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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 Jaekyung Lee - 2007
This article examines the causes and prevalence of private tutoring as a form of supplementary education from a comparative perspective: Who takes private tutoring and why? It explains both between-country and within-country variations in after-school math tutoring as collective and individual choice through secondary analyses of the 1995 TIMSS eighth-grade student and teacher survey data sets, with a focus on the cases of Korea and the United States.

by John Pungente, Barry Duncan & Neil Andersen - 2005
This chapter offers an historical overview of the development of media education in Canada, the theory informing Canadian practice, common classroom practices and approaches, comments about some significant resources, and conclusions and implications for future work.

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 Arieh Lewy & Zoltán Báthory - 1994
This chapter contains only partial information on the impact of the Taxonomy in the geographic region of our interest. The authors were highly dependent on the information they were able to collect, and by no means do the references in this article represent the full scope of the publications.

by Bom Chung - 1994
In this chapter, I discuss how the Taxonomy was introduced to the Korean academia in education, as well as how it stimulated the improvement of school examinations, facilitated curricular and instructional improvement projects, and has been critically examined in educational discussions.

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 Sterling Fishman - 1993
This article is a description and analysis of how the citizens of the former German Democratic Republic are attempting to reconstruct their educational system. As the GDR has divided into five federal states in order to incorporate with West Germany, five different school systems are being established. This article focuses on Saxony, the most populous of the new states, and its efforts to reconstruct its educational system.

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, Paul Croll & Andrew Pollard - 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 Harold Noah - 1989
The author speaks on the nature of the curriculum and appropriate standards in education from an economist’s point of view, and considers the issue of national standards from an international perspective.

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 secondary school teachers, the undereducated third world teaching force, the seeming lack of relation between teacher education and different levels of international achievement, and current teacher reforms in Japan and Russia.

by Anthony Petrosky - 1986
Now, at the end of my tenure with the project and after seeing it receiving funding for three more years, I want to take this opportunity, as I prepare to leave for the Shanghai Foreign Languages Institute in China, to discuss what we set in motion.

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 Beatrice Reubens - 1982
A description of vocational education in foreign countries cannot come from a single mold. Differences among the countries are substantial in matters of clientele, expectations, educational methods, organization, and administration. It is best to consider countries individually, to relate full-time vocational education in regular schools to the national system of initial occupational skill training, and to confine the discussion to young people of upper-secondary age who have not been in the labor force.

by Susanne Shafer - 1981
Education in other nations arouses interest among Americans more as a possible source of ideas for dealing with educational problems than as a social phenomenon basic to the culture of another country that reveals important features of that culture. I assume that readers have the first purpose and wish to acquaint themselves with approaches taken to certain issues in social studies education in a number of countries that represent quite different cultures. The issues to be viewed across the nations are (a) the role of political ideology in the shaping of social studies education, a sine qua non for this aspect of the curriculum; (b) curriculum and content emphasis, the "bread and butter" or heart of any approach to social studies, and (c) the impact of external examinations, that is, those examinations that originate or at least are legitimized outside the examinee's school.

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 Margaret Mead - 1974
Within anthropology we have developed several useful distinctions in discussing the questions of how grandparents do or do not play a role in the education of children in any given society, and particularly in our own. Within the context of this article the author uses the word education to include conscious teaching of any sort, whether of speech, manners, morals, or skills, but include also the process of socialization, which occurs in all societies as children learn to restrain their impulses, postpone gratification, control their sphincters, walk, talk, and participate in social life, and the process of enculturation, by which children learn a particular culture.

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