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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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Simpson, Ashley; Dervin, Fred – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2019
In 2018 the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) stressed that 'citizens need not only the skills to be competitive and ready for a new world of work, but more importantly they also need to develop the capacity to analyse and understand global and intercultural issues' (OECD 2018, 2). The OECD global competence framework…
Descriptors: Global Approach, Cultural Awareness, Achievement Tests, Foreign Countries
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Teltemann, Janna; Windzio, Michael – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2019
What are crucial determinants of a country's average educational performance? Using data from the OECD PISA 2012 study on 58 countries, we develop a typology of educational regimes based on marketisation in terms of school autonomy and accountability. Following organisational theories, we expect that school autonomy is an ideal condition for…
Descriptors: Marketing, Scores, Reading Tests, Classification
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Kutnick, Peter; Zhu, Zhiyong; Chan, Cecilia; Chan, Rosanna Yuen-Yan; Lee, Betty Pok-Yee; Lai, Veronica Ka Wai – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2018
School-based pipelines/routes for university and technical engineering education are recognised as important for economic development and the high-school years are critical for shaping students' career aspirations and attitudes. This study examined a range of attitudes/experiences on the aspirations of secondary students to pursue engineering…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Engineering Education, Student Motivation, Secondary School Students
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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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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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Tan, Cheng Yong; Liu, Dian – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2018
The present study compared the contribution of familial cultural capital to the reading achievement of 116,508 15-year-old students who participated in PISA 2012 in six Confucian heritage cultures (CHCs) and nine non-CHCs with comparable educational and economic development. The different states of cultural capital examined comprised…
Descriptors: Cultural Capital, Reading Achievement, Teaching Methods, Academic Achievement
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Dvir, Yuval; Yemini, Miri; Bronshtein, Yifat; Natur, Nazeh – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2018
This study traces the founding process of Eastern Mediterranean International School (EMIS) by analysing the motivations and interests of different stakeholders involved in the establishment process. In this novel initiative students from Palestine, Israel, and other countries study within the Israeli public school system towards an International…
Descriptors: Public Education, Advanced Placement Programs, Teacher Attitudes, Administrator Attitudes
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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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Raihani, R. – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2018
This paper examines how education in Indonesia can help create tolerant and multicultural citizens through the analysis of policies and practices. After the political shift in 1998, Indonesia issued education law No. 20 in 2003 which contains, though vague, a couple of articles that can underpin the development and implementation of multicultural…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Educational Practices, Religious Education, Islam
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Forestier, Katherine; Adamson, Bob – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2017
Adopting a comparative perspective to address educational issues in different contexts was a hallmark of Jullien's work in the early-nineteenth century. Different emphases and approaches to comparative education methodology have emerged in recent times thanks to major developments in technology, but have these changes rendered Jullien's ideas…
Descriptors: Criticism, International Assessment, Comparative Education, Comparative Analysis
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Addey, Camilla; Sellar, Sam; Steiner-Khamsi, Gita; Lingard, Bob; Verger, Antoni – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2017
This Forum discusses the significant growth of international large-scale assessments (ILSAs) since the mid-1990s. Addey and Sellar's contribution ("A Framework for Analysing the Multiple Rationales for Participating in International Large-Scale Assessments") outlines a framework of rationales for participating in ILSAs and examines the…
Descriptors: International Assessment, Group Testing, Participation, Relevance (Education)
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Klerides, Eleftherios; Zembylas, Michalinos – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2017
The power of local borders to resist and prevent transnational mobilities in education has received little attention in comparative education. In this article we explore the motif of "border immunology' with reference to new history, a mobile paradigm of history teaching, and Greek-Cypriot and Turkish-Cypriot history textbooks as types of…
Descriptors: Self Concept, History Instruction, Textbooks, Foreign Countries
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Liu, Haiqin; Dervin, Fred – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2017
Over the past decade Finnish education has been praised worldwide for its students' "amazing" results in the OECD PISA studies. Thousands of pedagogical tourists--including policy-makers, researchers and educators--have visited the country to find out about the reasons behind the success and to borrow, often uncritically and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Folk Culture, Comparative Education, Books
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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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