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Unterhalter, Elaine – Comparative Education, 2017
This introductory article to the special issue of "Comparative Education" on measuring the unmeasurable in education considers measurement as reflecting facts and uncertainties. The notion of negative capability is used metaphorically to depict some limits of what is measurable, and portray aspects of the process of education, associated…
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Foreign Countries, Sustainable Development, Reflection
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Matasci, Damiano – Comparative Education, 2017
In the aftermath of the World War II, United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) launched an ambitious campaign to improve access to education and to fight illiteracy worldwide. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights of 1948 had legitimised international action to raise educational and living standards in the…
Descriptors: Illiteracy, Needs Assessment, Politics of Education, International Organizations
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Clark, David A. – Comparative Education, 2017
This paper reflects on the identification of relevant aspects of education for measurement purposes. It begins by reviewing some detailed lists of educational capabilities from disparate literatures. It then considers how ordinary South Africans perceive education by drawing on two open-ended surveys, and attempts to reconcile their views with…
Descriptors: Measurement, Poverty, Foreign Countries, Correlation
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Meyer, Heinz-Dieter – Comparative Education, 2017
Quantitative measures of student performance are increasingly used as proxies of educational quality and teacher ability. Such assessments assume that the quality of educational practices can be unambiguously quantitatively measured and that such measures are sufficiently precise and robust to be aggregated into policy-relevant rankings like…
Descriptors: Student Evaluation, Evaluation Problems, Accuracy, Scholarship
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Hannum, Emily; Liu, Ran; Alvarado-Urbina, Andrea – Comparative Education, 2017
Social scientists have conceptualised poverty in multiple ways, with measurement approaches that seek to identify absolute, relative, subjective, and multi-dimensional poverty. The concept of poverty is central in the comparative education field, but has been empirically elusive in many large, international educational surveys: these studies have…
Descriptors: Poverty, Research Methodology, Children, Educational Research
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Stromquist, Nelly P. – Comparative Education, 2017
Developments in the academic world--particularly among research universities--have been pushing US institutions of higher education towards structures and practices that defy the very values of equity and quality they profess to uphold. This is evident in the increasing quantification of scholarly productivity as well as in the growing division of…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Productivity, Research Universities, Educational Practices
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Winters, Niall; Oliver, Martin; Langer, Laurenz – Comparative Education, 2017
Mobile learning has seen a large uptake in use in low- and middle-income countries. This is driven by rhetorics of easy scaling, reaching the hard-to-reach and the potential for generating analytics from the applications used by learners. Healthcare training has seen a proliferation of apps aimed at improving accountability through tracking and…
Descriptors: Health Education, Health Promotion, Handheld Devices, Distance Education
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Allais, Stephanie – Comparative Education, 2017
A crisis of student funding has led to most South African universities being closed for weeks, after protests in 2015 and again in 2016. A policy response to these events requires insight into relationships between higher education, society, and the economy. This paper interrogates the assumptions which underpin current approaches to measuring…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Economic Impact, Value Judgment
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You, Yun – Comparative Education, 2017
Education reforms in England are increasingly justified by borrowing "best practices" of high-performing East Asian societies, including Hong Kong, Singapore and Shanghai. However, taking the reforms of school accountability as an illustrative example, this article argues that there are serious variations between England and its East…
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Accountability, Foreign Countries, Educational Change
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Li, Jun – Comparative Education, 2017
University partnerships have been a key dimension of higher education development. Based on documentary analysis and empirical data, this study compares two distinctive models of university partnership experienced by China, first as a "recipient" with the Soviet Union in the 1950s and later as a "provider" with African…
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Confucianism, Partnerships in Education, Foreign Countries
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Dahya, Negin; Dryden-Peterson, Sarah – Comparative Education, 2017
In this paper, we explore the role of online social networks in the cultivation of pathways to higher education for refugees, particularly for women. We compare supports garnered in local and offline settings to those accrued through online social networks and examine the differences between women and men. The paper draws on complementary original…
Descriptors: Refugees, Educational Attainment, Interviews, Foreign Countries
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Chankseliani, Maia – Comparative Education, 2017
This paper examines 126 research articles from three comparative education journals to chart the development of knowledge within comparative education on the Soviet Union and post-Soviet countries. Thematic, theoretical, discursive, and methodological aspects of scholarship are linked with changing geopolitical realities in a systematic analysis…
Descriptors: Periodicals, Educational Research, Comparative Education, Scholarship
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Adamson, Bob; Forestier, Katherine; Morris, Paul; Han, Christine – Comparative Education, 2017
Since the mid-1980s, a number of East Asian societies have consistently performed well in international tests, and their education systems have emerged as models of "best practice", including Hong Kong, which has been extensively referenced by politicians and their advisers in England. In parallel, local dissatisfaction with the…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Foreign Countries, Achievement Tests, International Assessment
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Tan, Charlene – Comparative Education, 2017
This article analyses the public responses in China to Shanghai's performance in the 2012 Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA). Based on data obtained from media accounts and other materials published between 2013 and 2016, the research findings show that the responses in China are generally reflective, measured and self-critical.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Achievement Tests, International Assessment, Secondary School Students
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Komatsu, Hikaru; Rappleye, Jeremy – Comparative Education, 2017
Several recent, highly influential comparative studies have made strong statistical claims that improvements on global learning assessments such as PISA will lead to higher GDP growth rates. These claims have provided the primary source of legitimation for policy reforms championed by leading international organisations, most notably the World…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Statistical Analysis, Comparative Education, Economic Factors
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