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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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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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Gregorutti, Gustavo; Espinoza, Oscar; González, Luis Eduardo; Loyola, Javier – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2016
Over the last 30 years, Chile and Mexico have been implementing neoliberal policies to reform their higher education systems. This report compares the development and impact of those policies within three main areas in both countries, namely: (1) trends and characteristics of the growing private higher education sector, (2) commercialisation and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Privatization, Higher Education, Neoliberalism
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Kosunen, Sonja; Carrasco, Alejandro – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2016
Parents evaluate the reputations of the schools when making judgements about their desirability. They try to approximate the quality of schools and the social environment and contrast those with their hopes and fears concerning their child's education. We aim to clarify how the reputations of schools are constructed in Finland and Chile and what…
Descriptors: Preferences, School Choice, Parent Attitudes, Reputation
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Vong, Keang-ieng Peggy; Hu, Bi Ying; Xia, Yan-ping – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2015
A Chinese and a Swedish preschool teacher education programme were examined in search for commonalities and differences of the curriculum decision-making considerations involved in the respective programme revision process. Findings include: (1) the two programmes have shifted orientations and become similar, yet there was no fundamental…
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Educational Quality, Preschool Education, Correlation
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Smail, Amy – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2014
The Child-Centred Approach (CCA) is increasingly promoted within India and internationally as a response to the challenge of delivering quality education. From identifying and examining Indian indigenous and global concepts of CCA within traditional and contemporary child-centred pedagogic discourse, this paper reveals the complexities of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Centered Curriculum, Teacher Role, Educational Quality
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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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Soudien, Crain – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2011
As the world works towards 2015 when it will finally assess the progress it has made towards meeting the Millennium Development Goals it set for itself at Jomtien in 1991, it has become clear that important gains have been made in education. Equality of access has been, understandably, at the top of the world policy agenda for the last 20 years or…
Descriptors: Educational Quality, Academic Standards, National Standards, Standard Setting
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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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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