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Sarkar, Tanushree – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2023
The present study examines how middle school students attending private schools in a major urban centre in India understand intelligence. The study focuses on mindset theory, which is a major framework in the literature on children's understandings of intelligence. Mindset theories distinguish individuals based on beliefs about the malleability of…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Student Attitudes, Private Schools, Urban Schools
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Velez, Gabriel M.; Knowles, Ryan T. – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2022
Civic self-efficacy and trust are interrelated dimensions of citizenship that are important in adolescence and linked to educational contexts. Furthermore, they have been separately connected to corruption. However, the three factors are seldom looked at together and investigations of them using international education datasets are rarely…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adolescents, Citizenship Education, Citizenship Responsibility
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Wang, Xi; Wang, Ting – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2021
The article presents a qualitative study which explores Chinese school teachers' imaginaries of Chinese and other education systems. It also investigates how social media has shaped their imaginaries. By reference to the literature on imaginary, discourse, and media, the study views imaginary as an instantiation of a particular discourse or…
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Teacher Attitudes, Social Networks, Social Media
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Bakadorova, Olga; Hoferichter, Frances; Raufelder, Diana – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2020
Researchers, school personnel and parents are concerned with students' academic motivation. However, research on the topic yields ambiguous results. While adolescents in Western societies report a decline in achievement drive over the school years, adolescents in some Eastern societies may avoid this negative trend. In addition to personal…
Descriptors: Achievement Need, Adolescents, Teacher Student Relationship, Peer Relationship
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Oh, Hyerim; Sutherland, Margaret; Stack, Niamh; del Mar Badia Martín, Maria; Blumen, Sheyla; Nguyen, Quoc Anh-Thu; Wormald, Catherine; Maakrun, Julie; Ziegler, Albert – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2020
One cohort that has not been given extended attention in the period during which transition takes place is academically high-performing students. This research study uniquely synthesises some of these key factors by investigating how students in mixed-ability, seventh-grade classrooms across Australia, Peru, Scotland, South Korea, Spain and…
Descriptors: High Achievement, Gender Differences, Foreign Countries, Student Attitudes
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Kim, Yeji – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2020
Despite the increasing literature on textbook analysis in post-conflict societies, few studies have investigated textbooks in conflict-ridden areas where wars and armed conflicts are still ongoing. This study examines representations of North Korea and unification in South Korean middle school social studies textbooks. South Korea is an…
Descriptors: Social Studies, Textbooks, History Instruction, Content Analysis
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Kim, Sung won – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2019
Large-scale rural-urban migration in China has left rural schools with large proportions of left-behind children whose parents are away working in the city. This has a huge impact on family-school relations and poses a burden on teachers. This study draws on 42 interviews with teachers working in two rural schools. This article argues that…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Family School Relationship, Rural Schools, Parent Child Relationship
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Aburizaizah, Saeed; Kim, Yoonjeon; Fuller, Bruce – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2019
Saudi Arabia has expanded access to secondary schooling over the past generation, while also pushing to lift quality. This includes decentralising authority out to principals, equipping them to set higher performance expectations and deploy incentives to attract and retain strong teachers. We find wide variability in the extent to which principals…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Principals, Leadership, Academic Achievement
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Gao, Su; Wang, Jian; Zhong, Zhiyong – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2018
The Chinese government has implemented centralised science curriculum standards to change science teaching from a didactic to inquiry-based approach to support all students in acquiring science literacy. Framed through theoretical perspectives of inquiry-based instruction and cultural pedagogy, this study examined the influence and impact of these…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Academic Achievement, Standards, Science Curriculum
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Howes, Andrew J.; Grimes, Peter; Shohel, M. Mahruf C. – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2011
In this article we reflect on data from two research projects in which inclusive practice in the educational system is at issue, in the light of wider field experience (our own and others') of school and teacher development. We question what we understand to be relatively common, implicit policy assumptions about how teachers develop, by examining…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Teacher Role, Educational Change, Foreign Countries