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Ogunyemi, Biodun – Current Issues in Comparative Education, 2005
This paper examines sustainable development within the context of issues arising from the UN's declaration of a Decade of Education for Sustainable Development (ESD), 2005-2014. Africa's mode of response to the ESD challenge could be gleaned from the New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD). Nigeria already has a National Conservation…
Descriptors: Conservation Education, Foreign Countries, Sustainable Development, Environmental Education
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Yoshizumi, Miki; Miyaguchi, Takaaki – Current Issues in Comparative Education, 2005
Various approaches have been advocated and practiced to address sustainable development. Among these, education has been recognized as one of the key measures to achieving sustainability. In Nishinomiya, Japan, education for sustainable development (ESD) has been established through the Learning and Ecological Activities Foundation for Children…
Descriptors: Nonprofit Organizations, Foreign Countries, Sustainable Development, Environmental Education
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Jenkins, Kathryn A.; Jenkins, Bertram A. – Current Issues in Comparative Education, 2005
In this paper, we discuss the challenges for Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) with respect to achieving an appropriate balance between the three pillars of sustainable development--economy, society and the environment. In order to do this, we focus on specific concerns confronting a number of developing countries in the Pacific where…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Developing Nations, Sustainable Development, Environmental Education
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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
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Sperandio, Jill – Current Issues in Comparative Education, 2005
Social entrepreneurship, with its focus on innovative leadership, mirrors current interest in leadership for change in the field of education. In countries where national governments lack the resources to meet the educational needs of their populations, social entrepreneurs can develop innovative ways of providing access to education, and…
Descriptors: Educational Needs, Foreign Countries, Access to Education, Entrepreneurship
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Su, Celina; Muenning, Peter – Current Issues in Comparative Education, 2005
This paper examines social entrepreneurship in a Burmese refugee community as it strives to provide primary education to its children. Despite facing discrimination and fearing Thai authorities, our project leaders exemplified social entrepreneurship, most notably building social capital and agency within the refugee community, and surprisingly…
Descriptors: Primary Education, Foreign Countries, Access to Education, Entrepreneurship
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Humphries, Maria; Grant, Suzanne – Current Issues in Comparative Education, 2005
An implicit normalization of the capitalist market model--in both the facilitation of human endeavors and our relationship to the earth--is clearly evident in the work of J. Gregory Dees, as it is in much organizational theory and education. To better understand the effects of this market mentality, a more critical approach to Social…
Descriptors: Figurative Language, Free Enterprise System, Social Systems, Entrepreneurship
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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
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Dyrness, Andrea – Current Issues in Comparative Education, 2001
A Guatemalan program teaches Indigenous working children where they work--in the streets. The teachers, who are also Mayan, accommodate student needs and involve parents. This program of popular education empowers poor children and adults to participate in public life and lead the way in the creation of a democracy. (Contains 20 references.) (TD)
Descriptors: Access to Education, American Indian Education, Child Labor, Community Education
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Adely, Fida – Current Issues in Comparative Education, 2004
Since the 1970s, participatory development has become part and parcel of most practitioner-oriented development studies programs. This reflects a shift in the field of development that has been going on for the past few decades. "Participatory Rural Appraisal" (PRA) is one approach to participatory development that has received much…
Descriptors: Community Involvement, Developmental Studies Programs, Participative Decision Making, Performance Factors
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Burde, Dana – Current Issues in Comparative Education, 2004
The purpose of this article is to explore the effects of community participation in school governance, as an element of development and humanitarian assistance programs, on social capital and civil society building. The first section describes different types of participation in education, its institutional forms, and the paradigms that support…
Descriptors: Educational Development, Democracy, Community Involvement, Governance
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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
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Lewis, Suzanne Grant; Naidoo, Jordan – Current Issues in Comparative Education, 2004
This article analyzes South Africa's efforts to promote broader participation in educational decision-making through local school governance structures in which parents serve as majority members. We utilize the "theory of action" framework to understand both government policy and school-level actors' meanings of two dimensions of…
Descriptors: Governance, Educational Change, Foreign Countries, Principals
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Makuwira, Jonathan – Current Issues in Comparative Education, 2004
This article critically examines the extent to which one emerging NGO facilitates the participation of its beneficiaries and other stakeholders in the decision-making processes at the identification, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of basic education programmes in Malawi. The author argues that despite the comparative advantage of this…
Descriptors: Nongovernmental Organizations, Foreign Countries, Program Implementation, Participative Decision Making
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