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Adjapong, Edmund S.; Emdin, Christopher; Levy, Ian – Current Issues in Comparative Education, 2018
This paper explores, educators' use of technology to supplement traditional professional development that they may receive in their schools or institutions. Many educators in the 21st century use various forms of technology as part of their daily teaching practices and as part of their personal lives. This paper sets out to explore the impact of a…
Descriptors: Social Media, Faculty Development, Teaching Methods, Computer Simulation
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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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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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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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Keskitalo, Pigga; Uusiautti, Satu; Maatta, Kaarina – Current Issues in Comparative Education, 2012
This article discusses smallness from the point of view of the Sami, an indigenous people of the Arctic, and describes today's Sami education in Finland, the factors that have affected its formation and the challenges in strengthening it. The purpose of the article is to provide ideas to develop Sami education and encourage discovering methods…
Descriptors: Indigenous Populations, Foreign Countries, Minority Groups, Educational Development
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Snauwaert, Dale – Current Issues in Comparative Education, 2009
is argued that Cosmopolitan theory and its main competitor, Realism, issue from fundamentally different presuppositions. Realists presuppose that communal/national identity overrides a shared humanity to the degree that the moral consideration of others stops at the border of the society. Based upon this presupposition, Realists also assume the…
Descriptors: Nationalism, Human Dignity, Moral Values, Ethics
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Hanley, Patrick – Current Issues in Comparative Education, 2005
UNESCO defines education for sustainable development (ESD) as covering a broad range of issues from natural resources and HIV/AIDS to poverty reduction. ESD thus becomes a term that must be subtle yet clear, holistic yet tangible. One option for ESD, in dealing with this complexity, is to simplify its content and narrow the issues it addresses.…
Descriptors: Sustainable Development, Epistemology, International Organizations, 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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Sperandio, Jill – Current Issues in Comparative Education, 2005
Social entrepreneurship, with its focus on innovative leadership, mirrors current interest in leadership for change in the field of education. In countries where national governments lack the resources to meet the educational needs of their populations, social entrepreneurs can develop innovative ways of providing access to education, and…
Descriptors: Educational Needs, Foreign Countries, Access to Education, Entrepreneurship
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Douglass, Susan L.; Shaikh, Munir A. – Current Issues in Comparative Education, 2004
This article explores use of several terms that signify Islam, and provides guidelines to clarify their use in internal and external discourses. Building on this foundation, the article delineates a typology of Islamic education and their associated institutions. This enhances understanding of important conceptual differences that hinge upon…
Descriptors: Muslims, Islamic Culture, Islam, Teaching Methods
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Pryor, Caroline R.; Eslami-Rasekh, Zohreh – Current Issues in Comparative Education, 2004
This study investigated philosophical approaches to teaching held by pre-service teachers in Iran and the US. The study's participants were 30 pre-service teachers from Iran, a predominantly Muslim country, and 30 American pre-service teachers. Data were collected using the 105-item Philosophy of Education Scale (POES, Author A, 2003) composed of…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Foreign Countries, Values, Teaching Methods
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Panjwani, Farid – Current Issues in Comparative Education, 2004
The paper assesses the dominant discourse on Islam and education that argues for an education derived from an exclusively "Islamic" vision. In addition to exploring the historical roots of this discourse, the paper analyses it with respect to its (i) arguments for an Islamic vision of education, (ii) conception of Islam, and (iii)…
Descriptors: Muslims, Islamic Culture, Islam, Discourse Analysis