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Shemesh, Miranda; Golden, Deborah – Comparative Education Review, 2022
This ethnographic study examines kindergarten teachers' perceptions and practices of "school readiness" in kindergartens in low-SES settings in northern Israel, with the aim of illuminating the ways in which global educational ideas are appropriated by teachers in their daily work. Data collection included participant observation,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preschool Teachers, Kindergarten, School Readiness
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Murphy, Rachel – Comparative Education Review, 2022
This article explores the repertoires of care practiced by adults in two rural counties in China as they raised children in support of their families' education-oriented migration projects. Rural parents and grandparent-caregivers practiced the repertoires of "revalorized domesticity" and the "entrustment" of children's…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adults, Rural Areas, Child Rearing
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Auerbach, Jess – Comparative Education Review, 2022
This article explores the place of ideology and what I call "analytic allegiances" in the nascent higher education domain in Angola. Based on ethnographic research, it considers the post-War emergence of the sector and its implications for global higher education. Focusing primarily on two institutions, one state, one private, it probes…
Descriptors: Futures (of Society), Foreign Countries, Higher Education, College Faculty
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Cherewka, Alexis; Prins, Esther – Comparative Education Review, 2022
During the early Cold War, the United States and the Soviet Union used adult literacy education to wield influence in "Third World" countries. Frank C. Laubach, the "Apostle of Literacy," wrote prolifically about adult literacy and conducted and advised literacy campaigns in more than 100 countries, yet his work is understudied…
Descriptors: Adult Literacy, Literacy Education, Foreign Policy, Technical Assistance
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Gluckman, Maxie; Gautsch, Leslie; Hopkins, Megan – Comparative Education Review, 2022
The back and forth migration of children and youth between the United States and Mexico has created a unique group of approximately nine million "students we share" who have been educated in both countries (Jensen and Sawyer 2013). The social, political, and economic interconnectivity of the United States and Mexico suggests that these…
Descriptors: Student Mobility, Migration, Educational Trends, Educational Experience
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Walters, Cyrill; Jansen, Jonathan D. – Comparative Education Review, 2022
This article examines the durability of racial science in the field of anatomy at one of South Africa's oldest universities and its resonance with race essentialist research in other national and transnational contexts. We present a critical assessment of more than 70 published and unpublished papers in anatomy through the lens of the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Anatomy, Scientific Research, Medicine
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Wang, Liping – Comparative Education Review, 2022
Minority education in contemporary China consists of two systems: a bilingual education system that greatly emphasizes the ethnic minority language, and a monolingual education system with instruction only in the Chinese language. These two different language-based programs have a significant influence on self-identity. This article, which is…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Ethnic Groups, Minority Groups, Ethnicity
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Ye, Wangbei – Comparative Education Review, 2022
Since China issued its "one guideline, various versions of textbooks" policy in the mid-1980s, several versions of moral education textbooks have been used in grades 1-9 and more than one version in grades 10-12. Recently, China has attempted to tighten its control over textbooks and reinstate its previous "one guideline, one…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Ethical Instruction, Textbooks
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Rehamo, Aga – Comparative Education Review, 2022
This article proposes that the concept of "educational state of exception" (based on Giorgio Agamben's idea of the "state of exception") can productively explain a history of school administration, teachers, and class organization observed by the author at a school in a leper village. The educational state of exception found at…
Descriptors: Educational History, Rural Areas, Diseases, Educational Administration
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Furuta, Jared – Comparative Education Review, 2022
In a world characterized by a formal global consensus on norms of "Education for All," countries face growing social pressures to rationalize their educational institutions around a global and standardized set of best practices. In this context, I argue that national assessments are part of a more general set of organizational structures…
Descriptors: National Competency Tests, Educational History, Program Evaluation, Comparative Education
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Hu, Anning; Wu, Xiaogang; Li, Dongyu; Chen, Tao – Comparative Education Review, 2022
Cultural reproduction and cultural mobility, two mainstay theories accounting for the role of cultural capital in educational inequality, differ from each other in the way cultural capital is hypothesized to mediate the relationship between family background and educational outcomes (the mediation mechanism) and in the differential returns to…
Descriptors: Cultural Capital, Equal Education, Family Characteristics, Outcomes of Education
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Fong, Brian C. H. – Comparative Education Review, 2022
In recent years, there has been an emerging theory of "student identity politics," which focuses on student activism based on race, gender, and sexual identity. Thus far, scholars have not yet systematically extended the analysis of student identity politics to those student activism relating to territorial identity. The student-led…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Activism, Race, Gender Issues
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Lee, Jihyun; Borgonovi, Francesca – Comparative Education Review, 2022
This article examines the relationships between family socioeconomic status (SES) and mathematics achievement across countries while taking into account (a) the country's development status and (b) the types of resources (physical versus human) available at home. The 2012 round of the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) data were…
Descriptors: Family Characteristics, Socioeconomic Status, Mathematics Achievement, Achievement Tests
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Pineda, Pedro; Celis, Jorge; Anzelín, Ingrid – Comparative Education Review, 2022
Double degrees have been identified in universities around the globe. The Colombian double degree is a local hybrid of the American double major and the local profession-enabling "pregrado" that universities, particularly elite private ones, marketize in a context of mass higher education, devaluation of first university degrees and a…
Descriptors: Career Planning, Career Choice, Majors (Students), Foreign Countries
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Hailu, Meseret F. – Comparative Education Review, 2022
In Ethiopia, broadening women's participation in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) higher education is an espoused priority of federal policy makers, as government leaders seek to boost infrastructure development and economic growth. Policies are intended to create more inclusive environments for women. Meanwhile, existing…
Descriptors: Females, Gender Differences, STEM Education, College Students
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