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Mendenhall, Mary; Skinner, Makala; Collas, Sophia; French, Sarah – Current Issues in Comparative Education, 2018
Governmental and non-governmental institutions alike have rallied around technology as a potential solution for addressing the dearth of quality educational opportunities and adequately trained teachers in many regions around the world (Burns, 2011; Carlson, 2013; Dahya, 2016). This is no less true in humanitarian and refugee contexts where…
Descriptors: Mentors, Telecommunications, Handheld Devices, Refugees
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Yao, Haogen – Current Issues in Comparative Education, 2017
This study develops a sequential mixed model of Delphi-Propensity Score Matching to discuss how an NGO's socio-emotional support affects the decisions of dropout, work, and two types of upper secondary schooling in rural China. Data were collected from 6,298 students in 2012 after a subgroup of them were treated. The analysis shows that…
Descriptors: Rural Areas, Academic Aspiration, Academic Achievement, Foreign Countries
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Li, Jing; Guo, Fei; You, You – Current Issues in Comparative Education, 2017
Study abroad can be a life-changing experience, but evidence of its effectiveness is mixed. We examine the experience of studying abroad at colleges in the US and China, which are the largest receiving and sending countries of international students respectively. Using data from two comparable national surveys that follow the same design, we…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Study Abroad, Program Effectiveness, Cross Cultural Studies
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Ngo, Mai – Current Issues in Comparative Education, 2013
This paper discusses the role of institutions in the ethical engagement of Canadian youth volunteers abroad. In recent years, researchers and practitioners in the international field have questioned the ethics of volunteering as part of development, with scrutiny on who actually benefits from volunteering initiatives. Since the 1960s, over 65,000…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Volunteers, Ethics, Youth Programs
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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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Hendershot, Karen; Sperandio, Jill – Current Issues in Comparative Education, 2009
This paper reports selected results from a broader study which focused on determining students' perceptions of the development of their global citizen identity within the context of an undergraduate global citizenship program, and what students believed were aspects of the program that contributed to this growth. Findings suggest that experiences…
Descriptors: Citizenship, Student Attitudes, Study Abroad, Self Concept
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Schneider, Alessandra; Ramires, Vera Regina; Paiva, Maria da Graca Gomes; Almeida, Leila – Current Issues in Comparative Education, 2009
This paper presents the pioneering experience of the Programa Primeira Infancia Melhor (the Better Early Childhood Development Program), also known as "PIM" that has been developed since 2003 in the State of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. PIM's goal is to "provide guidance to families, based on their own culture and experiences, to…
Descriptors: Public Policy, Early Childhood Education, Child Development, Developmental Programs
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Steiner-Khamsi, Gita – Current Issues in Comparative Education, 2008
Sustainability strategies are closely tied to the logic of the donor in every institution. Philanthropies that are set up with a limited time-span tend to scale up their impact differently. The educational programs of the Open Society Institute, for example, prioritize institutionalization over any other sustainability strategy. This is how it…
Descriptors: Donors, Program Effectiveness, International Organizations, Educational Policy