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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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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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Barrett, Angeline M. – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2011
A good quality education is inclusive, relevant and democratic. Of these three characteristics, the author contends that democratic is the most fundamental and underpins the other two. Education can only truly be inclusive and relevant if its goals are continuously the subject of open democratic debate, since education is a value-based,…
Descriptors: Role of Education, Democracy, Educational Objectives, Educational Quality
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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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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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Hardman, Frank; Ackers, Jim; Abrishamian, Niki; O'Sullivan, Margo – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2011
While many countries in Eastern and Southern Africa are on track for meeting the Education for All targets, there is a growing recognition of the need to improve the quality of basic education and that a focus on pedagogy and its training implications needs to be at the heart of this commitment. By drawing on three East African countries, Kenya,…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Foreign Countries, Educational Development, Educational Policy
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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
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Nikel, Jutta; Lowe, John – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2010
"Improving quality" has become a key phrase in policy and academic discourses on education in low-income countries, reflecting concerns that the success in increasing enrolment and widening access to schooling is being undermined by low-quality teaching and learning, and subsequent low levels of skills and knowledge among school leavers. We wish…
Descriptors: Educational Quality, Models, Low Income, Foreign Countries
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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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Maddox, Bryan – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2010
As a result of chronic poverty many people in South Asia experience poor quality schooling, interrupted schooling, or no schooling at all. People affected by poverty face multiple constraints on wellbeing, which typically include informal employment, low wages and poor health. In such contexts the benefits and, more specifically, the…
Descriptors: Poverty, Economically Disadvantaged, Educational Benefits, Educational Attainment
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Dimmock, Clive; Leong, Jason Ong Soon – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2010
This paper reports a study aimed at developing a substantive theory on the perspectives of Mainland Chinese studying in Singaporean universities. The study was guided by two research questions: (1) Why do university students from Mainland China choose to study in Singapore? and (2) How do Mainland Chinese university students manage the experience…
Descriptors: Grounded Theory, Foreign Countries, Foreign Students, College Students
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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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Mok, Ka Ho – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2009
The economic transition in China since the late 1970s has led not only to drastic social transformations but also to rapid advancements in science and technology, as well as the revolution in information and communications technology. In order to enhance the global competence of the Chinese population in coping with the challenges of the…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Privatization, Global Approach, Governance
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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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