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Mitchell, Rafael – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2019
Recent policies in Ethiopia put students at the heart of school improvement through structures for peer leadership and school-level consultation, evaluation and decision-making. This article draws on an ethnographic study of a government school in Tigray, Ethiopia, to explore how the participation and influence of students is achieved and mediated…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Participation, Elementary School Students, Urban Schools
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Altinyelken, Hülya Kosar; Le Mat, Marielle – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2018
Sexual violence is recognised as a public health and human rights problem worldwide. Although schools are expected to be safe places for young people and are envisaged as institutions that challenge social injustices, they are increasingly identified as sites where disproportionately high levels of sexual violence occurs. This study seeks to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Teachers, Personal Narratives, Sexual Harassment
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Debele, Meskerem L. – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2018
Ethiopia has launched a grand scheme of renaissance to realise fast-paced economic growth. The two Growth and Transformation Plans spanning five years each (2010/11-2015/16 and 2016/17- 2020/21) outlined major targets towards which the country intends to mobilise all its resources. In the education sector, this vision is understood as producing a…
Descriptors: Christianity, Foreign Countries, Economic Development, Humanism
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Ehren, Melanie C. M.; Eddy-Spicer, David; Bangpan, Mukdarut; Reid, Andy – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2017
Many efforts to implement and improve school inspections have been modelled on examples from high-income countries, and many studies on the effectiveness of such systems have also only been carried out in these countries. However, local contexts in low- and middle-income countries are very different from those in developed countries, and findings…
Descriptors: Inspection, Developing Nations, Governance, Context Effect
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Iyer, Padmini; Moore, Rhiannon – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2017
This paper examines the way in which learning quality has been conceptualised and measured in school effectiveness surveys conducted by Young Lives, a longitudinal study of child poverty. Primary school surveys were conducted in Vietnam in 2010-11 and Ethiopia in 2012-13, and surveys at upper-primary and secondary level were conducted in Ethiopia,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, School Effectiveness, Surveys, Longitudinal Studies
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Sommer, Marni; Ackatia-Armah, Nana; Connolly, Susan; Smiles, Dana – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2015
The barriers to menstrual hygiene management faced by adolescent schoolgirls in low-income countries are gaining interest at practice and policy levels. The challenges include inadequate water, sanitation and disposal facilities for the management of menses with privacy and dignity, and insufficient guidance to help girls feel confident in…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Females, Puberty, Physiology
Yamada, Shoko – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2014
A School Management Committee (SMC) is an administrative tool adopted in many developing countries to decentralise administrative and financial responsibilities at school level, while involving local people in decision-making and making education more responsive to demands. I question the assumption linking administrative decentralisation and…
Descriptors: School Administration, Foreign Countries, Committees, Participative Decision Making
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Boyden, Jo – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2013
This article examines the association between formal education, social mobility and independent child migration in Ethiopia, India (Andhra Pradesh), Peru and Vietnam and draws on data from Young Lives, a longitudinal study of childhood poverty and schooling. It argues that among resource-poor populations, child migration sustains kin relations…
Descriptors: Academic Aspiration, Social Mobility, Poverty, Correlation
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Rose, Pauline – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2009
This paper focuses on approaches by non-government organisations (NGOs) to reach primary school-aged children excluded from access to the conventional state education system. It highlights recent shifts in international literature and agency priorities from the portrayal of NGO provision as a (non-formal) "alternative" to (formal) state…
Descriptors: Educational Trends, Nongovernmental Organizations, Foreign Countries, International Education