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Liu, Jia; Chen, Yueling – Global Education Review, 2023
In Chinese philosophy, scholars have been discussing a long-standing and unresolved matter (Fan, 2019; Lupke, 2005; Wu, 2009), namely Ming[character omitted]. Ming, often translated as life, fate, or command, was initially understood as orders and arrangements from heaven (Fan, 2019). However, since the Kongzi (Confucius) period, the focus of…
Descriptors: Asian Culture, Philosophy, Personal Autonomy, Foreign Countries
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Ingersoll, Marcea; Sears, Alan; Hirschkorn, Mark; Kawtharani-Chami, Lamia; Landine, Jeff – Global Education Review, 2019
Within the research literature and in public discourse on higher education, attention has focused on the need for new graduates to develop 21st century skills for success in an increasingly globalized world. Calls for institutions of higher education to support student mobility abound, with intentions that some have categorized as neoliberal and…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, Teacher Education Programs, Preservice Teachers, Individual Development
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Layman, Eric. W. – Global Education Review, 2018
Will my children's creativity be hindered if I place them within the rigidity of an East Asian school? Conversely, could my children's math and science skills benefit from the high expectations of an East Asian curriculum and teacher? The purpose of this study is two-fold. Firstly, it aims to demonstrate that comparison between Eastern and Western…
Descriptors: Educational Background, High Stakes Tests, Standardized Tests, Achievement Tests
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Piper, Benjamin; Merseth, Katherine A.; Ngaruiya, Samuel – Global Education Review, 2018
Early childhood development and education (ECDE) is devolved in Kenya, which means that each of Kenya's 47 counties budgets for and implements ECDE independently. Kenya provides two years of preprimary education to children ages four and five. Given scarce resources, constructing facilities and hiring teachers are often principal considerations…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, Resource Allocation, Educational Finance
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Fu, Tian – Global Education Review, 2017
Today it is accepted that the development of gifted and talented children is important to enable a nation to compete successfully. In China, though the estimated number of gifted children reaches 20 million (Chu, 2012), gifted education has seldom received sufficient support. The objections to gifted education always suppress suggestions that…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Gifted, Correlation, Foreign Countries
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Xu, Shuqin; Law, Wing-Wah – Global Education Review, 2015
China has adopted an unbalanced policy for economic development to improve its domestic economy and international competitiveness for more than three decades. During this process, rural education has undergone a series of reforms. With reference to compulsory education, this article argues that rural education in China is a pragmatic instrument…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Rural Education, Urbanization, Migration Patterns