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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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Adely, Fida – Current Issues in Comparative Education, 2004
Since the 1970s, participatory development has become part and parcel of most practitioner-oriented development studies programs. This reflects a shift in the field of development that has been going on for the past few decades. "Participatory Rural Appraisal" (PRA) is one approach to participatory development that has received much…
Descriptors: Community Involvement, Developmental Studies Programs, Participative Decision Making, Performance Factors
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Burde, Dana – Current Issues in Comparative Education, 2004
The purpose of this article is to explore the effects of community participation in school governance, as an element of development and humanitarian assistance programs, on social capital and civil society building. The first section describes different types of participation in education, its institutional forms, and the paradigms that support…
Descriptors: Educational Development, Democracy, Community Involvement, Governance
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Clemons, Andrea; Vogt, Christina – Current Issues in Comparative Education, 2004
This article presents West and East African nonformal education projects as a platform from which to view the interrelationship of participation and transformation in the educational experiences of community, NGO, and state participants. In the context of neo-liberal pressures, carried by an international free-market movement in the 1980s, a wave…
Descriptors: Nonformal Education, Educational Change, Administrative Organization, Foreign Countries
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Lewis, Suzanne Grant; Naidoo, Jordan – Current Issues in Comparative Education, 2004
This article analyzes South Africa's efforts to promote broader participation in educational decision-making through local school governance structures in which parents serve as majority members. We utilize the "theory of action" framework to understand both government policy and school-level actors' meanings of two dimensions of…
Descriptors: Governance, Educational Change, Foreign Countries, Principals
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Makuwira, Jonathan – Current Issues in Comparative Education, 2004
This article critically examines the extent to which one emerging NGO facilitates the participation of its beneficiaries and other stakeholders in the decision-making processes at the identification, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of basic education programmes in Malawi. The author argues that despite the comparative advantage of this…
Descriptors: Nongovernmental Organizations, Foreign Countries, Program Implementation, Participative Decision Making
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Ahmad, Iftikhar – Current Issues in Comparative Education, 2004
Since the 1980s the mission of the national citizenship education curriculum in Pakistan has been the Islamization of society. The government curriculum guidelines require textbooks to emphasize Islam as the national ideology of the state of Pakistan. Recognizing the deleterious effect of an exclusivist curriculum on the civic unity of the nation,…
Descriptors: National Curriculum, Textbook Content, Religious Cultural Groups, Civics
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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
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Milligan, Jeffrey Ayala – Current Issues in Comparative Education, 2004
Since 2001 many observers of education in the Muslim world have expressed concerns about the radicalizing influence of madrasahs. These critiques often assume that the ichotomization of sacred and secular common to civic society in the West is a necessary ingredient of any educational reforms designed to prevent the spread of religious extremism…
Descriptors: Muslims, Educational Change, Foreign Countries, Peace
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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
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Kline, Rachel – Current Issues in Comparative Education, 2000
A Colombian model of rural elementary education has increased student achievement. Basic characteristics are active learning, structured yet flexible and multifaceted nature, extensive training and support for teachers, and opportunities for meaningful involvement of students, teachers, and community members. A Guatemalan reform based on the model…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Collegiality, Community Involvement, Comparative Education
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