Volume 14, Number 1

Bulgarian Comparative Education Society (BCES)

BCES Conference Books

ISSN 2534-8426 (online)

ISSN 1314-4693 (print)

Indexed in EBSCO, ERIC, and DOAJ (Directory of Open Access Journals)

2016 Volume 14 | Number 1

Volume 14

Education Provision to Every One: Comparing Perspectives from Around the World


Number 1


ISSN 1314-4693

ISBN 978-954-92908-9-9


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

Quire format 70x100/16, Printed quires 21

Book size B5–ISO (17x24 cm)

Paperback, 336 pages

Published by BCES

Printed by Investpress

Sofia, Bulgaria

May 2016


Full text


Title pages




Nikolay Popov

Bulgarian Comparative Education Society: 25 Years of Being International / 9



Lynette Jacobs

Education Provision to Everyone: Comparing Perspectives from Around the World / 11


Part 1: Comparative Education & History of Education


Charl Wolhuter

Jullien: Founding Father of Comparative and International Education Still Pointing the Way / 19


Teodora Genova & Nikolay Popov

Presentation of Marc-Antoine Jullien’s Work in Bulgarian Comparative Education Textbooks / 25


Ferdinand J Potgieter

“Teach Your Children Well”: Arguing in Favor of Pedagogically Justifiable Hospitality Education / 30


Johannes L van der Walt

Theory for Explaining and Comparing the Dynamics of Education in Transitional Processes / 37


Teodora Genova

Nordic Internationalists’ Contribution to the Field of Comparative and International Education / 43


Karen L. Biraimah

International Research Partners: The Challenges of Developing an Equitable Partnership between Universities in the Global North and South / 51


Lynette Jacobs, Ernst Stals & Lieve Leroy

Providing Books to Rural Schools through Mobile Libraries / 58


Juliana Smith & Agnetha Arendse

South African Curriculum Reform: Education for Active Citizenship / 65


Marco Aurelio Navarro

Universities Response to Oil and Gas Industry Demands in South Texas (USA) and Tamaulipas (Mexico) / 73


Marco Aurelio Navarro & Ruth Roux

Goals That Melt Away. Higher Education Provision in Mexico / 79


Marzanna Pogorzelska & Susan Yelich Biniecki

How the Issue of Unemployment and the Unemployed Is Treated in Adult Education Literature within Polish and U.S. Contexts / 84


Mirian Inés Capelari

Contribuciones de un Modelo Multiniveles para el Análisis Comparado de Impactos de Políticas Educativas en la Educación Superior / 91


Amelia Molina García & José Luis Horacio Andrade Lara

Internationalization, Globalization and Relationship Networks as an Epistemological Framework Based on Comparative Studies in Education / 98


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


Jana Kalin & Barbara Šteh

The Goals and Conditions of Qualitative Collaboration between Elementary Schools and Community – a Challenge for the Professional Development / 105


André du Plessis

South African Heads of Department on Their Role in Teacher Development: Unexpected Patterns in an Unequal System / 113


Marlena Plavšić & Marina Diković

Do Teachers, Students and Parents Agree about the Top Five Good Teacher’s Characteristics? / 120


Gordana Djigić, Snežana Stojiljković & Andrijana Marković

Personality Traits and Learning Styles of Secondary School Students in Serbia / 127


Part 3: Education Policy, Reforms & School Leadership


Gillian Hilton

Routes into Teaching: Does Variety Aid Recruitment or Merely Cause Confusion? A Study of Three Different Programmes for Teacher Training in England / 135


Corene de Wet

The Status of Teaching as a Profession in South Africa / 143


Renata Čepić & Marijeta Mašić

Initial and Continuing Professional Development of Adult Educators from an Educational - Policy Perspective: Rethinking from Croatia / 150


Claudio-Rafael Vasquez-Martinez, Felipe Gonzalez-Gonzalez, Jose-Gerardo Cardona-Toro, María-Guadalupe Díaz-Renteria, Maria-Ines Alvarez, Hector Rendon, Isabel Valero, Maria Morfin, Miguel Alvarez

Educational Reform from the Perspective of the Student / 157


Nylon Ramodikoe Marishane

Leadership and Context Connectivity: Merging Two Forces for Sustainable School Improvement / 163


Vimbi P. Mahlangu

Approaches to In-servicing Training of Teachers in Primary Schools in South Africa / 170


Bo-Ruey Huang

Social Justice and Capacity for Self-development in Educational Systems in European Union / 177


Yu-Fei Liu

Social Justice and Capacity for Self-Development in Educational System in Japan / 183


