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Milligan, Lizzi O.; Koornhof, Hannchen; Sapire, Ingrid; Tikly, Leon – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2019
There are many assumptions about the ways in which textbooks and other learning and teaching support materials (LTSM) can contribute to improved learning outcomes in many international contexts. These can focus on ways that they can implement the school curriculum, often in lieu of good pedagogical practice. Drawing on case studies from Rwanda and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Barriers, Language of Instruction, Textbooks
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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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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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Song, Kyoung-oh; Hur, Eun-Jung; Kwon, Bo-Young – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2018
While professional development has been emphasised in many countries, few comparative studies have examined the degree of teachers' participation in professional development and its effect on teachers. Using the TIMSS 2007 data, this study analyses to what extent teachers participated in professional development in 50 TIMSS countries and examines…
Descriptors: Educational Quality, Faculty Development, Teacher Participation, Teacher Attitudes
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Cameron, Stuart James – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2017
This paper asks whether education is a viable route to better livelihoods and social inclusion for children living in poor urban areas in Dhaka, Bangladesh. It uses qualitative interviews with 36 students aged 11-16, living in slum and middle-class areas, and also draws on data from a larger, mixed-methods study to provide context. Many children…
Descriptors: Social Class, Social Integration, Foreign Countries, Poverty
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Barsoum, Ghada – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2017
Private institutions are increasingly visible in the higher education landscape of Egypt. Many of these institutions, however, are within the "demand-absorbing" category, offered at relatively lower fees and requiring lower test scores for admission. Building on interview data, this paper looks at how the graduates of some of these…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Private Colleges, Neoliberalism, Educational Change
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Darnell, Simon C.; Huish, Robert – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2017
Since the 1990s, Cuba has offered scholarships to students from low-resource countries to attend the Escuela Internacional de Educación Física y Deporte (EIEFD) for a six-year degree in sport, physical education, and coaching. Drawing on the experiences of EIEFD graduates from four Southern African countries (Zambia, South Africa, Mozambique, and…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Partnerships in Education, Graduate Surveys, Educational Cooperation
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Onursal-Besgül, Özge – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2017
This article focuses on the structural changes Turkish higher education is going through as a result of Turkey's integration into the European educational space. The focus of the article is the process of policy transfer. For this purpose, the article outlines the changes in Turkish higher education comprehensively to explain the dynamics of the…
Descriptors: International Cooperation, Educational Cooperation, Educational Change, Higher Education
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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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Iyer, Padmini; Moore, Rhiannon – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2017
This paper examines the way in which learning quality has been conceptualised and measured in school effectiveness surveys conducted by Young Lives, a longitudinal study of child poverty. Primary school surveys were conducted in Vietnam in 2010-11 and Ethiopia in 2012-13, and surveys at upper-primary and secondary level were conducted in Ethiopia,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, School Effectiveness, Surveys, Longitudinal Studies
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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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Courtney, Jane – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2017
This research is based on a multi-disciplinary and multi-levelled analysis of evidence to present the case that education reform needs to be contextualised far more widely than is currently practised. It focuses on the voices of Cambodian local teacher trainers through interviews over a five-year period. Interview data is triangulated against…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Change, Global Approach, Educational Policy
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Madziva, Roda; Thondhlana, Juliet – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2017
While existing research has shown the importance of the three interrelated domains of the wider policy, the school and home/community environments in the development of quality education for learners, this literature does not fully capture the experiences of the refugee population. In this article we focus on a group of Syrian refugees who came as…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Quality, Refugees, Second Language Learning
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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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