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Schaub, Maryellen; Kim, Hyerim; Jang, Deok-Ho; Baker, David P. – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2020
In this Forum the authors suggest that a growing intensity of contradictory public and private interests in education is a persistent force in education development stemming from the increasing centrality of education in contemporary society. Contrasting South Korea's effective policies ensuring equality of educational opportunity with its…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Policy Formation, Policy Analysis, Politics of Education
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Wiseman, Alexander W.; Astiz, M. Fernanda; Baker, David P. – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2014
The rise in globalisation studies in comparative education places neo-institutional theory at the centre of many debates among comparative education researchers. However, uncertainty about how to interpret neo-institutional theory still persists among educational comparativists. With this uncertainty comes misinterpretation of its principles,…
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Educational Research, Global Approach, Misconceptions
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Wiseman, Alexander W.; Astiz, M. Fernanda; Fabrega, Rodrigo; Baker, David P. – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2011
Unique cross-national data on adolescents' civic skills, knowledge, and political attitudes are used to examine the democratic processes of modern mass schooling, effects of national political systems, and patterns of youth political socialization in 27 nations. Compared to the generally weak reported effects on mathematics and reading…
Descriptors: Political Socialization, Political Attitudes, Citizenship Education, Reading Achievement