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Alemu, Mekbib; Kind, Vanessa; Basheh, Mesfin; Michael, Kassa; Atnafu, Mulugeta; Kind, Per; Rajab, Taha – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2021
This investigation of physics teacher education in Ethiopia reveals a significant gap between the physics knowledge of pre-service teachers (PSTs) attained during training and that of the intended curriculum setting out expectations for their knowledge. Data were obtained by a test probing PSTs' physics knowledge (attained curriculum); analysis of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Barriers, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Teacher Education Programs
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Gibbs, Emma; Jones, Charlotte; Atkinson, Jess; Attfield, Ian; Bronwin, Rona; Hinton, Rachel; Potter, Amy; Savage, Laura – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2021
This collection summarises reflections from a group of Department for International Development (DFID) education advisers, spanning a number of different contexts and aspects of the topic of education projects that are working at scale to improve learning outcomes. In the first contribution, Gibbs shares a case study of an approach used to track…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Systems Approach, Educational Change, Educational Improvement
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Kiwan, Dina – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2021
This article examines the inter-relationships among citizenship, class and disability through the methodological juxtaposition of critical policy analysis of constructions of disability and an autobiographical sociology of global middle-class parental strategies in school admissions processes in the Middle East. The author advances the theoretical…
Descriptors: Correlation, Social Class, Citizenship, Middle Class
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Kuzhabekova, Aliya; Almukhambetova, Ainur – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2021
Using a qualitative horizontal comparative case study approach, this paper explores the experiences of female leaders in Central Asian academia to identify challenges they face in transition/performance, the sources of the challenges, and any differences in the experiences of the female leaders. The results of the study are consistent with prior…
Descriptors: Females, Women Administrators, Instructional Leadership, Women Faculty
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Tian, Meng; Huber, Stephan Gerhard – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2021
This study mapped the international knowledge base of educational leadership, administration and management (EdLAM) from a topographical perspective. Altogether 1651 publications from 18 peer-reviewed English journals published between 2007 and 2016 were reviewed. Combining bibliometric and content analyses, the authors identified 55 countries and…
Descriptors: Instructional Leadership, Educational Administration, Comparative Education, Journal Articles
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Regmi, Kapil Dev – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2021
In the context of educational globalisation, the role of supranational organisations in shaping the educational policy decisions, especially of aid-dependent countries, has increased. Using global governance as a theoretical framework and Critical Policy Sociology (CPS) as a methodological framework, this paper analysed key educational policy…
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Decision Making, Educational Planning, Foreign Countries
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Glass, Chris R.; Streitwieser, Bernhard; Gopal, Anita – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2021
This study explores socioeconomic stratification in the experiences and relationships that international students identify as meaningful during their university education. Researchers used interview data from 40 international students to explore the role of funding in the qualities of their academic experiences and the support networks they…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, Social Mobility, Study Abroad, College Students
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Krafft, Caroline; Branson, Zea; Flak, Taylor – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2021
The Middle East and North Africa region has the world's lowest returns to education. This paper examines what the value of a degree is using nationally representative labour market surveys from Egypt (2012), Jordan (2010) and Tunisia (2014). Specifically, the authors estimate Mincer models for levels and years of schooling. They find that returns…
Descriptors: Academic Degrees, Educational Attainment, Outcomes of Education, Labor Market
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Brooks, Rachel – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2021
It is often assumed within much of the academic literature and by many of those working in higher education that universities across Europe are homogenising, converging around an Anglo-American model as a result of neo-liberal pressures and the aim of creating a single European Higher Education Area. However, drawing on an analysis of 92 policy…
Descriptors: Cross Cultural Studies, Higher Education, Student Mobility, Educational Policy
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Rappleye, Jeremy; Komatsu, Hikaru – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2021
Extending recent analyses using PISA data, the current study utilises the OECD's Survey of Adult Skills (PIAAC) to test the central claims of knowledge capital theory. PIAAC has a distinct advantage over PISA in that it more directly tests levels of purported 'knowledge capital' across an entire national workforce, rather than offering…
Descriptors: Economic Development, Achievement Tests, International Assessment, Secondary School Students
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Mohamed, Maryam; Morris, Paul – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2021
This paper analyses the approach to systemic educational reform in the Arabian states of the Gulf and the central role within that of the Global Education Industry (GEI). Initially the authors identify the commonalities of their approach; subsequently they compare the approaches in Bahrain and Qatar. They demonstrate how the GEI is embedded in all…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Change, Commercialization, Global Approach
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Evison, Jane; Bailey, Lucy; Taylor, Pimsiri; Tubpun, Tida – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2021
This paper examines the impact of internationalisation on the professional identities of lecturers at three international universities in Vietnam, Thailand and Malaysia. Higher education in Southeast Asia faces significant pressures to change because of the potential dissonance between emerging forms of global competition between higher education…
Descriptors: Professional Identity, College Faculty, Teacher Attitudes, Professionalism
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Bates, Agnieszka; Choi, Tae-Hee; Kim, Yong – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2021
The outsourcing of education services has been widely adopted across international contexts as a 'tested solution' or panacea to meet various educational problems including school management, curriculum design, teaching and student discipline. Contracting third-party providers, it is argued, enhances organisational goals such as efficiency,…
Descriptors: Outsourcing, Professionalism, Commercialization, Teacher Role
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Uzunboylu, Huseyin; Altay, Ozge – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2021
Aiming at the equity and peaceful coexistence of multiple cultures and based on the broader ground of multiculturalism, multicultural education stands out as a vital subject. This qualitative study aims to present the state of affairs of the corpus of studies on multicultural education around the world. As a result of a multi-phased search…
Descriptors: Multicultural Education, Educational Research, Curriculum, Educational Policy
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Schäfer, Gregor; El Dali, Yasmin – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2021
The pathways and trajectories for foreign doctoral candidates to enter the host country can differ considerably. These trajectories are not completely embedded in the higher education systems, they also include factors outside of work and academia. Our comparative study reconstructs the perspective and trajectories of doctoral candidates from…
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Foreign Students, Doctoral Students, Doctoral Programs
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