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Gandara, Fernanda; Randall, Jennifer – Comparative Education Review, 2019
Monolingual content assessments of multilingual students remarkably fail their most essential endeavor--to provide meaningful information about their content proficiency. Multilingual students take years to catch up with their monolingual peers in terms of language proficiency, and it is inappropriate to assess them using a language that they do…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mathematics Skills, Multilingualism, Mathematics Tests
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Adely, Fida; Haddad, Angela; Al-Husban, Abdel Hakim; Al-Khoshman, Afaf – Comparative Education Review, 2019
Jordanian families today face an educational edifice significantly changed by privatization, increased costs, and market-driven logics. While some students resist these structures through protests, we highlight the everyday ways in which Jordanians negotiate these changes and try to make the system work for them. Specifically, we analyze the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Educational Experience, Neoliberalism
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Russell, Garnett S.; Sirota, Sandra L.; Ahmed, A. Kayum – Comparative Education Review, 2019
Using a mixed quantitative and qualitative analysis of 42 South African textbooks from the postapartheid era, we seek to understand how global human rights discourses manifest in South African textbooks across different subjects and whether these discourses may have changed over time. By employing a two-dimensional framework that examines the…
Descriptors: Civil Rights, Teaching Methods, Educational Change, Curriculum Development
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Lauglo, Jon; Liu, Fengshu – Comparative Education Review, 2019
Adolescent girls more often than boys expect higher education in nearly all 50 education systems in TIMSS 2011, before and after controls for effects of educational achievement, education-conducive family resources, and "liking school." At a macrolevel, this gender disparity is moderately correlated with the gender disparity in…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Academic Achievement, Gender Differences, Sex Fairness
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Marshall, Jeffery H.; Fukao, Tsuyoshi – Comparative Education Review, 2019
This study analyzes private tutoring (or extra class) participation and provision in Cambodia using nationally representative data from 138 lower secondary schools. Higher socioeconomic status (SES) students are more likely to have access to feebased extra classes offered by teachers from their same school and are more likely to enroll when…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, Tutoring, Private Education, Foreign Countries
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Liu, Chang; Tobin, Joseph – Comparative Education Review, 2018
"Guangbo ticao" (group exercise) is a daily routine in Chinese preschools characterized by collectivity, discipline, and conformity. In this article we explore the question of why "guangbo ticao" has survived in an era of progressive educational reform in contemporary China. We use interviews with Chinese preschool teachers and…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, Student Centered Learning, Educational Change, Educational Practices
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Edwards, D. Brent, Jr.; Okitsu, Taeko; da Costa, Romina; Kitamura, Yuto – Comparative Education Review, 2018
In the field of global education policy, it is common for scholars to reflect on the progress made toward internationally agreed-upon agendas, such as Education for All (EFA). However, scant research has turned the gaze back on the major multilateral institutions that commit to taking the lead in meeting these agendas in order to ask, what…
Descriptors: Global Education, Educational Policy, International Organizations, Reports
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Kim, Sung Won; Brown, Kari-Elle; Kim, Edward J.; Fong, Vanessa L. – Comparative Education Review, 2018
This article examines how Chinese citizens perceived the relationship between wealth and achievement among their former middle school classmates. It draws on a survey of 503 respondents in their late twenties and early thirties (who have been followed since 1999, when they were eighth or ninth graders in Dalian City, China) and on interviews with…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Interviews, Urban Areas, Correlation
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Limerick, Nicholas – Comparative Education Review, 2018
Over the past century, missionary educators, nation-state and academic planners, and literacy development workers have used alphabets for political ends for traditionally marginalized languages, and Native peoples have contested such planning with other alphabet proposals. Yet literacy work now often overlooks that there are multiple alphabets…
Descriptors: American Indian Languages, Reading Processes, Literacy Education, Alphabets
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Caride, Ezequiel Gomez – Comparative Education Review, 2018
This article describes how different approaches to religion (institutional and cultural) lead to startlingly different conclusions when analyzing how religion shapes the republican citizen. Through a genealogical discourse analysis, I examine educational reports issued by Argentinean authorities in the early twentieth century that made the Jew out…
Descriptors: Discourse Analysis, Religion, Citizenship, Jews
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Liu, Ye – Comparative Education Review, 2018
This article extends Boudon's positional theory to ascertain how students from different social backgrounds estimate their academic performance and how they translate their choices into the final destinations in higher education in the context of contemporary China. I draw upon empirical evidence from a firsthand survey study involving 2,425…
Descriptors: College Choice, Statistical Analysis, Undergraduate Students, Foreign Countries
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Yi, Hongmei; Li, Guirong; Li, Liying; Loyalka, Prashant; Zhang, Linxiu; Xu, Jiajia; Kardanova, Elena; Shi, Henry; Chu, James – Comparative Education Review, 2018
An increasing number of policy makers in developing countries have made the mass expansion of upper-secondary vocational education and training (VET) a top priority. The goal of this study is to examine whether VET fulfills these objectives of building skills and abilities along multiple dimensions and further identify which school-level factors…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, Vocational Education, Longitudinal Studies, Safety
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Kauko, Jaakko; Wermke, Wieland – Comparative Education Review, 2018
In this article we set out to broaden the scope of comparative education in relation to change. Following what various scholars have already shown, we argue that the world we are exploring is contingent, as too is comparative research, reflecting particular epistemological perspectives. We use this dual focus on contingency and analyze the…
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Epistemology, Models, Educational Change
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Berkovich, Izhak – Comparative Education Review, 2018
The article aims to explain "how" regulation in education operates in the neoliberal age by discussing two possible regulatory implementation strategies: congruent and transforming. Congruence regulation strategy adopts a regulation mechanism set according to the array of circumstances, as determined by the nature of the goals and by…
Descriptors: Governance, Comparative Education, Neoliberalism, Educational Policy
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Canales, Andrea; Webb, Andrew – Comparative Education Review, 2018
This article focuses on observed achievement differentials between indigenous and non-indigenous students in Chile. Using national test score data, it confirms the findings from previous literature that ethnic gaps in educational achievement exist, though they are small and to a large extent explained by family socioeconomic status. The results…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Educational Opportunities, Foreign Countries, American Indian Students
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