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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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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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Yi, Hongmei; Li, Guirong; Li, Liying; Loyalka, Prashant; Zhang, Linxiu; Xu, Jiajia; Kardanova, Elena; Shi, Henry; Chu, James – Comparative Education Review, 2018
An increasing number of policy makers in developing countries have made the mass expansion of upper-secondary vocational education and training (VET) a top priority. The goal of this study is to examine whether VET fulfills these objectives of building skills and abilities along multiple dimensions and further identify which school-level factors…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, Vocational Education, Longitudinal Studies, Safety
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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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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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Komatsu, Hikaru; Rappleye, Jeremy – Comparative Education Review, 2017
Variations in mean PISA scores have not been adequately explained to date, suggesting the limits of our current understanding of the relationship between educational practices and students' performance. In contrast to previous research that applies existing theories to explain observed variations, this study attempts to extend our existing…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Achievement Tests, Secondary School Students, International Assessment
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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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Becker, Matthew Thomas – Comparative Education Review, 2017
This article measures the role of schools in the ethnic socialization and identity formation processes of high school seniors in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) via ordinary least squares regression analysis and attempts to contribute to a better understanding of educational transitions in the postsocialist space and youth identity formation in a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, School Role, Socialization, High School Seniors
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Valentine, Jessa Lewis; Barham, Brad; Gitter, Seth; Nobles, Jenna – Comparative Education Review, 2017
Educational attainment in rural Mexico is increasingly structured by migration opportunities. The rise in adult US migration increases potential funding for adolescents to stay in school but may also decrease incentives for them to do so. Domestic migration flows can fund schooling locally, and may also support students' own movement for education…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Migration, Educational Attainment, Academic Persistence
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Montt, Guillermo – Comparative Education Review, 2016
Socioeconomic integration in schools has been shown to bring positive academic and nonacademic outcomes to disadvantaged students attending them. The academic benefits of integration on advantaged students are, by contrast, less evident. Effective integrated schools are those that promote disadvantaged students' outcomes yet advantaged students do…
Descriptors: Socioeconomic Status, Social Integration, Advantaged, Economically Disadvantaged
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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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Nakagawa, Mana; Wotipka, Christine Min – Comparative Education Review, 2016
The invisibility of women in educational curricula and the effect this has on perpetuating women's marginal status in society has been well documented. This article examines (1) whether and how mentions of women and women's rights have expanded and changed in textbooks cross-nationally and over time and (2) to what extent these outcomes are driven…
Descriptors: Females, Civil Rights, Womens Studies, Disadvantaged
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Liu, Fengshu – Comparative Education Review, 2016
This article explores how the meaning of the child and parent-child relationships have changed in urban China undergoing rapid modernization. It draws on life history interviews with Beijing post-1990s ("jiulinghou") youth in their last secondary school year, their parents, and their grandparents. Chinese urban children have become…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Parent Child Relationship, Interviews, Secondary School Students
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Lewis, Steven; Sellar, Sam; Lingard, Bob – Comparative Education Review, 2016
This article examines the OECD's new PISA-based Test for Schools ("PISA for Schools") program. PISA for Schools is part of the expanding education work of the OECD, building upon main PISA to enable school-to-schooling system comparisons. We examine the development of PISA for Schools, the nature of the instrument, and some initial…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Educational Practices, Governance, Philanthropic Foundations
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Smith, Michael; Tsai, Shu-Ling; Mateju, Petr; Huang, Min-Hsiung – Comparative Education Review, 2016
This article presents a comparative analysis of educational inequality by family background and gender in Taiwan and the Czech Republic, which have both experienced substantial educational expansion in the last half-century under different educational systems. We highlight the specific institutional histories of both countries and examine the role…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Development, Access to Education, Equal Education
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