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Peter Woelert; Lesley Vidovich; Thomas O'Donoghue – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2024
Curriculum has become a core element of universities' competitive positioning, internationally and nationally. This paper presents a longitudinal analysis of policy processes and outcomes associated with 'radical' university curriculum reforms that resulted in divergence from institutions' own historical patterns and national conventions and…
Descriptors: Universities, College Curriculum, Curriculum Development, Educational Change
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Claudia Bulnes; Eveke de Louw – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2024
Increasingly, internationalisation at home and internationalisation of the curriculum are adopted by universities across the globe but their systemic implementation is a complex process. For instance, academics and academic disciplines understand and approach internationalisation differently, as previous studies have shown. However, there is…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Global Approach, College Curriculum, Curriculum Development
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Jessie Ming Sin Wong; Simon Man Fai Wong – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2024
In the face of the rising tension between Hong Kong and mainland China, Hong Kong's Chief Executive Carrie Lam blamed the city's education system for its inability to develop a sense of 'I am Chinese' national identity and vowed to step up 'national education' from preschool. This article explores how 188 young preschool teachers perceived their…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, Preschools, Preschool Education
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Wei Wei – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2024
There has been a transnational policy convergence in introducing professional standards for school leaders, and it constitutes a dominant discourse on school leadership. Focusing on the adoption of external references in policy transfer, this article presents a case in which the global leadership discourse was transferred to China, and the Chinese…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Transfer Policy, Foreign Countries, Policy Analysis
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Nafsika Alexiadou; Carina Hjelmér; Anne Laiho; Päivi Pihlaja – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2024
Early childhood education and care (ECEC) is changing across Europe, reflecting multiple-policy intentions and assumptions about education in early years, and the role of the state in supporting, funding and regulating its institutions. In this article, we examine the evolution of ECEC comparatively in Finland and Sweden, and we explore the shifts…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Educational Policy, Educational Change, Educational Objectives
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C. C. Wolhuter; Oscar Espinoza; Noel Mcginn – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2024
Based on the authors' wide reading in the field, this article suggests the notion of the narrative as a fitting and meaningful way of conceptualising and mapping the field of comparative education. Four prominent narratives can be identified in not only the field of comparative education (and the scholarly discourse on education) but also the…
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Foreign Countries, Discourse Analysis, Scholarship
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Shinji Katsumoto; Lisa Nakahara; Nicholas A. Bowman – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2024
While serving as a benchmark of 'world-class' universities, the global university rankings do not include the vast majority of universities. However, "Times Higher Education" developed a Japanese national university ranking table in 2017, which includes approximately 40% of all Japanese universities. This increased coverage of…
Descriptors: Reputation, Institutional Characteristics, Institutional Evaluation, Foreign Countries
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Rachel Bowden; Innocente Uwineza; Jean-Claude Dushimimana; Alphonse Uworwabayeho – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2024
This paper shows how one mathematics teacher, in a government secondary school in rural Rwanda, re-contextualises learner centred education (LCE) and English medium instruction (EMI) policies in classroom practice. Data are drawn from an ethnographic, critical case study and include lesson transcripts and teacher and student perspectives. The…
Descriptors: Student Centered Learning, Second Language Learning, English (Second Language), Language of Instruction
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Priyadarshani Joshi – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2024
The paper analyses how mid-level bureaucrats in sub-national offices navigated political considerations when trying to fulfil their roles and responsibilities in the post-conflict context of Nepal. Utilising interview data from a wide range of stakeholders, I focus my analysis on perspectives from district level officials who were called on to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Politics of Education, Administrative Organization, Political Influences
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Emily Danvers; Tamsin Hinton-Smith – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2024
Gypsy, Roma and Travellers (GRT) are a highly marginalised UK higher education minority with patchy targeted policy interventions. Drawing on qualitative interview data with education professionals working with GRT and with GRT young people, families and activists, the article compares attitudes, expectations, and desires around higher education.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Minority Groups, Ethnic Groups
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Nivedita N – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2024
The article explores the distinct upward social mobility trajectories of six high-achieving Dalit women in government services in Chennai in south India. Their mobility, primarily driven by education, makes them a very 'select' group given the larger relatively abysmal social, educational and occupational inequality of the Dalits as minority caste…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Class, Females, Educational Mobility
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Antonie Dvorakova – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2024
This international, phenomenological study involved marginalised individuals who completed higher education despite their socioeconomically disadvantaged backgrounds. Two subsamples included first-in-family college graduates; 16 Roma professionals in the Czech Republic and 29 Native American academics across the United States. Due to the…
Descriptors: Socioeconomic Background, Disadvantaged Environment, Resilience (Psychology), Educational Attainment
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Seema Marmath – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2024
Several communities in India have defined the contours of the extent and quality of women's education based on the shifts in the demands of marriage within the community. The following paper traces a similar pattern in the educational trajectories of first-generation women of the Meena community across the rural and urban areas, to access the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Sex, Self Concept, College Students
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Blanca Mendoza; Jordi Pàmies; Marta Bertran – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2024
This article examines the relationship between the upward educational and social mobility processes of young men and women of Moroccan descent in Catalonia, Spain. Through data obtained from two ethnographic research projects and life stories, we analyse and compare the experiences of twenty-four young men and women of Moroccan descent who are…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Arabs, Social Mobility, Educational Mobility
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Michele Martini; Susan L. Robertson – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2024
In 2014, the OECD-PISA's Governing Board approved the addition of a set of global competence measures to its Programme of Student Assessment. In our paper, we explore whether and how there are discursive shifts between the two framing papers (2016/2018) and what the outcomes are for policy-shaping. To this end, we employ Network Text Analysis to…
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Foreign Countries, International Assessment, Secondary School Students
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