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Waldow, Florian – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2017
Researchers interested in the global flow of educational ideas and programmes have long been interested in the role of so-called "reference societies." The article investigates how top scorers in large-scale assessments are framed as positive or negative reference societies in the education policy-making debate in German mass media and…
Descriptors: Global Approach, Academic Achievement, Stereotypes, International Assessment
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Hoskins, Bryony; Janmaat, Jan Germen; Han, Christine; Muijs, Daniel – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2016
This article performs exploratory research using a mixed-methods approach (structural equation modelling and a thematic analysis of interview data) to analyse the ways in which socioeconomic disparities in voting patterns are reproduced through inequalities in education in different national contexts, and the role of self-efficacy in this process.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Socioeconomic Influences, Voting, Self Efficacy
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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