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Majee, Upenyu S.; Ress, Susanne B. – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2020
Internationalisation of higher education has mostly been theorised from a Euro-American perspective, taking less into account how legacies of colonial expansion impose unique demands on universities. This article highlights the tensions that arise when universities must respond simultaneously to transnational pressures for internationalisation and…
Descriptors: Postcolonialism, Local History, Global Approach, Higher Education
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Mgqwashu, Emmanuel M.; Timmis, Sue; de Wet, Thea; Madondo, Nkosinathi Emmanuel – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2020
This paper reports on an international collaborative study that investigated how students from rural contexts negotiate the transition to university, and how prior cultural and educational experiences influence their higher education trajectories. A qualitative, participatory methodology was adopted, centred on co-researcher narratives, digital…
Descriptors: International Cooperation, Rural Areas, Student Adjustment, Student Characteristics
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Naidoo, Kibashini; Trahar, Sheila; Lucas, Lisa; Muhuro, Patricia; Wisker, Gina – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2020
This article reports on a study that focuses on students from rural areas of South Africa and their experiences of higher education. These students have attracted little attention in widening participation research in South Africa, despite being one of the most marginalised groups. The article, drawing on the experiences of student co-researchers…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Curriculum Development, Student Attitudes, Higher Education
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Munje, Paul Nwati – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2019
A qualitative based study was undertaken to explore the impact of teacher professional conduct on learner experiences and performance in three poor primary schools in a disadvantaged community in Cape Town, South Africa. Data was gathered through individual and focus-group interviews, observations and document reviews. The paper uses the…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Disadvantaged Schools, Elementary School Teachers, Elementary School Students
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Milligan, Lizzi O.; Koornhof, Hannchen; Sapire, Ingrid; Tikly, Leon – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2019
There are many assumptions about the ways in which textbooks and other learning and teaching support materials (LTSM) can contribute to improved learning outcomes in many international contexts. These can focus on ways that they can implement the school curriculum, often in lieu of good pedagogical practice. Drawing on case studies from Rwanda and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Barriers, Language of Instruction, Textbooks
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Reed, Maureen; Maodzwa-Taruvinga, Mandivavarira; Ndofirepi, Elizabeth S.; Moosa, Raazia – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2019
First-generation students are often described as disadvantaged in university adjustment, self-efficacy and grades. Yet this deficit model of understanding first-generation students ignores their cultural capital, which could increase resilience and resourcefulness. Here, 844 students (31% first-generation) in South Africa and Canada completed…
Descriptors: First Generation College Students, Foreign Countries, Resilience (Psychology), Academic Achievement
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Kubow, Patricia K. – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2018
My decade-long research on democracy and schooling in a Xhosa township has led to an examination of epistemological influences on democratic citizenship from Western and non-Western (i.e. African) perspectives. While Max Weber advanced the notion of an autonomous citizen within Western democratic states, different philosophical and cultural…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Citizenship Education, Democratic Values, Epistemology
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Hunter, Mark – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2017
From the 1980s and 1990s, governments around the world began to champion "parental choice" over schooling. Much of the existing scholarship has been based on examples taken from the global North. In such settings, where nuclear families are common, a major theme has been the privileged educational strategies and outcomes of middle-class…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, School Choice, Social Class, Social Change
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Darnell, Simon C.; Huish, Robert – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2017
Since the 1990s, Cuba has offered scholarships to students from low-resource countries to attend the Escuela Internacional de Educación Física y Deporte (EIEFD) for a six-year degree in sport, physical education, and coaching. Drawing on the experiences of EIEFD graduates from four Southern African countries (Zambia, South Africa, Mozambique, and…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Partnerships in Education, Graduate Surveys, Educational Cooperation
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Engelbrecht, Petra; Savolainen, Hannu; Nel, Mirna; Koskela, Teija; Okkolin, Mari-Anne – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2017
This paper reports on the findings of an international comparative research project where the roles of teachers in the implementation of inclusive education in mainstream-classroom settings in South Africa and Finland were investigated. Inclusive education within this project is broadly defined as welcoming all students to general-education…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Role, Inclusion, Mainstreaming
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Walker, Melanie; Loots, Sonja – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2016
The paper considers citizenship formation at universities, drawing on the example of a student leadership project at the University of the Free State, a formerly White South African university, in a higher education context and society where racialised difference continues to influence peer relationships. The paper proposes a multi-dimensional…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Citizenship, Student Attitudes, Criticism
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Govender, Logan – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2015
This article contends that teacher unions' participation in policy making during South Africa's political transition was characterised by assertion of ideological identity (unionism and professionalism) and the cultivation of policy networks and alliances. It is argued that, historically, while teacher unions were divided along political and…
Descriptors: Policy Formation, Unions, Teacher Associations, Participation
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Samuel, Michael Anthony; Mariaye, Hyleen – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2014
This paper explores the setting up of the partnership across the Mauritian and South African higher education contexts with respect to the development of a postgraduate PhD doctoral studies programme. The Mauritian Institute of Education (MIE) aims to develop staffing capacities through engagement with doctoral studies, especially in the context…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Doctoral Programs, International Cooperation, Partnerships in Education
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Gallwey, Susan Kresky; Wilgus, Gay – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2014
This study examines how various components of a school-linking programme between Ireland and South Africa either support Development Education's goal of sustainable, equitable partnerships that enable mutual learning between Northern and Southern countries or, instead, promote power imbalances that reify stereotypic images of weak, needy…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Partnerships in Education, Ethnography, Educational Development
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Urwick, James – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2014
While it is widely believed that relevant research is needed for educational policy and practice, an important issue is whether policy-makers and implementers are really receptive to such research. This study sets out a conceptual framework relating to the issue in low-income countries, encompassing the cast of characters involved, contemporary…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Researchers, Educational Policy, Foreign Countries
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