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Singh, Renu; Mukherjee, Protap – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2019
This mixed methods study draws upon Young Lives India longitudinal data to analyse whether children who attended private preschools demonstrate higher cognitive skills and enhanced subjective wellbeing at the age of 12 compared to those who attended government preschools in India. Using linear logistic regression models, the analysis reveals that…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preschool Education, Private Schools, Program Effectiveness
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Tse, Shek-Kam; Xiao, Xiao-Yun; Ko, Hwa-Wei; Lam, Joseph Wai-Ip; Hui, Sau-Yan; Ng, Hung-Wai – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2016
This study examined the influence of classroom pedagogic reading practices and out-of-school practices in explaining why the reading attainment of Hong Kong Grade 4 students was superior to that of their counterparts in Taiwan in the 2006 Progress in International Reading Literacy Study. Analyses of scores from 9,301 students (4,712 from Hong Kong…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Primary Education, Grade 4
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Shah, Ritesh; Quinn, Marie – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2016
Increasingly, the imperative for improving educational quality in schooling systems throughout the developing world is harnessed to a particular set of teaching and learning practices, such as child-centred, child-friendly or learner-centred pedagogy (LCP). Such was the case in Timor-Leste where, after independence, LCP was heavily promoted as a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Centered Learning, Student Centered Curriculum, Educational Improvement
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Taniguchi, Kyoko; Hirakawa, Yukiko – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2016
School management in many sub-Saharan African countries has been enhanced through community participation in an attempt to improve education quality. This study uses field research in a rural district of Malawi to assess how community and parent participation differs between schools, the intentions of communities and parents when carrying out…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Community Involvement, Academic Achievement, School Based Management
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Kamanda, Mamusu – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2016
In Sierra Leone, the number of primary schools is almost seven times more than junior-secondary schools (JSS). Living in a poor community has been shown to reduce children's school attendance because of lower access and poorer quality of education in these communities. However, it is unclear whether living in a poor community reduces attendance at…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Poverty, Attendance Patterns, Primary Education
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Hu, Bi Ying – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2015
This study examined the degrees of congruence between two early childhood evaluation systems on various quality concepts: the Early Childhood Environment Rating Scale-Revised (ECERS-R) and Zhejiang's Kindergarten Quality Rating System (KQRS). Analysis of variance and post hoc least significant difference tests were employed to show the extent to…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Cultural Differences, Early Childhood Education, Prediction
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Lee, Scott; Watt, Ron; Frawley, Jack – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2015
There is little research in the developing countries of South East Asia on the effectiveness of bilingual education programmes that use first language instruction for ethnic minority children. This study investigated the effectiveness of a bilingual education programme involving ethnic minority children in Cambodia by comparing their performance…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Bilingual Education, Longitudinal Studies, Case Studies
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Vong, Keang-ieng Peggy; Hu, Bi Ying; Xia, Yan-ping – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2015
A Chinese and a Swedish preschool teacher education programme were examined in search for commonalities and differences of the curriculum decision-making considerations involved in the respective programme revision process. Findings include: (1) the two programmes have shifted orientations and become similar, yet there was no fundamental…
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Educational Quality, Preschool Education, Correlation
Courtney, Jane; Gravelle, Maggie – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2014
This article compares the existing single-strategy approach towards the teaching of early literacy in schools in rural Cambodia with a multiple-strategy approach introduced as part of a reading intervention programme. Classroom observations, questionnaires and in-depth interviews with teachers were used to explore teachers' practices and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Reading Programs, Intervention, Program Evaluation
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Nonoyama-Tarumi, Yuko; Loaiza, Edilberto; Engle, Patrice – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2009
While the importance of attending early learning programmes is increasingly evident, the provision of early learning programmes in developing countries has not grown in parallel. In this paper we examine how attendance in early learning programmes for children aged 3-6 years, the recommended period, differs within and across 52 developing…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Child Development, Attendance, Probability