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Wiseman, Alexander W., Ed.; Damaschke-Deitrick, Lisa, Ed.; Galegher, Ericka L., Ed.; Park, Maureen F., Ed. – Routledge Research in International and Comparative Education, 2019
This volume explores the shared expectations that education is a panacea for the difficulties that refugees and their receiving countries face. This book investigates the ways in which education is both a dream solution as well as a contested landscape for refugee families and students. Using comparative, cross-national perspectives across five…
Descriptors: Refugees, Comparative Education, Cross Cultural Studies, Social Integration
G. S., Suresh Babu – Routledge Research in International and Comparative Education, 2019
"Education and the Public Sphere" conceptually and empirically investigates and unfolds several complexities embedded in the educational system in India by exploring it as a site of transforming the public sphere. Bringing together a range of contributions from education and the social sciences, this volume analyses and reflects on…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Practices, Postcolonialism, Higher Education
Takayanagi, Taeko – Routledge Research in International and Comparative Education, 2019
"Informal Learning and Literacy among Maasai Women" highlights the importance and role of informal education in the emancipation and development of Maasai village women in Kenya. At present, knowledge and research on the impact of informal learning and literacy on community development is limited, and there is a gap between policy level…
Descriptors: Informal Education, Literacy, Literacy Education, Womens Education
Casinader, Niranjan – Routledge Research in International and Comparative Education, 2019
Based on new research data, with a 135-teacher study over 8 countries, this book challenges the assumption that all teachers automatically have the expertise to teach cultural understanding and argues, instead, that there is the need for teachers to acquire transcultural expertise to teach cultural understanding effectively in the present age,…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Expertise, Multicultural Education, Foreign Countries
Miao, Zhenzhen; Reynolds, David – Routledge Research in International and Comparative Education, 2018
"The Effectiveness of Mathematics Teaching in Primary Schools: Lessons from England and China" provides a unique insight into the mathematics classrooms of these two countries and arrives at a time when the world is eager to know how Chinese learners consistently excel at learning mathematics and other core subjects. Showcasing the kinds…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mathematics Instruction, Elementary School Mathematics, Cultural Differences
Oplatka, Izhar – Routledge Research in International and Comparative Education, 2018
Underpinned in the stream of thought named 'communitarianism', "Reforming Education in Developing Countries" argues that developing countries need educational reforms that are tightly entwined into their cultural, social, and organizational contexts. It questions the applicability of neoliberal reforms in developing societies, through an…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Developing Nations, Neoliberalism, Social Capital
Kauko, Jaakko, Ed.; Rinne, Risto, Ed.; Takala, Tuomas, Ed. – Routledge Research in International and Comparative Education, 2018
The question of quality has become one of the most important framing factors in education and has been of growing interest to international organisations and national policymakers for decades. "Politics of Quality in Education" focuses on Brazil, China, and Russia, part of the so-called emerging nations' BRICS block, and draws on a…
Descriptors: Educational Quality, Politics of Education, Quality Assurance, Evaluation
Brown, Mabel Ann, Ed. – Routledge Research in International and Comparative Education, 2018
"The Shifting Global World of Youth and Education" explores how increasing migration and population changes are having an unprecedented impact on global education. Given that the number of children of migrant background is growing internationally, there is a need for increasing awareness of the educational attainment and cultural…
Descriptors: Migration, Population Trends, Global Education, Educational Practices
Guthrie, Gerard – Routledge Research in International and Comparative Education, 2018
Progressive Education, derived mainly from Anglo-American culture, has been the primary frame of reference for student-centered classroom change in developing countries for over 50 years. Yet in many developing countries, strong evidence shows that progressivism has not replaced teacher-centered formalistic classroom practice. "Classroom…
Descriptors: Progressive Education, Developing Nations, Educational Change, Student Centered Learning
Van Praag, Lore, Ed.; Nouwen, Ward, Ed.; Van Caudenberg, Rut, Ed.; Clycq, Noel, Ed.; Timmerman, Christiane, Ed. – Routledge Research in International and Comparative Education, 2017
Early School Leaving in the European Union provides an analysis of early school leaving (ESL) in nine European Union countries, with a particular focus on young people who were previously enrolled in educational institutions inside and outside mainstream secondary education. The comparative approach employed by this volume adds to the existing…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Education, Dropouts, Dropout Prevention
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
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