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by Li-Ching Ho — 2017
Drawing on interviews with 24 social studies teachers in Singapore, this study interrogates the concept of harmony, investigates the implications of the state incorporating this concept as an educational goal for the public education system, and examines the affordances and constraints of harmony as an educational goal.

by Assaf Meshulam — 2015
The article examines a unique bilingual (Arabic-Hebrew), binational (Jewish-Palestinian) school in Israel/Palestine in its struggle to be a sustainable and broadly transformative endeavor by opening enrollment to external students.

by Maurice Crul & Jennifer Holdaway — 2009
This article considers the ways in which school systems in New York City and Amsterdam have shaped the educational trajectories of two groups of relatively disadvantaged immigrant youth: the children of Dominican immigrants in New York and the children of Moroccan immigrants in Amsterdam. It describes the salient features of the two educational systems and the ways in which they structure opportunity for children of immigrants.

by W. James Jacob, Donald Holsinger & Christopher Mugimu — 2008
This article compares the cost-effectiveness of private and government secondary schools in Uganda, where student learning is the measure of effect. The research design includes a measure of prior learning, enabling the researchers to hold constant the effects of ability while comparing a unit measure of learning per dollar of expenditure in private and government schools. Similar to findings of other scholars, the authors conclude that there is substantial evidence in favor of private secondary schools in Uganda as more cost effective than government institutions.

by Jian Wang, Michael Strong & Sandra Odell — 2004
Drawing on observation data from two U.S. and two Chinese mentor-novice pairs in induction contexts, this study analyzed the content and forms of mentor-novice conversations about novices' lessons.

by Carmen Luke — 2002
This paper draws on data from a group case study of women in higher education management in Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, and Thailand. It investigates culture-specific dimensions of what the Western literature has conceptualized as "glass ceiling" impediments to women's career advancement in higher education.

by Nadine Dolby — 2000
This article questions a formulation of identity and argues that the field must embrace a more dynamic and nuanced notion of self.

by Janine Bempechat & Salie Abrahams — 1999
Drawing on theory in achievement motivation and cultural psychology, the authors examine the intrapersonal, interpersonal, and social-historical perspectives of South African adolescents on education, achievement, and opportunity.

by Adam Gamoran — 1997
Two cases of planned curriculum change are examined to illustrate the limits and possibilities of curriculum reform.

by Sally Lubeck — 1995
Reviews recent trends in female employment and preschool provision in the United States and Europe, discussing how governments have responded to the issues.

by Stephen Hamilton & Klaus Hurelmann — 1994
A comparison of the organizational and curricular dimensions of school-based and work-based preparation for jobs in the United States and Germany.

by Harold Stevenson — 1994
This article describes the school-based extracurricular programs in several societies in East Asia, suggesting that Americans use such information to develop more effective extracurricular programs.

by Anne Peter, Klaus Hurrelmann & Nancy Leffert — 1993
This article compares U.S. and German schooling processes, noting how the countries socialize their youth to adulthood and employment; mentions key elements in achieving good outcomes and preparing productive adults; recommends creating an appropriate balance between the country's labor force needs and the developmental needs of its individuals.

by Marilyn Osborn, Patricia Broadfoot & Dorothy Abbott — 1992

by Clifford Hill — 1991
A visit to a prestigious kindergarten in Nanjing and a comparison of Chinese and Western learning styles.

by Lynn Paine — 1990
Explores the conceptual basis of teaching in China

by Walter Feinberg — 1989
This article discusses the author's attempt to understand some aspects of Japanese society and his reflections on the role that philosophy of education, anthropology, and other disciplines can play in grappling with issues of intercultural understanding.

by Harry Judge — 1987
After viewing through British eyes the problematic state of American graduate schools of education in 1982, Harry Judge now sees in both Holmes and Carnegie the possibility for genuine reform. He argues that the funding of professional development centers and of chairs in the teaching of various school subjects should have high priority.

by Philip Altbach — 1987
Offering a comparative perspective, Altbach looks at the prestige accorded European sec- ondary school teachers, the undereducated third world teachingforce, the seeming lack of relation between teacher education and different levels of international achievement, and current teacher reforms in Japan and Russia.

by Philip Altbach — 1986
The author reviews the multifaceted policy, curricular, and economic questions relating to the foreign student issue.

by Wallace Lambert — 1984
Findings are given of a cross-national study that explored the processes of children's development of identity by examining how children learn what their ethnic group is and how their group should act. Adults seem to influence cultural and personality development, with social standing being more important than ethnic background.

by Bruce Kimball — 1981
Liberal education in Japan, and specifically at Japan's Tenri University, is described. The conflicts between the society's need for well-rounded educated individuals versus well- educated specialists are noted.

