Volume 13, Number 1

Bulgarian Comparative Education Society (BCES)

BCES Conference Books

ISSN 2534-8426 (online)

ISSN 1314-4693 (print)

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2015 Volume 13 | Number 1

Volume 13

Quality, Social Justice and Accountability in Education Worldwide


Number 1


ISSN 1314-4693

ISBN 978-954-92908-6-8


Popov, N., Wolhuter, C., Ermenc, K., Hilton, G., Ogunleye, J., Niemczyk, E. (Eds.)

Quire format 70x100/16, Printed quires 27

Book size B5–ISO (17x24 cm)

Paperback, 432 pages

Published by BCES

Printed by Investpress

Sofia, Bulgaria

May 2015


Full text


Title pages



Editorial Preface / 11



JP Rossouw

Quality, Social Justice and Accountability – Crucial Determinants of Excellence in Education / 17


Part 1: Comparative Education & History of Education


Charl Wolhuter, Konstantinos Karras & Pella Calogiannakis

The Crisis in World Education and Comparative Education / 27


Teodora Genova

Torsten Husén ‒ a Co-founder and Chairman of IEA from 1962 to 1978 / 33


Marco Aurelio Navarro Leal & Ruth Roux

Comparing Labor Insertion of Graduates from Two Areas of Knowledge in Three Mexican Localities / 41


Johannes L van der Walt

A (New) Discursive Framework for Dealing with the Problem of Unsafe Schools / 46


Ferdinand J Potgieter

Beyond Tolerance: Educating for Religious Respect and Hospitality in Pedagogic-Multilogical Sanctuaries / 53


FJ (Jan) Nieuwenhuis

Pedagogy of Discernment, New Wine in Old Skins? A Response to Potgieter / 60


Takehiro Hirayama

A Study on the Type of School during the Dawn of Modern Education in Bhutan / 67


Regan Treewater-Lipes

Jerusalem and Istanbul: Juxtaposing and Personifying Ancient Cities for a 21st Century Readership / 73


HJ Steyn

The Concepts ‘Benchmarks and Benchmarking’ Used in Education Planning: Teacher Education as Example / 80


Ntlantla Sebele

Understanding Policy Intentions is Critical for Successful Policy Implementation within the Technical and Vocational Education and Training College’s Sector / 89


Arijana Kolak Bošnjak

The Quality of Gymnasium Education in the Banal Croatia in the Era of Neoabsolutism (1854 – 1860) / 96


Part 2: Pre-Service and In-Service Teacher Training & Learning and Teaching Styles


Klara Skubic Ermenc & Nataša Vujisić-Živković

Competence-Based Approach in the Education of Pedagogues – Comparative View / 101


Klara Skubic Ermenc

Educating Teachers for Intercultural Education / 108


Amanda S. Potgieter

Becoming a Student: The Liminal Experience / 115


Slavica Maksić

Teachers’ Perceptions of and Solutions for Student School Failure / 121


Johannes A Slabbert

Quality through Holistic Simplicity / 128


Sandra Ozola & Inga Riemere

Has the Change of Educational Paradigm Reached Every School and Every Class? / 135


Nataša Matović & Vera Spasenović

In-Service Training Programmes for Inclusive Education in Serbia – Offer and Implementation / 142


Bekir Fatih Meral

Obstacles to Special Education for Students with Intellectual Disabilities in Turkey / 149


Milintra Kawinkamolroj, Charinee Triwaranyu & Sumlee Thongthew

Coaching Process Based on Transformative Learning Theory for Changing the Instructional Mindset of Elementary School Teachers / 153


Nadrudee Chitrangsan, Wichai Sawekngam & Sumlee Thongthew

Development of a Curriculum Management Process by Applying Lean Concept for Waste Elimination to Enhance Curriculum Implementation of Primary School Teacher / 161


Part 3: Education Policy, Reforms & School Leadership


Gillian L. S. Hilton & Helen Tyler

School Led Training: An Examination of the School Direct Recent Policy Initiative in England Making Schools Leaders in the Education of Teachers / 169


Gillian L. S. Hilton & Helen Tyler

School Led Training: An Investigation into the New School Direct Initiative for Teacher Education in England, the Experiences of Trainees and Trainers / 176


Teodora Genova

Current Situation and Reforms Making Way for Future Positive Developments in the National Education System of Bulgaria: An Overview / 183


Živka Krnjaja

The Quality of Early Childhood Education Curriculum Framework in the Republic of Serbia / 191


Emina Hebib, Vera Spasenović & Zorica Šaljić

Evaluation of School Education in Serbia / 198


Dragana Pavlović Breneselović

Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) Quality Standards in the Republic of Ireland and the Republic of Serbia: Two Discourses of Quality / 205


