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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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Misiaszek, Greg William – International Review of Education, 2016
Emerging from popular education movements in Latin America, "ecopedagogy" is a critical environmental pedagogy which focuses on understanding the connections between social conflict and environmentally harmful acts carried out by humans. These connections are often politically hidden in education. Ecopedagogy, while being pluralistic, is…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Environmental Education, Teaching Methods, Specialists
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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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Chisholm, Lynne – International Review of Education, 2013
This reflective think-tank contribution begins by comparing advocacy and research as distinct modalities of professional and social action. In practice they frequently elide and merge into one another. While alliance and complementarity between the two modalities is constructive for shaping policy and practice, it poses risks when governments and…
Descriptors: Lifelong Learning, Advocacy, Educational Policy, Holistic Approach
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Eden, Devorah – International Review of Education, 2012
This study aims to explore the relationships between the third sector and the educational system in Israel in light of their current increasing involvement with one another. This was investigated along four stages of the policy process ranging from initial agenda-setting to final implementation. The stage of policy these relationships reached was…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Policy Analysis, Organizational Effectiveness
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Duarte, Joana – International Review of Education, 2011
Although Germany has experienced net in-migration for the past five decades, this fact has only recently been officially acknowledged. Furthermore, Germany is marked by a general monolingual self-concept very much attached to the idea of a nation-state with one homogeneous language. However, in large urban areas of Germany about 35 per cent of the…
Descriptors: Political Attitudes, Bilingual Schools, Educational Attainment, Multilingualism
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Soudien, Crain – International Review of Education, 2011
The 14th World Congress of the World Council of Comparative Education Societies (WCCES), held in Istanbul in June 2010, was entitled "Bordering, re-bordering and new possibilities for change in education and society". It opened with this address, in which the author explores how the idea of a norm works for education using key…
Descriptors: Educational Development, Comparative Education, Access to Education, Foreign Countries
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Mehran, Golnar – International Review of Education, 2009
Since the establishment of the Islamic Republic, female higher education has been characterised by a paradoxical combination of discrimination and exclusion, on the one hand, and increasing equality and empowerment, on the other. This study focuses on the triangle of education, equality and empowerment, using Sara Longwe's women's empowerment…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Females, Foreign Countries, Gender Discrimination
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De Santisteban, Agustin Velloso – International Review of Education, 2005
In August 1990, the United Nations Security Council imposed economic sanctions on Iraq. These ended in May 2003. In that same month, in which the war launched by Coalition Forces against Iraq ended, the country has been under occupation. The education system, one of the best in the Arab world 15 years ago, has been seriously affected by both the…
Descriptors: Sanctions, War, Foreign Countries, International Law
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Geo-Jaja, Macleans A. – International Review of Education, 2004
Arguing that the politicisation of decentralisation appreciably reduces educational quality and efficient resource allocation and negatively affects matters of equity in and delivery of education, the present study provides a critique of decentralisation and privatisation in education in Africa with special reference to Nigeria. On the basis of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Privatization, Educational Quality, Resource Allocation
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Schiefelbein, Ernesto – International Review of Education, 2004
Largely following the advice of loans from the World Bank, many Latin American countries decentralised education to the state, municipal and local levels. Such decentralisation was part of an effort to provide universal access to primary education with massive investments near one billion dollars per year during the 1990s. The rationale was simple…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Administration, Educational Policy, Politics of Education
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Ornelas, Carlos – International Review of Education, 2004
Reform in the Mexican education system accords with global patterns of liberalisation, decentralisation, compensatory programs and accountability. The present study analyses reform in that country during the past 15 years. It reveals that despite expectations of change attending the installation of the new government which replaced the ruling…
Descriptors: Privatization, Administrative Organization, Educational Change, Foreign Countries
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Ghosh, Ratna – International Review of Education, 2004
Education is a provincial responsibility in Canada, but there is a sharing of expenditure and strong support of public education, health and other welfare programs between the provinces and the federal government. Although the federal policy of multiculturalism has been aimed at making Canada a "just" society, the implementation of this…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Public Education, Educational Policy, Cultural Pluralism
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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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