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Thomas, Matthew A. M. – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2018
This article explores two distinct strategies suggested by academics in Tanzania for publishing and disseminating their research amidst immense higher education expansion. It draws on Arjun Appadurai's notions of 'strong' and 'weak' internationalisation to analyse the perceived binary between 'international' and 'local' academic journals and their…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Faculty Publishing, Information Dissemination, Periodicals
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Naveed, Arif; Sakata, Nozomi; Kefallinou, Anthoula; Young, Sara; Anand, Kusha – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2017
This Forum issue discusses the centrality of the fieldwork in doctoral research. The inevitability of researchers' influence and of their values apparent during and after their fieldwork calls for a high degree of reflexivity. Since the standard methodology textbooks do not sufficiently guide on addressing such challenges, doctoral researchers go…
Descriptors: Doctoral Programs, Student Research, Case Studies, Ethics
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Sommer, Marni; Ackatia-Armah, Nana; Connolly, Susan; Smiles, Dana – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2015
The barriers to menstrual hygiene management faced by adolescent schoolgirls in low-income countries are gaining interest at practice and policy levels. The challenges include inadequate water, sanitation and disposal facilities for the management of menses with privacy and dignity, and insufficient guidance to help girls feel confident in…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Females, Puberty, Physiology
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Sommer, Marni – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2013
The importance of girls' education for population health outcomes in low-income countries is well documented. Despite this critical relationship, the global public health community has tended to overlook aspects of the school environment that may hinder girls' pubertal transitions in schools across low-income countries. Minimal empirical attention…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Females, Low Income Groups, Developing Institutions
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Brock-Utne, Birgit – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2012
This article is an abbreviated version of the BAICE Presidential Address held at the 11th UKFIET International Conference in Oxford on September 16, 2011. It discusses debates on the use of a foreign and ex-colonial language as a language of instruction (LOI) in African schools and argues that the quality of education cannot be seen as an issue…
Descriptors: Language Attitudes, Language of Instruction, Foreign Countries, Conferences (Gatherings)
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Hardman, Frank; Ackers, Jim; Abrishamian, Niki; O'Sullivan, Margo – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2011
While many countries in Eastern and Southern Africa are on track for meeting the Education for All targets, there is a growing recognition of the need to improve the quality of basic education and that a focus on pedagogy and its training implications needs to be at the heart of this commitment. By drawing on three East African countries, Kenya,…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Foreign Countries, Educational Development, Educational Policy
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Morley, Louise – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2010
This article critically examines the concept of gender mainstreaming and raises questions about a series of category slippages in debates and discussions. Some key concerns are the way in which women are constructed as a unified analytical category, and how gender equality is frequently reduced to issues of representation. It also critically…
Descriptors: Sexual Harassment, Foreign Countries, Misconceptions, Comparative Education
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Sasaoka, Yuichi; Nishimura, Mikiko – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2010
This article critically reflects upon the "divides" among actors within two currently popular education policies in low-income countries: decentralisation and Universal Primary Education (UPE). Current literatures suggest that the existing decentralisation framework tends to overlook the "divides" among actors that often impede…
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Governance, Foreign Countries, Accountability
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Macpherson, Ian – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2009
This article relates key findings from an ethnographic study into the implementation of the Rights-Based Approach in Tanzania. The Rights-Based Approach is a burgeoning approach in international development that emphasises the rights of citizens and the duties of the State to provide services to the poor. By using the theoretical frameworks of…
Descriptors: Ethnography, Nongovernmental Organizations, Foreign Countries, Partnerships in Education