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Zuilkowski, Stephanie Simmons; Samanhudi, Udi; Indriana, Ina – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2019
Indonesia has dramatically increased school enrolment at the secondary level over the past several decades, as reflected in national statistics. However, significant variation in enrolment rates remains across regions and genders. In some areas, nearly all youth complete secondary school; in others fewer than half attend. This study investigates…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Dropouts, Secondary School Students, Enrollment
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Paniagua-Rodríguez, Alejandro; Bereményi, Bálint Ábel – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2019
This article discusses how the call for families' active participation in school can be understood as a form of regulatory act producing neoliberal subjectivities based on responsibility, entrepreneurship and rational calculation. The analysis draws on the results of two projects aiming to improve the relationship between families of Spanish Roma…
Descriptors: Power Structure, Program Implementation, School Restructuring, Neoliberalism
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Oketch, Moses – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2019
To what extent, if at all, did the introduction of free primary education in Kenya in 2003 have positive equity effects, in terms of both access and achievement. Access is based on the number of candidates sitting the Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) examination and the KCPE score is used to measure achievement levels. The study uses…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Access to Education, Poverty
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Sagie, Netta; Yemini, Miri – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2019
This study examines and characterises the governmental discourse regarding entrepreneurship policy in the Israeli education system as a case study to expand existing knowledge regarding national entrepreneurship policy in education. The study is based on in-depth interviews with key governmental policymakers (holding the top of the pyramid…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Neoliberalism, Educational Policy, Public Policy
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Latif, Dilek – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2019
History education has been continually challenged by political competition in Cyprus. The education systems on both sides of the divide reflect the ongoing ethnic conflict and suffer from ethnocentrism. In particular, the history textbooks are used to convey and legitimise official narratives and reinforce identities defined "vis-à-vis"…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, History Instruction, Textbooks, Textbook Content
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Heslop, Jo; Parkes, Jenny; Januario, Francisco; Sabaa, Susan – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2019
Efforts to address school-related gender-based violence (SRGBV) globally are hampered by conceptual and methodological difficulties in capturing meaningful data needed to inform policy and practice. Whilst the emphases of influential studies tend to be on measuring practice of violence, the authors investigate whether they can develop a more…
Descriptors: Gender Bias, Violence, Cultural Differences, Educational Environment
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Sin, I Lin; Leung, Maggi W. H.; Waters, Johanna L. – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2019
This paper reveals the complex diversity that underpins ostensibly similar transnational education programmes (TNE), through a comparison of UK TNE in Malaysia and Hong Kong. It draws on data from two different yet cognate studies on the role of UK universities in delivering higher education in Asia. Some fine-grained and informative differences…
Descriptors: International Education, Foreign Countries, Disadvantaged, Comparative Education
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Yan, Chunmei; He, Chuanjun – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2019
The lack of deep engagement in academic studies is strikingly noteworthy in current higher education; however, the problem of absenteeism has not yet received sufficient attention in the field of teacher education globally, in particular in the field of EFL (English as a Foreign Language) teacher education at tertiary education level. The reasons…
Descriptors: College Seniors, Preservice Teachers, English (Second Language), Attendance
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Mitchell, Rafael – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2019
Recent policies in Ethiopia put students at the heart of school improvement through structures for peer leadership and school-level consultation, evaluation and decision-making. This article draws on an ethnographic study of a government school in Tigray, Ethiopia, to explore how the participation and influence of students is achieved and mediated…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Participation, Elementary School Students, Urban Schools
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Trahar, Sheila; Juntrasook, Adisorn; Burford, James; von Kotze, Astrid; Wildemeersch, Danny – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2019
The three papers in this Forum approach the challenges of global academic writing and publishing, together with the continuing dominance of particular knowledges, in different ways. Adisorn Juntrasook and James Burford begin their paper, "Three letters from [image omitted] (Thailand) on geopolitical inequalities and educational knowledge…
Descriptors: Periodicals, Academic Discourse, Publishing Industry, Global Approach
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Hallinger, Philip; Liu, Shengnan; Piyaman, Patnaree – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2019
This research explored the relationship of principal leadership and teacher professional learning in China and Thailand. The authors tested a conceptual model in which teacher trust and agency were proposed as mediators of the effects of the principal's learning-centered leadership on teacher professional learning. Common survey measures had been…
Descriptors: Principals, Cross Cultural Studies, Structural Equation Models, Learning Processes
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Sanders, Justin S. – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2019
This cross-case analysis explores national level internationalisation of higher education (IoHE) policies in Singapore and Japan. Through comparison of the state level internationalisation strategies, this paper aims to highlight how each country's unique policy environment impacts their approach to IoHE. The analysis suggests that despite the…
Descriptors: International Education, Higher Education, Cross Cultural Studies, Foreign Countries
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Sharma, Garima; Wotipka, Christine Min – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2019
Current literature on parent aspirations has not empirically explored the factors that may lead to differences in aspirations among similar types of parents. Additionally, little is known about the gendered nature of these differences. In this study, we seek to understand factors shaping mothers' aspirations in regards to education, marriage, and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mothers, Gender Differences, Aspiration
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Richards, Cameron – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2019
The metaphor of an 'education hub' was initially promoted as also a policy concept for reversing cross-border student flows to the West in both Malaysia and Singapore. The Singapore version of 'Asian education hub policy' represents a distinct economic policy model of higher education which has since also influenced the very Western contexts it…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Education, Higher Education, Privatization
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Kidson, Paul; Odhiambo, George; Wilson, Rachel – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2019
The presence of International Baccalaureate (IB) programmes in Australia has grown significantly over the past decade. Despite this, little critical research exists on the IB in Australia. This article provides an analysis of the IB currently in Australia, outlining the trends in growth across the various IB programmes over the last decade and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Advanced Placement Programs, Educational Trends, Program Implementation
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