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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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Baldacchino, Godfrey – Current Issues in Comparative Education, 2012
The analytic category of "small states" remains problematic in the 21st century. Its legitimacy as a rigorous conceptual category continues to be debated; even as small states assume a strident visibility on the world stage because of climate change negotiations. This paper reviews the scepticism that hovers around the small state concept, and…
Descriptors: Climate, Constructivism (Learning), Tests, Education
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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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Straubhaar, Rolf – Current Issues in Comparative Education, 2012
Though the existing literature on the "favelas" (or shantytowns) of Brazil thoroughly documents the chaotic and violent nature of life within them, few connections have been made between the literature on "favelas", fragility and small states, particularly with regard to the fragile state of educational institutions in…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Foreign Countries, Classification, Slums
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Keskitalo, Pigga; Uusiautti, Satu; Maatta, Kaarina – Current Issues in Comparative Education, 2012
This article discusses smallness from the point of view of the Sami, an indigenous people of the Arctic, and describes today's Sami education in Finland, the factors that have affected its formation and the challenges in strengthening it. The purpose of the article is to provide ideas to develop Sami education and encourage discovering methods…
Descriptors: Indigenous Populations, Foreign Countries, Minority Groups, Educational Development
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De Lisle, Jerome – Current Issues in Comparative Education, 2012
This paper analyzes drivers and impediments to secondary school reform in Trinidad and Tobago during the period from 1999 to 2009. International assessment data suggested limited progress on improving system quality and equity. Several policy levers and barriers have been defined in current system reform theory. However, explanations for the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Change, Data Analysis, School Restructuring
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Edwards, D. Brent, Jr. – Current Issues in Comparative Education, 2012
This article analyses the institutional power of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) in the process of education policy formation in El Salvador during 2003-2005. The results show how bi- and multi-lateral institutions are able to leverage financial and intellectual capital to guide the policymaking process and sway…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Policy Formation, Foreign Countries, Power Structure
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Welsh, Richard O. – Current Issues in Comparative Education, 2012
Between 1960 and 2010, Singapore's real gross domestic product (GDP) per capita skyrocketed from $4,383 to $55,862, while Jamaica's barely increased from $6,417 to $8,539. It is plausible that differing rates of GDP growth are associated with differences in the development of education systems but causally the linkage is not well understood. Using…
Descriptors: Developing Nations, Foreign Countries, Comparative Education, Global Approach
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Kushnarenko, Valentyna; Cojocari, Ludmila – Current Issues in Comparative Education, 2012
Internationalization of higher education has become a priority for many universities in post-Soviet small states. Focusing on international communication networks, student mobility, or international curriculum development, universities invest human and financial resources to prepare graduates to meet global challenges. Globalization and…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Curriculum Development, Foreign Countries, Educational Change
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Schuelka, Matthew J. – Current Issues in Comparative Education, 2012
Bhutan is a "small state" according to the World Bank, and therefore categorized as fragile and vulnerable to local and global challenges. However, since the 1960s, when the country first engaged in "modernization" development and global politics, Bhutan has been anything but fragile and helpless. The Royal Government's focus…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Inclusion, Cultural Background, Sustainable Development
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Burton, Lindsay J. – Current Issues in Comparative Education, 2012
The Solomon Islands, a small developing nation in the South Pacific, demonstrates an emerging community-based kindergarten model with the potential to promote context and culture relevant early learning and development, despite deeply embedded foundations in colonial legacies. Based on the Kahua region of Makira-Ulawa Province, this collaborative,…
Descriptors: Young Children, Kindergarten, Developing Nations, Foreign Countries
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Wagner, Daniel A.; Babson, Andrew; Murphy, Katie M. – Current Issues in Comparative Education, 2011
Timely and credible data on student learning has become a global issue in the ongoing effort to improve educational outcomes. With the potential to serve as a powerful diagnostic tool to gauge the overall health and well-being of an educational system, educational assessments have received increasing attention among specialists and the media.…
Descriptors: Low Income, Educational Objectives, Outcomes of Education, Educational Change
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Ross, Heidi; Cen, Yuhao; Zhou, Zejun – Current Issues in Comparative Education, 2011
China's heated education policy climate in 2010 indicated an increasing national concern for improving educational quality and educational quality assessment. Despite glowing portraits of Chinese education painted by international observers, the Chinese public has expressed consistent dissatisfaction with educational quality. The inter-related…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Research Projects, Educational Quality, Educational Practices
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Limlingan, Maria Cristina – Current Issues in Comparative Education, 2011
Two of the main obstacles for drawing educational comparisons consist in determining what are considered "high quality" initiatives, and finding a common tool that can adapt to differences in both structure and content, as well as to the cultural and demographic characteristics of the population it wishes to serve. This paper focuses on…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Young Children, Rating Scales, Foreign Countries
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