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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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Allier-Gagneur, Z.C.; Gruijters, R. J. – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2023
Data from sub-Saharan Africa show that many students leave school without the skills they need. To address this issue, it is important to understand what factors influence learning. According to the Heyneman and Loxley effect established in 1983, in low income countries school quality influences how much students learn more than those students'…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Developing Nations, Economically Disadvantaged, Educational Resources
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Sakata, Nozomi; Candappa, Mano; Oketch, Moses – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2023
Teachers and pupils co-construct classroom reality, but existing studies examining learner-centred pedagogy (LCP) in the Global South have primarily focused on teachers. Pupils' experiences with LCP and its contribution to their learning have attracted little scholarly attention. This article seeks to address this gap to some extent by exploring…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Experience, Student Centered Learning, Elementary School Teachers
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Sakata, Nozomi – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2023
Learner-centred pedagogy (LCP), spreading across the global South, is believed to improve student learning. Although the ethics and efficacy of promoting LCP in the global South has been a much-debated issue, the relationship between LCP and learning attitudes has received scant scholarly attention. This research utilised structured lesson…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Centered Learning, Student Attitudes, Elementary School Students
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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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He, Xinyue; Wang, Huan; Friesen, Dimitris; Shi, Yaojiang; Chang, Fang; Liu, Han – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2022
Little attention has been paid to the role that low levels of cognitive development (or IQ) play among both left-behind children (LBCs) and children living with parents (CLPs) in the context of poor educational attainment in rural China. In this paper, we examine how general cognitive abilities contribute to the academic achievement gains of both…
Descriptors: Cognitive Ability, Academic Achievement, Rural Areas, Foreign Countries
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Langsten, Ray; Abdelkhalek, Fatma; Hassan, Tahra – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2022
Egypt has long promised quality basic education. Nevertheless, international and national assessments show poor reading skills. Community schools (CS) are a component of Egypt's Education for All strategy. CS were intended to offer quality education to children who otherwise would have no chance to complete primary school. Previous studies report…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Arabic, Language Skills, Public Schools
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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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Taniguchi, Kyoko; Hirakawa, Yukiko – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2016
School management in many sub-Saharan African countries has been enhanced through community participation in an attempt to improve education quality. This study uses field research in a rural district of Malawi to assess how community and parent participation differs between schools, the intentions of communities and parents when carrying out…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Community Involvement, Academic Achievement, School Based Management
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