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Gregorutti, Gustavo; Espinoza, Oscar; González, Luis Eduardo; Loyola, Javier – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2016
Over the last 30 years, Chile and Mexico have been implementing neoliberal policies to reform their higher education systems. This report compares the development and impact of those policies within three main areas in both countries, namely: (1) trends and characteristics of the growing private higher education sector, (2) commercialisation and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Privatization, Higher Education, Neoliberalism
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Aerden, Axel; De Decker, Frederik; Divis, Jindra; Frederiks, Mark; de Wit, Hans – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2013
Internationalisation has transformed into mainstream strategy in higher education and is increasingly seen as adding value to the life of universities through improving its quality. But how do we assess the quality of internationalisation? This article evaluates a pilot project that aimed to qualitatively assess the internationalisation of…
Descriptors: International Education, Foreign Countries, Educational Quality, Outcomes of Education
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Soudien, Crain – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2011
As the world works towards 2015 when it will finally assess the progress it has made towards meeting the Millennium Development Goals it set for itself at Jomtien in 1991, it has become clear that important gains have been made in education. Equality of access has been, understandably, at the top of the world policy agenda for the last 20 years or…
Descriptors: Educational Quality, Academic Standards, National Standards, Standard Setting
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Biputh, Barath; McKenna, Sioux – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2010
This paper tracks the development of the Integrated Quality Management System in South African schools after the dismantling of apartheid in 1994. We argue that the quality processes that are now in place emerged in response to the autocratic school inspection systems that preceded them but did not sufficiently address the impact of educators'…
Descriptors: Racial Segregation, Quality Control, Inspection, Accountability
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Mok, Ka Ho – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2009
The economic transition in China since the late 1970s has led not only to drastic social transformations but also to rapid advancements in science and technology, as well as the revolution in information and communications technology. In order to enhance the global competence of the Chinese population in coping with the challenges of the…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Privatization, Global Approach, Governance
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Morrison, Keith – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2009
This paper reviews school inspection systems in small states and territories (SSTs), indicating tensions, challenges and sensitivities that relate to their small size. A qualitative case study is presented of the new school inspection system in Macau, a post-colonial, small territory facing issues experienced in other SSTs. Macau's inspection…
Descriptors: Inspection, Case Studies, Educational Quality, Quality Control