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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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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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Kim, Yoonjeon; Albeiz, Tahany; Aburizaizah, Saeed; Bridges, Margaret; Fuller, Bruce; Qutub, Manal – Comparative Education Review, 2019
Pressures build in Middle Eastern and Arabic-speaking societies to diversify economies and democratize social relations. Educators and scholars, contributing to these shifts, have experimented with classroom reforms that aim to advance higher-order thinking skills and the social agility of students. This article reviews 52 empirical studies of…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Semitic Languages, Thinking Skills, Teaching Methods
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Sieverding, Maia; Krafft, Caroline; Elbadawy, Asmaa – Comparative Education Review, 2019
The rise of private tutoring globally has raised concerns over the hidden costs of "free" education systems and how these costs contribute to the persistence of inequality. We examine the drivers of tutoring at different levels of education in Egypt in an effort to understand why private tutoring has expanded despite policy efforts to…
Descriptors: Tutoring, Foreign Countries, Costs, Equal Education
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Skinner, Nadine; Bromley, Patricia – Comparative Education Review, 2019
Strategies for promoting social justice include both individualistic approaches, rooted in the universalistic philosophy of human rights, and collectivist approaches, such as group- or issue-specific rights advocated by various social movements. The expansion of human rights education is well documented, but less attention has been given to…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Civil Rights, Textbook Content, Collectivism
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Cortina, Regina – Comparative Education Review, 2019
This article interrogates the North-South directionality of knowledge production in the field of comparative and international education. Building on theoretical frameworks developed in the South, it describes changes taking place in Latin American countries affirming the cultural, ethnic, and racial diversity and mixture ("mestizaje")…
Descriptors: Comparative Education, International Education, Cultural Influences, Indigenous Knowledge
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