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Gross, Magdalena H.; Kelman, Ari Y. – International Review of Education, 2017
This article presents an educational programme designed to explore the multicultural history of Poland. Targeting Jewish and non-Jewish students of Polish heritage, the "Polonia Programme" (PP) was conceptualised with the aim of applying the tools of experiential education to initiate a new approach to examining one of the world's most…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, History Instruction, Jews, Experiential Learning
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Machart, Régis – International Review of Education, 2017
The large range of jobs that Malaysian undergraduates of foreign languages are often employed in after completion of their studies (education, tourism, banking, business, management, etc.) is not necessarily related to their major field of study. This situation often makes it difficult for lecturers to develop a comprehensive professional training…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, Outcomes of Education, Employment Qualifications
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Gross, Zehavit; Rutland, Suzanne D. – International Review of Education, 2017
In our post-modern, globalised world, there is a risk of unique cultural heritages being lost. This loss contributes to the detriment of civilization, because individuals need to be rooted in their own specific identity in order to actively participate in community life. This article discusses a longitudinal case study of the efforts being made by…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Experiential Learning, Values Education, Youth Programs
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ter Avest, Ina – International Review of Education, 2017
To prepare Dutch students in education for critical situations in their professional life as a teacher, part of their training is to ask them to reflect upon their own experiences in their life as a child, a pupil and a student -- experiences of crucial moments or with significant others which are still of the utmost importance to them. This…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Teaching Methods
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Bezerra, Éder D.; Borges, Cândido; Andreassi, Tales – International Review of Education, 2017
Youth entrepreneurship has gained prominence in recent years, but there are few studies which investigate the characteristics of companies created by students in the university environment (also known as "student spin-off companies") or the "ecosystem" in which these companies are incubated and "hatched". In parallel,…
Descriptors: Universities, Partnerships in Education, Entrepreneurship, School Business Relationship
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Dickson, Martina; Ladefoged, Svend Erik – International Review of Education, 2017
This article focuses on a teaching methodology project which investigated issues of teaching quality at a technical and vocational education and training (TVET) academy in Kurdistan, Northern Iraq. The academy was established in 2012 to provide unemployed youth with TVET, particularly workplace-relevant training. A needs analysis showed that the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods, Technical Education, Vocational Education
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Owusu-Agyeman, Yaw – International Review of Education, 2017
The adoption of a national qualifications framework (NQF) by some governments in all world regions has shown some success in the area of formal learning. However, while NQFs continue to enhance "formal" learning in many countries, the same cannot be said for the recognition, validation and accreditation (RVA) of "non-formal"…
Descriptors: Lifelong Learning, Vocational Education, Informal Education, Guidelines
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Stromquist, Nelly P.; da Costa, Romina B. – International Review of Education, 2017
At its inception in 1993, the European Union (EU) did not consider education one of the pillars of its regional cohesiveness and identity. As time went by, recognition of the potential role of education at individual and social levels increased. This concern for education, however, is much more centred on the acquisition of knowledge and skills…
Descriptors: Lifelong Learning, Community Needs, Qualitative Research, Foreign Countries
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Trudell, Joel; Cheffy, Ian – International Review of Education, 2017
This article discusses the impact of literacy programmes on those who learned to read and write in their own African languages. It draws on adult learners' reflections on the significance of literacy and numeracy in their everyday lives as evidenced in interviews conducted in 2014 and 2015 in rural sites in five African countries: Ethiopia, Kenya,…
Descriptors: Literacy Education, Adult Literacy, African Languages, Native Language Instruction
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McRuer, Jennifer; Zethelius, Margarita – International Review of Education, 2017
The Latin American concept of "(collective) biocultural heritage" arose from Indigenous knowledge and practices with respect to local natural resources and environment, including the food being hunted, the crops being grown, and the landscapes being created. The term is now used more widely to describe community practices, goals and…
Descriptors: Sustainable Development, Marine Biology, Well Being, Foreign Countries
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Didham, Robert J.; Ofei-Manu, Paul; Nagareo, Masaaki – International Review of Education, 2017
The Okayama Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) Project is an ongoing initiative in Okayama City, Japan, established in 2005 by the Regional Centre of Expertise (RCE) Okayama and the Okayama Municipal Government with the aim "to create a community where people learn, think and act together towards realising a sustainable…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Socialization, Case Studies, Sustainable Development
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Bormann, Inka; Nikel, Jutta – International Review of Education, 2017
The United Nations (UN) Decade of Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) aimed to integrate the principles, values and practices of sustainable development into all aspects of education and learning around the world. The authors of this article address the implementation process of ESD in Germany during the UN Decade (2005-2014). By…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Sustainable Development, Governance, Foreign Countries
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Aguayo, Claudio; Eames, Chris – International Review of Education, 2017
The importance of community learning in effecting social change towards ecological sustainability has been recognised for some time. More recently, the use of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) tools to promote socio-ecological sustainability has been shown to have potential in community education for sustainable development (ESD). The…
Descriptors: Sustainability, Information Technology, Foreign Countries, Community Education
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Barth, Matthias; Lang, Daniel J.; Luthardt, Philip; Vilsmaier, Ulli – International Review of Education, 2017
In 2015, the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) announced that the Science Year 2015 would focus on the "City of the Future". It called for innovative projects from cities and communities in Germany dedicated to exploring future options and scenarios for sustainable development. Among the successful respondents was…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Sustainable Development, Case Studies, Socialization
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Thoresen, Victoria Wyszynski – International Review of Education, 2017
Oases of learning which are transformative and lead to significant behavioural change can be found around the globe. Transformational learning has helped learners not only to understand what they have been taught but also to re-conceptualise and re-apply this understanding to their daily lives. Unfortunately, as many global reports indicate,…
Descriptors: Transformative Learning, Caring, Sustainable Development, Creativity
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