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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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Rouhani, Leva – Current Issues in Comparative Education, 2017
In recent years heightened attention has been directed towards the connections between schooling and local communities in sub-Saharan Africa. While community participation in school management has been emphasized as a strategy to promote sustainable development and improve quality education in sub-Saharan Africa, in practice this strategy has…
Descriptors: Community Involvement, Gender Differences, Case Studies, Trend Analysis
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Byker, Erik Jon; Banerjee, Aditi – Current Issues in Comparative Education, 2016
For more than a decade, hundreds of thousands of India's young adults have volunteered to collect data for an annual household education related survey. The survey is called the Annual Status of Education Report or ASER, for short. The ASER survey is a unique methodology of citizen-led assessments. The purpose of this article is to describe and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Field Studies, Annual Reports, Educational Assessment
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Tan, Charlene – Current Issues in Comparative Education, 2016
A relatively under-explored topic in the current literature on and methods for research in the field of comparative and international education is the problem of investigator bias in cross-cultural research. This article discusses the nature of and an approach to address investigator bias in research that originates from the theory-ladenness of…
Descriptors: Cross Cultural Studies, Experimenter Characteristics, Bias, Educational Research
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Monreal, Timothy – Current Issues in Comparative Education, 2016
Henri Lefebvre (1991) wrote, "[representational] space is alive: it speaks" (p. 42). This article explores how we might "listen" to space in education by examining the role of space in one school's decision to adopt the International Baccalaureate's Middle Years Programme [IB MYP]. It builds upon recent scholarship that applies…
Descriptors: Advanced Placement Programs, Case Studies, Adoption (Ideas), Middle Schools
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Cortina, Regina; Makar, Carmina; Mount-Cors, Mary Faith – Current Issues in Comparative Education, 2015
As a social movement, dual language challenges and co-exists alongside traditional English-only classrooms in the US. Using Manuel Pastor's social movements framework, we demonstrate how dual language provides teaching methods and languages of instruction that allow varying student populations to excel in learning the official curriculum. In this…
Descriptors: Social Change, Hispanic American Students, Bilingual Education Programs, School Districts
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Shepherd, Alison Victoria – Current Issues in Comparative Education, 2015
This paper considers education in the Mexican state of Oaxaca and the effects that an active teachers' union has had upon not only the education of the primary and secondary schools that the teachers represent, but also on higher educational policy in the state. The difference between rhetoric and reality is explored in terms of the union as a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Development, Barriers, Educational Policy
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Bartlett, Lesley – Current Issues in Comparative Education, 2014
The Teachers College Symposium invited scholars to rethink culture, context, and comparison in educational research. In his response to these questions (this volume), Joe Tobin promoted comparative ethnographies to understand how social, cultural, and political processes play out across multiple locations and time periods. He urged careful…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Educational Research, Comparative Education, Culture
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Hickling-Hudson, Anne – Current Issues in Comparative Education, 2013
In this paper I describe and analyse the socio-educational significance of a theatre arts approach to learning for young adults in Jamaica, implemented by the Area Youth Foundation (AYF). Briefly outlining the genesis and development of the AYF, I provide snapshots of the experiences and destinations of some of its young participants. The paper…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Theater Arts, Case Studies, Access to Education
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Abolfazli, Maryam; Alemi, Maryam – Current Issues in Comparative Education, 2013
Established in 2011, the Online School of Civic Education (the Online School) is intended to give Iranian teachers and educators the opportunity to reflect, experiment, and create classroom experiences aimed at teaching their students how to think, rather than what to think. The Online School was developed to provide teachers and educators inside…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Change, Citizen Participation, Citizenship Education
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Ross, Karen – Current Issues in Comparative Education, 2013
This article explores the approach to transformative education utilized by Sadaka Reut, a binational civil society organization in Israel that works with Jewish and Palestinian youth. I examine three central tools Sadaka Reut uses to achieve its goal of educating youth for social change: using personal experiences as the basis for discussion;…
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Foreign Countries, Jews, Arabs
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Pai, Grace – Current Issues in Comparative Education, 2013
This paper presents a vertical case study of the history of universalizing education in postcolonial Sierra Leone from the early 1950s to 1990 to highlight how there has never been a universal conception of universal education. In order to unite a nation behind a universal ideal of schooling, education needed to be adapted to different…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Case Studies, Rural Areas, African Culture
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Vavrus, Frances; Bartlett, Lesley – Current Issues in Comparative Education, 2006
This article enters into contemporary debates regarding methodology and training in comparative and international education by addressing epistemological questions about "what" can be known of the world and how it can be known through comparative research. We contend that debates over qualitative versus quantitative methods or area studies versus…
Descriptors: Area Studies, International Education, Methods, Case Studies
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Walker, Jeffrey P.; Serrano, Ana M. – Current Issues in Comparative Education, 2006
Throughout history the United States has been constantly confronted with the responsibility of integrating diverse groups of people into its society. This paper uses current and historical ideas about the complex nature of indigenous groups, globalization, and education as vehicles for promoting the adoption of cosmopolitanism, a paradigm that…
Descriptors: Indigenous Populations, Global Approach, Foreign Countries, Immigration
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Yoshizumi, Miki; Miyaguchi, Takaaki – Current Issues in Comparative Education, 2005
Various approaches have been advocated and practiced to address sustainable development. Among these, education has been recognized as one of the key measures to achieving sustainability. In Nishinomiya, Japan, education for sustainable development (ESD) has been established through the Learning and Ecological Activities Foundation for Children…
Descriptors: Nonprofit Organizations, Foreign Countries, Sustainable Development, Environmental Education
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