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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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Joshi, Priyadarshani – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2018
This paper aims to provide a fresh perspective on the predominantly negative discourse on schooling quality in low-income countries by focusing on the research questions: "How can one identify great schools and what makes them special?" Using a network-based perspective, I measure peer evaluations of quality in two districts in Nepal.…
Descriptors: Discourse Analysis, Low Income, Qualitative Research, Reputation
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Crossley, Michael; Koya Vaka'uta, Cresantia Frances; Lagi, Rosiana; McGrath, Simon; Thaman, Konai Helu; Waqailiti, Ledua – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2017
This article reports on the findings of original field research carried out in the small island developing state of Fiji, in the South Pacific. A North-South research partnership was built upon previous collaboration between team members and, in so doing, pioneered the blending of Pacific and Western research approaches sensitive to a postcolonial…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Quality, Teacher Role, Values
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Jennings, Zellynne – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2017
For some four decades governments in Commonwealth Caribbean (CC) countries have been introducing interventions in their school systems to provide quality education for all. Examples of these are learner-centred teaching pedagogy and the integration of technology into teaching and learning. The data for the paper is based on published research and…
Descriptors: Intervention, Educational Quality, Educational Improvement, Educational Research
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Taniguchi, Kyoko; Hirakawa, Yukiko – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2016
School management in many sub-Saharan African countries has been enhanced through community participation in an attempt to improve education quality. This study uses field research in a rural district of Malawi to assess how community and parent participation differs between schools, the intentions of communities and parents when carrying out…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Community Involvement, Academic Achievement, School Based Management
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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
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Frempong, George; Reddy, Vijay; Kanjee, Anil – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2011
Educational reform in South Africa envisions schooling where all students, irrespective of their background characteristics, have the opportunity to succeed. To achieve this vision, the South African education system needs to function in such a way that students' success does not depend on their backgrounds; that is, if school processes and…
Descriptors: Achievement Gap, Socioeconomic Status, Disadvantaged, Academic Achievement