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Bano, Masooda – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2020
It is often claimed that the one-teacher, one-room, non-formal school model is more effective than the formal school in enrolling hard-to-reach children. This model is, however, not immune to the two-fold challenges of primary completion and transition. This article draws on data from three rounds of surveys with children from "Tsangaya"…
Descriptors: Intervention, Elementary Education, Educational Attainment, Informal Education
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Aburizaizah, Saeed; Kim, Yoonjeon; Fuller, Bruce – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2019
Saudi Arabia has expanded access to secondary schooling over the past generation, while also pushing to lift quality. This includes decentralising authority out to principals, equipping them to set higher performance expectations and deploy incentives to attract and retain strong teachers. We find wide variability in the extent to which principals…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Principals, Leadership, Academic Achievement
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Breton, Theodore R.; Canavire-Bacarreza, Gustavo – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2018
Latin American students consistently score low on international tests of cognitive skills. In the PISA 2012 results, students in seven Latin American countries had an average score of 395 in mathematics, or about 100 points lower than the average score of 497 in four Scandinavian countries. We estimate the effect of socioeconomic characteristics…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Low Achievement, Scores, Educational Quality
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Cameron, Stuart James – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2017
This paper asks whether education is a viable route to better livelihoods and social inclusion for children living in poor urban areas in Dhaka, Bangladesh. It uses qualitative interviews with 36 students aged 11-16, living in slum and middle-class areas, and also draws on data from a larger, mixed-methods study to provide context. Many children…
Descriptors: Social Class, Social Integration, Foreign Countries, Poverty
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Kamanda, Mamusu – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2016
In Sierra Leone, the number of primary schools is almost seven times more than junior-secondary schools (JSS). Living in a poor community has been shown to reduce children's school attendance because of lower access and poorer quality of education in these communities. However, it is unclear whether living in a poor community reduces attendance at…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Poverty, Attendance Patterns, Primary Education
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Sayed, Yusuf; Sprague, Terra; Turner, David; Smith, Alan; Paulson, Julia; Shields, Robin; Shrestha, Purna Kumar; Unterhalter, Elaine; Vaughan, Rosie Peppin; Smail, Amy; Tungaraza, Frida; Sutherland, Margaret; Stack, Niamah; Barrett, Angeline M.; Bunwaree, Vasant K.; Alhawsawi, Sajjad; Hanna, Helen; Soudien, Crain; Motivans, Albert – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2013
As the 2015 target date for achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) approaches, there are a growing number of processes, preparations and debates on what a post-2015 agenda and framework will look like. The United Nations Development Group (UNDG) (as chaired by the United Nations Development Programme) is leading the planning of efforts…
Descriptors: International Cooperation, Foreign Countries, Educational Quality, Equal Education
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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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Sobhy, Hania – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2012
Most secondary school students in Egypt enrol in private tutoring in almost all subjects throughout the school year. A large proportion of students have stopped attending school altogether due to their reliance on tutoring. This study of how educational markets are perpetuated at school level finds that in the technical track catering to the…
Descriptors: Working Class, Middle Class, Privatization, Student Attitudes
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Bouhlila, Donia Smaali – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2011
Research on educational quality has been scarce in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, whereas the debates over educational quality date from 1966 in the USA with the Coleman Report. Fortunately TIMSS (Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study) starts to fill this gap by providing data on students' achievement and for many…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Family Characteristics, Academic Achievement, Educational Quality