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Munje, Paul Nwati – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2019
A qualitative based study was undertaken to explore the impact of teacher professional conduct on learner experiences and performance in three poor primary schools in a disadvantaged community in Cape Town, South Africa. Data was gathered through individual and focus-group interviews, observations and document reviews. The paper uses the…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Disadvantaged Schools, Elementary School Teachers, Elementary School Students
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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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Shuayb, Maha – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2019
Many Arab countries are currently undergoing significant education reform. However, there is a paucity of research on how reforms are crafted and educational policies constructed. Lebanon has witnessed two education reforms since the Taif Agreement in 1989. This paper examines the role of research centres in influencing the last two education…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Policy, Decision Making, Foreign Countries
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Poloma, Asabe W.; Szelényi, Katalin – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2019
This historical multi-case study uses the concepts of coloniality of knowledge, critical hybridity, and indigeneity in examining higher education development in Africa through the efforts of Nnamdi Azikiwe of Nigeria and Kwame Nkrumah of Ghana, two educational reformers and former international students in the USA. We develop a framework for…
Descriptors: Educational History, Foreign Policy, Case Studies, Indigenous Populations
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Yu, Yun; Moskal, Marta – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2019
This paper looks at structural conditions or institutional arrangements that facilitate or hinder interactions for international students. Drawing on the contact and diversity theory, analyses compare Chinese students' intercultural experience in business and non-business schools in one UK university and explore how these students interpret the…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, Barriers, Foreign Countries, Intercultural Communication
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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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McDermott, Elana R.; Donlan, Alice E.; Zaff, Jonathan F. – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2019
Self-control and persistence may predict employment outcomes among individuals who have no credential, a General Educational Development (GED) credential, or a high school diploma. However, less is known about the stability of that relation after accounting for structural factors (e.g., social relationships) and differences in lived experience…
Descriptors: Self Control, Persistence, Employment, High School Equivalency Programs
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Zhu, Gang; Peng, Zhengmei; Hu, Xueyan; Qiu, Shaoping – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2019
This Forum discusses the affordances and constraints of applying critical race theory (CRT) to the Chinese educational context. In "CRT as a Heuristic for Understanding Educational Inequality: How CRT Is Conceptualised in the United States," Gang Zhu delineates the social and theoretical backgrounds related to CRT, and its fundamental…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Critical Theory, Race, Equal Education
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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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Singh, Renu; Mukherjee, Protap – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2019
This mixed methods study draws upon Young Lives India longitudinal data to analyse whether children who attended private preschools demonstrate higher cognitive skills and enhanced subjective wellbeing at the age of 12 compared to those who attended government preschools in India. Using linear logistic regression models, the analysis reveals that…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preschool Education, Private Schools, Program Effectiveness
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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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Yu, Patricia – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2019
This comparative study modifies Cabrera and La Nasa's model to examine social and class stratification in students' college-choice outcomes in the USA and Taiwan, and compares the mechanisms that perpetuate this stratification between the two systems. Students' college-choice outcomes are defined by both institutional selectivity and control, in…
Descriptors: Social Stratification, Social Class, Higher Education, Foreign Countries
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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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Landis, Debbie; Yu, Gary; Tanner, Sophie; Karungu, Caroline; Mallinga, P. A.; Falb, Kathryn; Stark, Lindsay – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2019
Little is known about the differential experiences with violence among girls in conflict-affected societies based on their involvement in formal education. A quantitative survey was conducted with girls between the ages of 10-14 across 14 sites in South Kivu, Democratic Republic of the Congo. The prevalence of three forms of violence was estimated…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, School Involvement, Instructional Effectiveness, Violence
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Soodla, Piret; Torppa, Minna; Kikas, Eve; Lerkkanen, Marja-Kristiina; Nurmi, Jari-Erik – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2019
The aim was to examine reading comprehension among elementary school students in two shallow orthographies, Estonian and Finnish. Participants were 619 Estonian children (50% boys) and 292 Finnish children (52% boys) whose reading comprehension was assessed in first, second, third, and sixth grades. The results showed that reading comprehension…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Elementary School Students, Orthographic Symbols, Foreign Countries
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