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Sutherland, Margaret B. – International Review of Education/Internationale Zeitschrift fuer Erziehungswissenschaft/Revue Internationale de l'Education, 1999
Describes the lack of educational success experienced by boys in some countries and girls in other countries, and lists possible reasons for these inequalities. Presents certain contributory factors: employment prospects related to levels of education; composition and attitudes of the teaching staff; attitudes of parents and society; and attitudes…
Descriptors: Academic Failure, Educational Status Comparison, Employment Opportunities, Learning Disabilities
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de Alba, Alicia – International Review of Education/Internationale Zeitschrift fuer Erziehungswissenschaft/Revue Internationale de l'Education, 1999
Argues that the link between educational curricula and society as a whole has become critically uncertain, largely due to a number of factors related to the post-modern view of the world. Contends that this situation calls for a fundamental re-thinking of the link between curriculum and society, based on a more flexible and pluralistic approach.…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Curriculum Evaluation, Educational Practices, Outcomes of Education
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Preston, Rosemary – International Review of Education/Internationale Zeitschrift fuer Erziehungswissenschaft/Revue Internationale de l'Education, 1999
Argues that contemporary interest in lifelong learning can be seen as a mechanism of social control. Compares strategies for the promotion of lifelong learning designed for those in "included social categories" with the policies designed for those in marginal and excluded positions. Concludes by citing positive learner experience in each case.…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Comparative Analysis, Consumer Protection, Educational Demand
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Albarea, Roberto – International Review of Education/Internationale Zeitschrift fuer Erziehungswissenschaft/Revue Internationale de l'Education, 1997
Presents some of the elements which have been typical of music in different contexts and cultures, and describes an approach to musical phenomena that relates them to the intercultural and interdisciplinary dimension of lifelong education. Asserts that music in all its forms can help to form a dynamic, pluralist identity in the European context.…
Descriptors: Curriculum Design, Enrichment Activities, Intercultural Programs, Interdisciplinary Approach
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Aloni, Nimrod – International Review of Education/Internationale Zeitschrift fuer Erziehungswissenschaft/Revue Internationale de l'Education, 1997
Aims to integrate and expand upon three distinct discourses on humanistic and liberal education. Argues that humanistic education can be classified into four forms--classical, romantic, existentialist, and radical--and that they should be viewed as complementing rather than negating each other. Offers an integrative model of humanistic and liberal…
Descriptors: Curriculum, Curriculum Design, Educational Change, Educational Philosophy
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Scheunpflug, Annette – International Review of Education/Internationale Zeitschrift fuer Erziehungswissenschaft/Revue Internationale de l'Education, 1997
Examines the educational potential of cross-cultural travel to overcome xenophobia, stating that international encounters must not be a replacement for dealing with the conditions that create societal prejudice. Asserts that a precondition for change in a person's perception of foreign peoples and cultures lies in the alteration of that person's…
Descriptors: Behavior Development, Cross Cultural Training, Cultural Differences, Cultural Education
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Maratos, John – International Review of Education/Internationale Zeitschrift fuer Erziehungswissenschaft/Revue Internationale de l'Education, 1997
Criticizes the use of the term "education for all" that appeared in an article by Lene Buchert in an earlier issue of this journal. This author argues that Buchert's research strategy is flawed, and that Buchert should have established general, organizing principles for the research undertaken. (CAK)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Definitions, Discourse Analysis, Educational Research
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Antikainen, Ari – International Review of Education/Internationale Zeitschrift fuer Erziehungswissenschaft/Revue Internationale de l'Education, 1998
Discusses lifelong learning in the perspective of individual life histories. Examines examples of learning experiences which have shaped the life-course of the subject or have changed or influenced his or her identity. Examines the nature, form, and social context of these learning experiences, focusing on empowerment and transformation. Contains…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Learning, Biographies, Educational Change
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Salomon, Anne; Comeau, Judith – International Review of Education/Internationale Zeitschrift fuer Erziehungswissenschaft/Revue Internationale de l'Education, 1998
Examines the perceptions which teachers, head teachers, and parents have of the participation of parents in the running of primary schools. Shows that parents who are members of school councils favor participation while teachers express some doubts. Considers the need for dialog and consideration of each person's position in the interest of…
Descriptors: Cooperative Planning, Educational Policy, Elementary Education, Parent Attitudes
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Postlewaite, Neville – International Review of Education/Internationale Zeitschrift fuer Erziehungswissenschaft/Revue Internationale de l'Education, 1998
Presents the results of a 1995 survey on the conditions of primary schools in 14 least-developed countries. Indicators include drop-out rates, class size, level of education of the teaching staff, student/teacher ratio, standard of classroom equipment, and quality of school buildings, among others. Overall findings are that conditions in many of…
Descriptors: Developing Nations, Dropouts, Educational Environment, Educational Quality
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Ilon, Lynn – International Review of Education/Internationale Zeitschrift fuer Erziehungswissenschaft/Revue Internationale de l'Education, 1998
Educational conditions and opportunities for female pupils, in comparison with male pupils, vary considerably between countries. This article describes a survey of 120 countries, examining the influence of economic globalization on gender equity in secondary schools. The article concludes that this influence is significant and should be taken into…
Descriptors: Economic Factors, Equal Education, Females, Foreign Countries
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Brenner, Teresinha de Moraes – International Review of Education/Internationale Zeitschrift fuer Erziehungswissenschaft/Revue Internationale de l'Education, 1999
Establishes an interface between educational science and linguistics, from the perspective of applied linguistics. Asserts the need for a revision of teacher-training courses and the introduction of interdisciplinary teams. Argues that teaching methods should be based on a deeper understanding of the dynamics of the mother tongue. Contains 22…
Descriptors: Applied Linguistics, Educational Change, Educational Policy, Guides
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Shen, Jianping – International Review of Education/Internationale Zeitschrift fuer Erziehungswissenschaft/Revue Internationale de l'Education, 1998
Explores whether faculty promotion criteria in schools, colleges, and departments of education (SCDE) take into account the level and pattern of faculty members' involvement in nine defined missions. Suggests that faculty members feel current promotion criteria are inflexible and Procrustean. Discusses a typology of promotion criteria and some…
Descriptors: Academic Rank (Professional), College Faculty, Criteria, Diversity (Institutional)
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Mehrotra, Santosh – International Review of Education/Internationale Zeitschrift fuer Erziehungswissenschaft/Revue Internationale de l'Education, 1998
Draws upon case studies of countries that universalized primary education early in their development process and rapidly increased secondary enrollments thereafter. Examines the common elements of social and education policy among these high achievers, and also evaluates the policy lessons for other developing countries from the experience of…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Developing Nations, Educational Opportunities, Educational Policy
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Bhola, H. S. – International Review of Education/Internationale Zeitschrift fuer Erziehungswissenschaft/Revue Internationale de l'Education, 1998
Asserts that the forces of globalization have overwhelmed the historical political-cultural mission of adult education today by focusing exclusively on productivity. States that world summits have resulted in declarations disabusing the ideas of profits above people, but the resulting policies have not reflected these. Urges adult educators to…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Adult Education, Educational Change, Educational Objectives
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