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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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Matsuoka, Ryoji – Comparative Education Review, 2018
By assessing differentiated upper secondary education with homogeneous student backgrounds, previous studies indicate that a high concentration of students from families of higher socioeconomic status (SES) and a climate of educational expectations for higher educational attainment in schools result in a "hot house" effect that…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, Student Diversity, Socioeconomic Status, Expectation
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Huang, Min-Hsiung – Comparative Education Review, 2017
As Taiwanese students progress from elementary to junior high school, there is a remarkable increase in the inequality of achievement in mathematics. This increase is of a magnitude not seen in other countries. Findings show that the widening-gap phenomenon is accompanied by an exceptional increase in the percentage of students reaching the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mathematics Achievement, Achievement Gap, Family Characteristics
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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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Khurshid, Ayesha – Comparative Education Review, 2016
The contemporary paradigm of international development invests in individuals and communities as the main agents of development. In this paradigm, education is presented as the central avenue for individuals and communities to generate resources and networks to empower themselves. Some development and feminist scholars have critiqued this intense…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Empowerment, Womens Education, Neoliberalism
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Carnoy, Martin; Ngware, Moses; Oketch, Moses – Comparative Education Review, 2015
We take an innovative approach to estimating student mathematics learning in the sixth grade of three African countries. The study reinforces the notion that beyond the quality of the teaching process in classrooms, national contextual factors are important in understanding the contribution that schooling makes to student performance. Our approach…
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Outcomes of Education, Teacher Characteristics, Academic Achievement
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Chudgar, Amita – Comparative Education Review, 2015
This article investigates the association between studying with a contract teacher and a student's academic outcomes, using data from five Francophone African countries for two grade levels and two subjects. Based on this analysis, the evidence for or against this form of teacher hiring is inconclusive. The results indicate that these…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Correlation, Teacher Characteristics, Context Effect
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Shah, Payal – Comparative Education Review, 2015
Delving into the "black box" of schooling can help us better understand the paradoxical reality that schooling for girls can be simultaneously empowering and disempowering. Despite recent interest in developing innovative research methodologies within the field of comparative education, there has been less attention to and reflexivity…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Case Studies, Females, Adolescents
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Seeberg, Vilma – Comparative Education Review, 2014
This study proposes an elaboration of the human development capability approach by theorizing empowerment capabilities as an essential aspect of the education of excluded village girls. Seeking to explain Chinese village girls' demand for schooling, the article identifies intangible and instrumental capabilities that have often been overlooked and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Empowerment, Females, Student Development
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Byun, Soo-yong; Henck, Adrienne; Post, David – Comparative Education Review, 2014
Most existing research indicates that working students perform more poorly than do full-time students on standardized achievement tests. However, we know there are wide international variations in this gap. This article shows that national and international contexts help to explain the gap in the academic performance between working and nonworking…
Descriptors: Student Employment, Academic Achievement, Middle School Students, Grade 8
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Akiba, Motoko; Shimizu, Kazuhiko; Zhuang, Yue-Lin – Comparative Education Review, 2010
Since the 1980s, school bullying--"Ijime"--has been a major concern of educational policy in Japan. In Japanese schools, homeroom teachers provide guidance for students' psychological and social development, in addition to academic development. Homeroom teachers spend significant time counseling students, visiting their families, and…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Bullying, Foreign Countries, Guidance
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Blasco, Maribel – Comparative Education Review, 2009
This article uses life course theory and family bargaining theory to explore how decisions over schooling are negotiated in poorer Mexican families for whom compulsory basic education is a luxury. It explores educational decision making by conceptualizing education in terms of the way it meshes with other social relations and institutions across…
Descriptors: Poverty, Attendance, Foreign Countries, Individual Development
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Marshall, Jeffery H.; Mejia R., Marco Tulio; Aguilar, Claudia R. – Comparative Education Review, 2008
In this article, the authors use recently collected data from the "Educatodos" program in Honduras to analyze attrition, an outcome that has received little attention in previous analyses of alternative school effectiveness. "Educatodos" began in the 1990s with radio courses in primary grades mainly for rural adults. Through…
Descriptors: Nontraditional Education, School Activities, Middle Schools, Program Effectiveness
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Fataar, Aslam – Comparative Education Review, 2005
This article explores the establishment of schools set up by Muslim communities in Cape Town, South Africa, after 1994. Twelve schools have been set up across the city: four primary schools, three high schools, four schools that have grades 1-12, and one school that has grades 1-3 and 8-10. They are registered with the Western Cape Education…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Muslims, Race, Social Change
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Anderson-Levitt, Kathryn M. – Comparative Education Review, 2004
Is classroom practice becoming more homogeneous around the world, or will teachers continue to work very differently across different countries? This article addresses those questions by comparing first- and second-grade reading lessons in France, Guinea, and the United States. It shows that what reading lessons in each country have in common is…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Foreign Countries, Reading Instruction, Teaching Methods