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Alexandra Schindel; Monica L. Miles; Kate Haq – Current Issues in Comparative Education, 2023
In this essay, we argue for racializing approaches to teaching climate change to better understand and address climate injustices. We draw upon the example of the Buffalo Blizzard of 2022 which caused a disproportionate number of deaths in the Black community. Extreme weather events such as the blizzard highlight the ways in which climate…
Descriptors: Climate, Environmental Education, Social Justice, Consciousness Raising
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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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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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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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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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Maita, Gianna – Current Issues in Comparative Education, 2015
Civic engagement of young people has evolved in Nicaragua as its political environment has changed. There is a marked difference between youth involvement in Nicaragua during the Sandinista Revolution from 1979 through the early 1980s, when it was a cultural norm for young people to serve in solidarity with the poor, and today, when universities…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Foreign Countries, Disadvantaged, Citizen Participation
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Ngo, Mai – Current Issues in Comparative Education, 2013
This paper discusses the role of institutions in the ethical engagement of Canadian youth volunteers abroad. In recent years, researchers and practitioners in the international field have questioned the ethics of volunteering as part of development, with scrutiny on who actually benefits from volunteering initiatives. Since the 1960s, over 65,000…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Volunteers, Ethics, Youth Programs
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Ritchie, Scott; An, Sohyun; Cone, Neporcha; Bullock, Patricia – Current Issues in Comparative Education, 2013
This article analyzes data from a qualitative practitioner-research case study in which four university faculty members attempted to disrupt the hegemonic domestication of candidates enrolled in an undergraduate teacher education program. During the semester prior to their student teaching, 16 candidates at a large public university in the…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Social Change, Social Justice, Undergraduate Students
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Pulido, Isaura B.; Miglietta, Anton; Cortez, Gabriel Alejandro; Stovall, David; Aviles de Bradley, Ann – Current Issues in Comparative Education, 2013
This article explores the work of the Grassroots Curriculum Taskforce (CGCT), a Chicago-based collaborative that engages in collective production of curricula that more adeptly capture the cultural, economic, and political realities of Chicago Public Schools' students. We first examine the collaborative processes CGCT undertook with parents,…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, Urban Schools, Public Schools, Curriculum Development
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Hickling-Hudson, Anne – Current Issues in Comparative Education, 2013
In this paper I describe and analyse the socio-educational significance of a theatre arts approach to learning for young adults in Jamaica, implemented by the Area Youth Foundation (AYF). Briefly outlining the genesis and development of the AYF, I provide snapshots of the experiences and destinations of some of its young participants. The paper…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Theater Arts, Case Studies, Access to Education
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Klees, Steven J. – Current Issues in Comparative Education, 2008
For more than a decade, there has been talk by politicians, academics, and others of a "third way," referring to means and principles of social organization other than the State and the market. Most of this discussion about a third way for development focuses on the roles that can be played by NGOs and other elements of civil society. In this…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Social Organizations, Educational Change, Nongovernmental Organizations
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Walker, Jeffrey P.; Serrano, Ana M. – Current Issues in Comparative Education, 2006
Throughout history the United States has been constantly confronted with the responsibility of integrating diverse groups of people into its society. This paper uses current and historical ideas about the complex nature of indigenous groups, globalization, and education as vehicles for promoting the adoption of cosmopolitanism, a paradigm that…
Descriptors: Indigenous Populations, Global Approach, Foreign Countries, Immigration
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Capozzi, Richard – Current Issues in Comparative Education, 2005
2005 marks the beginning of the UN Decade for Education for Sustainable Development (ESD), but awareness of this event is practically nonexistent in the New York City public high school where the author teaches English. A concerted effort to teach for--or even about--sustainability in mathematics, science, business and humanities classes is more…
Descriptors: School Culture, Sustainable Development, Humanities, High Schools
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Sharra, Steve – Current Issues in Comparative Education, 2005
This article argues that while social entrepreneurship shares concerns similar to those of social justice activism, the corporate and business ethos in the idea of entrepreneurship is not suited to the social concerns that teachers and other educators deal with in their everyday lives. The article points out characteristics of social…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Activism, Research Methodology, Social Change