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Peter Woelert; Lesley Vidovich; Thomas O'Donoghue – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2024
Curriculum has become a core element of universities' competitive positioning, internationally and nationally. This paper presents a longitudinal analysis of policy processes and outcomes associated with 'radical' university curriculum reforms that resulted in divergence from institutions' own historical patterns and national conventions and…
Descriptors: Universities, College Curriculum, Curriculum Development, Educational Change
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Wei Wei – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2024
There has been a transnational policy convergence in introducing professional standards for school leaders, and it constitutes a dominant discourse on school leadership. Focusing on the adoption of external references in policy transfer, this article presents a case in which the global leadership discourse was transferred to China, and the Chinese…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Transfer Policy, Foreign Countries, Policy Analysis
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Nafsika Alexiadou; Carina Hjelmér; Anne Laiho; Päivi Pihlaja – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2024
Early childhood education and care (ECEC) is changing across Europe, reflecting multiple-policy intentions and assumptions about education in early years, and the role of the state in supporting, funding and regulating its institutions. In this article, we examine the evolution of ECEC comparatively in Finland and Sweden, and we explore the shifts…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Educational Policy, Educational Change, Educational Objectives
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Heidi Huilla; Elizabeth Lay; Yannis Tzaninis – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2024
Despite a global commitment to guarantee access to and participation in high-quality education for all, the acceptance of marginalised pupils into mainstream education and changing policies and practices to support the aim are still contested challenges. This article discusses how inclusive education policy is understood and applied by pedagogues…
Descriptors: Diversity, Inclusion, Educational Practices, Foreign Countries
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Bernard Brown; Rita Nikolai – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2024
This paper examines school management and policies in Germany and Australia during the COVID-19 pandemic. The study, which is comparative and qualitative, explores the interrelationship between different levels of governance and the responses of teacher unions. The inquiry is informed by the perspectives of historical institutionalism and path…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, School Closing, School Administration, Unions
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Williams, Daniel Grant – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2023
This paper introduces and uses Lakatos' idea of research programmes to summarise and critically evaluate academic discourse towards knowledge capital theory. The analysis uses rational reconstruction to formulate the components of the hardcore and protective belt of knowledge capital theory. By critically surveying the literature, it challenges…
Descriptors: Human Capital, Foreign Countries, Achievement Tests, International Assessment
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Bennell, Paul – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2023
This article critically reviews the World Bank's latest high-profile report on skills development in Sub-Saharan Africa. While the Report's prescriptions and recommendations are broadly in line with those of national skills development strategies elsewhere in both the developed and developing world, its overall analysis is quite limited and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Skill Development, Job Skills, Vocational Education
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Sider, Steve; Morvan, Jhonel; Börner, Megan – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2023
This article provides a case study to examine a partnership involving Haitian and Canadian organisations to address Sustainable Development Goal 4, Quality Education, and Sustainable Development Goal 17, Partnerships. Data collection included interviews with leaders of a professional development initiative for teachers in northern Haiti,…
Descriptors: Sustainable Development, Partnerships in Education, Educational Quality, Case Studies
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Bittencourt, Tiago – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2023
In 2012, Ecuador signed an agreement to introduce the International Baccalaureate into the country's public-schools. Once considered an emblematic policy of former president Correa's administration, the initiative is now questioned and its future uncertain. This ethnographic study strives to write against the commonly invoked deficit narratives…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Advanced Placement Programs, Public Schools, Social Mobility
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Pherali, Tejendra – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2023
Education is increasingly becoming central to debates about how to promote peace in conflict-affected societies. Equitable access to quality learning, promotion of social justice through educational reforms and conflict-sensitive curricular and pedagogical approaches are viewed as peace supporting educational interventions. Drawing upon the…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Peace, Conflict Resolution, Foreign Countries
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Jebril, Mona – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2023
Drawing on 36 in-depth semi-structured interviews with students and lecturers at Gaza's universities, this article explores the past and present higher education (HE) experience for educationalists in Gaza, and how this experience may be evolving in the shifting socio-political context in the Arab world. The research was conducted during the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Arabs, Conflict
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Dahal, Tanka; Topping, Keith; Levy, Susan – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2023
This study captured multiple perspectives on female student dropout from high schools in Nepal. We used random, purposive and snowballing sampling methods to select respondents from seven categories: parents, dropped-out students, students in school, head teachers, teachers and district education office staff. The 96 participants were…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Females, High School Students, Dropouts
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Santos, Íris; Centeno, Vera G. – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2023
The Programme of International Student Assessment (PISA) has instigated domestic policy debate aimed at improving education systems' quality and efficiency. Its high performers are often described as knowledge-based legitimation tools that have become reference societies. This article analyses if and the extent to which PISA affects the choice of…
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Foreign Countries, International Assessment, Secondary School Students
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Heng, Tang T.; Song, Lynn – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2023
The lived realities of agents involved in educational borrowing or transfer are often omitted as research and discussions reside predominantly at a macro level. Through the lens of a comparative educational change framework synthesising concepts in educational change and comparative education, this study examines the lived experiences of teachers…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Teachers, Secondary School Teachers, Educational Change
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Kalinnikova Magnusson, Liya; Walton, Elizabeth – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2023
The pursuit of inclusive education in different countries is shaped by the extent and the nature of existing special educational provisions. We focus on two authoritarian regimes in the previous century: Soviet Russia (USSR) with its ideology of class (proletarian humanism and egalitarian universalism) and South Africa with its ideology of race…
Descriptors: Special Education, Educational History, Cross Cultural Studies, Historiography
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