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Zhang, Yu; Zhou, Xuehan – Current Issues in Comparative Education, 2017
The purpose of this study was to examine the effect of household education expenditure on National College Entrance Exam (NCEE) performance in China. Using a comprehensive dataset with a sample size of 5840 students collected in Jinan, China, this study found that the average effect of household education expenditure on NCEE performance is not…
Descriptors: Expenditures, College Entrance Examinations, Scores, Foreign Countries
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Yu, Li – Current Issues in Comparative Education, 2017
The unemployment problem of college students in China has drawn much attention from academics and society. Using the 2011 College Student Labor Market (CSLM) survey data from Tsinghua University, this paper estimated the effects of college quality on initial employment, including employment status and employment unit ownership for fresh college…
Descriptors: College Graduates, Foreign Countries, Unemployment, Labor Market
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Wilinski, Bethany; Nguyen, Cuong Huy; Landgraf, Jessica M. – Current Issues in Comparative Education, 2016
Global attention to early childhood education (ECE) has led to an increased focus on ECE teacher training as a critical component of providing young children with access to high-quality ECE programs. In this paper, we ask how Tanzanian stakeholders at different levels of implementation experienced and responded to efforts to build capacity in…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Teacher Education, Preschool Teachers, Longitudinal Studies
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Post, David – Current Issues in Comparative Education, 2015
In 2015 Education for All (EFA), concludes its 25-year cycle, and the Global Monitoring Report (GMR) publishes its final assessment of triumph and defeat in reaching the six EFA goals. Before the United Nations adopts new Sustainable Development Goals, it is essential to consider the underlying theories of monitoring. This essay addresses two…
Descriptors: Progress Monitoring, Educational Objectives, Sustainable Development, Goal Orientation
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Menashy, Francine – Current Issues in Comparative Education, 2013
The past decade has witnessed a notable shift in the international education policy environment, characterized by a rapid growth in private educational provision. In the context of a divisive debate on the role of the non-state sector in primary and secondary education, this paper grapples with the theoretical underpinnings of both advocacy and…
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Privatization, International Education, Educational Policy
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Heyneman, Stephen P. – Current Issues in Comparative Education, 2013
There is ample evidence to suggest that American schools perform worse than schools in many other countries. The U.S. ranks toward the bottom of the industrialized nations on international tests of academic achievement in science and mathematics. Not only may American schools perform worse but they may do so at the same time as they use more…
Descriptors: School Effectiveness, Academic Achievement, Achievement Tests, Educational Quality
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De Lisle, Jerome – Current Issues in Comparative Education, 2012
This paper analyzes drivers and impediments to secondary school reform in Trinidad and Tobago during the period from 1999 to 2009. International assessment data suggested limited progress on improving system quality and equity. Several policy levers and barriers have been defined in current system reform theory. However, explanations for the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Change, Data Analysis, School Restructuring
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Welsh, Richard O. – Current Issues in Comparative Education, 2012
Between 1960 and 2010, Singapore's real gross domestic product (GDP) per capita skyrocketed from $4,383 to $55,862, while Jamaica's barely increased from $6,417 to $8,539. It is plausible that differing rates of GDP growth are associated with differences in the development of education systems but causally the linkage is not well understood. Using…
Descriptors: Developing Nations, Foreign Countries, Comparative Education, Global Approach
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Ross, Heidi; Cen, Yuhao; Zhou, Zejun – Current Issues in Comparative Education, 2011
China's heated education policy climate in 2010 indicated an increasing national concern for improving educational quality and educational quality assessment. Despite glowing portraits of Chinese education painted by international observers, the Chinese public has expressed consistent dissatisfaction with educational quality. The inter-related…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Research Projects, Educational Quality, Educational Practices
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Limlingan, Maria Cristina – Current Issues in Comparative Education, 2011
Two of the main obstacles for drawing educational comparisons consist in determining what are considered "high quality" initiatives, and finding a common tool that can adapt to differences in both structure and content, as well as to the cultural and demographic characteristics of the population it wishes to serve. This paper focuses on…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Young Children, Rating Scales, Foreign Countries
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Andina, Marina – Current Issues in Comparative Education, 2007
This article provides an analysis of how the Minimum Standards for Education in Emergencies (MSEE) were created and rationalized, drawing on the framework of world society theorists. Using content analysis, the MSEE, regional standards and website materials were analyzed to determine how the regional documents were reconciled at the international…
Descriptors: Human Capital, Educational Quality, Content Analysis, Civil Rights
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Hodgkin, Marian – Current Issues in Comparative Education, 2007
This paper examines an important component of the developing field of education in emergencies: curriculum decision-making processes. The paper argues that in order to fully meet the commitment articulated by the INEE Minimum Standards to provide quality education for all, curricula decisions cannot be ignored or postponed until after a crisis has…
Descriptors: Curriculum Design, Educational Quality, Participative Decision Making, Alignment (Education)
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Qahir, Katayon – Current Issues in Comparative Education, 2007
This article details a pilot Minimum Standards assessment in Afghan refugee schools supported by the International Rescue Committee's Female Education Program in the North West Frontier Province of Pakistan. A set of specifically selected, contextualized indicators, based on the global INEE Minimum Standards, served as a tool for teachers and…
Descriptors: Educational Quality, Foreign Countries, Refugees, Educational Indicators
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Sperandio, Jill – Current Issues in Comparative Education, 2005
Social entrepreneurship, with its focus on innovative leadership, mirrors current interest in leadership for change in the field of education. In countries where national governments lack the resources to meet the educational needs of their populations, social entrepreneurs can develop innovative ways of providing access to education, and…
Descriptors: Educational Needs, Foreign Countries, Access to Education, Entrepreneurship