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Komatsu, Hikaru; Rappleye, Jeremy – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2017
In this Forum article, Komatsu and Rappleye report that the results of PISA 2015 released December 2016 revealed a major oddity: reading scores in several of the "leading" East Asian countries had apparently plummeted. An interesting point is that Japan, Taiwan, Korea and Hong Kong are among the most advanced technological societies in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Reading Achievement, Computer Assisted Testing, Educational Change
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Tse, Shek-Kam; Xiao, Xiao-Yun; Ko, Hwa-Wei; Lam, Joseph Wai-Ip; Hui, Sau-Yan; Ng, Hung-Wai – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2016
This study examined the influence of classroom pedagogic reading practices and out-of-school practices in explaining why the reading attainment of Hong Kong Grade 4 students was superior to that of their counterparts in Taiwan in the 2006 Progress in International Reading Literacy Study. Analyses of scores from 9,301 students (4,712 from Hong Kong…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Primary Education, Grade 4
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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