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Abadzi, Helen – Comparative Education Review, 2020
Despite significant investments, lower-income countries face a learning crisis. A clamor has thus arisen worldwide for greater accountability of those involved in service delivery. To obtain new insights, the UNESCO Global Education Monitoring Report was dedicated to accountability in 2017, and the research on this topic was reviewed. A summary is…
Descriptors: Accountability, Sustainable Development, Educational Policy, Governance
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Higgins, Sean; Novelli, Mario – Comparative Education Review, 2020
Through a case study of a peace education intervention in postwar Sierra Leone, this article seeks to contribute to the ongoing critique of dominant peace education approaches that seek attitudinal and behavioral change in conflict-affected societies. Specifically, the article interrogates "Emerging Issues," a curriculum intervention…
Descriptors: Peace, Intervention, Attitude Change, Behavior Change
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Klees, Steven J.; Ginsburg, Mark; Anwar, Hiba; Robbins, Melanie Baker; Bloom, Heidi; Busacca, Cameron; Corwith, Anne; Decoster, Brendan; Fiore, Amanda; Gasior, Stephanie; Le, Hang M.; Primo, L. Heidi; Reedy, Timothy D. – Comparative Education Review, 2020
The World Bank's Systems Approach for Better Education Results (SABER) purports to benchmark developing country education systems against global best practices. SABER covers 13 topics, called "domains," and has produced over 16,000 indicators of what the Bank considers best practice and applied them in over 130 countries. Yet this…
Descriptors: International Organizations, Benchmarking, Educational Development, Best Practices
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Bray, Mark; Kobakhidze, Magda Nutsa; Suter, Larry E. – Comparative Education Review, 2020
Recent years have brought a major shift in the field of international comparative education with the rise of quantitative assessments of student achievement. Within these studies, outside-school-time (OST) as a supplement and complement to schooling has been included. However, OST is difficult to define and measure; and challenges multiply when…
Descriptors: International Education, Comparative Education, Academic Achievement, Achievement Tests
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Pesando, Luca Maria; Wolf, Sharon; Behrman, Jere R.; Tsinigo, Edward – Comparative Education Review, 2020
Low-cost private schools are expanding across sub-Saharan Africa and are often perceived by parents to be of better quality than public schools. This article assesses the interplay between kindergarten (or preschool) choice, household resources, and children's school readiness in Ghana. We examine how child, household, and school characteristics…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Private Education, Parent Attitudes, School Choice
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Sorensen, Tore Bernt; Robertson, Susan L. – Comparative Education Review, 2020
Drawing on Marion Fourcade's notion of ordinalization, we develop a conceptual grammar of comparison to explain a shift in the nature and outcomes of the governing capacity of the OECD over time. We argue that comparison as a mode of governance has been bound into the DNA of the OECD as a lever for advancing political liberalism since the…
Descriptors: International Organizations, Governance, Teacher Surveys, Administrator Surveys
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Abadzi, Helen; Centanni, Tracy – Comparative Education Review, 2020
Dowd and Bartlett (2019) tested the reading competencies of second graders attending Save the Children programs in 11 countries. They used sixty-word passages and comprehension questions without time limits and analyzed data of students reading more than 10 words per minute. They found wide disparities in speed among those who showed high…
Descriptors: Reading Skills, Reading Comprehension, Grade 2, Elementary School Students
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Barrera-Osorio, Felipe; de Barros, Andreas; Dryden-Peterson, Sarah; Mulimbi, Bethany; Nakajima, Nozomi; Uccelli, Paola – Comparative Education Review, 2020
This study examines the relationships between school processes and literacy in public schools that serve low-income families in a midsize city in Colombia. We focus on four categories of school processes: instructional practice; school-community engagement; well-being of students, teachers, and parents; and community belonging. We present two key…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Literacy Education, Public Schools, Low Income Groups
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Boyle, Mary-Ellen – Comparative Education Review, 2020
This essay considers the variants of liberal education that have arisen outside of the United States, conceptualizing liberal education as a loosely transferred "ideal type" and the United States as a "reference society." The geopolitical framings (i.e., American style, European model, Asian approach) that differentiate global…
Descriptors: General Education, Politics, Regional Characteristics, Differences
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Unangst, Lisa; Crea, Thomas M. – Comparative Education Review, 2020
Refugees pursuing higher education in the context of host countries face numerous challenges, but the literature is sparse on relevant university supports. This article evaluates the existing transnational literature using quantitative textual analysis to point toward the need for scholarship on intersectional programs serving refugee students. We…
Descriptors: Refugees, Access to Education, Higher Education, College Students
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Moussa, Wael; Omoeva, Carina – Comparative Education Review, 2020
This article investigates the rollout of universal primary education (UPE) policies in Ethiopia, Malawi, and Uganda to assess their long-term causal effects on schooling attainment. Consequently, we employ a fuzzy regression discontinuity design (RDD) to assess the effect that increased schooling helps lower adolescent sexual activity, marriage,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Access to Education, Elementary Education, Educational Policy
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Wallner, Jennifer; Savage, Glenn C.; Hartong, Sigrid; Engel, Laura C. – Comparative Education Review, 2020
Considerable efforts have been made to better understand how global trends toward standards-based reforms have emerged in national education systems. Less well known, however, is the unfolding of standards-based reforms within and across federal education systems. In federal systems, national governments do not make policy unilaterally, but rather…
Descriptors: Government Role, Educational Change, Academic Standards, Educational Policy
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Ninkova, Velina – Comparative Education Review, 2020
Namibia has adopted an inclusive education policy with emphasis on cultural and linguistic diversity. The policy encourages educators to adapt the curriculum and include content that reflects the cultural background of their learners. Despite these positive provisions, severely marginalized groups, such as the Omaheke Ju|'hoansi, continue to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Inclusion, Student Diversity, Educational Policy
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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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