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Sivasubramaniam, Malina, Ed.; Hayhoe, Ruth, Ed. – Symposium Books, 2018
Despite the increased trend towards secularization in state schooling, issues of religion and spirituality have remained important. Increased pluralism within societies through expanding migration patterns is changing the religious and cultural contours of many countries in Europe and North America, and is creating a need for a deeper…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Education, Religious Education, Religion
Sivasubramaniam, Malini, Ed.; Hayhoe, Ruth, Ed. – Symposium Books, 2018
Despite the increased trend towards secularisation in state schooling, issues of religion and spirituality have remained important. Increased pluralism within societies through expanding migration patterns is changing the religious and cultural contours of many countries in Europe and North America, and is creating a need for a deeper…
Descriptors: Religion, Religious Factors, Spiritual Development, Religious Cultural Groups
Whitty, Geoff, Ed.; Furlong, John, Ed. – Symposium Books, 2017
In the English-speaking world, university Schools of Education are usually heavily involved in the professional preparation of teachers. Yet, in England and the USA in particular, the role of universities in teacher education has increasingly seemed under threat as alternative providers of training have come on the scene, often with the overt…
Descriptors: Universities, Schools of Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Role of Education
Streitwieser, Bernhard, Ed.; Ogden, Anthony, Ed. – Symposium Books, 2016
The idea of the professional who bridges both research and practice has been largely overlooked and at times even disregarded by the academic and administrative structures that govern activity in higher education today. In international higher education, the number of students who now engage in mobility and exchange has expanded globally, along…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Research and Development, Theory Practice Relationship, Global Approach
Hayden, Mary, Ed.; Thompson, Jeff, Ed. – Symposium Books, 2016
The foundation of the first international schools of the modern era well over a century ago, and their burgeoning growth over recent years, provides the context in this book for a series of personal perspectives written by some of those who have been involved centrally in their development. As the schools themselves have increased not only in…
Descriptors: International Schools, Curriculum Development, Comparative Education, Role of Education
Gillett-Swan, Jenna, Ed.; Coppock, Vicki, ED. – Symposium Books, 2016
"Children's Rights, Educational Research, and the UNCRC" provides international perspectives on contemporary issues pertaining to children's rights in education. The global context, relevance and implications of children's rights, educational research and the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) are explored from…
Descriptors: Childrens Rights, Educational Research, International Organizations, Treaties
Haworth, Penny, Ed.; Craig, Cheryl, Ed. – Symposium Books, 2016
This volume identifies, illustrates, compares, contrasts and provides informed reflective commentary on the diverse career trajectories of English language teachers, teacher educators and researchers. Increased migration and globalisation pressures have led to dramatic changes in English language teaching over the last few decades. The resulting…
Descriptors: Career Development, English Instruction, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction
Smith, William C., Ed. – Symposium Books, 2016
The past thirty years have seen a rapid expansion of testing, exposing students worldwide to tests that are now, more than ever, standardized and linked to high-stakes outcomes. The use of testing as a policy tool has been legitimized within international educational development to measure education quality in the vast majority of countries…
Descriptors: International Assessment, Testing, Educational Policy, High Stakes Tests
Kubow, Patricia K., Ed.; Blosser, Allison H., Ed. – Symposium Books, 2016
With chapter contributions from seminal scholars in the field of comparative and international education (CIE), this book examines the ways in which comparative education is being taught, or advocated for, in teacher education within higher education institutions worldwide. A particular concern raised by the authors--in locations as diverse as…
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Educational Practices, Educational Trends, Barriers
Crossley, Michael, Ed.; Arthur, Lore, Ed.; McNess, Elizabeth, Ed. – Symposium Books, 2016
This volume recognises how many researchers across the social sciences, and in comparative and international education in particular, see themselves as insiders or outsiders or, more pertinently, shifting combinations of both, in the research process. The book revisits and problematises these concepts in an era where the global mobility of…
Descriptors: Comparative Education, International Education, Educational Research, Researchers
Streitwieser, Bernhard, Ed. – Symposium Books, 2014
Continuous and rapid developments in global higher education today more than ever before present new questions, greater challenges, and vast new opportunities for institutions, policy makers, scholars and students alike. This book is a collection of studies and essays by many of the leading experts in international higher education who share their…
Descriptors: Global Approach, Higher Education, Student Mobility, Comparative Education
Donn, Gari, Ed.; Al Manthri, Yahya, Ed. – Symposium Books, 2013
This book brings together academics and postgraduate students, practitioners and Ministry officials all of whom are wedded to developing an understanding of what is happening to education in the broader Middle East. They cover many countries whilst recognising that many more could have been included. In drawing attention to education in Pakistan,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Policy Analysis, Policy Formation
Goodman, Roger, Ed.; Kariya, Takehiko, Ed.; Taylor, John, Ed. – Symposium Books, 2013
The relationship between the state and higher education institutions has always been a complex one. The "state" itself in this context is a heterogeneous mix of elite people--bureaucrats, politicians, committees of co-opted academics and business leader--and it increasingly faces pressures from diverse stakeholders, including students…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Education, Public Sector, Higher Education
Miller, Paul, Ed. – Symposium Books, 2013
Successful school leadership is an issue currently being debated up and down Caribbean territories. Key issues in the ongoing debate include: students' outcomes and participation in the regional Caribbean Secondary Examinations (CSEC); teacher recruitment and retention; teacher training and continuing professional development (upgrading); and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Developing Nations, School Administration, Gender Differences
Lawn, Martin, Ed. – Symposium Books, 2013
The growth of education systems and the construction of the state have always been connected. The processes of governing education systems always utilized data through a range of administrative records, pupil testing, efficiency surveys and international projects. By the late twentieth century, quantitative data had gained enormous influence in…
Descriptors: Data, Information Utilization, Visualization, Data Collection
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