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Gil-Jaurena, Inés; Domínguez, Daniel – International Review of Education, 2018
This article analyses the challenges teachers face when entering a digital and open online environment in higher education. Massive open online courses (MOOCs) have become a popular phenomenon, making online learning more visible in the educational agenda; therefore, it is appropriate to analyse their expansion and diversification to help inform…
Descriptors: Teacher Role, Online Courses, College Faculty, Higher Education
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Gedviliene, Genute; Tutlys, Vidmantas; Lukošuniene, Vilija; Zuzeviciute, Vaiva – International Review of Education, 2018
The Baltic countries regained their independence from the Soviet Union in the early 1990s and joined the European Union in 2004. This article seeks to explore institutional development and reforms of adult education and lifelong learning in Lithuania with respect to the processes, the actors and the context of socioeconomic change over the past 20…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adult Educators, Adult Education, Teacher Qualifications
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Abu-Nimer, Mohammed; Nasser, Ilham – International Review of Education, 2017
Following the events of 9/11, many misconceptions entered the policy-making platform with regard to the need for education reforms in the Muslim world. Based upon Western cultural and societal norms and increased scepticism of the role of religion in violence, these assumptions have triggered a strong wave of calls for a top-down approach to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Peace, Islam, Religious Education
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Milana, Marcella; Rasmussen, Palle; Holford, John – International Review of Education, 2016
The idea of "sustainability" as a core value has slowly permeated policy and practice at governmental and institutional levels, in public and private policy. However, at times when social and economic crises have revealed the fragility of existing institutions and policies, it is important to consider how sustainability is -- and could…
Descriptors: Role of Education, Adult Education, Sustainability, Educational Policy
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Piper, Benjamin – International Review of Education, 2016
"Ubuntu" is an African philosophy of human kindness; applying it in the Global South would fundamentally alter the design of the education sector. This essay argues, however, that the field of international educational development is not, in fact, structured to support an education influenced by "ubuntu" ideals. Specifically,…
Descriptors: International Education, Educational Philosophy, African Culture, Educational Change
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Biraimah, Karen L. – International Review of Education, 2016
Namibia has one of the most dehumanising and destructive colonial pasts of any nation in Africa, or, for that matter, the world. Before colonisation, the area now known as Namibia was home to diverse cultural groups. The successive colonial regimes of Germany and South Africa inflicted genocide, brutality and apartheid on the region. Namibia…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Culturally Relevant Education, Role, African Culture
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Fischman, Gustavo E.; Gandin, Luis Armando – International Review of Education, 2016
The "Citizen School Project" ("Escola Cidadã") was implemented from 1993 to 2004 in Porto Alegre, capital of the Brazilian state of Rio Grande do Sul. This article presents the conception behind the "Citizen School Project," the basic mechanisms created to implement and evaluate its strengths and weaknesses, and some…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Ethics, Program Descriptions, Program Evaluation
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Luschei, Thomas F. – International Review of Education, 2016
In this essay, the author introduces the concept of "convivencia" (peaceful coexistence) as a framework for re-centring education as a moral enterprise. He discusses "convivencia" within the context of education and society in Colombia, paying special attention to the Colombian rural school model "Escuela Nueva" (New…
Descriptors: Moral Values, Peace, Urban Areas, Foreign Countries
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Assié-Lumumba, N'Dri Thérèse – International Review of Education, 2016
This paper is a reflection that critically examines the dynamics of education and the struggle by African people for freedom, control of the mind, self-definition and the right to determine their own destiny from the start of colonial rule to the present. The primary methodological approach is historical structuralism, which stipulates that social…
Descriptors: Guidelines, African Culture, Educational Change, Foreign Countries
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Al-Maamari, Saif – International Review of Education, 2016
Oman is a multicultural society in terms of both ethnicity and religion. Communities vary in terms of cultural heritage, language, dress and religious or sectarian affiliation. The majority of people are Arab; other members of society belong to one of three main ethnic groups: the Hyderabadi, the Baluchis or the Zanzibari (Arabs of Omani descent…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Literature Reviews, Multicultural Education, Teaching Methods
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Biao, Idowu – International Review of Education, 2015
A review of the Benin education system shows that it is still heavily school-based. Yet, a high level of wastage is currently being recorded at school level (about 50% success rate at primary level, about 40% success rate at high school level and about 1% enrolment rate of qualified candidates and success rate at tertiary level), leading to the…
Descriptors: Lifelong Learning, Foreign Countries, Human Capital, Unskilled Workers
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Cheema, Jehanzeb R. – International Review of Education, 2015
The education system in Qatar comprises of both private schools, which receive money through student fees, and public schools, which are fully government-funded. In the mid-2000s, Qatar started its transition towards an independent school model with the aim of eventually converting all public schools into government-supported independent schools.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Standardized Tests, Public Schools, Educational Change
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Corlu, M. Sencer – International Review of Education, 2014
There are two mainstream curricula for international school students at the junior high level: the International Baccalaureate (IB) Middle Years Programme (MYP) and the Cambridge International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE). The former was developed in the mid-1990s and is currently being relaunched in a 21st-century approach.…
Descriptors: Advanced Placement Programs, Junior High School Students, International Schools, Educational Change
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Brock-Utne, Birgit; Mercer, Malcolm – International Review of Education, 2014
Africans speak African languages in their everyday lives while lessons in school are delivered in an exogenous language. In many places adult education is also carried out in a language the majority of people do not speak. The exogenous languages, which are the languages of the former colonial powers and mastered just by a small African elite, are…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, African Languages, Democracy, Lifelong Learning
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Hickling-Hudson, Anne – International Review of Education, 2014
The author of this paper considers the influence of Paulo Freire's pedagogical philosophy on educational practice in three different geographical/political settings. She begins with reflections on her experience as a facilitator at Freire's seminar, held in Grenada in 1980 for teachers and community educators, on the integration of work and study.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Philosophy, Educational Practices, Case Studies
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