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Murphy, Susan; Shilla, Dativa; Chua, Consolata; Raphael, Christina; O'Rourke, Niamh; Middlehurst-Schwartz, Molly – Comparative Education, 2019
Gender norms and learned practices of student teachers can influence their performance in practice, either fixing or challenging, gendered social norms and expectations. This paper shares the findings of a multi-year mixed-methods research project that explored the understandings of gender norms and experiences of students and staff within a large…
Descriptors: Sex Role, Social Attitudes, Teacher Education, Foreign Countries
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Goren, Heela; Maxwell, Claire; Yemini, Miri – Comparative Education, 2019
Global citizenship education (GCE) has recently been promoted by national education systems and supranational organisations as a means for facilitating social cohesion and peace education. We examined the perceptions of GCE held by teachers from the three main education sectors in Israel: secular-Jewish, religious-Jewish, and Palestinian Arab, and…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Disadvantaged, Social Integration, Peace
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Miedema, Esther – Comparative Education, 2019
Building on postcolonial feminist scholars and critical anthropological work, this paper analyses the frequent deployment of the notion of 'culture' by decision-makers, educators, international agency staff and young people in the design, delivery and uptake of sexuality and HIV prevention education in Mozambique. The paper presents qualitative…
Descriptors: Sex Education, Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS), Prevention, Decision Making
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Auld, Euan; Rappleye, Jeremy; Morris, Paul – Comparative Education, 2019
The year 2015 was significant for the arena of international development, as UNESCO's "Education for All" agenda was replaced by "Education 2030", which would identify minimum standards of education quality. The OECD had been working on extending its existing PISA assessment into low- and middle-income countries through PISA…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Achievement Tests, International Assessment, Secondary School Students
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Naveed, Arif; Arnot, Madeleine – Comparative Education, 2019
The aim of this methodological article is to contribute a new form of qualitative data analysis that is relevant for the comparative study of family cultures and schooling. We describe the development of our "Habitus Listening Guide" linking Bourdieu's theory of social reproduction to critical narrative theory. The interpretative tool…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Family School Relationship, Listening, Critical Theory
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Hayes, Aneta; Al'Abri, Khalaf Marhoun – Comparative Education, 2019
The paper theorises fragility of regional solidarities in light of the emerging ways in which two Arabian Gulf states, Bahrain and Oman, are undertaking their transition to a knowledge economy. The paper shows ways in which regional symbolic solidarity goals of common economic and educational development in the Gulf region are challenged by…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Geographic Regions, Knowledge Economy, Social Change
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Helgøy, Ingrid; Homme, Anne; Lundahl, Lisbeth; Rönnberg, Linda – Comparative Education, 2019
Low completion rate in upper secondary education is seen as a big problem in the Nordic countries. School failure has shown to dramatically increase the risks for unemployment and labour market exclusion with severe consequences for both society and the young person. This paper analyses national policy measures to combat low upper secondary…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Welfare Services, Secondary School Students, Academic Persistence
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Grimaldi, Emiliano; Landri, Paolo – Comparative Education, 2019
This article presents a critical policy historiography of how Early School Leaving has been understood as a social problem and what policy responses have been enacted to tackle it in the Italian context, devoting a specific attention to the analysis of the translation of EU policy ideas, tools and recipes to reduce ESL. It shows how the…
Descriptors: Governance, Educational Change, Foreign Countries, Dropout Prevention
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Parreira do Amaral, Marcelo; Zelinka, Jozef – Comparative Education, 2019
In the following article, we share our findings from the comparative analyses of 54 lifelong learning policy measures implemented in nine European countries, with a particular focus on their orientations, objectives, and solutions devised. Informed by the theoretical framework of Interpretive Policy Analysis (IPA), we have further reasoned on the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Lifelong Learning, Educational Policy, Young Adults
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van Zanten, Agnès – Comparative Education, 2019
This article focuses on the interplay between institutional arrangements, family strategies, and market devices in the transition to higher education (HE) in France with a view to documenting both persistent features of the French 'conservative' educational regime and recent changes, in particular those related to neo-liberal influences. Using a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Neoliberalism, Politics of Education, Institutional Characteristics
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Alexiadou, Nafsika – Comparative Education, 2019
The aim of this article is to identify the contexts and conditions that allow for successful education transitions and opportunities for the Roma minority in Europe. Thus far, transnational and national policies have failed to ensure Roma inclusion and education equality, even though some progress is visible. Using a combination of policy analysis…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Ethnic Groups, Minority Groups, Educational Opportunities
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Faas, Daniel; Darmody, Merike; Foley, Holly – Comparative Education, 2019
This article examines the post-school pathways of Russian-speaking students in Ireland after completing secondary education; the importance of personal and institutional factors in shaping their transition process, and the role of parents and schools in achieving the post-school goals. The article draws on the qualitative exploratory study of 14…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Russian, Secondary School Students, Graduates
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Zambeta, Evie – Comparative Education, 2019
The aim of this article is to explore the ways educational transitions, i.e. student dropout and early school leaving (ESL), are understood and governed in the contemporary Greek sociopolitical context that is dominated by a persistent economic crisis. Drawing upon the residual nature of the Greek welfare state the paper examines the shifts in the…
Descriptors: Social Systems, Political Influences, Governance, Foreign Countries
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Silova, Iveta – Comparative Education, 2019
The publication of Noah & Eckstein's "Toward a Science of Comparative Education" (1969, Macmillan, NY) marked the beginning of an increasingly narrow research trajectory in comparative education, claiming a universality for Western knowledge and privileging scientific rationality in research. Juxtaposing the 'science' to Lewis…
Descriptors: Comparative Education, World Views, Religious Factors, Epistemology
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Zapp, Mike; Ramirez, Francisco O. – Comparative Education, 2019
National higher education systems are undergoing profound changes, discussed in many but unrelated studies as outcomes of internationalisation dynamics and institutional isomorphism pressures. We propose to link these studies by emphasising the influence of both internationalisation and isomorphism on the formation of a global educational regime.…
Descriptors: Global Approach, Higher Education, Educational Change, International Education
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