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Aburizaizah, Saeed; Kim, Yoonjeon; Fuller, Bruce – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2019
Saudi Arabia has expanded access to secondary schooling over the past generation, while also pushing to lift quality. This includes decentralising authority out to principals, equipping them to set higher performance expectations and deploy incentives to attract and retain strong teachers. We find wide variability in the extent to which principals…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Principals, Leadership, Academic Achievement
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Kim, Yoonjeon – Globalisation, Societies and Education, 2019
The "world culture" framework posits a convergence in the organisation of education across the world. On the other hand, scholars observing teaching practices inside classrooms find significant variation among nations and regions of the world. This study examined the global change patterns of classroom practices at the between- and…
Descriptors: Global Approach, Comparative Education, Classroom Techniques, Educational Practices
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Kim, Yoonjeon – Teachers College Record, 2018
Background/Context: East Asian schools receive much attention for the comparatively high achievement of their students. To account for this success, scholars and commentators advance broad claims about the rote character of instruction or the complexity of classroom practice, typically generalizing to an entire nation. Yet little is known about…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Achievement Tests, Elementary Secondary Education, Mathematics Achievement