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Sabharwal, Nidhi Sadana – International Education Journal: Comparative Perspectives, 2020
The chairman of the drafting committee of the modern Indian Constitution, Dr Bhim Rao Ambedkar, emphasized that education cultivates democracy in society, strengthens the roots of democracy, and brings about social transformation. The social transformation includes a way of life that will promote liberty, equality, and fraternity, which are Dr…
Descriptors: Democracy, Social Change, Higher Education, Democratic Values
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Ghosh, Ratna – International Education Journal: Comparative Perspectives, 2020
The concept of Southern Theory is a response to Northern sociological theory, which is considered to be incomplete because it does not consider global dynamics, which would include the life-experiences of people of the South and the impact of socio-cultural changes brought about by colonialism and globalization. Raewyn Connell introduced the term…
Descriptors: Indians, Foreign Policy, Developing Nations, Global Approach
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Bandyopadhyay, Kaustuv Kanti; Nagpal, Sukrit – International Education Journal: Comparative Perspectives, 2020
The paper focusses on three aspects of our work with the urban poor: utilization of participatory research methodologies to elicit local knowledge in forms that do not require traditional education; building capacities to create active organized citizenry through catalysing Settlement Improvement Committees, which are representative bodies…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Urban Population, Economically Disadvantaged, Participatory Research
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Dasgupta, Sanjukta – International Education Journal: Comparative Perspectives, 2020
Rabindranath Tagore (1861--1941) is primarily known worldwide as the first Asian poet to receive the Nobel Prize in literature, in 1913. He lived and died in colonial India as a British subject. However, any engagement with studies of Tagore would reveal that, despite his outstanding achievements in creative writing and music, he deserves to be…
Descriptors: Poets, Foreign Policy, Foreign Countries, Institutional Mission
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Jones, Sosanya M. – International Education Journal: Comparative Perspectives, 2020
This article focuses on the perceptions of institutional practices and practices to nurture greater cross-cultural learning and inclusion by highlighting findings from an in-depth qualitative case study conducted at a prominent Canadian research university with a stellar reputation for recruiting and providing an inclusive environment for…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Educational Policy, International Education, Student Attitudes
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Shafina, Aishath – International Education Journal: Comparative Perspectives, 2020
This paper sheds light on the higher education system of the Maldives from the perspective of gender equality between men and women. The findings presented in the paper are based on the results of a survey conducted among students enrolled in higher education institutions and on desk-research of relevant policy documents. The study explores the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Gender Differences, Course Selection (Students), Intellectual Disciplines
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Averill, Robin; Glasgow, Ali; Rimoni, Fuapepe – International Education Journal: Comparative Perspectives, 2020
Case studies exploring how educational policies can help teachers serve learners disadvantaged through cultural marginalization are urgently needed to inform education systems internationally. The study reported here explored perceptions of Pacific cultural values at the heart of education policy in New Zealand that were intended to improve…
Descriptors: Pacific Islanders, Indigenous Knowledge, Cultural Influences, Values
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Porter, Richard; Porter, Noriko – International Education Journal: Comparative Perspectives, 2020
This paper examines the factors that impact Japanese students' decisions to study abroad from the perspectives of Japanese study abroad administrators. In-depth interviews of five study abroad administrators at Japanese universities were qualitatively analysed. Bronfenbrenner's Ecological Systems Theory was used to identify various immediate and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Study Abroad, Decision Making
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Ho, Wai-Chung – International Education Journal: Comparative Perspectives, 2020
This article examines how politics has shaped Hong Kong's education system and the curriculum 23 years after the British handover of Hong Kong to China. Particularly, through the concept of nationalism, the article examines how the education system is being shaped. The article is intended to provide international readers with a perspective of the…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Social Change, Curriculum Development, Nationalism
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Sanga, Kabini; Johansson Fua, Seu'ula; Nabobo-Baba, Unaisi; Reynolds, Martyn – International Education Journal: Comparative Perspectives, 2020
It is a rare event when senior scholars and actors in a field come together; more so when that takes place in the company of new and emerging scholars. Even rarer are such occasions in the Oceania region, where distance can mediate against key players coming together in time and space. When the stars align, the opportunity must be seized. This…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Conferences (Gatherings), Speeches, Geographic Regions
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Goulart, Débora C.; Cássio, Fernando L.; Ximenes, Salomão B. – International Education Journal: Comparative Perspectives, 2019
The uprising of secondary school students in the state of São Paulo (Brazil) is related to a type of collective action that, although recent, finds support in other anti-neoliberal and anti-capitalist movements, with forms of action and organizational dynamic. For a long time, no social movement had expressed such power of mobilization, rupture…
Descriptors: Public Education, Educational Strategies, Correlation, Social Action
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Laing, Karen; Mazzoli Smith, Laura; Todd, Liz – International Education Journal: Comparative Perspectives, 2019
This paper makes the case for fairness as a driver towards the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal of equitable quality education. We outline a dialogic fairness framework attending to the principles of relational justice in both the service of reducing educational inequalities and improving democratic qualities. The prominence of…
Descriptors: Justice, Equal Education, Sustainability, Guidelines
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Hardy, Ian; Reyes, Vincente; Hamid, M. Obaidul – International Education Journal: Comparative Perspectives, 2019
This paper critiques recent practices in schooling, particularly efforts to enhance student learning outcomes for more performative purposes. Such practices have become increasingly prevalent as part of a broader trend towards results-oriented accountability practices, with concomitant pressures upon teachers and students to achieve particular…
Descriptors: Accountability, Outcomes of Education, Academic Achievement, Educational Improvement
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Udas, Ken; Stagg, Adrian – International Education Journal: Comparative Perspectives, 2019
The function of the university in serving the state is the reproduction and legitimization of state functions and behaviours. Theorized in this manner, the university is observed as an internal auxiliary agent of the state that is made subordinate to dominant class interests and not as an independent agent able to critically and selectively…
Descriptors: Universities, College Role, Ideology, Politics of Education
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Djone, Robertus Raga; Suryani, Anne – International Education Journal: Comparative Perspectives, 2019
Since Indonesia's transition to democracy in 1998, wealth inequality has increased significantly with a dramatic rise in the wealth of the rich and stagnating income growth among poorer citizens. Similar to many developing countries, the issue of child workers in Indonesia is a critical problem. The "2015 National Labour Force Survey"…
Descriptors: Child Labor, Inclusion, Labor Force, Social Change
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