Snježana Dobrota

Social Justice and Music Education: Toward a Multicultural Concept of Music Education / 211


Ural Nadir & Mehmet Can Aktan

Social Justice, Education and School Social Work in Turkey / 217


Fran Galetić

Government Expenditures on Education as the Percentage of GDP in the EU / 222


Tebello Tlali & Lynette Jacobs

Teaching and Assessment Practices at the National University of Lesotho: Some Critical Comments / 229


Amelia Molina, José Luis Andrade & Christian Ponce

The Flexibility of the Curriculum as a Strategy for Exercising Social Justice in Public Universities / 236


Claudio-Rafael Vasquez-Martinez, Clara Gonzalez, Fatima Carrillo, Luis Delgado, Miguel Alvarez, Maria Morfin-Otero

Education as an Environmental Tool / 243


Part 4: Higher Education, Lifelong Learning & Social Inclusion


James Ogunleye, Chris Griffiths & Peter Ryan

Students’ and Teachers’ Perceptions of a ‘Successful’ Lifelong Learning Training Intervention – an EMILIA Project Research Report / 251


Julian Anczewski & Marta Anczewska

Living with Anxiety Disorders – Unemployment as a Barrier to Social Inclusion / 260


Anna Chrostek, Janina Sonik, Joanna Krzyżanowska-Zbucka, Piotr Świtaj, Izabela Nowak, Marta Anczewska

Using Contact and Education as a Means of Combating the Stigma of Mental Illness: An Example of a Polish Foundation „eF kropka” / 267


Izabela Nowak, Piotr Świtaj & Marta Anczewska

Recovery-Oriented Services – the Role of Training in Transformation / 274


Susan Stockton & Terry McNeeley

A Virtual World Case Study – Quality, Social Justice, and Accountability in a Simulation-Based Educational Environment / 281


Maren Gag & Joachim Schroeder

Challenges and Hurdles. Examining VET Transition Systems in Different European Countries – Due to Participation of Vulnerable Groups / 288


Alberto G Canen & Ana Ivenicki

Social Responsibility and Envy: Multicultural Reflections / 295


Gordana Stankovska, Slagana Angelkoska & Svetlana Pandiloska Grncaroska

Education of Students with Special Educational Needs and Their Inclusion in the Community / 306


Tijana Borovac

Children Voices in Research / 313


Aija Gravite

The Interaction between Higher Education and Labour Market in Changing Economic Environment / 320


Ksenija Romstein

Neoliberal Values and Disability: Critical Approach to Inclusive Education / 327


Dejan Lalović & Vasilije Gvozdenović

Aging Memory is not a Limiting Factor for Lifelong Learning / 333


Marlena Plavšić & Marina Diković

Students’ Plans for Lifelong Learning and Teaching / 339


Sibel Burçer

Assessment of the Implementation of the ERASMUS Programme in Turkey through the Experiences of Foreign Students Visiting Turkish HEI’s / 345


Bojana M. Dimitrijević

Teachers’ Perceptions of Cultural Differences: Ethnocentric and Ethnorelative Worldview in School Context / 352


Emma Leticia Canales Rodríguez & Octaviano García Robelo

Tutorship and Academic Trajectories in School: Comparative Study in Two Public Universities in Mexico / 359


Part 5: Law and Education: Legislation and Inclusive Education, Child Protection & Human Rights Education


Elizabeth Achinewhu-Nworgu, Queen Chioma Nworgu & Helen Ayinde

What Are the Implications of Tier 4 UK Immigration Rules and Policy for Non-EU Students? The Experiences of Students from Nigeria / 365


Shade Babalola

The Challenges Faced by Eastern European Students within a 16-19 Education Setting in the United Kingdom / 372


Elizabeth Achinewhu-Nworgu, Queen Chioma Nworgu, Steve Azaiki, Charles Nna Dikeh

Doctoral Students’ Understanding of Legal and Ethical Obligations in Conducting Education Research / 381


Steve Greenfield

‘A Game for All Shapes and Sizes’: Safeguarding Children from Sporting Mismatches / 389


Part 6: Research Education: Developing Globally Competent Researchers for International and Interdisciplinary Research


Johan Beckmann & Justus Prinsloo

Developing Educationists as Globally Competent Education Law Researchers for International Interdisciplinary Research: a South African Perspective / 395


Johannes L van der Walt

Understanding the Nature of Structures in Education: Recent Developments / 403


Lynette Jacobs

Developing Research Capacity through Professional Training / 410


FJ (Jan) Nieuwenhuis

Martini Qualitative Research: Shaken, Not Stirred / 417


Gustavo Gregorutti

Enriching Higher Education Training through Values and Social Engagement / 423


List of Contributors / 429


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