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Tibbitts, Felisa L. – Prospects: Quarterly Review of Comparative Education, 2020
Fostering cohesion and acceptance amidst a plurality of cultures and values is a clear context for quality education and also for PVE. This article proposes that deliberative democratic decision making (DDD) can result in agreements on (quasi-universal) values that accommodate both the claims of universal values--including human rights--and…
Descriptors: Participative Decision Making, Democracy, Cultural Pluralism, Conflict Resolution
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Abu Awwad, Ali – Prospects: Quarterly Review of Comparative Education, 2020
The standoff between Palestine and Israel is one of the most entrenched and enduring conflicts in the world. The cycle of violence and mutual blame seems without end. This Viewpoint argues that non-violence is a path that has yet to be taken in attempting to move toward peace and reconciliation. Non-violence has the potential to overcome the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, International Relations, Conflict Resolution, Violence
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Stevick, E. Doyle – Prospects: Quarterly Review of Comparative Education, 2020
Humans are intrinsically susceptible to extremist ideologies. A more humanizing approach to education would help us both to reduce prejudice toward others and to recognize our own human vulnerability to racism and other fundamentally destructive worldviews. Reflecting on the lessons learned from an outburst of violent racist extremism two decades…
Descriptors: Racial Bias, Social Problems, Race, Violence
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Ligouri, Laura – Prospects: Quarterly Review of Comparative Education, 2020
Human rights organizations have been rapidly searching for ways to combat the acceleration of human rights abuses within the United States and Europe, noting a link between the rise of the far right and increasing instances of discrimination, intolerance and violence against marginalized communities. And yet, increased efforts among human rights…
Descriptors: Civil Rights, Antisocial Behavior, Social Discrimination, Violence
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Hughes, Conrad – Prospects: Quarterly Review of Comparative Education, 2020
This article explores the relationship between violence and education. It does this by referring to some of the literature in critical pedagogy that investigates how the structure and outcome of education as a social force can be violent in a number of ways. Having discussed how schools are violent in modes that are symbolic, structural, and…
Descriptors: Violence, Critical Theory, Education, Peace
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Fletcher, Natalie M. – Prospects: Quarterly Review of Comparative Education, 2020
This article explores how the philosophy for children (P4C) pedagogical model might be well positioned to support the educational strategies associated with the prevention of violent extremism, through early intervention in children's concept development. Specifically, it considers how the stereotyping of concepts risks interfering with children's…
Descriptors: Philosophy, Children, Prevention, Violence
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Fincham, Kathleen – Prospects: Quarterly Review of Comparative Education, 2019
Within the Sudanese context, education retention and completion are major challenges that have not been seriously and sufficiently addressed. In order to understand in more depth how and why children drop out of primary school in Sudan, six empirical studies were planned as part of an EU-funded national programme focused on primary education and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Dropouts, Academic Persistence
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Johnstone, Christopher; Lazarus, Sheryl; Lazetic, Predrag; Nikolic, Gordana – Prospects: Quarterly Review of Comparative Education, 2019
Across the Central Eastern European region, inclusive education has become a policy aim. Europeanization, influence of United Nations agencies, and shifts away from Soviet models of education have led to new policy aspirations for the inclusion of children with special education needs (SEN). At the same time, policies in many countries often lack…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Inclusion, Educational Policy, Students with Disabilities
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Barnes, Melissa; Moore, Deborah; Almeida, Sylvia – Prospects: Quarterly Review of Comparative Education, 2019
In light of Australian policy and curriculum initiatives aimed to prioritize Education for Sustainability (EfS) practices, this article discusses a study that evaluated a smart meter program introduced by a local government of an Australian state/territory. The program aimed to provide teachers and students from 86 primary and secondary schools…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Sustainability, Elementary Secondary Education, Conservation (Environment)
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Nishimura, Mikiko – Prospects: Quarterly Review of Comparative Education, 2019
The Free Primary Education (FPE) policy in Kenya created a dichotomy between the widespread notion that the government should be responsible for everything and the reality that the government had stopped recruiting teachers. This article investigates the current state of the accountability system for school governance in public schools in the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Governance, Educational Policy, Accountability
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Soudien, Crain – Prospects: Quarterly Review of Comparative Education, 2019
The purpose of this contribution is to consider what the significance of the new discussion taking place around humanism is for the ways in which we think about development and education. It attempts to hold the idea of development in a frame in which we can think more constructively and less instrumentally about the place of education within it.…
Descriptors: Humanism, Role of Education, Sustainable Development, Inclusion
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Zapp, Mike – Prospects: Quarterly Review of Comparative Education, 2019
Many analyses of globalized education have directed growing attention to a problematic local-global nexus, with a particular focus on international organizations (IOs) as coercive and normative governance actors that influence national educational policymaking. By contrast, this work stresses the cultural-cognitive dimension of IOs' education work…
Descriptors: International Organizations, Educational Development, Culture Conflict, Equal Education
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Sirota, Sandra – Prospects: Quarterly Review of Comparative Education, 2017
This article examines how the U.S. government's stance on human rights and human rights education has shifted from leading the creation of the 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights through the United Nations Human Rights Commission, with Eleanor Roosevelt as chair of the Commission, to one in which human rights education has only a minimal…
Descriptors: Civil Rights, Federal Government, Government Role, Educational History
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Ahmed, A. Kayum – Prospects: Quarterly Review of Comparative Education, 2017
While human rights education (HRE) provides the tools for emancipation, it remains susceptible to appropriation by authoritarian regimes who seek to entrench state power. Classification scholars who typologize approaches to HRE fail to acknowledge that state entities could employ human rights discourse to reinforce state sovereignty. Consequently,…
Descriptors: Civil Rights, Politics of Education, Authoritarianism, Government Role
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Tibbitts, Felisa; Katz, Susan Roberta – Prospects: Quarterly Review of Comparative Education, 2017
Human rights education (HRE), like the wider international human rights project, is a bold attempt to influence laws and state policies, while at the same time inspiring people to connect human rights to their everyday lives. In terms of incorporating HRE within the formal education sector, HRE is dependent upon the good will of state actors. To…
Descriptors: Civil Rights, Educational Practices, Theory Practice Relationship, Educational Policy
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