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Jean-Paul Sartre and Ronald Aronson

In early 1945, with the war not yet over, Sartre travelled to the United States for the first time. He travelled with a group of correspondents who were invited in order to influence French public opinion favourably towards the United States.1 Sartre was sent by his friend Albert Camus to report back to Combat, the leading newspaper of the independent left. Once invited, he arranged also to report back to the conservative newspaper, Le Figaro. Simone de Beauvoir reports that learning of Camus’ invitation in late 1944 was one of the most exciting moments of Sartre’s life.

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Rivca Gordon and Haim Gordon

Modern schools have been criticised by throngs of intellectuals, quite often with justice. Adding the prefix post-modern to some schools has done nothing to temper the validity of much of the criticism. Critics of schools have addressed, among other topics, low learning achievement of pupils and an insipid milieu, a debilitating school social structure and the spread of vile and, at times, criminal behaviour among pupils, a dire lack of genuine spirituality and the spread of a congealing stupidity. Quite a few critics have also discussed a host of rather irrelevant psychological, sociological, and anthropological issues related to schooling. Yet almost all of this criticism has not addressed the ontology of modern schools; nor has it considered the ontic developments that appeared with the burgeoning of schooling.

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Gender Parity and Equality in the Sultanate of Oman

A Case in Education for the Gulf Cooperation Council Countries

Faryal Khan and Maricel Fernandez-Carag

, on gender disparities in secondary education, while Bahrain gender parity was achieved, gender discrepancies in learning achievement remain a challenge in Oman. On 19–22 May 2015, the World Education Forum (WEF), which took place in Incheon, Republic

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An Exogenous Path of Development

Explaining the Rise of Corporate Social Responsibility in China

Ka Lin, Dan Banik, and Longfei Yi

focused on a limited set of topics, such as safe working conditions and environmental protection, subsequent reports contained more comprehensive surveys and addressed broader social issues. In other words, the past decade has been a learning process for

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Sarah Richmond

reader. I confess that I did not try to provide it, because I did not realise that the Latin phrase was well-known, let alone that it is a quote from Cato the Elder. Learning this, I did some googling, which elicited further interesting facts: the

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Singing with Dignity

Adding Social Quality to Organization Studies on Aging

Prabhir Vishnu Poruthiyil

the issue of budget cuts where political positions of the entire spectrum of politicians were voiced. During the course of interviews on the centrality of Koorenhuis in their lives, the singers repeatedly brought up Lia’s organization of their learning

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A Dignified Meal

Negotiated Spaces in India’s School Meal Program

Sony Pellissery, Sattwick Dey Biswas, and Biju Abraham

meals has twin purposes: to provide nutrition to children and to keep children in school and improve learning outcomes. 2 In the Global North, long before welfare states emerged, providing school meals was already an important social program. The first

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Editorial

Brexit, Sustainability, Economics, Companies’ Responsibilities, and Current Representations

equality and on what is needed for more gender-sensitive policies, planning, and learning environments, as well as mainstreaming gender issues in teacher training and curricula, especially by eliminating gender-based discrimination and violence in schools

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The Rule of Law as a Condition for Development Toward Sustainability

Toward a New Legally Oriented Environment at a Global Level

Giovanni Tartaglia Polcini

best practices: The key process to identify best practices in transformational change initiatives consists of well-designed and -implemented pilot projects where learning is possible and scaled up efforts are likely to generate the expected results

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Laurent J.G. van der Maesen

quantifiable monitoring or measuring devices for learning about practical effects of applied policies. Indicators in the context of the SQA have a special meaning, because they are as indispensable as they are highly complicated: “They … have to grasp