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Heidi Huilla; Elizabeth Lay; Yannis Tzaninis – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2024
Despite a global commitment to guarantee access to and participation in high-quality education for all, the acceptance of marginalised pupils into mainstream education and changing policies and practices to support the aim are still contested challenges. This article discusses how inclusive education policy is understood and applied by pedagogues…
Descriptors: Diversity, Inclusion, Educational Practices, Foreign Countries
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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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León, Jaime; Álvarez-Álvarez, Carmen; Martínez-Abad, Fernando – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2022
A central objective of schooling processes at the international level is reading skills development. Unfortunately, many students in the European Union underperform at this, and these low performances can be more pronounced in countries with lower Human Development Index (HDI) values. This study analysed the contextual effect of school…
Descriptors: Socioeconomic Status, Reading Achievement, Institutional Characteristics, Reading Skills
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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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Uzunboylu, Huseyin; Altay, Ozge – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2021
Aiming at the equity and peaceful coexistence of multiple cultures and based on the broader ground of multiculturalism, multicultural education stands out as a vital subject. This qualitative study aims to present the state of affairs of the corpus of studies on multicultural education around the world. As a result of a multi-phased search…
Descriptors: Multicultural Education, Educational Research, Curriculum, Educational Policy
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Lee, Jeongwoo; Desjardins, Richard – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2021
In conducting a literature review, this article explores changes to Adult Learning and Education (ALE) policies and related processes as well as the context within which those changes have taken place, so as to draw out comparative insights regarding the unequal distribution of participation in ALE. Emphasis is on an analysis of political…
Descriptors: Adult Learning, Adult Education, Educational Policy, Educational Change
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Hansen, Petteri; Wallenius, Tommi; Juvonen, Sara; Varjo, Janne – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2020
Throughout history educational leaders have looked to other countries and have attempted to learn by borrowing useful examples to implement in their own educational systems. As recent comparative policy research shows, processes of policy lending and borrowing have their own socio-historically defined dynamics. In this paper, the authors approach…
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Educational Policy, Cross Cultural Studies, Specialists
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Pyhältö, Kirsi; Peltonen, Jouni; Castelló, Montserrat; McAlpine, Lynn – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2020
Interest plays a major role in the doctoral experience. However, previous research has not considered how the national context might influence interest. This study focused on exploring cross-national variation in doctoral students' experiences by comparing Finnish, UK and Spanish doctoral students' research interests. Participants (n = 2.426)…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Education, Graduate Students, Student Interests
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Davis, Edward Rock; Wilson, Rachel; Dalton, Bronwen – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2020
Cross-national attraction is the first stage in international policy borrowing and analysis of its indicators provides insight into shifts in educational policies. We analyse cross-national attraction within the media discourse on the OECD's PISA in four countries: Australia, Finland, Japan and South Korea. Using the largest circulation English…
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Foreign Countries, International Assessment, Secondary School Students
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Danner, Daniel; Lechner, Clemens M.; Rammstedt, Beatrice – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2020
This paper presents one of the first cross-nationally comparative studies on the economic and social returns to grit (perseverance and passion for long-term goals). Specifically, we investigated whether grit incrementally predicted objective (income) and subjective (job satisfaction) career success over and above cognitive skills and educational…
Descriptors: Persistence, Job Satisfaction, Success, Income
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Heisig, Jan Paul; Elbers, Benjamin; Solga, Heike – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2020
We use PIAAC data to study the relationship between parental education and educational success among adults from 23 advanced economies. We consider educational success in terms of both educational "attainment" (formal qualifications) and educational "achievement" (competencies) and in both "absolute" and…
Descriptors: Socioeconomic Background, Educational Attainment, Academic Achievement, Equal Education
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Soodla, Piret; Torppa, Minna; Kikas, Eve; Lerkkanen, Marja-Kristiina; Nurmi, Jari-Erik – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2019
The aim was to examine reading comprehension among elementary school students in two shallow orthographies, Estonian and Finnish. Participants were 619 Estonian children (50% boys) and 292 Finnish children (52% boys) whose reading comprehension was assessed in first, second, third, and sixth grades. The results showed that reading comprehension…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Elementary School Students, Orthographic Symbols, Foreign Countries
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Mazenod, Anna – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2018
The worth of academic knowledge tends to be tested against global metrics of citations and articles published in high-ranking English language academic journals. This paper examines academic knowledge production in three local fields of research with different national languages (English, Finnish and French). It focuses on knowledge production on…
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Educational Research, Apprenticeships, Foreign Countries
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Breton, Theodore R.; Canavire-Bacarreza, Gustavo – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2018
Latin American students consistently score low on international tests of cognitive skills. In the PISA 2012 results, students in seven Latin American countries had an average score of 395 in mathematics, or about 100 points lower than the average score of 497 in four Scandinavian countries. We estimate the effect of socioeconomic characteristics…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Low Achievement, Scores, Educational Quality
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Chong, Pei Wen; Graham, Linda J. – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2017
This comparative analysis investigates the influence of neo-liberal and inclusive discourses in "special" education policy-making in New South Wales, Scotland, Finland and Malaysia. The centrality of competition, selectivity and accountability in the discourses used in New South Wales and Malaysia suggests a system preference for…
Descriptors: Special Education, Educational Policy, Outcomes of Education, Selective Admission
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