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Dang, Que Anh – Oxford Review of Education, 2017
The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) has led the way in constructing the East Asian region with China, Japan, and South Korea, and an inter-regional entity with the European Union (EU)--known as the Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM). The initial aims were security and trade. Recently, however, higher education has been brought into these…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Geographic Regions, Regional Cooperation
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Robertson, Susan L.; Komljenovic, Janja – Oxford Review of Education, 2016
This paper examines the growth of global non-state and multilateral actors in the "global south" and the creation of frontier markets in the higher education sector. These developments are part of market-making changes in higher education as the sector is opened to new actors, logics, and innovative services, aimed at "the global…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Development, Commercialization, Competition
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Jerrim, John – Oxford Review of Education, 2015
A small group of high-performing East Asian economies dominate the top of the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) rankings. This has caught the attention of Western policymakers, who want to know why East Asian children obtain such high PISA scores, and what can be done to replicate their success. In this paper I investigate…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, High Achievement, Standardized Tests, Immigrants
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Quintelier, Ellen; Hooghe, Marc – Oxford Review of Education, 2013
In the literature it is expected that a participatory democratic climate is associated with civic and political engagement intentions of adolescents. In this paper we use a three level multilevel analysis to explore these relations: the individual, school and country level. Using data from the International Civic and Citizenship Education Study…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Citizen Participation, Student Participation, Student Interests
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Tooley, James – Oxford Review of Education, 2013
The phenomenon of low-cost private schools "mushrooming" in poor areas of sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia, and elsewhere, is now well-documented. Findings from research by the author's teams and others show that these schools are serving a majority (urban and peri-urban) or significant minority (rural) of the poor, including…
Descriptors: Private Schools, Foreign Countries, Poverty, Rural Areas
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Shibata, Masako – Oxford Review of Education, 2006
This article deals with the assumptions and implications of the Malaysian policy for "learning from Japan". The article explores the ways in which this policy has effectively been operated in drawing a new geography of "Asia", dislodging colonial legacies in the region and countering the consolidation of other regional blocs.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, International Relations, Global Approach, Educational History
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Cummings, William K. – Oxford Review of Education, 1995
Challenges the prevailing Western approach to education by asserting that several Asian nations have and are developing a distinctive approach to human resource development. Describes characteristics of this approach and contrasts it to the Western model. (CFR)
Descriptors: Cultural Differences, Developing Nations, Educational Change, Educational Philosophy
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Gungwu, Wang – Oxford Review of Education, 1992
Discusses the history of Asian universities, their position today, and what the transitions represent for the future. Describes the major debate in the past as concerning the preservation of traditional cultural values while becoming modern institutions. Argues that Asian universities need to recognize the great relevance of traditions to social…
Descriptors: Colonialism, Cultural Context, Cultural Interrelationships, Educational Change