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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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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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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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Kapoor, Ilan – Current Issues in Comparative Education, 2004
I reflect on the preceding five contributions in this issue by focusing on the power dimensions of participation. I emphasize how power underlies and frames not only the activities and management of participatory development, but also our own personal/institutional involvement as development researchers and workers. I end with some thoughts on…
Descriptors: Community Involvement, Power Structure, Empowerment, Group Dynamics
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Douglass, Susan L.; Shaikh, Munir A. – Current Issues in Comparative Education, 2004
This article explores use of several terms that signify Islam, and provides guidelines to clarify their use in internal and external discourses. Building on this foundation, the article delineates a typology of Islamic education and their associated institutions. This enhances understanding of important conceptual differences that hinge upon…
Descriptors: Muslims, Islamic Culture, Islam, Teaching Methods
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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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Ahmad, Iftikhar – Current Issues in Comparative Education, 2004
Since the 1980s the mission of the national citizenship education curriculum in Pakistan has been the Islamization of society. The government curriculum guidelines require textbooks to emphasize Islam as the national ideology of the state of Pakistan. Recognizing the deleterious effect of an exclusivist curriculum on the civic unity of the nation,…
Descriptors: National Curriculum, Textbook Content, Religious Cultural Groups, Civics
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Pryor, Caroline R.; Eslami-Rasekh, Zohreh – Current Issues in Comparative Education, 2004
This study investigated philosophical approaches to teaching held by pre-service teachers in Iran and the US. The study's participants were 30 pre-service teachers from Iran, a predominantly Muslim country, and 30 American pre-service teachers. Data were collected using the 105-item Philosophy of Education Scale (POES, Author A, 2003) composed of…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Foreign Countries, Values, Teaching Methods
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Panjwani, Farid – Current Issues in Comparative Education, 2004
The paper assesses the dominant discourse on Islam and education that argues for an education derived from an exclusively "Islamic" vision. In addition to exploring the historical roots of this discourse, the paper analyses it with respect to its (i) arguments for an Islamic vision of education, (ii) conception of Islam, and (iii)…
Descriptors: Muslims, Islamic Culture, Islam, Discourse Analysis
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