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Campbell, Anne C. – Current Issues in Comparative Education, 2016
Many students from low- and middle-income countries seek scholarship support to pursue higher education overseas. Often scholarship programs mandate that recipients "give back" to their home countries following their studies so scholars "apply" their experiences to aid their countries of origin. In this comparative qualitative…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Foreign Students, Scholarship, College Graduates
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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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Mochizuki, Yoko – Current Issues in Comparative Education, 2016
In 2015, the United Nations (UN) General Assembly adopted a resolution titled "Transforming our world: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development" and a set of 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The notion of "transformative education" is being mainstreamed in the work of UNESCO within the new framework of the SDGs,…
Descriptors: Sustainable Development, Transformative Learning, Social Change, International Organizations
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Wilinski, Bethany; Nguyen, Cuong Huy; Landgraf, Jessica M. – Current Issues in Comparative Education, 2016
Global attention to early childhood education (ECE) has led to an increased focus on ECE teacher training as a critical component of providing young children with access to high-quality ECE programs. In this paper, we ask how Tanzanian stakeholders at different levels of implementation experienced and responded to efforts to build capacity in…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Teacher Education, Preschool Teachers, Longitudinal Studies
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Ipe, Rebecca – Current Issues in Comparative Education, 2016
This qualitative study used participatory visual research in order to develop an understanding of the educational experiences of urban poor adolescent girls in Kolkata and to elicit their capabilities. The sample comprised urban poor girls who were undergoing formal education at a religious, philanthropic primary school in Kolkata. Findings from…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Qualitative Research, Females, Participatory Research
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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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Unlu, Ali; Schurig, Michael – Current Issues in Comparative Education, 2015
Recently, performance profiles in reading, mathematics and science were created using the data collectively available in the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) and the Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS) 2011. In addition, a classification of children to the end of their primary school years was…
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Elementary Secondary Education, Mathematics Tests, Foreign Countries
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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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Froman, Nica – Current Issues in Comparative Education, 2015
In 2003, the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP)--a program implemented in thousands of schools globally--introduced a human rights course (Makivirta, 2003). This curriculum is the first of its kind to hold potential widespread influence on human rights education in the formal education sector. In this study, I analyze the…
Descriptors: Civil Rights, Teaching Methods, Advocacy, Advanced Placement Programs
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Cortina, Regina; Makar, Carmina; Mount-Cors, Mary Faith – Current Issues in Comparative Education, 2015
As a social movement, dual language challenges and co-exists alongside traditional English-only classrooms in the US. Using Manuel Pastor's social movements framework, we demonstrate how dual language provides teaching methods and languages of instruction that allow varying student populations to excel in learning the official curriculum. In this…
Descriptors: Social Change, Hispanic American Students, Bilingual Education Programs, School Districts
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Storm, Elliot – Current Issues in Comparative Education, 2015
This paper explores two episodes of contention in the ongoing conflict between the Venezuelan government and the country's autonomous universities. In August 2009, Venezuela's National Assembly approved and implemented the controversial Organic Education Law. Sixteen months later, the Assembly approved the similarly polarizing Law of University…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Change, Conflict, Higher Education
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Shepherd, Alison Victoria – Current Issues in Comparative Education, 2015
This paper considers education in the Mexican state of Oaxaca and the effects that an active teachers' union has had upon not only the education of the primary and secondary schools that the teachers represent, but also on higher educational policy in the state. The difference between rhetoric and reality is explored in terms of the union as a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Development, Barriers, Educational Policy
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Post, David – Current Issues in Comparative Education, 2015
In 2015 Education for All (EFA), concludes its 25-year cycle, and the Global Monitoring Report (GMR) publishes its final assessment of triumph and defeat in reaching the six EFA goals. Before the United Nations adopts new Sustainable Development Goals, it is essential to consider the underlying theories of monitoring. This essay addresses two…
Descriptors: Progress Monitoring, Educational Objectives, Sustainable Development, Goal Orientation
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Tobin, Joseph – Current Issues in Comparative Education, 2014
Most qualitative studies in international education take place in a single site in a single nation. When studies are of more than one country, they most often use more quantitative than qualitative approaches. Beatrice and John Whiting conducted the most systematic of comparative cross-cultural studies of child rearing in their "Six…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Ethnography, Video Technology, International Education
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Verger, Antoni – Current Issues in Comparative Education, 2014
Globalization is profoundly altering the education policy landscape. It introduces new problems in education agendas, compresses time and space in policy processes, and revitalizes the role of a range of supra-national players in educational reform. This deterritorialization of the education policy process has important theoretical and…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Policy Formation, Global Approach, Role
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