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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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Froman, Nica – Current Issues in Comparative Education, 2015
In 2003, the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP)--a program implemented in thousands of schools globally--introduced a human rights course (Makivirta, 2003). This curriculum is the first of its kind to hold potential widespread influence on human rights education in the formal education sector. In this study, I analyze the…
Descriptors: Civil Rights, Teaching Methods, Advocacy, Advanced Placement Programs
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Maita, Gianna – Current Issues in Comparative Education, 2015
Civic engagement of young people has evolved in Nicaragua as its political environment has changed. There is a marked difference between youth involvement in Nicaragua during the Sandinista Revolution from 1979 through the early 1980s, when it was a cultural norm for young people to serve in solidarity with the poor, and today, when universities…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Foreign Countries, Disadvantaged, Citizen Participation
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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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Ritchie, Scott; An, Sohyun; Cone, Neporcha; Bullock, Patricia – Current Issues in Comparative Education, 2013
This article analyzes data from a qualitative practitioner-research case study in which four university faculty members attempted to disrupt the hegemonic domestication of candidates enrolled in an undergraduate teacher education program. During the semester prior to their student teaching, 16 candidates at a large public university in the…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Social Change, Social Justice, Undergraduate Students
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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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Spisak, Shannan – Current Issues in Comparative Education, 2009
This essay examines the evolution of cosmopolitanism in relation to the individual and the broader scope of society. Cosmopolitanism seeks to affect changes in cultural norms through the cultivation of self-awareness, identity, empowerment, and agency. Coupled with education, these powerful tools contribute to shaping a global society. Examining…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Empowerment, Individualism, Identification
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Mundy, Karen – Current Issues in Comparative Education, 2008
A decade ago, when "Current Issues in Comparative Education" ("CICE") published its first issue "Are NGOs Overrated?" both academic debates and development policy discussions were focused on the expanding role played by NGOs in the developing world. Today the language has changed--and so too, in some ways, has…
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Citizen Participation, Academic Achievement, Nongovernmental Organizations
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Steiner-Khamsi, Gita; deJong-Lambert, William – Current Issues in Comparative Education, 2006
The authors contend that the impact of the Cold War on multilateral organizations (especially UNESCO) as well as on the academic programs in Comparative and International Education or Development Studies in Education has been largely understudied. Both world-systems (USA and its allies, Soviet Union and its allies) laid claim on the project of…
Descriptors: International Education, Comparative Education, Peace, Foreign Countries
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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
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Sharra, Steve – Current Issues in Comparative Education, 2005
This article argues that while social entrepreneurship shares concerns similar to those of social justice activism, the corporate and business ethos in the idea of entrepreneurship is not suited to the social concerns that teachers and other educators deal with in their everyday lives. The article points out characteristics of social…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Activism, Research Methodology, Social Change
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Dyrness, Andrea – Current Issues in Comparative Education, 2001
A Guatemalan program teaches Indigenous working children where they work--in the streets. The teachers, who are also Mayan, accommodate student needs and involve parents. This program of popular education empowers poor children and adults to participate in public life and lead the way in the creation of a democracy. (Contains 20 references.) (TD)
Descriptors: Access to Education, American Indian Education, Child Labor, Community Education