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Gong, Xin; Wang, Pengcheng – Current Issues in Comparative Education, 2017
This study provides a comparative analysis of the pre-service education system for preschool educators in China and the United States. Based on collected data and materials (literature, policy documents, and statistical data), we compare two areas of pre-service training: (1) the formal system; (2) the informal system. In the formal system, most…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers
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Wilinski, Bethany; Nguyen, Cuong Huy; Landgraf, Jessica M. – Current Issues in Comparative Education, 2016
Global attention to early childhood education (ECE) has led to an increased focus on ECE teacher training as a critical component of providing young children with access to high-quality ECE programs. In this paper, we ask how Tanzanian stakeholders at different levels of implementation experienced and responded to efforts to build capacity in…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Teacher Education, Preschool Teachers, Longitudinal Studies
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Tobin, Joseph – Current Issues in Comparative Education, 2014
Most qualitative studies in international education take place in a single site in a single nation. When studies are of more than one country, they most often use more quantitative than qualitative approaches. Beatrice and John Whiting conducted the most systematic of comparative cross-cultural studies of child rearing in their "Six…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Ethnography, Video Technology, International Education
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Varenne, Hervé – Current Issues in Comparative Education, 2014
Tobin's work has been groundbreaking. Famously, he and his team put together a sophisticated comparative study of three ways of doing pre-school--in Japan, China, and the United States (1989). As such, this study has precedents in anthropology. What is unique in Tobin's work is that he got people from one place to comment on what they saw people…
Descriptors: Anthropology, Comparative Analysis, Ideology, Educational Research
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Burton, Lindsay J. – Current Issues in Comparative Education, 2012
The Solomon Islands, a small developing nation in the South Pacific, demonstrates an emerging community-based kindergarten model with the potential to promote context and culture relevant early learning and development, despite deeply embedded foundations in colonial legacies. Based on the Kahua region of Makira-Ulawa Province, this collaborative,…
Descriptors: Young Children, Kindergarten, Developing Nations, Foreign Countries
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Limlingan, Maria Cristina – Current Issues in Comparative Education, 2011
Two of the main obstacles for drawing educational comparisons consist in determining what are considered "high quality" initiatives, and finding a common tool that can adapt to differences in both structure and content, as well as to the cultural and demographic characteristics of the population it wishes to serve. This paper focuses on…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Young Children, Rating Scales, Foreign Countries
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Thomas, Carolyn M.; Thomas, Matthew A. M. – Current Issues in Comparative Education, 2009
The field of international development has recently been consumed by a shift in contemporary educational discourse, one that moves Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) closer to the forefront of what is considered progressive policy formation. In Zambia, the current educational environment seems to indicate that the creation and continued…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Child Care, Elementary Education, Educational Environment
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Soudee, Alicia Ranck – Current Issues in Comparative Education, 2009
Early Childhood Development (ECD) has emerged as a theme in international and African dialogue on education in recent years. UNESCO's Division of Basic Education Early Childhood promotes an integrated approach to Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) policy development and review. The study examines how this is implemented in three West…
Descriptors: Indigenous Knowledge, Integrated Activities, Early Childhood Education, International Organizations
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Schneider, Alessandra; Ramires, Vera Regina; Paiva, Maria da Graca Gomes; Almeida, Leila – Current Issues in Comparative Education, 2009
This paper presents the pioneering experience of the Programa Primeira Infancia Melhor (the Better Early Childhood Development Program), also known as "PIM" that has been developed since 2003 in the State of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. PIM's goal is to "provide guidance to families, based on their own culture and experiences, to…
Descriptors: Public Policy, Early Childhood Education, Child Development, Developmental Programs
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Paiva, Maria da Graca Gomes; Schneider, Alessandra; Machado, Maria Lucia Salle; Perinazzo, Pollyana Vilela Duarte – Current Issues in Comparative Education, 2009
Improving the quality of Early Childhood Education has been a priority in Brazil, but it is still a challenging issue to be faced. The fact that an indefinite number of institutions exist on the borders of the educational system, the lack of systematic supervision, and incomplete official statistics are only a few of the challenges. The Millennium…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Child Care, Educational Responsibility, Private Sector