by Donald Cowan — 1981
Peter Abbs, a highly persuasive lecturer in education at Sussex University, has buckled on armor to challenge society-in the United States as well as Britain-through a radical revisioning of the aims of contemporary education. The three books here under review set forth the present state of his challenge: first, a bill of particulars against a civilization dominated by a voracious industry and, second, a proposal for correction through the establishment of a single small college devoted to the formation of teachers capable of raising up a new, truly human, generation.

by Brian Holmes — 1972
Comparative studies show that the dichotomy between empirical (experimental and nonexperimental) and nonempirical (qualitative) research is false. If research on individuals is to be useful, both elements are needed. In this paper some of the claims made for empirical research will be examined.

by Philip Altbach — 1971
The educational policies in effect in former subjugated countries are discussed.

by Robert Osborn — 1970
The author discusses Tamagawa-Gakuen, a Japanese school, and he is very certain that it is one of the most exciting and interesting to observe and, as such, merits the closest attention of American educators.

by Lewis Feuer — 1969
Japan, after delighting Dewey with its colorfulness and grace, with its courtesy and the gaiety of its children at play, posed for him problems which he did not know how to answer. Its liberals seemed to him lacking in moral stamina, its teachers spokesmen for the militarists, and its education an indoctrination in mythology. This was a country which seemed to exemplify a Marxian pattern of social classes and political structure, and to defy the application of Dewey's method of intelligence. There was little he could finally tell Japan's liberals, and it left Dewey with a kind of despondency.

by Ella Griffin — 1967
Today, most children in the econ01nically advanced and technologically developed countries take education at all levels for granted. Education is compulsory, and there are adequate resources to provide enough schools, teachers, and teaching materials for all the children of all people. Yet, even in the United States of America, there is still much to be done in backward areas of the country where education has long been substandard.

by I. L. Kandel — 1929
An address on the occasion of the Dewey Seventieth Birthday celebration, October 18, 1929, in the Horace Mann Auditorium, Teachers College.

by Yong Zhao — 2011
American policy makers and pundits are in love with some foreign education systems and are working hard to bring their policies and practices home. Many presently proposed reform policies and practices are rationalized based on international comparisons. But is this infatuation justified? What can we really learn from other countries?

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Resources
  • European Journal of Intercultural Studies
    European Journal of Intercultural Studies is a network of educational professionals, which aims at the development and implementation of intercultrual education.
  • Oxford Studies in Comparative Education
    Oxford Studies in Comparative Education, first published in 1991, devotes each of its two annual issues to a specific topic, and has its editorial base within the new Centre for Comparative Studies in Education, at the Department of Educational Studies of the University of Oxford.
  • Chinese Education and Society
    Chinese Education and Society offers unabridged translations of articles from Chinese journals, newspapers, and collections of articles published in book form. The aim of the journal is to present the more important Chinese studies in this field in the light of the interest of those who are professionally concerned with it.
  • Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research
    The Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research is an international refereed journal focusing on central ideas and themes in educational thinking and research. The journal welcomes reports on philosophical, historical, comparative, experimental and survey studies and has no preferences - except quality - concerning the authors' choices of methodological perspectives.
  • International Journal of Educational Research including Learning and Instruction (Combined Subscription)
    Education, as a central institution in modern societies, has contributed much to human welfare. These contributions include intellectual, social and economic development as well as the enlargement of knowledge and an increased understanding of culture. Educators, policy makers, and researchers in every country can benefit from the most significant investigations conducted in a variety of countries throughout the world. The purpose of this journal is to make such investigations more widely available.
  • Compare: A Journal of Comparative Education
    Compare: A journal of comparative education seeks to serve the needs of teachers and research workers in comparative and international education and related areas of study.
  • Contents Pages in Education
    Contents Pages in Education is a computer-based, international current awareness service that shows the contents pages of over 700 of the world's education journals. Contents pages are arranged alphabetically by journal title and reset to a standardised and easy-to-read format.
  • European Journal of Teacher Education
    The European Journal of Teacher Education (EJTE) provides a forum for the examination of policies, theories and practices related to the education and training of teachers at pre-service and in-service levels in the countries of Europe.
  • Intercultural Education
    Intercultural Education is a global forum for the analysis of issues dealing with education in plural societies.
  • Journal of Intercultural Studies
    Journal of Intercultural Studies provides a means whereby international research related to intercultural studies can be showcased across national and disciplinary boundaries. It allows scholars to reflect on and debate their work as it intersects with understandings, as these develop out of a range of varied traditions and contexts.
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