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Zuilkowski, Stephanie Simmons; Samanhudi, Udi; Indriana, Ina – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2019
Indonesia has dramatically increased school enrolment at the secondary level over the past several decades, as reflected in national statistics. However, significant variation in enrolment rates remains across regions and genders. In some areas, nearly all youth complete secondary school; in others fewer than half attend. This study investigates…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Dropouts, Secondary School Students, Enrollment
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Mitchell, Rafael – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2019
Recent policies in Ethiopia put students at the heart of school improvement through structures for peer leadership and school-level consultation, evaluation and decision-making. This article draws on an ethnographic study of a government school in Tigray, Ethiopia, to explore how the participation and influence of students is achieved and mediated…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Participation, Elementary School Students, Urban Schools
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Sharma, Garima; Wotipka, Christine Min – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2019
Current literature on parent aspirations has not empirically explored the factors that may lead to differences in aspirations among similar types of parents. Additionally, little is known about the gendered nature of these differences. In this study, we seek to understand factors shaping mothers' aspirations in regards to education, marriage, and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mothers, Gender Differences, Aspiration
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Chen, Peiying; Hsieh, Hsiao-chin – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2019
This paper considers the current status of academic performance and administrative leadership of women academics in Taiwan in the context of neo-liberalism. Emergent forces of higher education restructuring, including gender equity legislation have influenced Taiwanese universities to transition from authoritative state bureaucracies to more…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Tenure, Faculty Promotion, Neoliberalism
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Quaynor, Laura – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2018
Democratic citizenship education is of key concern in many societies, particularly with the adoption of global citizenship education in the United Nations' Education First Initiative. There have been particular critiques that current frameworks for understanding citizenship fail to account for civic understandings and practices in both African and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Democratic Values, Citizenship Education, Indigenous Knowledge
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Xu, Yuwei; Waniganayake, Manjula – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2018
This paper explores the impact of gender on the employment of men in early childhood education and care (ECEC) centres through the voices of male and female early childhood teachers (ECTs) working in China. Gender imbalance in the ECEC workforce is a global phenomenon, and there has been little research about it in countries such as China. This…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Gender Differences, Preschool Teachers, Teacher Attitudes
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Mahmud, Rafsan; Kenayathulla, Husaina Banu – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2018
Private supplementary tutoring with an additional fee is generally called shadow education, and this has become a common phenomenon in urban Dhaka, where patterns and scale of tutoring in English have been remarkable in recent years. This study used a mixed-methods approach that included quantitative and qualitative data collected from a survey…
Descriptors: Tutoring, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Wan, Chang-Da – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2018
Access into higher education has traditionally been dominated by males. However, the current situation in Malaysia as well as in many developed and developing nations is that females have outnumbered males in higher education. By comparing gender enrolment, this paper illustrates the extent of gender disparity in Malaysian higher education across…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Enrollment, Higher Education, Gender Differences
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Wiseman, Alexander W.; Al-bakr, Fawziah; Davidson, Petrina M.; Bruce, Elizabeth – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2018
How does teachers' gender influence their information and communication technology-based instruction in Saudi Arabian government schools? Using unique data collected in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, in 2014, the analyses presented here show that male and female teachers in intermediate school classrooms differently use information and communication…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Technology Uses in Education, Gender Differences, Barriers
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Singh, Renu; Mukherjee, Protap – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2018
Using unique panel data from Young Lives study conducted in undivided Andhra Pradesh, India, this mixed-method paper analyses gender differentials in completion of secondary education. Results show biased secondary school completion rates in favor of boys. Probit regression results highlight certain variables such as mothers' education, wealth,…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Case Studies, Housework, Sex Fairness
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Münich, Daniel; Mateju, Petr; Straková, Jana; Smith, Michael L. – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2018
We compare the role of gender, socioeconomic background and measured ability on students' secondary school placement and professional expectations in Taiwan and the Czech Republic, two countries that have experienced substantial reforms in their educational systems in the context of political change and economic development. Using data from the…
Descriptors: Expectation, Equal Education, Foreign Countries, Gender Differences
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Carr-Hill, Roy – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2018
It has often been lamented that girls are more likely not to attend or to drop-out (for example, because of gender preference by the parents, insecurity, pregnancy, amongst many other postulated factors) or that their achievement even if they stay in school is worse than boys. For the former, UNESCO introduced the Gender Parity Index (GPI), which…
Descriptors: Females, Academic Achievement, Grade Point Average, Gender Differences
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Nascimento Moreira, Catarina; Rabenevanana, Man Wai; Picard, David – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2017
Drawing from data gathered in South Western Madagascar in 2011, the work explores the combination of poverty and traditional gender roles as a critical factor in determining unequal school access among young people from semi-nomadic fishing communities. It demonstrates that from the age of early puberty, most boys go fishing with their fathers and…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Foreign Countries, Disadvantaged, Equal Education
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Štastný, Vít – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2017
In many parts of the world, shadow education has become a major enterprise. Such is the case of the countries of the former Eastern Bloc, including the Czech Republic, which is in scope of this article. The study analyses the Internet supply of private tutoring lessons in academic subjects and assesses the micro- and macro-factors influencing the…
Descriptors: Tutoring, Equal Education, Gender Differences, Foreign Countries
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Mburu, Samuel – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2017
To throw light on the challenge of providing education to pastoral households in the context of social and economic change, this study investigates the effects of herd migration on child schooling in Northern Kenya. Specifically, the analysis uses both household panel data and community-level focus-group data to identify the barriers to schooling,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Animals, Attendance Patterns, Age Differences
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