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Sin, I Lin; Leung, Maggi W. H.; Waters, Johanna L. – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2019
This paper reveals the complex diversity that underpins ostensibly similar transnational education programmes (TNE), through a comparison of UK TNE in Malaysia and Hong Kong. It draws on data from two different yet cognate studies on the role of UK universities in delivering higher education in Asia. Some fine-grained and informative differences…
Descriptors: International Education, Foreign Countries, Disadvantaged, Comparative Education
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Dulun, Öykü; Lane, Jennie F.; Ateskan, Armagan – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2019
This study used comparative case study methodology to investigate student perceptions of different programmes that prepare them for a challenging high school education programme: the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP). Given the benefits and challenges of the programme, educators and stakeholders want to ensure students feel…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Academic Achievement, International Schools, High Schools
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Stein, Jan-Philipp; Lu, Xiaomeng; Ohler, Peter – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2019
In recent years, China and Germany have become invaluable partners in business, politics, and science. However, psychological research indicates that the countries' large-scale affinity does not translate onto the individual level, with many Germans expressing more reservations towards China than vice versa. Previous content analyses have…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Mass Media Effects, Cultural Differences, Political Attitudes
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Harris, Victor W.; Kumaran, Muthusami; Harris, Heidi Jones; Moen, Daniel; Visconti, Brian – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2019
This study was designed to evaluate the effectiveness of the study abroad experience on student multicultural competence (i.e. knowledge and awareness) using the Multicultural Counselling Knowledge and Awareness Scale in two study abroad programmes during four separate yearly excursions. The first study abroad programme incorporated cultural…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, Cultural Pluralism, Cultural Awareness, Measures (Individuals)
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Wu, Hantian – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2019
This study investigates China's international student recruitment strategy and policies as a dimension of its present approach of using higher education internationalisation for soft power and image enhancement. An exploratory survey of international graduate students in English instruction programmes in education-related majors in three Chinese…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, Student Recruitment, Educational Policy, Higher Education
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Faas, Daniel; Smith, Aimee; Darmody, Merike – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2019
This article explores the ethos of multi-denominational primary schools in the context of increasing cultural and religious diversity in the Republic of Ireland. In particular, it investigates how the official ethos is played out in day-to-day school interactions. The mixed-methods study draws on data collected from 11 community national schools…
Descriptors: Educational Practices, Elementary Schools, Foreign Countries, Community Schools
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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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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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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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Salajan, Florin D.; Duffield, Stacy K.; Glava, Adina E.; Glava, Catalin C. – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2017
This article presents an overall exploratory comparison of two specific pre-service teacher preparation programmes at two research-intensive institutions of higher education in the USA and Romania. The main conclusions suggest that US and Romanian teacher candidates differ very little in their ratings of their respective programmes in terms of…
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Cross Cultural Studies, Teacher Education Programs, Cooperating Teachers
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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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Hanna, Helen – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2017
It has long been established that an effective citizenship education in a multicultural society must incorporate some exposure to a variety of views on different topics. However, the ability and willingness to deal with difference relating to controversial matters of national identity, narrative and conflict vary. This is not least the case in the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Citizenship Education, Cultural Pluralism, Self Concept
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Ahmad, Syed Zamberi; Hussain, Matloub – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2017
The mobility of African students beyond national territories has become common worldwide. However, the underlying reasons motivating students to leave their countries of origin in pursuit of higher education in other developing nations and why these factors are important have not been fully explored. This study attempts to explore why and how…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, College Students, Foreign Countries, College Choice
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Fielding, Mark; Vidovich, Lesley – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2017
The phenomenon of internationalisation of education in the twenty-first century has developed more rapidly and has been the subject of more research in higher education than in the schooling sector. This paper conducts a comparative analysis of the perspectives of school leaders, teachers and students about "internationalisation in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Global Approach, Secondary Schools, Private Schools
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Yang, Guang; Badri, Masood; Al Rashedi, Asma; Almazroui, Karima; Qalyoubi, Rula; Nai, Peng – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2017
Drawing on data from a merged data set from a student survey and a parent survey that were conducted in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi in 2013, this article uses a multilevel framework to investigate the effects of individual characteristics and the classroom and school environments on high school students' school engagement in a modernising education…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Learner Engagement, High School Students, Classroom Environment
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