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Biseth, Heidi – International Review of Education, 2009
This essay attempts to show the importance of linguistic issues in education for democracy and the close relationship between democracy and multilingualism. Increasingly nation-states are having to adapt to linguistic diversity within their borders and to recognize that democracy requires the participation of all citizens, including those…
Descriptors: Democracy, Multilingualism, Cultural Pluralism, Educational Policy
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Griffith, Stafford A. – International Review of Education, 2008
This paper proposes a framework for assessing the quality of education, based on the outcomes defined in educational standards. The author takes the view that educational standards reflect the mission that schools must fulfill. He explains that the classroom curriculum, derived from educational standards, must customize the learning process to…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Teaching Methods, Educational Quality, Academic Standards
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Starkie, Elisa Gavari – International Review of Education, 2008
For many years there has been a debate about the existence or not, of a common European education policy. In this article I argue that there has been a real European education policy since the approval of the Maastricht Treaty, with a proper content and which offers many new possibilities to students. The core of this policy is the setting up of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Educational Policy, Educational Change
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Thaman, Konai Helu – International Review of Education, 2008
This essay contributes a Pacific Islands perspective to the global discussion of "Living Together: Education and Intercultural Dialogue". Through poetry and prose, this essay traces the impact of the Tongan concept of "vaa" (values/valued relationships) on learning and language. By invoking UNESCO's mandate to build peace…
Descriptors: Education, Values, Peace, International Cooperation
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Gundara, Jagdish – International Review of Education, 2008
This paper focuses on the issue of separate schooling. Diverse societies use schools to develop shared value systems, strengthen democratic engagements and provide better educational outcomes. However, in Europe, the United States, Australia and elsewhere groups of parents and communities have been invoking human rights claims to challenge the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, School Segregation, School Choice, Equal Education
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Kreso, Adila Pasalic – International Review of Education, 2008
Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH), much like other eastern-European countries, has faced a brief period of transition from the socialist system to capitalism. However, this was interrupted in BiH by a brutal war lasting four years. Social systems and infrastructure were damaged or destroyed, including education, which was harnessed during the war to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, War, Social Systems, Education
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Osei, George M. – International Review of Education, 2008
In 1984 the Ministry of Education in Ghana introduced a career ladder policy for teachers. While reformers believe that this has improved the condition of the teaching profession, the net gains of the policy remain deceptive. There has even been a reduction in some of the benefits that teachers used to enjoy in the single salary scheme in the…
Descriptors: Teaching (Occupation), Public Schools, Foreign Countries, Occupational Mobility
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Poon, Anita Y. K.; Wong, Yiu-Chung – International Review of Education, 2008
Although Hong Kong's education system has long been criticized as lacking in creativity and over-emphasising rote learning, on the whole it has served Hong Kong well in the past years, breeding outstanding business, academic and political leaders who continue to maintain Hong Kong's competitive edge. The traditional elite schools have played a…
Descriptors: Rote Learning, Ideology, Educational Change, Foreign Countries
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Higgs, Philip – International Review of Education, 2008
The liberation of Africa and its peoples from centuries of racially discriminatory colonial rule and domination has far reaching implications for educational thought and practice. The transformation of educational discourse in Africa requires a philosophical framework that respects diversity, acknowledges lived experience and challenges the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Development, Indigenous Knowledge, African Culture
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Bhola, H. S. – International Review of Education, 2006
Poverty reduction is deeply implicated in structures of politics, economy, culture, and technology, from the global down to local levels. Irrespective of the particular political ideology of a nation and of the specific strategy of mobilization, adult and life-long education can and must play a significant role in reducing poverty, including…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Lifelong Learning, Poverty, Ideology
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Lekoko, Rebecca Nthogo; van der Merwe, Marietjie – International Review of Education, 2006
Growth in rural communities, along with attendant changes in social, economic and environmental conditions, challenges members of these communities to take even more responsibility for their lives than in the past. While there is a need to promote sustainable economic prosperity, it is important that developmental approaches should not compromise…
Descriptors: Rhetoric, Empowerment, Rural Population, Economically Disadvantaged
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Ishengoma, Johnson M. – International Review of Education, 2005
This study argues for the integration of African oral traditions and other elements of traditional learning into the modern school curriculum. It thus contributes to supporting the increased relevance of education to local communities. In particular, using the example of riddles collected from one of the main ethnic groups in Northwestern…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Ethnic Groups, Oral Tradition, Indigenous Knowledge
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Phillipson, Robert – International Review of Education, 2001
Explores the role of English in ongoing processes of globalization, the reasons for its dominance, and the need for conceptual clarification in analyzing English worldwide. Asserts that language pedagogy must ensure that English is not learned subtractively, to the detriment of the mother tongue--only in this way can globalization be made more…
Descriptors: Corporations, Elementary Secondary Education, English, English (Second Language)
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Skutnabb-Kangas, Tove – International Review of Education, 2001
Argues that global English usage is triggering linguistic genocide in many areas of the world. Equates globalization with war and colonization, and with power structures taking control of natural resources--including land, water, and humans. Asserts that education in a mother tongue must be a human right. (Contains 50 references.) (NB)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, English, English (Second Language), Global Approach
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Dekker, Jeroen – International Review of Education, 2001
Responds to attacks from a number of educationists who claim that the concept of cultural transmission is unable to cover adequately the complex process of interaction that takes place in education. Attempts to defend cultural transmission against the three main criticisms that have been leveled against it, and concludes that it remains a valuable…
Descriptors: Cultural Education, Cultural Exchange, Culture, Educational Philosophy
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