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Kwon, Kibum; Park, Jiwon; Byun, Soo-yong – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2020
Using data from the Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies, this study examined gender differences in participation in various forms of nonformal learning -- on-the-job training, distance learning, workshops and private lessons -- and their relationships with earnings in South Korea. The authors found significant gender…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Nonformal Education, On the Job Training, Gender Differences
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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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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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Cho, Hye Seung; Mosselson, Jacqueline – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2018
Global citizenship education (GCE) positions itself on the global arena as a transformative social justice oriented educational curriculum that addresses the political, social, economic and cultural inequalities brought about through colonisation and neoliberalism on the global and local levels. Through an exploration of the discourse, design and…
Descriptors: Global Approach, Social Justice, Transformative Learning, Social Differences
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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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Komatsu, Hikaru; Rappleye, Jeremy – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2017
In this Forum article, Komatsu and Rappleye report that the results of PISA 2015 released December 2016 revealed a major oddity: reading scores in several of the "leading" East Asian countries had apparently plummeted. An interesting point is that Japan, Taiwan, Korea and Hong Kong are among the most advanced technological societies in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Reading Achievement, Computer Assisted Testing, Educational Change
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Waldow, Florian – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2017
Researchers interested in the global flow of educational ideas and programmes have long been interested in the role of so-called "reference societies." The article investigates how top scorers in large-scale assessments are framed as positive or negative reference societies in the education policy-making debate in German mass media and…
Descriptors: Global Approach, Academic Achievement, Stereotypes, International Assessment
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Kim, Stephanie K. – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2016
Under the slogan of internationalisation, Korean universities have opened international colleges as a way to better attract and accommodate foreign students. However, due to a lack of foreign student recruiting capability, the majority of the students who enrol at one such international college are not foreign, but Korean. Contradictions arise…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Language Usage, Korean
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Collet, Bruce A.; Bang, Hyeyoung – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2016
Drawing on data collected in South Korea, Jordan and the USA, this paper examines the degree to which security concerns impact the schooling of North Korean refugees in South Korea and Iraqi refugees in Jordan. Operating from a framework examining the intersection of migration and securitisation, the authors find that accounts of negative images…
Descriptors: Refugees, Foreign Countries, Self Concept, Social Systems
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Maca, Mark; Morris, Paul – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2012
After WWII, the economic prospects of the Philippines, then the second-largest economy in Asia, were viewed positively, but by the mid-1970s it had become Asia's developmental puzzle for its failure to sustain economic growth. In contrast during the same period, regional neighbours, Hong Kong, Taiwan, South Korea and Singapore, achieved previously…
Descriptors: Economic Development, Developing Nations, Foreign Countries, Comparative Analysis
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Lo, William Yat Wai – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2010
This paper views seeking the optimal balance between state strengths and the scope of state functions for "good governance" as the formation of a homogenization-heterogenization matrix of policy initiatives in different social settings. Homogenization refers to a global tendency for institutional changes and governance framework to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Education, International Education, Educational Policy
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Zhao, Hui; Akiba, Motoko – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2009
While schools play a major role in promoting parental involvement in schooling in many countries, few comparative studies examined the level of school expectation for parental involvement and its effect on student achievement. Using the TIMSS 1999 dataset, this study examined the level of school expectation for various types of parental…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, School Role, Parent School Relationship, Parent Participation