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Lehrl, Simone; Kluczniok, Katharina; Rossbach, Hans-Guenther; Anders, Yvonne – Global Education Review, 2017
The present study examines how attending the German model project "Kindergarten of the Future in Bavaria" (KiDZ), which provided 138 children (aged 3 to 6) with traditional preschool stimulation combined with cognitive and domain-specific stimulation, is associated with children's competencies in mathematics over time to age 12 compared…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preschool Education, Mathematics Skills, Mathematics Instruction
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Moland, Naomi A. – Global Education Review, 2017
This article examines how international organizations promote play-based pedagogical approaches in early childhood settings around the world, and how local educators respond. As a case study, I investigated Sesame Workshop's efforts to introduce play-based approaches in Nigerian classrooms. In addition to producing a Nigerian version of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods, Play, Early Childhood Education
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Repko-Erwin, Melia E. – Global Education Review, 2017
Since the passage of "No Child Left Behind" (NCLB) in 2001, public schools in the United States have witnessed an influx of reforms intended to elevate students' academic standing in a global economy. The unprecedented federal involvement in education resulting from the passage of NCLB has propelled a nationwide movement to standardize…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Public Schools, Literature Reviews, Academic Standards
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Ringsmose, Charlotte – Global Education Review, 2017
The international comparison and competitive focus on (academic) performance, together with the growing awareness that early years impact children's learning and development in education as well as over a lifetime, has resulted in heightened political interest in the learning of the youngest children. Politicians take action to achieve what they…
Descriptors: Global Education, Educational Change, Early Childhood Education, Foreign Countries
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Bae, Shil – Global Education Review, 2017
This paper takes a post-structural approach, examining what and how issues are framed in the parenting policy, "Incredible Years," through Foucault's (1977, 1980, 1991, 2003, 2004) notion of "governmentality and discursive normalisation." By unpacking discourses of parenting produced by Incredible Years as an accepted parenting…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, Parenting Styles, Discourse Analysis
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Faas, Stefan; Wu, Shu-chen; Geiger, Steffen – Global Education Review, 2017
In order to reflect international reform movements in a system- and culture-comparative perspective, the following article investigates the early childhood education systems in Germany and in Hong Kong, with reference to the respective social and educational roots, pedagogical development lines, and basic educational approaches. In addition,…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Play, Child Development, Early Childhood Education
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Bialik, Gadi; Shefi, Noa – Global Education Review, 2017
Since the 1970s, Israel's educational policy has been undergoing a change generated by the neo-liberal agenda. In this light, it is not surprising that since the 1990s, Israel's education system has adopted the main characteristics of the Global Education Reform Movement (GERM). In light of this, the current research will focus on a newly born…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Policy Analysis, Preschool Education, Foreign Countries
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Laitsch, Dan – Global Education Review, 2016
In 1955, Milton Friedman authored a foundational paper proposing a shift in funding and governance mechanisms for public K-12 schools, suggesting that parents be awarded tuition vouchers that they could use to pay for private sector education services for their children, rather than relying on government provided neighborhood schools. Friedman…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Educational Vouchers, Neoliberalism, Free Enterprise System
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Fife, Brian L. – Global Education Review, 2016
The common school philosophy of the nineteenth century in the United States is revisited from a contemporary perspective. Is the basic ethos of the philosophy of Horace Mann and others still relevant today? This question is examined and applied to the conservative advocacy of free markets, individual freedom, and school choice in order to assess…
Descriptors: School Choice, Educational Philosophy, Educational History, Advocacy
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Ndimande, Bekisizwe S. – Global Education Review, 2016
This paper examines the consequences of the new policies of school choice in post-apartheid South Africa and the reasons they have largely failed to achieve greater educational equality--their stated purpose. I argue that the dominant reason for this lies in the continuing inadequate resources of many poor schools and the failure to address them.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, School Choice, Equal Education, Educational Policy
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Gawlik, Marytza A. – Global Education Review, 2016
More than 20 years into the implementation of public charter schools, the U.S. experience can inform policymakers and others about how to achieve the best possible results through charter school policies. This paper describes the history and current state of the charter school movement, presents a conceptual model of the charter school system, and…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Educational Policy, Educational Research, Outcomes of Education
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Umpstead, Regina; Jankens, Benjamin; Ortega Gil, Pablo; Weiss, Linda; Umpstead, Bruce – Global Education Review, 2016
This article explores issues of school choice in Spain and the United States by examining the roles and functions of "centros concertados," publicly funded private schools in Spain, and public charter schools in the United States, to provide key insights into the similarities and differences between them. After making a national…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, School Choice, Comparative Education, Private Schools
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Bosetti, Lynn; Butterfield, Phil – Global Education Review, 2016
In this paper we examine the public charter school movement in the Province of Alberta, Canada over the past 20 years to determine how charter school policy and regulations have limited and controlled the impact of charter schools on public education. Specifically we focus on the extent to which charter schools in Alberta fulfilled the aims and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Charter Schools, Politics of Education, Educational Change
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Meyer, Lois M. – Global Education Review, 2016
In an era when U.S. and Mexican teachers are valued more for their academic achievements than their community-based knowledge and local/ethnic identity (e.g. Teach for America, or its off-shoot, Teach for Mexico), this study provides initial results of a one-year (2011-2012) intensive professional development experience (called a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Faculty Development, Indigenous Populations, Portfolios (Background Materials)
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Vitali, Frances – Global Education Review, 2016
Undergraduate teacher education program students have the opportunity to work with diverse student populations in a local school district in the Four Corners Area in the Northwest part of New Mexico. The family oral history practicum is a way to connect theory and practice while recognizing the issue that language is not a neutral landscape. What…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Teacher Education, Oral History, Practicums
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