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Mount-Cors, Mary Faith – Routledge Research in International and Comparative Education, 2016
Based on qualitative research focused on literacy and health from three schools in coastal Kenya, this book examines country, school, and family contexts to develop a dual-generation maternal-child model for literacy learning and to connect local-specific phenomena with national and international policy arenas. In contrast to international…
Descriptors: Literacy, Qualitative Research, Mothers, Child Health
Bamber, Philip M. – Routledge Research in International and Comparative Education, 2016
Transformative learning is a compelling approach to learning that is becoming increasingly popular in a diverse range of educational settings and encounters. This book reconceptualises transformative learning through an investigation of the learning process and outcomes of International Service-Learning (ISL), a pedagogical approach that blends…
Descriptors: Transformative Learning, International Education, Service Learning, Ethics
Tan, Charlene – Routledge Research in International and Comparative Education, 2016
For over a decade, Mainland China has been embarking on an ambitious nation-wide education reform ("New Curriculum Reform") for its basic education. The reform reflects China's propensity to borrow selected educational policies from elsewhere, particularly North America and Europe. Chinese scholars have used a local proverb "the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Educational Change, Models
Qi, Jing – Routledge Research in International and Comparative Education, 2015
Transnational education seeks equivalence in standards and/or relevance of outcomes through the transfer of Western theories, concepts and methods. Utilising a critique-interpretative approach, Jing Qi argues that equivalence/relevance-oriented approaches to transnational education assume the legitimacy of the global knowledge hierarchy.…
Descriptors: International Education, Educational Theories, Global Approach, Teacher Education
Timpson, William; Ndura, Elavie; Bangayimbaga, Apollinaire – Routledge Research in International and Comparative Education, 2014
When the September 11, 2001 attacks in the United States occurred--causing that nation to wage wars of revenge in Afghanistan and Iraq--the people of Burundi were recovering from nearly forty years of violence, genocide and civil wars that had killed nearly one million and produced another million refugees. Here in this small East African nation,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Universities, Conflict, Conflict Resolution
Munene, Ishmael I. – Routledge Research in International and Comparative Education, 2014
In the face of increasing social demand and cutbacks in state budgetary support, universities in African countries are now turning towards a multicampus system strategy. As African governments have adopted neoliberal education policies that place premium on entrepreneurialism, profit making, privatization, and markets as drivers of university…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Multicampus Colleges, Universities, Governance
Bunnell, Tristan – Routledge Research in International and Comparative Education, 2014
The number of English-medium international schools that deliver their curriculum wholly or partly in the English language reportedly reached 6,000 in January 2012. It is anticipated this number will rise to over 11,000 schools by 2022, employing over 500,000 English-speaking teachers. The number of children being taught in these schools reportedly…
Descriptors: International Schools, International Education, Educational Change, Theory Practice Relationship
Casinader, Niranjan – Routledge Research in International and Comparative Education, 2014
The notion of thinking skills as a key component of a 21st century school education is now firmly entrenched in educational policy and curriculum frameworks in many parts of the world. However, there has been relatively little questioning of the manner in which educational globalisation has facilitated this diffusion of thinking skills, curriculum…
Descriptors: International Education, Cultural Background, Thinking Skills, Case Studies