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Quaynor, Laura – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2018
Democratic citizenship education is of key concern in many societies, particularly with the adoption of global citizenship education in the United Nations' Education First Initiative. There have been particular critiques that current frameworks for understanding citizenship fail to account for civic understandings and practices in both African and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Democratic Values, Citizenship Education, Indigenous Knowledge
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Ilie, Sonia; Rose, Pauline – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2018
Most countries are far from achieving the new sustainable development target of equal access to higher education by 2030, with those in South Asia and sub-Saharan Africa furthest behind. This raises questions about the allocation of public resources across the education system to promote equity. We use data from Demographic and Health Surveys and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Educational Finance, Resource Allocation
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Ahmad, Syed Zamberi; Hussain, Matloub – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2017
The mobility of African students beyond national territories has become common worldwide. However, the underlying reasons motivating students to leave their countries of origin in pursuit of higher education in other developing nations and why these factors are important have not been fully explored. This study attempts to explore why and how…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, College Students, Foreign Countries, College Choice
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Bodovski, Katerina; Byun, Soo-yong; Chykina, Volha; Chung, Hee Jin – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2017
We utilised four waves of TIMSS data in addition to the information we have collected on countries' educational systems to examine whether different degrees of standardisation, differentiation, proportion of students in private schools and governmental spending on education influence students' math achievement, its variation and socioeconomic…
Descriptors: Mathematics Achievement, Elementary Secondary Education, Achievement Tests, Foreign Countries
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Barrett, Angeline M. – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2017
This think piece focuses on relevance in secondary science education to propose a research agenda for contexts in sub-Saharan Africa, where enrolments are expanding from a low base. The notion of sustainable work is used to consider what kind of science education is relevant for students who will continue to become science specialists and those…
Descriptors: Science Education, Relevance (Education), Reflection, Equal Education
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Zmas, Aristotelis – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2015
The paper examines the transfer of the Bologna Process (BP) outside Europe, focusing on its "external dimension" and dynamics in global settings. It argues that the BP impacts on the internationalisation activities of universities, especially with regard to cross-border transparency of qualifications, transnational improvement of quality…
Descriptors: International Cooperation, Educational Cooperation, Student Mobility, Educational Philosophy
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Maringe, F.; Foskett, N.; Woodfield, S. – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2013
We know little about how internationalisation processes are understood, rationalised and prioritised in different parts of the world. A global survey of internationalisation in universities was undertaken at the University of Southampton to fill this gap. Its purpose was to discover how strategic leaders in universities in different parts of the…
Descriptors: Global Approach, International Studies, Models, Questionnaires
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Obamba, Milton O. – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2013
Since the 1990s, the partnership paradigm has become the predominant framework for organising transnational academic ventures and international development. The global-partnership approach embraces a pluralistic perspective to development and dramatically expands the spectrum of actors and activities that constitute international development…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Partnerships in Education, Global Approach, International Cooperation
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Dyer, Caroline – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2013
Nomadic groups are highly discriminated against in access to education services, and the 2010 Education For All Global Monitoring Report demanded urgent action to address their education deprivation. Mobile pastoralists, particularly, appear to be falling beyond the remit of migration studies in education, although they are among the most mobile…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Migrants, Access to Education, Inclusion
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Brock-Utne, Birgit – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2012
This article is an abbreviated version of the BAICE Presidential Address held at the 11th UKFIET International Conference in Oxford on September 16, 2011. It discusses debates on the use of a foreign and ex-colonial language as a language of instruction (LOI) in African schools and argues that the quality of education cannot be seen as an issue…
Descriptors: Language Attitudes, Language of Instruction, Foreign Countries, Conferences (Gatherings)
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Bouhlila, Donia Smaali – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2011
Research on educational quality has been scarce in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, whereas the debates over educational quality date from 1966 in the USA with the Coleman Report. Fortunately TIMSS (Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study) starts to fill this gap by providing data on students' achievement and for many…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Family Characteristics, Academic Achievement, Educational Quality
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Preece, Julia – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2009
This paper highlights some tensions regarding lifelong learning discourses for countries which are listed in the lower part of international development indexes. Such countries are often referred to collectively as the "South", though this represents a political focus rather than geographical accuracy and usually represents those…
Descriptors: Lifelong Learning, Developing Nations, Economic Development, Educational Change