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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
Soh, Kaycheng – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2014
In PISA 2009, Finland and Singapore were both ranked high among the participating nations and have caught much attention internationally. However, a secondary analysis of the means for Reading achievement show that the differences are rather small and are attributable to spurious precision. Hence, the two nations should be considered as being on…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Academic Achievement, Achievement Rating, Comparative Education
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Maca, Mark; Morris, Paul – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2012
After WWII, the economic prospects of the Philippines, then the second-largest economy in Asia, were viewed positively, but by the mid-1970s it had become Asia's developmental puzzle for its failure to sustain economic growth. In contrast during the same period, regional neighbours, Hong Kong, Taiwan, South Korea and Singapore, achieved previously…
Descriptors: Economic Development, Developing Nations, Foreign Countries, Comparative Analysis
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Lo, William Yat Wai – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2010
This paper views seeking the optimal balance between state strengths and the scope of state functions for "good governance" as the formation of a homogenization-heterogenization matrix of policy initiatives in different social settings. Homogenization refers to a global tendency for institutional changes and governance framework to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Education, International Education, Educational Policy
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Hornberger, Nancy; Vaish, Viniti – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2009
This paper explores tensions in translating multilingual language policy to classroom linguistic practice, and especially the paradoxical role of and demand for English as a tool of decolonization for multilingual populations seeking equitable access to a globalizing economy. We take an ecological and sociolinguistic approach, depicting tensions…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Language Planning, Linguistics, Educational Policy