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Dandan Zhou; Adrienne Sansom – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2024
Educational reform in China has brought about many Western educational approaches for teachers to consider as part of their pedagogy. An example of this is the theory of multiple intelligences (MI theory). This paper presents how a theory grounded in a Western context is locally reconceptualised by kindergarten teachers who grew up in a different…
Descriptors: Multiple Intelligences, Teacher Attitudes, Context Effect, Educational Theories
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Bennell, Paul – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2023
This is the second of two articles on World Bank support for technical and vocational education and training in sub-Saharan Africa. The first article reviewed the World Bank's latest policy document on TVET in SSA. This article takes a broader historical perspective by examining the evolution of World Bank policy and practice in this key area of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Technical Education, Vocational Education, Policy
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Ruotsalainen, Jenni; Soodla, Piret; Räikkönen, Eija; Poikkeus, Anna-Maija; Kikas, Eve; Lerkkanen, Marja-Kristiina – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2022
The aim of the study was to analyse literacy instruction activities and their associations with the reading performance of first graders in Estonia and Finland, two countries that share similar orthographies and educational systems but differ in the onset of formal reading instruction. The contents of 33 Literacy lessons in first grade spring were…
Descriptors: Literacy Education, Learning Activities, Grade 1, Elementary School Students
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Haughton, Noela A.; Han, Dawei – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2022
Internationalisation facilitated through 'sister' relationships establishes transnational, cooperative partnerships and cultural exchanges between institutions within and between geographic locations. This case study describes the long-term sister city internationalisation partnership between two sister universities, one Chinese and one American,…
Descriptors: Confucianism, Asian Culture, Chinese, Second Language Learning
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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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Alcott, Benjamin; Banerji, Manjistha; Bhattacharjea, Suman; Nanda, Mansi; Ramanujan, Purnima – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2020
A growing evidence base highlights the value of high-quality early childhood education (ECE) to children's cognitive and social development. However, far less is known about how families and children, especially in developing countries, participate in ECE or how these participation patterns reflect families' thinking and decision-making. This…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, Preschool Education, Primary Education
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Tse, Shek-Kam; Xiao, Xiao-Yun; Ko, Hwa-Wei; Lam, Joseph Wai-Ip; Hui, Sau-Yan; Ng, Hung-Wai – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2016
This study examined the influence of classroom pedagogic reading practices and out-of-school practices in explaining why the reading attainment of Hong Kong Grade 4 students was superior to that of their counterparts in Taiwan in the 2006 Progress in International Reading Literacy Study. Analyses of scores from 9,301 students (4,712 from Hong Kong…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Primary Education, Grade 4
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Shah, Ritesh; Quinn, Marie – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2016
Increasingly, the imperative for improving educational quality in schooling systems throughout the developing world is harnessed to a particular set of teaching and learning practices, such as child-centred, child-friendly or learner-centred pedagogy (LCP). Such was the case in Timor-Leste where, after independence, LCP was heavily promoted as a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Centered Learning, Student Centered Curriculum, Educational Improvement
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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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Kamanda, Mamusu – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2016
In Sierra Leone, the number of primary schools is almost seven times more than junior-secondary schools (JSS). Living in a poor community has been shown to reduce children's school attendance because of lower access and poorer quality of education in these communities. However, it is unclear whether living in a poor community reduces attendance at…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Poverty, Attendance Patterns, Primary Education
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Hu, Bi Ying – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2015
This study examined the degrees of congruence between two early childhood evaluation systems on various quality concepts: the Early Childhood Environment Rating Scale-Revised (ECERS-R) and Zhejiang's Kindergarten Quality Rating System (KQRS). Analysis of variance and post hoc least significant difference tests were employed to show the extent to…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Cultural Differences, Early Childhood Education, Prediction
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Lee, Scott; Watt, Ron; Frawley, Jack – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2015
There is little research in the developing countries of South East Asia on the effectiveness of bilingual education programmes that use first language instruction for ethnic minority children. This study investigated the effectiveness of a bilingual education programme involving ethnic minority children in Cambodia by comparing their performance…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Bilingual Education, Longitudinal Studies, Case Studies
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Welply, Oakleigh – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2010
This article examines the views of "immigrant-background" children on their own linguistic and cultural "differences" within the different educational contexts of primary classrooms in France and England. With the increase in and changing composition of immigration in Europe, the integration of populations from diverse…
Descriptors: Participant Observation, Linguistics, Focus Groups, Interviews