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Tan, Jason – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2010
Compulsory education was legislated in Singapore in 2000. This came several decades after the attainment of universal primary education and after numerous assertions on the part of the government that such legislation was unnecessary. Also interesting is that the period of compulsory education was limited to six years. The article discusses the…
Descriptors: Compulsory Education, Role of Education, Foreign Countries, Educational Legislation
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Chae, Jae-Eun; Hong, Hee Kyung – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2009
This article explores the role of the Korean government in expanding private higher education over time and attempts to examine the impact of such expansion on access to and equity in higher education. The enrolment rate in Korean higher education has increased to over 80% within the past 60 years. This can be attributed to two factors: the rapid…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Universities, Private Colleges, Academic Aspiration
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Shields, Robin; Rappleye, Jeremy – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2008
This paper investigates the relationship between educational policy, equity, and national development in Nepal. It argues that current inequities in educational opportunities and outcomes are largely attributable to persistent inequities and biases in the educational policy framework. We begin by surveying the complex, multifaceted reality of…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Foreign Countries, Educational Opportunities, Educational Policy