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Onursal-Besgül, Özge – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2017
This article focuses on the structural changes Turkish higher education is going through as a result of Turkey's integration into the European educational space. The focus of the article is the process of policy transfer. For this purpose, the article outlines the changes in Turkish higher education comprehensively to explain the dynamics of the…
Descriptors: International Cooperation, Educational Cooperation, Educational Change, Higher Education
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Aerden, Axel; De Decker, Frederik; Divis, Jindra; Frederiks, Mark; de Wit, Hans – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2013
Internationalisation has transformed into mainstream strategy in higher education and is increasingly seen as adding value to the life of universities through improving its quality. But how do we assess the quality of internationalisation? This article evaluates a pilot project that aimed to qualitatively assess the internationalisation of…
Descriptors: International Education, Foreign Countries, Educational Quality, Outcomes of 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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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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Somerset, Anthony – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2011
Educational practitioners rely predominantly on measures of outcome, rather than of inputs or process, in making judgements as to quality. Outcome measures are available from two main sources: (1) the relatively new international assessment systems; and (2) the traditional national examinations systems. The two types of system differ in their…
Descriptors: Testing Programs, Educational Quality, National Competency Tests, Educational Improvement
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Wagner, Daniel A. – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2010
Over the past decade, international development agencies have begun to emphasize the improvement of the quality (rather than simply quantity) of education in developing countries. This new focus has been paralleled by a significant increase in the use of educational assessments as a way to measure gains and losses in quality. As this interest in…
Descriptors: Developing Nations, Foreign Countries, Educational Quality, Educational Assessment
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Biputh, Barath; McKenna, Sioux – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2010
This paper tracks the development of the Integrated Quality Management System in South African schools after the dismantling of apartheid in 1994. We argue that the quality processes that are now in place emerged in response to the autocratic school inspection systems that preceded them but did not sufficiently address the impact of educators'…
Descriptors: Racial Segregation, Quality Control, Inspection, Accountability
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Morrison, Keith – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2009
This paper reviews school inspection systems in small states and territories (SSTs), indicating tensions, challenges and sensitivities that relate to their small size. A qualitative case study is presented of the new school inspection system in Macau, a post-colonial, small territory facing issues experienced in other SSTs. Macau's inspection…
Descriptors: Inspection, Case Studies, Educational Quality, Quality Control
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Barabasch, Antje; Huang, Sui; Lawson, Robert – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2009
In the realm of reconfiguring Chinese vocational education and training (VET) the country is collaborating with Germany which provides guidance and support for the development of a dual system in China. The article outlines the circumstances that need to be considered in such a policy transfer and possible scenarios for the development of a modern…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, Models, Educational Policy