Graciela Amira Medecigo Shej

Emotions in Education Generated by Migration / 190


Part 4: Higher Education, Lifelong Learning & Social Inclusion


Everard Weber

An Ambivalent Community: International African Students in Residence at a South African University / 193


Sibel Burçer & Ilze Kangro

Internationalization of Higher Education Institutions in Latvia and Turkey: Its Management and Development during the Last Decade / 200


Petya Ilieva-Trichkova

Lifelong Learning: Capabilities and Aspirations / 207


Amanda S. Potgieter

Where Have All the Teachers Gone: A Case Study in Transitioning / 213


Alberto G. Canen, Iara Tammela & Diogo Cevolani Camatta

An Overview of Engineering Courses in Brazil: Actual Challenges / 219


Rejane P. Costa & Ana Ivenicki

Multiculturalism and Peace Studies for Education Provision in Time of Diverse Democracies / 226


Ewa Sowa-Behtane

Social Inclusion of Foreigners in Poland / 233


Maria Dishkova

An Autistic Child Would Like to Say “Hello” / 240


Momodou M Willan

Research Approaches for Higher Education Students: A Personal Experience / 247


Gordana Stankovska, Slagana Angelkovska & Svetlana Pandiloska Grncarovska

Social Networks Use, Loneliness and Academic Performance among University Students / 255


Slagana Angelkoska, Gordana Stankovska & Dimitar Dimitrovski

The Personal Characteristics Predictors of Academic Success / 262


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


Elizabeth Achinewhu-Nworgu & Queen Chioma Nworgu

An Exploration of the Wider Costs of the Decision by the Rivers State Government in Nigeria to Revoke International Students’ Scholarships / 269


Elizabeth Achinewhu-Nworgu, Steve Azaiki, Shade Babalola & Chinuru Achinewhu

Strategies for Improving the Employability Skills and Life Chances of Youths in Nigeria / 276


Elizabeth Achinewhu-Nworgu, Steve Azaiki & Queen Chioma Nworgu

Examining the Role, Values, and Legal Policy Issues Facing Public Library Resources in Supporting Students to Achieve Academic Success / 283


Gorazd Sotosek

Peer Exclusion at Physical Education / 290


Johan Beckmann

Exclusion and Education in South Africa: An Education Law Perspective of Emerging Alternative Understandings of Exclusion / 295


Anna Czyż

Educational and Social Inclusion of Handicapped Children. Polish Experiences / 303


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


Johannes L van der Walt

Observations about Research Methodology during 15 Years of Presenting Capacity-Building Seminars / 311


Anna Mankowska

Using a Play-Based Methodology in Qualitative Research: A Case of Using Social Board to Examine School Climate / 317




Marzanna Pogorzelska

Project-Based Learning in Polish-American Comparative Perspective / 324


Juliana Smith

Teaching and Researching Intervention and Facilitation in a Process of Self-reflection: Scrutinity of an Action Research Process / 324


Ayşe Duran

Investigating Perceptions of Male Students in Early Childhood Education Program on Learning Experiences / 325


Emine Gumus & Mehmet Sukru Bellibas

Teacher Professional Development and Student Achievement in Turkey: Evidence from TIMSS 2011 / 325


Yehuda Bar Shalom & Amira Bar Shalom

The Usage of CBT and Ayeka Approach at the Kedma School / 326


Mehmet Sukru Bellibas & Sedat Gumus

Factors Affecting Turkish Teachers’ Use of ICT for Teaching: Evidence from ICILS 2013 / 327


James Ogunleye

Application of Big Data Predictive Analytics in Higher Education / 328


David Chapman, Sigrid Hutcheson, Chang Da Wan, Molly Lee, Ann Austin, Ahmad Nurulazam

The Pursuit of Excellence in Malaysian Higher Education: Consequences for the Academic Workplace / 328


Pepka Boyadjieva & Petya Ilieva-Trichkova

Challenging the Value and Missions of Higher Education: New Forms of Philanthropy and Giving / 329


Jinmin Yu & Hong Zhu

The Effects of Major-changing between Undergraduates and Postgraduates on the Major Development of Postgraduates / 330


Ewelina Kinga Niemczyk

Spotlight on Canadian Research Education: Access of Doctoral Students to Research Assistantships / 331


JP Rossouw & MC Rossouw

Regulation or Freedom? Considering the Role of the Law in Study Supervision / 331


Gertrude Shotte

The Subjectivity-Objectivity Battle in Research / 332


Margarita Stoytcheva & Roumen Zlatev

An Interdisciplinary Approach to Teaching Chemistry: Electrochemical Biosensors Case Study / 333


Name Index / 335

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