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Reed, Maureen; Maodzwa-Taruvinga, Mandivavarira; Ndofirepi, Elizabeth S.; Moosa, Raazia – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2019
First-generation students are often described as disadvantaged in university adjustment, self-efficacy and grades. Yet this deficit model of understanding first-generation students ignores their cultural capital, which could increase resilience and resourcefulness. Here, 844 students (31% first-generation) in South Africa and Canada completed…
Descriptors: First Generation College Students, Foreign Countries, Resilience (Psychology), Academic Achievement
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Engel, Laura C.; Siczek, Megan M. – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2018
This paper examines national-level strategies concerning internationalisation of education and the extent to which global citizenship is deployed in their discourse. We focus on a cross-national comparison of selected internationalisation strategies in Australia, Canada, Ireland, the UK and the USA, all countries with highly developed economies…
Descriptors: Global Education, Citizenship Education, International Education, Foreign Countries
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MacPherson, Seonaigh – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2018
This paper contrasts approaches to supporting ethno-cultural diversity in education in Canada, the USA and India through the lens of the experiences of the Tibetan diaspora. All three countries self-identify as linguistic and ethnically diverse states that value multiculturalism. These shared values make them insightful comparative cases to…
Descriptors: Ethnic Groups, Cultural Pluralism, Cross Cultural Studies, Immigrants
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Zha, Qiang – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2016
As part of globalisation, academics have become more mobile and are tempted to move to institutions that have the most favourable research funding and work environment. The university is now viewed as a global magnet for academic talent and a key institution that enhances competitiveness by connecting cities and nations to global flows of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Department Heads, Asians, Faculty Mobility
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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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Barabasch, Antje; Watt-Malcolm, Bonnie – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2013
Germany's vocational education and training (VET) and corresponding teacher-education programmes are known worldwide for their integrated framework. Government legislation unifies companies, unions and vocational schools, and specifies the education and training required for students as well as vocational teachers. Changing from the Diplom…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Education, Vocational Education, Teacher Education Programs
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Jaafar, Sonia Ben – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2011
It has become a normative practice to include Performance-Based Accountability (PBA) policies in educational reforms to foster school changes that enhance student learning and success. There is considerable variation in PBA models that have an important impact on how they operate in schools. It is, therefore, important to characterize PBA models…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Foreign Countries, Accountability, Performance Based Assessment
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Padilla-Gonzalez, Laura; Metcalfe, Amy Scott; Galaz-Fontes, Jesus F.; Fisher, Donald; Snee, Iain – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2011
The present study addresses gender gaps in North American research productivity, which may be influenced by personal and family variables, as well as professional and work-related variables. The study was conducted as part of the "Changing Academic Profession (CAP) International Survey", conducted in 2007-08. Using articles as indicator…
Descriptors: Productivity, Higher Education, Women Faculty, Foreign Countries
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Corbett, Michael J. – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2010
With the rise of network society, consumerism, individualization, globalization and contemporary change forces, students are pressured to both perform well in standardized academic assessments while at the same time constructing a non-standard, unique project of the self. I argue that this generates a particular set of place-based tensions for…
Descriptors: Global Approach, Rural Education, Academic Achievement, Foreign Countries
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Hughes, Andrew S.; Print, Murray; Sears, Alan – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2010
Governments, international organizations and academics have, in recent decades, expressed a sense of crisis in the practice of democracy based largely upon increasing levels of disengagement by citizens from even the most basic elements of civic life. One response has been to devise civics and citizenship education curricula for schools with the…
Descriptors: Citizenship, Democracy, Citizenship Education, Foreign Countries
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Post, David; Pong, Suet-ling – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2009
What it means to be a "student" varies within and between countries. Apart from the wide variety of school types and school quality that is experienced by young people, there also is, accompanying increased rates of school participation, a growing population of students who work part-time. The theoretical and actual consequences of…
Descriptors: Science Achievement, Mathematics Achievement, Student Employment, Foreign Countries
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Hampden-Thompson, Gillian – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2009
Using data from the Program for International Student Assessment (PISA), the size of the literacy achievement gap between 15-year-old students from two-parent and those from single-mother households were compared across 18 industrialized nations. This study found that cross-national differences exist in the association between single motherhood…
Descriptors: Reading Achievement, Parent Participation, Family Structure, Comparative Analysis