on their enjoyment and fulfillment in their schooling experiences. This is further compounded by the incorporation of refugees under a more general umbrella of "immigrant" studies. Here, excerpts are shared from an experiential study of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Refugees, Immigrants, Adolescents
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Kline, Rachel – Current Issues in Comparative Education, 2000
A Colombian model of rural elementary education has increased student achievement. Basic characteristics are active learning, structured yet flexible and multifaceted nature, extensive training and support for teachers, and opportunities for meaningful involvement of students, teachers, and community members. A Guatemalan reform based on the model…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Collegiality, Community Involvement, Comparative Education