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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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Pulido, Isaura B.; Miglietta, Anton; Cortez, Gabriel Alejandro; Stovall, David; Aviles de Bradley, Ann – Current Issues in Comparative Education, 2013
This article explores the work of the Grassroots Curriculum Taskforce (CGCT), a Chicago-based collaborative that engages in collective production of curricula that more adeptly capture the cultural, economic, and political realities of Chicago Public Schools' students. We first examine the collaborative processes CGCT undertook with parents,…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, Urban Schools, Public Schools, Curriculum Development
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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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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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Woo, David – Current Issues in Comparative Education, 2013
This article examines the link between the governance of Hong Kong's international school and Direct Subsidy Scheme school categories and changes in the broader Hong Kong society through a neoliberal framework. As Hong Kong's economy has grown since the 1997 handover to the People's Republic of China, an increasing number of people have come to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Neoliberalism, Governance, International Schools
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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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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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Baldacchino, Godfrey – Current Issues in Comparative Education, 2012
The analytic category of "small states" remains problematic in the 21st century. Its legitimacy as a rigorous conceptual category continues to be debated; even as small states assume a strident visibility on the world stage because of climate change negotiations. This paper reviews the scepticism that hovers around the small state concept, and…
Descriptors: Climate, Constructivism (Learning), Tests, Education
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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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Straubhaar, Rolf – Current Issues in Comparative Education, 2012
Though the existing literature on the "favelas" (or shantytowns) of Brazil thoroughly documents the chaotic and violent nature of life within them, few connections have been made between the literature on "favelas", fragility and small states, particularly with regard to the fragile state of educational institutions in…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Foreign Countries, Classification, Slums
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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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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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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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