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Shah, Ritesh; Quinn, Marie – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2016
Increasingly, the imperative for improving educational quality in schooling systems throughout the developing world is harnessed to a particular set of teaching and learning practices, such as child-centred, child-friendly or learner-centred pedagogy (LCP). Such was the case in Timor-Leste where, after independence, LCP was heavily promoted as a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Centered Learning, Student Centered Curriculum, Educational Improvement
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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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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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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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Kim, Stephanie K. – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2016
Under the slogan of internationalisation, Korean universities have opened international colleges as a way to better attract and accommodate foreign students. However, due to a lack of foreign student recruiting capability, the majority of the students who enrol at one such international college are not foreign, but Korean. Contradictions arise…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Language Usage, Korean
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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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Hu, Bi Ying – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2015
This study examined the degrees of congruence between two early childhood evaluation systems on various quality concepts: the Early Childhood Environment Rating Scale-Revised (ECERS-R) and Zhejiang's Kindergarten Quality Rating System (KQRS). Analysis of variance and post hoc least significant difference tests were employed to show the extent to…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Cultural Differences, Early Childhood Education, Prediction
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Tan, Charlene; Chua, Catherine S. K. – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2015
Recent education reform in China reflects the global trend of education policy borrowing from Anglophone countries such as the USA. The reform in China essentially advocates shifting from knowledge reproduction and didacticism to knowledge construction by students through a learner-centredness approach. Aware of the trend of borrowing policy from…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Proverbs, Indigenous Knowledge, Foreign Countries
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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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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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Verger, Antoni; Sayed, Yusuf; Hiroshi, Ito; Croso, Camilla; Beardmore, Sarah – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2012
The year 2015 is the deadline for most of the Education for All (EFA) goals. As this date gets closer, reviews about what has been done and reflection about future agendas will multiply. This Forum aims to contribute such a pressing debate, bringing together contributors from key international organisations within the EFA movement. They are…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Teaching Conditions, Public Education, Access to Education
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Wu, Jinting – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2012
Despite the state's unrelenting efforts to enforce compulsory basic education, schooling in rural ethnic China remains an elusive ideal that leads to massive dropout and prepares many only for factory sweatshops. Based on 16 months of ethnographic research, this article examines the disjuncture between the official education policy known as the…
Descriptors: Compulsory Education, Ethnography, Foreign Countries, Educational Policy
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