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Read, Robyn; Fernandez-Hermosilla, Magdalena; Anderson, Stephen; Mundy, Karen – Current Issues in Comparative Education, 2016
This paper discusses a research agenda setting project conducted for an international non-governmental organization which aims to help create a regionally relevant, high-quality knowledge base on key education issues of policy and practice. Specifically, we illustrate how our team adapted the Child Health and Nutrition Research Initiative (CHRNI)…
Descriptors: Educational Improvement, Educational Research, Developing Nations, Agenda Setting
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Ngo, Mai – Current Issues in Comparative Education, 2013
This paper discusses the role of institutions in the ethical engagement of Canadian youth volunteers abroad. In recent years, researchers and practitioners in the international field have questioned the ethics of volunteering as part of development, with scrutiny on who actually benefits from volunteering initiatives. Since the 1960s, over 65,000…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Volunteers, Ethics, Youth Programs
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Crossley, Michael; Sprague, Terra – Current Issues in Comparative Education, 2012
Drawing upon recent work for the Commonwealth Secretariat and our ongoing comparative research, this article focuses upon the nature, impact and implications of contemporary development challenges for education in small states. It is argued that the post-Jomtien era has been dominated by international goals and targets that have focussed…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Educational Finance, Educational Research, Access to Education
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Edwards, D. Brent, Jr. – Current Issues in Comparative Education, 2012
This article analyses the institutional power of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) in the process of education policy formation in El Salvador during 2003-2005. The results show how bi- and multi-lateral institutions are able to leverage financial and intellectual capital to guide the policymaking process and sway…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Policy Formation, Foreign Countries, Power Structure
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Welsh, Richard O. – Current Issues in Comparative Education, 2012
Between 1960 and 2010, Singapore's real gross domestic product (GDP) per capita skyrocketed from $4,383 to $55,862, while Jamaica's barely increased from $6,417 to $8,539. It is plausible that differing rates of GDP growth are associated with differences in the development of education systems but causally the linkage is not well understood. Using…
Descriptors: Developing Nations, Foreign Countries, Comparative Education, Global Approach
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Schuelka, Matthew J. – Current Issues in Comparative Education, 2012
Bhutan is a "small state" according to the World Bank, and therefore categorized as fragile and vulnerable to local and global challenges. However, since the 1960s, when the country first engaged in "modernization" development and global politics, Bhutan has been anything but fragile and helpless. The Royal Government's focus…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Inclusion, Cultural Background, Sustainable Development
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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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Ginsburg, Mark – Current Issues in Comparative Education, 2010
In the introduction to his article, "Aid, Development, and Education," Klees (2010) poses the question, has the "hundreds of billions of dollars in international aid... loaned to [or otherwise targeted to "assist"] developing countries through bilateral and multilateral mechanisms... helped?" He then posits the question to be "too complicated to…
Descriptors: Economic Progress, Poverty, Quality of Life, Ideology
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Chang, Gwang-Chol – Current Issues in Comparative Education, 2010
This paper summarizes the experience and findings from the monitoring work carried out by UNESCO throughout 2009 to examine and assess the possible effects of the global financial and economic crisis on education provision in its Member States. The findings showed that although it was too early to ascertain the full extent of the impact of the…
Descriptors: Educational Development, Educational Finance, Sustainable Development, Global Approach
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Klees, Steven J. – Current Issues in Comparative Education, 2010
The world faces pervasive poverty and inequality. Hundreds of billions of dollars in international aid have been given or loaned to developing countries though bilateral and multilateral mechanisms, at least, ostensibly, in order to do something about these problems. Has such aid helped? Debates around this question have been ongoing for decades,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Developing Nations, Poverty, Economically Disadvantaged
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Kamat, Sangeeta – Current Issues in Comparative Education, 2010
Recent works that assess whether development has been well-served, or served at all, by international aid, are overwhelmingly pessimistic in their assessment and in favor of the market as the antidote to international aid (Klees, 2010). The author finds that Steve Klees' essay focuses on the neoliberal and liberal frameworks that represent the…
Descriptors: Politics of Education, Political Attitudes, Economic Development, Models
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Ingubu, Moses Shiasha – Current Issues in Comparative Education, 2010
This paper captures the impact of the Global Economic Crisis on educational programs serving minority groups in developing countries. It has been established that the most vulnerable groupings include nomadic and pastoralist communities, slum dwellers, children in war zones, and women. Various educational interventions such as mobile schooling,…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Government Role, Foreign Countries, Scholarships
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Jenkins, Kathryn A.; Jenkins, Bertram A. – Current Issues in Comparative Education, 2005
In this paper, we discuss the challenges for Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) with respect to achieving an appropriate balance between the three pillars of sustainable development--economy, society and the environment. In order to do this, we focus on specific concerns confronting a number of developing countries in the Pacific where…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Developing Nations, Sustainable Development, Environmental Education