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Paradis, Audrey; Lutovac, Sonja; Jokikokko, Katri; Kaasila, Raimo – Research in Comparative and International Education, 2019
We argue that teacher autonomy should be conceptualised differently from its current form, that confines teacher autonomy to the individual, or to freedom from control. Here, we investigate the role of trust concerning teachers' perceptions of their own autonomy, embedded in differing contexts and relations. To display contextual variations, we…
Descriptors: Professional Autonomy, Foreign Countries, Trust (Psychology), Teacher Attitudes
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Jeffery, David; Johnson, David – Research in Comparative and International Education, 2019
This paper explores the argument that to widen participation in higher education, educational institutions should bear a greater responsibility for students' learning. Central to this debate is the notion of 'academic support'. There are many perspectives on what works to scaffold student participation and learning but rarely are the perspectives…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Academic Support Services, Disadvantaged
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Robson, Karen; Anisef, Paul; Brown, Robert S.; Nagaoka, Jenny – Research in Comparative and International Education, 2019
We examine how race, sex and poverty contribute to the likelihood of attending two- and four-year colleges in Chicago and Toronto. In each city, we use longitudinal data on high school students and their postsecondary trajectories in order to explore how race and sex may impact differentially upon their educational pathways. Our analyses are…
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Racial Differences, Gender Differences, Poverty
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Dahl, Kari Kragh Blume – Research in Comparative and International Education, 2019
Retaining the quality of teachers and improving teacher education and professional development through professional learning communities (PLCs) has long been on the policy agenda of, among others, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), and the…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Foreign Countries, 21st Century Skills, Teacher Education Programs
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Kuzhabekova, Aliya; Sparks, Jason; Temerbayeva, Aizhan – Research in Comparative and International Education, 2019
The article reports the results of an interview-based study exploring how international PhD holders re-integrate into the research environment in Kazakhstan. One of the main results consistent with prior studies is that returning scholars face poor access to international and domestic scholarly societies. Interaction with external peers is…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, Doctoral Degrees, Professional Associations, Professional Isolation
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Boyle, Mary-Ellen – Research in Comparative and International Education, 2019
Liberal education as a form of higher education is increasing globally even as it struggles for support and legitimacy in the USA. Its emergence and spread are only partially attributable to the growth in the tertiary sector worldwide: although the sharpest spike has been in Asia, new programs have opened in Western Europe, Russia and the Middle…
Descriptors: Liberal Arts, Educational Trends, Comparative Education, Foreign Countries
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Waluyo, Budi; Eng, Sothy; Wiseman, Alexander W. – Research in Comparative and International Education, 2019
The purpose of this study is to measure the impact of international scholarship programs for social justice -- a case study of the Ford Foundation International Fellowships Program (IFP), the first model of scholarships for social justice. The human capability approach advanced by Amartya Sen is selected to conceptualize the measurement of the…
Descriptors: Models, Scholarship, Social Justice, Fellowships
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Kissau, Scott; Davin, Kristin; Wang, Chuang; Haudeck, Helga; Rodgers, Marion; Du, Lixia – Research in Comparative and International Education, 2019
In response to the critical shortage of foreign language teachers internationally, school districts around the world are employing a variety of recruitment strategies, including conducting international searches. While these strategies may help to fill foreign language teacher vacancies, they lack a strong research base, as little is known about…
Descriptors: Teacher Recruitment, Language Teachers, Career Choice, Second Language Learning
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Verdis, Athanasios; Kalogeropoulos, Kleomenis; Chalkias, Christos – Research in Comparative and International Education, 2019
This study examines the geographical dimension of access to higher education in Greece by mapping spatial disparities in the distribution of "vathmos prosvasis", the decisive score for being accepted in one of the country's tertiary education departments. Influenced by the 'spatial turn' in the humanities and the social sciences, this…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Higher Education, Foreign Countries, Scores
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Seel, Norbert M.; Zierer, Klaus – Research in Comparative and International Education, 2019
This paper investigates the fitness-for-purpose and soundness of bibliometric parameters for measuring and elucidating the performance of researchers in the field of education sciences in Germany and other European countries for the purpose of benchmarking. In order to take into account the specificities of the publication pattern of researchers…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Bibliometrics, Educational Research, Productivity
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Hancock, Dawson R.; Müller, Ulrich; Stricker, Tobias; Wang, Chuang; Lee, Sherry; Hachen, Jeremy – Research in Comparative and International Education, 2019
The school principal impacts student achievement at a level second only to that of the classroom teacher. The USA and Germany are experiencing challenges in recruiting and retaining individuals for the principalship and the shortage is expected to intensify. Previous research has shown that increasing paperwork and responsibilities serve as…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Stress Variables, Stress Management, Principals
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Magrath, Bronwen; Aslam, Monazza; Johnson, David – Research in Comparative and International Education, 2019
This exploratory paper seeks to shed light on the methodological challenges of education systems research. There is growing consensus that interventions to improve learning outcomes must be designed and studied as part of a broader system of education, and that learning outcomes are affected by a complex web of dynamics involving different inputs,…
Descriptors: Systems Approach, Outcomes of Education, Comparative Education, International Education
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Taylor, Nick; Wills, Gabrielle; Hoadley, Ursula – Research in Comparative and International Education, 2019
This paper explores methodological insights from a mixed methods study that aims to understand how school leaders promote literacy development in their schools. The study findings consider both the complementarities and the challenges of the qualitative and quantitative approaches to measuring leadership practices and their linkages with learning…
Descriptors: Leadership Role, Literacy, Barriers, Elementary Schools
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Aslam, Monazza; Malik, Rabea; Rawal, Shenila; Rose, Pauline; Vignoles, Anna; Whitaker, Lydia – Research in Comparative and International Education, 2019
Quantifying the impact of teaching quality on pupil learning, and understanding what teacher characteristics or practices are likely to improve student achievement, are pressing research questions in all countries. Empirical evidence also needs to be context specific since different education systems are likely to have different facilitators and…
Descriptors: Educational Quality, Foreign Countries, Academic Achievement, Comparative Education
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Tsimpli, Ianthi; Mukhopadhyay, Lina; Treffers-Daller, Jeanine; Alladi, Suvarna; Marinis, Theodoros; Panda, Minati; Balasubramanian, Anusha; Sinha, Pallawi – Research in Comparative and International Education, 2019
In the Indian context, concerns have been raised for many years about the learning outcomes of primary school children. The complexity of the issue makes it difficult to advise stakeholders on what needs to be done to improve learning in primary schools in India. As it has been shown that low socio-economic status is one of the key factors that…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Multilingualism, Multiple Literacies, Elementary Education
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