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Piper, Benjamin; Zuilkowski, Stephanie S.; Ong'ele, Salome – Comparative Education Review, 2016
Research in sub-Saharan Africa investigating the effect of mother tongue (MT) literacy instruction at medium scale is limited. A randomized controlled trial of MT literacy instruction was implemented in 2013 and 2014 as part of the Primary Math and Reading (PRIMR) Initiative in Kenya. We compare the effect of two treatment groups--the base PRIMR…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Native Language, Literacy Education, Native Language Instruction
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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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Bellino, Michelle J. – Comparative Education Review, 2016
This vertical case study applies a transitional justice approach to analyzing curricular reform, as intended, enacted, and experienced in the aftermath of Guatemala's civil war. Drawing on ethnographic data, I juxtapose the teaching and learning of historical injustice in one urban and one rural classroom, examining how particular depictions of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Case Studies, Educational History, Educational Change
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Alayan, Samira – Comparative Education Review, 2016
The article explores how the Holocaust is represented in history textbooks for Palestinian pupils in the Palestinian and Arab-Israeli curricula from a pedagogical perspective. Since no mention of the Holocaust was found in Palestinian Authority textbooks, the study seeks to explain why this is so, while examining representations of the Holocaust…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Arabs, Textbook Content, Jews
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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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Johnston, Jamie; Loyalka, Prashant; Chu, James; Song, Yingquan; Yi, Hongmei; Huang, Xiaoting – Comparative Education Review, 2016
Although a large number of students around the world attend vocational schools, there is little evidence about what factors matter for learning in these schools. Using data on approximately 1,400 vocational students in one eastern province in China, we employ a student fixed-effects model to identify whether teacher enterprise experience, direct…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Developing Nations, Vocational Education Teachers, Employment Experience
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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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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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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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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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Keddie, Amanda – Comparative Education Review, 2016
This article takes a critical comparative approach to examining autonomous schooling in the United States and Australia. Amid the market imperatives currently driving education priorities, its focus is on how autonomy can be mobilized in ways that preserve the integrity of public education. Through reference to key debates and research about…
Descriptors: Public Education, Integrity, Comparative Analysis, Institutional Autonomy
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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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Wahl, Rachel – Comparative Education Review, 2016
This article examines how local law enforcers in India respond to NGO efforts to disseminate world culture through human rights education. Law enforcement officers do not merely decouple from human rights discourse by superficially endorsing it. They also go further than infusing rights with local meaning. Officers use the language and logic of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Civil Rights, Police, Police Community Relationship
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