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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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Post, David; Pong, Suet-ling – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2009
What it means to be a "student" varies within and between countries. Apart from the wide variety of school types and school quality that is experienced by young people, there also is, accompanying increased rates of school participation, a growing population of students who work part-time. The theoretical and actual consequences of…
Descriptors: Science Achievement, Mathematics Achievement, Student Employment, Foreign Countries