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Kitagawa, Kaori – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2019
This paper contributes to the conceptual and empirical development of 'preparedness pedagogy'. Preparedness involves learning, thus disaster risk reduction (DRR) should be discussed more in the field of education, particularly its sub-discipline of public pedagogy. Disaster risk reduction education should have an element of "a pedagogy in the…
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Teaching Methods, Natural Disasters, Risk
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Sanders, Justin S. – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2019
This cross-case analysis explores national level internationalisation of higher education (IoHE) policies in Singapore and Japan. Through comparison of the state level internationalisation strategies, this paper aims to highlight how each country's unique policy environment impacts their approach to IoHE. The analysis suggests that despite the…
Descriptors: International Education, Higher Education, Cross Cultural Studies, Foreign Countries
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Yoshida, Kazuhiro; van der Walt, Johannes L. – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2018
"Education 2030", the new global agenda for educational development, emphasises inclusion and learning outcomes. The top-down programme-based approach, a mainstay of international aid, has up to now failed in helping developing countries to meet these objectives because it tends to overlook where the link is broken between policy…
Descriptors: Program Implementation, Foreign Countries, Educational Development, Outcomes of Education
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Hammond, Christopher D.; Keating, Avril – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2018
The implementation of global citizenship programmes at universities has been taking place against a backdrop of growing internationalisation and marketisation in higher education, leading some to conclude that universities are cultivating global workers rather than global citizens. This small-scale exploratory study aimed to investigate these…
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Higher Education, Citizenship Education, Neoliberalism
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Song, Kyoung-oh; Hur, Eun-Jung; Kwon, Bo-Young – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2018
While professional development has been emphasised in many countries, few comparative studies have examined the degree of teachers' participation in professional development and its effect on teachers. Using the TIMSS 2007 data, this study analyses to what extent teachers participated in professional development in 50 TIMSS countries and examines…
Descriptors: Educational Quality, Faculty Development, Teacher Participation, Teacher Attitudes
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Komatsu, Hikaru; Rappleye, Jeremy – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2017
In this Forum article, Komatsu and Rappleye report that the results of PISA 2015 released December 2016 revealed a major oddity: reading scores in several of the "leading" East Asian countries had apparently plummeted. An interesting point is that Japan, Taiwan, Korea and Hong Kong are among the most advanced technological societies in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Reading Achievement, Computer Assisted Testing, Educational Change
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Yasukawa, Keiko; Hamilton, Mary; Evans, Jeff – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2017
The Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development's (OECD) Programme of International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC) is put forward as a landmark development in the lifelong monitoring and international comparison of education. The first round of PIAAC's Survey of Adult Skills compared performance in literacy, numeracy and…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, National Surveys, Skill Analysis, International Assessment
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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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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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Fry, Rieko – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2009
Business expansion in the 1960s and its associated international strategies have meant that many Japanese company employees and their families were sent abroad on long-term assignments. The children who accompanied their parents on such assignments and then returned to Japan were first described as "educational refugees" and were…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Politics of Education, Labor Utilization, Relocation