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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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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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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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Ress, Susanne – Comparative Education Review, 2018
Official rhetorics often highlight horizontality, solidarity, and shared interests as features of South-South cooperation (SSC), but scholars have argued that tensions shape SSC as much as North-South development relations. This study examines the Brazilian SSC discourse and its everyday practices. Drawing on ethnographic fieldwork at a newly…
Descriptors: Race, Political Issues, Ethnography, Discourse Analysis
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Chiang, Yi-Lin – Comparative Education Review, 2018
Studies often portray cultural capital as a constant source of advantage. Yet this perspective underemphasizes the importance of activating cultural capital as a prerequisite for elite families to accrue its benefits. Using ethnography and interviews with elite students and parents in two top-performing public high schools in Beijing, I find that…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Admission, Selective Admission, Cultural Capital
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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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Kondratjeva, Olga; Gorbunova, Elena V.; Hawley, Joshua D. – Comparative Education Review, 2017
Student attrition in postsecondary education is a significant public policy problem. Nations invest substantial resources in college systems, and when students leave, this investment is lost. To understand the factors that influence student attrition in US and Russian public universities, we use the perspective of academic momentum, defined…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Gender Differences, Dropouts, School Holding Power
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Liu, Zixi; Ting, Kwok-Fai – Comparative Education Review, 2017
Using documentary data, we investigate the evolution of legal education in China from 1949 to 2012. During this period, legal education evolved from an illegitimate practice to a legitimate practice over three distinct periods of nullification, reconstruction, and rationalization. Textual data suggest that the legitimization of legal education has…
Descriptors: Legal Education (Professions), Educational Practices, Social Systems, Foreign Countries
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Ganimian, Alejandro J.; Alfonso, Mariana; Santiago, Ana – Comparative Education Review, 2017
School systems are trying to attract top college graduates into teaching, but we know little about what dissuades this group from entering the profession. We provided college graduates who applied to a selective alternative pathway into teaching in Argentina with information on what their working conditions and pay would be if they were admitted…
Descriptors: Grade Point Average, Foreign Countries, Teacher Education, Dropouts
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Mabokela, Reitumetse Obakeng; Mlambo, Yeukai Angela – Comparative Education Review, 2017
The demise of apartheid in 1994 introduced many changes to the social, political, and economic sectors of South Africa with similar changes in the higher education sector. This article offers an integrative review and analysis of higher education policies implemented and legislation passed that significantly impacted the nature of the South…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Democracy, Policy Analysis, Access to Education
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Assaad, Ragui; Badawy, Eslam; Krafft, Caroline – Comparative Education Review, 2016
A number of reasons have been proposed for the poor quality of higher education in the Arab world, including the poor incentive structures of public higher education institutions. The expansion of private higher education has been hailed as an important part of enhancing incentives and thus improving education quality. However, it is not clear…
Descriptors: Instruction, Accountability, Higher Education, Foreign Countries
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Lauglo, Jon – Comparative Education Review, 2016
This study uses comparative data to examine the impact of political socialization in the home on adolescents' expectations of university participation. The first part of the study is an international partial replication of design and findings of an earlier Norwegian study published in 2011. It examines, in socioculturally diverse countries, the…
Descriptors: Political Attitudes, Socialization, Gender Differences, Socioeconomic Status
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Tenret, Elise – Comparative Education Review, 2016
Although characterized by repeated ethnic conflicts, Sudan has implemented affirmative action at universities since the 1970s for students coming from war zones and remote areas. The implementation of compensatory measures has been promoted--somehow imposed--by the several peace treaties and by the massive expansion of higher education during the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Affirmative Action, Educational Practices
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Kim, Sung Won; Brown, Kari-Elle; Fong, Vanessa L. – Comparative Education Review, 2016
This article explores how graduates of a junior high school in Dalian City, Liaoning Province, China, chose their high school and college major subject of study and the extent to which their majors fit with their work trajectories. We found that most interviewees considered the likelihood of a major and degree leading to better job opportunities…
Descriptors: College Curriculum, Majors (Students), Selection Criteria, Credentials
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Verger, Antoni; Bonal, Xavier; Zancajo, Adrián – Comparative Education Review, 2016
The superiority of market mechanisms in educational provision is a premise that has received renewed emphasis under the regime of public-private partnerships (PPPs). The central idea of PPPs--enthusiastically embraced by a range of international organizations, development agencies and scholars--is grounded in the assumption that competition…
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Educational Policy, Foreign Countries, Partnerships in Education
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