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Singh, Renu; Mukherjee, Protap – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2019
This mixed methods study draws upon Young Lives India longitudinal data to analyse whether children who attended private preschools demonstrate higher cognitive skills and enhanced subjective wellbeing at the age of 12 compared to those who attended government preschools in India. Using linear logistic regression models, the analysis reveals that…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preschool Education, Private Schools, Program Effectiveness
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Xu, Yuwei; Waniganayake, Manjula – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2018
This paper explores the impact of gender on the employment of men in early childhood education and care (ECEC) centres through the voices of male and female early childhood teachers (ECTs) working in China. Gender imbalance in the ECEC workforce is a global phenomenon, and there has been little research about it in countries such as China. This…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Gender Differences, Preschool Teachers, Teacher Attitudes
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Vong, Keang-ieng Peggy; Hu, Bi Ying; Xia, Yan-ping – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2015
A Chinese and a Swedish preschool teacher education programme were examined in search for commonalities and differences of the curriculum decision-making considerations involved in the respective programme revision process. Findings include: (1) the two programmes have shifted orientations and become similar, yet there was no fundamental…
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Educational Quality, Preschool Education, Correlation
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Revaz, Cris; Gragert, Edwin H. – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2013
As part of the ongoing planning and debate around the next set of global development goals to replace the expiring Millennium Development Goals, in July 2012 the UN Secretary General commissioned "a high level panel of eminent persons" from 27 countries to make recommendations on the development agenda beyond 2015. After conducting…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Preschool Education, Elementary Education, Secondary Education
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Jakobi, Anja P.; Teltemann, Janna – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2011
In this article, we quantitatively assess education policy change in OECD countries. While research has frequently underlined the importance of international exchange for national policy development, it is yet unclear whether resulting policies are converging. By distinguishing different kinds of education policy goals, we hypothesise that…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Educational Cooperation, Statistical Analysis
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Uibu, Krista; Kikas, Eve; Tropp, Kristiina – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2011
The article discusses kindergarten and primary school teachers' preferences for instructional approaches and teaching practices. One hundred and thirty-three teachers from Estonia completed questionnaires. The results showed that the promotion of students' comprehension and independence, enhancing practical application and individualisation of…
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Questionnaires, Foreign Countries, Kindergarten