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Ginsburg, Mark – Current Issues in Comparative Education, 2017
This article analyzes three USAID education strategy documents (1998, 2005, and 2011) as well as USAID's requests for proposals for three projects to assess how teachers are represented. The main findings indicate that USAID education strategy documents a) treat teachers as human capital, a human resource input, rather than as human beings and b)…
Descriptors: International Organizations, Educational Attitudes, Teachers, Educational Strategies
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Saraisky, Nancy Green – Current Issues in Comparative Education, 2016
One of the most basic and obvious sources of data for education policy analysis is text. This article discusses content analysis as an important part of the methodological toolbox for elucidating patterns and trends about education policy. Focusing specifically on media, I show how media content analysis can produce nuanced insights about the ways…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Policy Formation, Content Analysis, Educational Trends
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Mochizuki, Yoko – Current Issues in Comparative Education, 2016
In 2015, the United Nations (UN) General Assembly adopted a resolution titled "Transforming our world: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development" and a set of 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The notion of "transformative education" is being mainstreamed in the work of UNESCO within the new framework of the SDGs,…
Descriptors: Sustainable Development, Transformative Learning, Social Change, International Organizations
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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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Post, David – Current Issues in Comparative Education, 2015
In 2015 Education for All (EFA), concludes its 25-year cycle, and the Global Monitoring Report (GMR) publishes its final assessment of triumph and defeat in reaching the six EFA goals. Before the United Nations adopts new Sustainable Development Goals, it is essential to consider the underlying theories of monitoring. This essay addresses two…
Descriptors: Progress Monitoring, Educational Objectives, Sustainable Development, Goal Orientation
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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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Verger, Antoni – Current Issues in Comparative Education, 2014
Globalization is profoundly altering the education policy landscape. It introduces new problems in education agendas, compresses time and space in policy processes, and revitalizes the role of a range of supra-national players in educational reform. This deterritorialization of the education policy process has important theoretical and…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Policy Formation, Global Approach, Role
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Wright, Beth – Current Issues in Comparative Education, 2013
School choice policies, as neoliberal reforms, have often been analyzed using the very discourse embedded in neoliberal mentalities. By reviewing the way scholars have conceptualized school choice as a transnational phenomenon, this paper evaluates the extent to which scholarship has attempted to, or succeeded in, overcoming traditional,…
Descriptors: School Choice, Neoliberalism, Educational Change, Educational Policy
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Bellei, Cristian; Cabalin, Cristian – Current Issues in Comparative Education, 2013
During the last decade, Chilean society was shaken by sharply critical and powerful student movements: secondary students led the 2006 "Penguin Revolution" and university students led the 2011 "Chilean Winter." This article describes and analyzes these student movements to illustrate how students can be highly relevant…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Activism, Advocacy, Commercialization
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Hirano, Tatiana Lotierzo; Giannecchini, Laura; Magalhaes, Giovanna Mode; Munhoz, Fabiola; Croso, Camilla – Current Issues in Comparative Education, 2013
In this article, we share the experience of the "Amplifying Voices" initiative. Held by the Latin American Campaign for the Right to Education (CLADE) within the scope of public policy advocacy, "Amplifying Voices" applies the principles of consultation and dialogue in youth and adult education communities, aiming at a stronger…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Policy Formation, Advocacy, Educational Change
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Menashy, Francine – Current Issues in Comparative Education, 2013
The past decade has witnessed a notable shift in the international education policy environment, characterized by a rapid growth in private educational provision. In the context of a divisive debate on the role of the non-state sector in primary and secondary education, this paper grapples with the theoretical underpinnings of both advocacy and…
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Privatization, International Education, Educational Policy
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Heyneman, Stephen P. – Current Issues in Comparative Education, 2013
There is ample evidence to suggest that American schools perform worse than schools in many other countries. The U.S. ranks toward the bottom of the industrialized nations on international tests of academic achievement in science and mathematics. Not only may American schools perform worse but they may do so at the same time as they use more…
Descriptors: School Effectiveness, Academic Achievement, Achievement Tests, Educational Quality
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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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De Lisle, Jerome – Current Issues in Comparative Education, 2012
This paper analyzes drivers and impediments to secondary school reform in Trinidad and Tobago during the period from 1999 to 2009. International assessment data suggested limited progress on improving system quality and equity. Several policy levers and barriers have been defined in current system reform theory. However, explanations for the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Change, Data Analysis, School Restructuring
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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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