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Jon, Jae-Eun; Shin, Yun-Jeong; Fry, Gerald W. – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2020
This study explores how American study abroad participants make educational and career choices after their return, drawing on career identity development as a theoretical lens. With 37 individual interviews from the SAGE project, the findings show that study abroad participants developed their career identity, and thereby made relevant decisions…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, Decision Making, Career Choice, Self Concept
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Khurshid, Ayesha – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2020
Using ethnographic data collected with Muslim women teachers from rural and low-income communities in Pakistan, this article shows how empowerment for these educated women meant access to different forms of power within families and communities. The focus on the issue of choice in marriage reveals how the participants conceptualised empowerment as…
Descriptors: Muslims, Females, Empowerment, Personal Autonomy
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Dahl, Kari Kragh Blume – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2020
This article explores and compares the way in which Danish and Kenyan student-teachers achieve a professional identity while training to be teachers, drawing on conceptually-related theoretical approaches of critical psychology, social theory of learning, professional literature and literature about narratives and life history. Findings from…
Descriptors: Professional Identity, Teacher Education, Student Development, Foreign Countries
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Bano, Masooda – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2020
It is often claimed that the one-teacher, one-room, non-formal school model is more effective than the formal school in enrolling hard-to-reach children. This model is, however, not immune to the two-fold challenges of primary completion and transition. This article draws on data from three rounds of surveys with children from "Tsangaya"…
Descriptors: Intervention, Elementary Education, Educational Attainment, Informal Education
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Guan, Shanshan; Ploner, Josef – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2020
In the wider context of national growth and investment in higher education in China, more mature students seek to gain access to university education. Considering the far-reaching socioeconomic and political shifts in contemporary China and its higher education sector in particular, this study explores the experience of mature university students…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Cultural Capital, Cultural Influences
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Zamfir, Ana-Maria; Militaru, Eva; Mocanu, Cristina; Lungu, Eliza Olivia – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2020
While there is a rich literature on the school-to-work transition in developed countries, an equally robust literature is lacking for post-communist countries. We analyse the patterns of labour market entry of higher education graduates in several formerly communist countries by drawing on the HEGESCO data set, which provides information on the…
Descriptors: Education Work Relationship, Cross Cultural Studies, Labor Market, Social Change
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Harjatanaya, Tracey Yani; Hoon, Chang-Yau – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2020
This article explores the role of schools in responding to the ambivalent relationships between the Chinese and non-Chinese in Indonesia. It examines the multicultural position that Indonesian teachers adopt and the pedagogical strategies they employ in promoting positive inter-ethnic relations. Through interviews with teachers in three schools…
Descriptors: Multicultural Education, Minority Groups, School Role, Intergroup Relations
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Hargreaves, Eleanore; Elhawary, Dalia – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2020
This article explores teachers' learning from a Vygotskian perspective, which emphasises collaborative interaction and self-direction. The article describes case-studies of three senior teachers in socio-economically disadvantaged Egyptian primary schools where collaboration and self-direction were systemically discouraged. It analyses how,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Teachers, Teacher Collaboration, Faculty Development
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Erwin, Sarah C.; Sewall, Jennifer; Tippens, Julie A.; Nyaoro, Dulo; Miamidian, Helen M. – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2020
According to the The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), there are currently more than 25.4 million refugees globally, representing the largest number of refugees in recorded history. More than one in three refugees who fall under the auspices of the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) protection are of school age (UNHCR…
Descriptors: Urban Areas, Refugees, International Organizations, Statistical Data
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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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Choi, Alvaro; Guio, Juan; Escardíbul, Josep-Oriol – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2020
Problems of overeducation and overqualification in developed countries have attracted the attention of policymakers and researchers alike. While these phenomena have been clearly conceptualised, their measurement remains complex and controversial. This paper presents an overview of the phenomena and map overeducation and overqualification across…
Descriptors: Adults, Employment Qualifications, Educational Attainment, Cultural 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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Capsada-Munsech, Queralt – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2020
This article focuses on the influence of social background on overeducation in Spain, understanding family socialisation as a source of knowledge and skills gain. The dramatic education expansion experienced in Spain in combination with a high percentage of low-skilled jobs has promoted overeducation occurrence to a larger extent than in other…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Attainment, Parent Background, Socioeconomic Background
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Sevilla, María-Paola; Farías, Mauricio – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2020
One of the most salient characteristics of the recent evolution of Chilean higher education system is its rapid expansion. Conversely, the competencies required for the workforce have been slower to emerge. This paper examines the incidence of qualification and skill mismatches across different populations, across age groups, gender, and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adults, Job Skills, Employment Qualifications
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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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