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Heslop, Jo; Parkes, Jenny; Januario, Francisco; Sabaa, Susan – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2019
Efforts to address school-related gender-based violence (SRGBV) globally are hampered by conceptual and methodological difficulties in capturing meaningful data needed to inform policy and practice. Whilst the emphases of influential studies tend to be on measuring practice of violence, the authors investigate whether they can develop a more…
Descriptors: Gender Bias, Violence, Cultural Differences, Educational Environment
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Gyamera, Gifty Oforiwaa – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2019
Using postcolonial theory, this paper discusses the conceptualisation and rationalisation of internationalisation in some universities in Ghana. The paper is based on a study conducted to critically examine internationalisation in three public Ghanaian universities. It is argued that although internationalisation is a major concept at the…
Descriptors: International Education, Foreign Countries, Universities, State Universities
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Poloma, Asabe W.; SzelĂ©nyi, Katalin – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2019
This historical multi-case study uses the concepts of coloniality of knowledge, critical hybridity, and indigeneity in examining higher education development in Africa through the efforts of Nnamdi Azikiwe of Nigeria and Kwame Nkrumah of Ghana, two educational reformers and former international students in the USA. We develop a framework for…
Descriptors: Educational History, Foreign Policy, Case Studies, Indigenous Populations
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Ron Balsera, Maria; Klees, Steven J.; Archer, David – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2018
This forum seeks to problematise issues related to the lack of resources to adequately finance public education systems. It explores potential solutions based on increased domestic resource mobilisation through progressive taxation in order to meet the growing financing gap needed to achieve Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 4. While many…
Descriptors: Educational Finance, Taxes, Justice, Equal Education
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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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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
Akaguri, Luke – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2014
The paper uses data from a household survey of three rural communities and interviews in the Mfantseman Municipality in the Central Region of Ghana to investigate the costs incurred by households that choose either fee-free public schools or low-fee private schools. The paper shows that both provisions impose costs that place those with lower…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Access to Education, Community Surveys, Student Costs
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Tanaka, Chisato – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2012
Untrained teachers are deployed in basic schools in many developing countries as a measure to address enrolment escalation; minimising the financial burden on the government, much of whose education budget is already a recurrent cost. However, there has been little research into untrained teachers. Employing a mixed-methods approach, this article…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Rural Areas, Foreign Countries, Teaching Conditions
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Takyi-Amoako, Emefa – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2012
This article compares the power spaces occupied by both donors and the Ministry of Education in the formulation of Ghana's Education Strategic Plan (ESP). It shows that the formulation of the ESP was more donor-led than Ministry-led due to the donor-initiated global policy frameworks also referred to as the non-negotiables. Consequently, donors…
Descriptors: Strategic Planning, Educational Planning, Donors, Foreign Countries
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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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Abukari, Abdulai – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2010
Higher education institutions seem to be becoming increasingly flexible with different functions. Most universities' mission statements involve teaching, research and service, but while the teaching and research missions are clearly defined and located within certain areas of the university activities, service is less clear and more ambiguous,…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Case Studies, Interviews, Institutional Mission
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Pryor, John; Kuupole, Alfredina; Kutor, Nicholas; Dunne, Mairead; Adu-Yeboah, Christine – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2009
This paper explores issues emerging from the authors' experiences of collaborative research in Ghana, by researchers from a Ghanaian and a British university. The text emerges from discussions between partners and in retrospective reflection on the research process. It is constructed by bringing together personal accounts of the different authors…
Descriptors: Research Methodology, Foreign Countries, Educational Research, Cooperative Programs
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Rose, Pauline – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2009
This paper focuses on approaches by non-government organisations (NGOs) to reach primary school-aged children excluded from access to the conventional state education system. It highlights recent shifts in international literature and agency priorities from the portrayal of NGO provision as a (non-formal) "alternative" to (formal) state…
Descriptors: Educational Trends, Nongovernmental Organizations, Foreign Countries, International Education
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Akyeampong, Kwame – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2009
Growing private-sector participation in basic education service delivery in many developing countries has led to calls for greater partnership arrangements with the public sector to improve access for poor and disadvantaged groups. In Ghana there is some interest in forging closer public-private partnerships to improve access for children who have…
Descriptors: Disadvantaged, Foreign Countries, Public Sector, Access to Education