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Harris, Victor W.; Kumaran, Muthusami; Harris, Heidi Jones; Moen, Daniel; Visconti, Brian – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2019
This study was designed to evaluate the effectiveness of the study abroad experience on student multicultural competence (i.e. knowledge and awareness) using the Multicultural Counselling Knowledge and Awareness Scale in two study abroad programmes during four separate yearly excursions. The first study abroad programme incorporated cultural…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, Cultural Pluralism, Cultural Awareness, Measures (Individuals)
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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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Rinne, Risto; Järvinen, Tero; Tikkanen, Jenni; Aro, Mikko – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2016
Neoliberal education policies have altered the operational environments of schools and affected school principals' job descriptions and requirements. As a result of managerialism, decentralisation and marketisation of education, principals are increasingly responsible for profitability, marketing and striving in competition, in addition to their…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Principals, Educational Policy, Educational Change
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Barnett, George A.; Lee, Moosung; Jiang, Ke; Park, Han Woo – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2016
This paper provides a network analysis of the international flow of students among 210 countries and the factors determining the structure of this flow. Among these factors, bilateral hyperlink connections between countries and the number of telephone minutes (communication variables) are the most important predictors of the flow's structure,…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, Study Abroad, Student Mobility, Global Approach
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Pilz, Matthias; Schmidt-Altmann, Kirsten; Eswein, Mikiko – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2015
In the international debate surrounding transitions from school to employment, Japan and Germany are regularly cited as examples of success. This article draws on the Japanese concepts represented by two problematic groups--freeters and NEETs--to demonstrate that over recent years, young people in both countries have also been facing serious…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Role of Education, Education Work Relationship, Employment
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Qureshi, Yasmeen F.; Janmaat, Jan Germen – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2014
This article focuses specifically on the incorporation of ethnic minority children within the education systems of England, France and Germany. The trends in policy development after World War II in these countries are examined through the prism of three ideal-typical incorporation strategies--integration, assimilation and separation. This is done…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Trend Analysis, Ethnic Groups, Minority Groups
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Pritchard, Rosalind – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2010
The purpose of the present research was to study gender inequality in British and German universities. Semi-structured interviews were undertaken with female academics in each country (UK, N = 40; Germany, N = 47). A generational difference of attitude was perceived in academe, with the younger generation clearly more strategic in career…
Descriptors: Interviews, Foreign Countries, Gender Differences, Career Development
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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
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Barabasch, Antje; Huang, Sui; Lawson, Robert – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2009
In the realm of reconfiguring Chinese vocational education and training (VET) the country is collaborating with Germany which provides guidance and support for the development of a dual system in China. The article outlines the circumstances that need to be considered in such a policy transfer and possible scenarios for the development of a modern…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, Models, Educational Policy