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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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Schneider, Ben Ross; Estarellas, Pablo Cevallos; Bruns, Barbara – Comparative Education Review, 2019
Recent governments in Ecuador (2007-17) have achieved impressive improvements in education. Enrollments increased significantly, and Ecuador's learning gains on regional tests from 2006 to 2013 were among the largest in the region. Ecuador's recent PISA performance provides further confirmation of genuine progress in raising student learning. A…
Descriptors: Politics of Education, Educational Change, Educational Improvement, Educational Strategies
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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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Loyalka, Prashant; Zakharov, Andrey; Kuzmina, Yulia – Comparative Education Review, 2018
Researchers have long postulated the existence of a big-fish-little-pond effect (BFLPE) in which a student's relative academic standing in class or school affects his or her academic self-concept. Few studies, however, use causal research designs to identify whether the BFLPE exists and whether it is generalizable across a wide variety of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Achievement Tests, Elementary Secondary Education, International Assessment
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Menashy, Francine – Comparative Education Review, 2017
This study investigates collective decision making within a multistakeholder partnership through a case study of the Global Partnership for Education (GPE). Analyzed through the theoretical framework of sociological institutionalism, this study applies the issue of private schooling as a lens to understand policy-related decision making between…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, Governance, Educational Policy, Models
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Hartong, Sigrid; Nikolai, Rita – Comparative Education Review, 2017
This article contributes to a growing body of research on global policy transfer and flows in education, arguing that a large number of such research has too often viewed nation-states as uniform policy containers, focusing mainly on national-level policy changes or using binary understandings of reform adaptation versus reform resistance.…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Technology Transfer, Educational Change, Foreign Countries
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Ferrer-Esteban, Gerard – Comparative Education Review, 2016
This article analyzes whether school social segregation, derived from policies and practices of both between-school student allocation and within-school streaming, is related to the effectiveness of the Italian education system. Hierarchical regression models are used to set out territorially aggregated factors of social sorting influencing…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Regression (Statistics), Educational Practices, Educational Policy
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Larochelle, Catherine; Alwang, Jeffrey; Taruvinga, Nelson – Comparative Education Review, 2016
Zimbabwe suffered severe economic crisis in the decade before 2009, and anecdotal evidence indicates that public education suffered due to uncertainty about salary payments and inflation. As the country recovers, it is important to understand how this crisis affected schooling participation before and during the crisis. This study focuses on the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Rural Schools, Children, Economic Change
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Comparative Education Review, 2015
The 2014 "Comparative Education Review" bibliography of refereed journal articles on topics relevant to comparative and international education covers all 12 months in 2014 and includes 3,389 entries--a full 30 percent increase over the set of references assembled in the 2013 bibliography. They are drawn from 280 refereed journals, both…
Descriptors: Comparative Education, International Education, Bibliographies, Journal Articles
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Coyne, Gary – Comparative Education Review, 2015
This article examines the relationship between inequality and education through the lens of colonial language education policies in African primary and secondary school curricula. The languages of former colonizers almost always occupy important places in society, yet they are not widely spoken as first languages, meaning that most people depend…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Language of Instruction, Foreign Policy, Disadvantaged
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van Wessel, Margit; van Hirtum, Ruud – Comparative Education Review, 2013
That school grounds, students, and staff can become tactical targets for parties in conflict is widely accepted as a fact by analysts of education and conflict. However, our understanding of the motivations for such targeting remains limited, as does our ability to engage with this matter through policy. In this article we explore tactical…
Descriptors: Human Resources, Conflict, Rural Areas, Foreign Countries
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Lu, Yao; Zhou, Hao – Comparative Education Review, 2013
China's rural-urban migration presents a significant educational challenge. This study uses theories of segmented assimilation and school segregation to measure the assimilation and well-being of migrant children who attend either Beijing's public schools or its informal migrant schools. Controlling for other factors, we find poorer achievement…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Psychological Patterns, Well Being, School Segregation
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Altschuler, Daniel – Comparative Education Review, 2013
This article shows how patronage politics affects a popular international education model: community-managed schools (CMS). Focusing on Honduras's CMS initiative, PROHECO (Programa Hondureno de Educacion Comunitaria), I demonstrate how patronage can undermine CMS accountability. Whereas supporters argue that CMS increases accountability, partisan…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Accountability, Foreign Countries, International Education
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Edwards, D. Brent, Jr. – Comparative Education Review, 2013
This article uses multiple perspectives to frame international processes of education policy formation and then applies the framework to El Salvador's Plan 2021 between 2003 and 2005. These perspectives are policy attraction, policy negotiation, policy imposition, and policy hybridization. Research reveals that the formation of Plan 2021 was the…
Descriptors: Policy Formation, Foreign Countries, Educational Change, Guidelines
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Traynor, Anne; Raykov, Tenko – Comparative Education Review, 2013
In international achievement studies, questionnaires typically ask about the presence of particular household assets in students' homes. Responses to the assets questions are used to compute a total score, which is intended to represent household wealth in models of test performance. This study uses item analysis and confirmatory factor analysis…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, Academic Achievement, Validity, Psychometrics
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