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Volume 19 | 2021

New Challenges to Education: Lessons from Around the World

BCES Conference Books, 2021, Volume 19

Full text


Popov, N., Wolhuter, C., de Beer, L., Hilton, G., Ogunleye, J., Achinewhu-Nworgu, E., Niemczyk, E.

Book size B5–ISO (17x24 cm)

300 pages

Published online by BCES

Sofia, Bulgaria

May 2021

ISSN 2534-8426 (online)

ISBN 978-619-7326-11-6 (online)

© 2021 Bulgarian Comparative Education Society (BCES)

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Contents - Split files

Title pages



Nikolay Popov

New Challenges to Education: Lessons from Around the World / 9




Zoltán Rónay & Ewelina K Niemczyk

A Worldwide Pandemic and Academic Freedom: Challenges of the Changing Landscape / 10



Part 1: Comparative and International Education & History of Education


Charl Wolhuter

“Lessons from Around the World”: Raison d’être and Achilles Heel of Comparative and International Education / 17


Lynette Jacobs & Lize-Mari Mitchell

What Was in the News? Conversations on Internationalisation of Higher Education in University World News in 2020 / 23


Hana Vonkova, Angie Moore, Katerina Kralova & Jo-Yu Lee

English as a Foreign Language and Motivation for Learning: A Comparative Perspective / 30



Part 2: International Organizations and Education


Zacharias Louw de Beer & Serita Greyling

Technology as an External Determinant of the Education Systems of South Africa and India: A Comparative Study / 37


Johan Beckmann

International Involvement and Education in South Africa: From Hope to Disenchantment / 45


Leentjie van Jaarsveld

Special Education in BRICS: A Comparative Overview / 53


Carlo Daniels & Ewelina K Niemczyk

Responding to Twenty-first Century Societal Trends through Nurturing Globally Competent Citizens / 60



Part 3: School Education: Policies, Innovations, Practices & Entrepreneurship


Gillian L. S. Hilton

Sex and Relationships Education in England – a Policy Causing Problems for Schools / 68


Brianna Kurtz, Leon Roets & Karen Biraimah

Global Education Inequities: A Comparative Study of the United States and South Africa / 76


Nicholas Sun-Keung Pang

The Quality Assurance Movement: A Lesson from Hong Kong Schools / 83


Hana Vonkova & Angie Moore

Motivation of Students for English as a Medium of Instruction (EMI) and Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL): Current Research Foci in Different Countries / 91


Godsend T. Chimbi & Loyiso C. Jita

Teachers’ Life-history Narratives and Reform Policy Implementation at Classroom Level / 98


Siphokazi Kwatubana & Vivian Molaodi

Leadership Styles that Would Enable School Leaders to Support the Wellbeing of Teachers during COVID-19 / 106


Siphokazi Kwatubana & Vivian Thuso Molaodi

Ensuring the Continuation of School Feeding Programmes during COVID-19 Pandemic: A Case of “New Normal” Management / 113


Vimbi Petrus Mahlangu

Exploring Challenges of Supervising Postgraduate Students in Open Distance Learning in Higher Education Settings / 119

Boyan Zahariev & Ilko Yordanov

An Assessment of Teacher Performance in “Teach for Bulgaria” Based on Value-added from Test Scores / 126


Ruslan Abdullaev

The Impact of National Independence and Globalization on the Status of English Language Instruction within Uzbekistan / 133


Daniela Petrušić

The Cultural Impact of Music on Society with a Special Emphasis on Consumerism / 138


Mashraky Mustary

Policies and Strategies to Improve Education in Bangladesh / 143


Claudio-Rafael Vasquez-Martinez, Francisco Flores, Felipe Gonzalez-Gonzalez, Luz-María Zúñiga, Martha Guerra, Piero Espino, Eugenia Olaguez, Erika-Yadira García-Sosa, Maria-Ines Alvarez, Joaquin Torres-Mata

A Sketch of Reality: The Multigrade Classroom in Context of the Reform of Basic Education / 151



Part 4: Higher Education & Teacher Education and Training


Cheryl North, Kimberly C. Feldman, Michele L. Stites & Eugene C. Schaffer

Impact on Student Learning: The Contribution of a Professional Development Collaboration / 157


Marie J. Myers

New Challenges: Developing Explicit Pedagogies of Noticing / 167


Mapitso Veronica Kgabo

Challenges Experienced by Lecturers in Supporting Students at an Open Distance e-Learning Institution / 174


Gordana Stankovska, Dimitar Dimitrovski, Zebide Ibraimi & Imran Memedi

Online Learning, Social Presence and Satisfaction among University Students during the COVID-19 Pandemic / 181


Snježana Dobrota

Multicultural Music Education in the Context of Higher Education / 189



Part 5: Law and Education


Elizabeth Achinewhu-Nworgu

Covid-19, a Rumour That Became Reality: The Impact on Business Education Students of Using Online Learning / 195


Queen Chioma Nworgu & Elizabeth Achinewhu-Nworgu

How Has the COVID-19 Pandemic Affected Nigerian Women Entrepreneurs in the UK? / 203


Uchechi Bel-Ann Ordu

The Role of Teaching and Learning Aids/Methods in a Changing World / 210


Sharon Thabo Mampane

Discourse on ECD Practitioners’ Perceptions of Leadership Practices in a Multicultural Environment: The South African Context / 217


Tebogo Jillian Mampane

Revisiting the Tension between Management and Leadership Practices in Ensuring Quality Teaching and Learning / 224


Obraori Nmabunwa Peters Adiela & Chinuru Achinewhu

Safeguarding the Future and Right to Education of Children with Disabilities in Nigeria / 231


John Onyemauche Oparaduru

Quality Education and the Nigerian Dilemma: Imperatives for Counselling / 238


Chuku Princess Adaeze

Safety, Health and Welfare of Nigerian Workers as Entrenched under the Factories Act of 2004 / 246



Part 6: Research Education & Research Practice


Ewelina K. Niemczyk

The Impact of COVID-19 on Higher Education Institutions: Focus on Research and Teaching Practice / 253


JP Rossouw

The Implications of Physical Distancing during Covid-19 for Education Researchers / 260


Oliver Tafadzwa Gore

Students’ Perspectives regarding (Dis)advantage on Making Choices about Universities to Enrol in: A South African Case / 268


Dairai Darlington Dziwa & Louise Postma

Reorienting Art Teacher Education Pedagogy towards Learner Empowerment during COVID-19 Restrictions / 275


André du Plessis

Complexity Theory as Paradigm when Researching Education Reform: The South African Case / 282


Ondrej Papajoanu, Hana Vonkova & Jiri Stipek

Examining the Differences in Student Self-Assessment of Their Skills in English as a Foreign Language: A Pilot Study Comparing Male and Female Lower Secondary Students / 289



List of Contributors / 295



BCES Conference Books / 298