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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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Kimura, Rikio – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2020
This case study, by using transformative learning underpinned by critical realism, explores how a contextualised and non-confrontational rights-based approach by a Cambodian non-governmental organisation (NGO) has influenced rural citizens' agency in fulfilling their rights to development. The NGO, by working closely with the government, has…
Descriptors: Transformative Learning, Nongovernmental Organizations, Civil Rights, Rural Areas
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De Poorter, Jana; Aguilar-Forero, Nicolás – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2020
Colombia has joined the international movement of countries which, under the impulse of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), are looking to integrate global citizenship education (GCED) into their educational system. However, being a recently emerging initiative, the characteristics and possible effects of…
Descriptors: Global Approach, Citizenship Education, Educational Policy, Foreign Countries
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Shreeve, Robyn Lucia – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2020
Global university rankings seek to illustrate the performance of institutions on an international level and are used by many institutions to help them to reach strategic goals, as such, they have become synonymous to some as an indicator of quality and desirability. As global university rankings become further embedded as a basis on which…
Descriptors: Universities, Reputation, Institutional Evaluation, Foreign Countries
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Buckler, Alison – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2020
This paper focuses on how people learn to become teachers. It draws on the experiences of student-teachers and tutors at a College of Education in the south of Ghana who engaged with an iterative data-generation process over one academic year. While increasing attention is given to the learning experiences of children in Sub-Saharan Africa,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Sociocultural Patterns
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Bakadorova, Olga; Hoferichter, Frances; Raufelder, Diana – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2020
Researchers, school personnel and parents are concerned with students' academic motivation. However, research on the topic yields ambiguous results. While adolescents in Western societies report a decline in achievement drive over the school years, adolescents in some Eastern societies may avoid this negative trend. In addition to personal…
Descriptors: Achievement Need, Adolescents, Teacher Student Relationship, Peer Relationship
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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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