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Auletto, Amy; Kim, Taeyeon; Marias, Rachel – Current Issues in Comparative Education, 2017
Despite increasingly egalitarian attitudes toward women in the Middle East and North Africa, nations in this region continue to rank among the lowest in measures of gender equality. Using survey data, we examine the relationship between educational attainment and support for women. We find that increased educational attainment is predictive of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Gender Bias, Females, Social Bias
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Wright, Beth – Current Issues in Comparative Education, 2013
School choice policies, as neoliberal reforms, have often been analyzed using the very discourse embedded in neoliberal mentalities. By reviewing the way scholars have conceptualized school choice as a transnational phenomenon, this paper evaluates the extent to which scholarship has attempted to, or succeeded in, overcoming traditional,…
Descriptors: School Choice, Neoliberalism, Educational Change, Educational Policy
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Straubhaar, Rolf – Current Issues in Comparative Education, 2012
Though the existing literature on the "favelas" (or shantytowns) of Brazil thoroughly documents the chaotic and violent nature of life within them, few connections have been made between the literature on "favelas", fragility and small states, particularly with regard to the fragile state of educational institutions in…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Foreign Countries, Classification, Slums
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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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Schuelka, Matthew J. – Current Issues in Comparative Education, 2012
Bhutan is a "small state" according to the World Bank, and therefore categorized as fragile and vulnerable to local and global challenges. However, since the 1960s, when the country first engaged in "modernization" development and global politics, Bhutan has been anything but fragile and helpless. The Royal Government's focus…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Inclusion, Cultural Background, Sustainable Development
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Ingubu, Moses Shiasha – Current Issues in Comparative Education, 2010
This paper captures the impact of the Global Economic Crisis on educational programs serving minority groups in developing countries. It has been established that the most vulnerable groupings include nomadic and pastoralist communities, slum dwellers, children in war zones, and women. Various educational interventions such as mobile schooling,…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Government Role, Foreign Countries, Scholarships
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Mundy, Karen – Current Issues in Comparative Education, 2008
A decade ago, when "Current Issues in Comparative Education" ("CICE") published its first issue "Are NGOs Overrated?" both academic debates and development policy discussions were focused on the expanding role played by NGOs in the developing world. Today the language has changed--and so too, in some ways, has…
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Citizen Participation, Academic Achievement, Nongovernmental Organizations
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Gomolla, Mechtild – Current Issues in Comparative Education, 2006
Over the past few decades, in many western countries with large immigrant populations, inequalities in education relating to ethnic background have increased. Interventions traditionally consist of selective compensatory arrangements that focus on instruction in the second language--especially in early stages of schooling--and the treatment of…
Descriptors: Cultural Pluralism, Educational Change, Foreign Countries, Comparative Education