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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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Sato, Yuriko – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2023
This study aims to explore the factors that influence Asian student mobility using a life planning model, which focuses on students' lifelong planning and restricting factors in decision-making. As a result of macro data analysis of student mobility from six Asian source countries to eight major destinations from 1999 to 2017, the income gap…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, Student Mobility, Planning, Decision Making
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Tsunematsu, Naomi – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2023
This study investigates how international exchange students from North America, Europe, Oceania, and Asia exercised agency and power and created their autonomy through experiential learning to cooperate with local schools and organisations in Japan. Empirical research on international students' intercultural experiences in Western countries has…
Descriptors: Personal Autonomy, Power Structure, Foreign Students, Foreign Countries
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Santos, Íris; Centeno, Vera G. – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2023
The Programme of International Student Assessment (PISA) has instigated domestic policy debate aimed at improving education systems' quality and efficiency. Its high performers are often described as knowledge-based legitimation tools that have become reference societies. This article analyses if and the extent to which PISA affects the choice of…
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Foreign Countries, International Assessment, Secondary School Students
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Sidhu, Ravinder; Ishikawa, Mayumi – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2022
This paper introduces a relatively novel theoretical approach to investigate cross border student mobilities in East Asia, a region growing in importance as a provider of international education. It does so by bringing Sara Ahmad's writings on the sociality of emotions, with Jacques Derrida's analyses of hospitality. We draw on empirical data from…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Psychological Patterns, Foreign Students, Student Mobility
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Knutsson, Beniamin – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2021
Prizes and awards have received limited attention in scholarly research. The present paper engages with the prestigious "UNESCO-Japan Prize on Education for Sustainable Development," which annually honours three outstanding projects related to education for sustainable development (ESD). Drawing on biopolitical theory, the paper explores…
Descriptors: Awards, International Organizations, Sustainable Development, Global Approach
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Asada, Sarah R. – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2021
The internationalisation of higher education through study abroad programmes is a pivotal strategy for cultivating knowledge of the host country and the world. This article explores the long-term impacts of study abroad through the lens of knowledge diplomacy, which emphasises the benefits of understanding the world through transformative…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, Consciousness Raising, Cultural Awareness, Student Development
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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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Kitagawa, Kaori – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2019
This paper contributes to the conceptual and empirical development of 'preparedness pedagogy'. Preparedness involves learning, thus disaster risk reduction (DRR) should be discussed more in the field of education, particularly its sub-discipline of public pedagogy. Disaster risk reduction education should have an element of "a pedagogy in the…
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Teaching Methods, Natural Disasters, Risk
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Sanders, Justin S. – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2019
This cross-case analysis explores national level internationalisation of higher education (IoHE) policies in Singapore and Japan. Through comparison of the state level internationalisation strategies, this paper aims to highlight how each country's unique policy environment impacts their approach to IoHE. The analysis suggests that despite the…
Descriptors: International Education, Higher Education, Cross Cultural Studies, Foreign Countries
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Yoshida, Kazuhiro; van der Walt, Johannes L. – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2018
"Education 2030", the new global agenda for educational development, emphasises inclusion and learning outcomes. The top-down programme-based approach, a mainstay of international aid, has up to now failed in helping developing countries to meet these objectives because it tends to overlook where the link is broken between policy…
Descriptors: Program Implementation, Foreign Countries, Educational Development, Outcomes of Education
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Hammond, Christopher D.; Keating, Avril – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2018
The implementation of global citizenship programmes at universities has been taking place against a backdrop of growing internationalisation and marketisation in higher education, leading some to conclude that universities are cultivating global workers rather than global citizens. This small-scale exploratory study aimed to investigate these…
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Higher Education, Citizenship Education, Neoliberalism
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Song, Kyoung-oh; Hur, Eun-Jung; Kwon, Bo-Young – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2018
While professional development has been emphasised in many countries, few comparative studies have examined the degree of teachers' participation in professional development and its effect on teachers. Using the TIMSS 2007 data, this study analyses to what extent teachers participated in professional development in 50 TIMSS countries and examines…
Descriptors: Educational Quality, Faculty Development, Teacher Participation, Teacher Attitudes
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