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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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Jessie Ming Sin Wong; Simon Man Fai Wong – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2024
In the face of the rising tension between Hong Kong and mainland China, Hong Kong's Chief Executive Carrie Lam blamed the city's education system for its inability to develop a sense of 'I am Chinese' national identity and vowed to step up 'national education' from preschool. This article explores how 188 young preschool teachers perceived their…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, Preschools, Preschool Education
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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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Rachel Bowden; Innocente Uwineza; Jean-Claude Dushimimana; Alphonse Uworwabayeho – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2024
This paper shows how one mathematics teacher, in a government secondary school in rural Rwanda, re-contextualises learner centred education (LCE) and English medium instruction (EMI) policies in classroom practice. Data are drawn from an ethnographic, critical case study and include lesson transcripts and teacher and student perspectives. The…
Descriptors: Student Centered Learning, Second Language Learning, English (Second Language), Language of Instruction
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Preeti Dagar – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2024
Contrary to common assumptions, the vast majority of the world's refugees reside in neighbouring countries in the Global South. This paper explores the complex interaction of global vocational education policies with the local realities of five communities within the under-researched yet highly relevant refugee context of India, across three major…
Descriptors: Refugees, Indians, Vocational Education, Intersectionality
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Rachel Silver – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2024
This article demonstrates how discursive constructions of pregnant schoolgirls produce social and material consequences for girls in Southern Africa. Critical feminist scholars have argued that diverse actors frame girls across the global South as either monolithic, sexualised victims and sites for intervention or as hyper-agents, uniquely capable…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Pregnant Students, Mothers, Secondary School Students
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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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Taylor A. Hughson – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2024
Much attention has been given in recent years to how the OECD promotes a neoliberal, marketised vision of education. There has been less focus, however, on how the OECD also offers a neocolonial vision of education, which promotes the epistemologies of the Global North at the expense of those of the Global South. This article contributes to this…
Descriptors: Global Approach, Decolonization, International Organizations, Educational Policy
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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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Edda Sant; Gustavo González-Valencia; Ghazal Shaikh; Antoni Santisteban; Marta da Costa; Chris Hanley; Ian Davies – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2024
This paper is a theoretical contribution to discussions about the emancipatory potential of citizenship education across four sites (i.e. Catalonia, Colombia, England, and Pakistan). By reflecting on policy and empirical data from our four contexts of study, we discuss whether citizenship education manifests different conditions of emancipatory…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Citizenship Education, Educational Policy, Barriers
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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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Lita, Zana; Keta, Majlinda – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2023
Teachers matter. They make a difference in the life of the individual and the society at large. Hence, their education and training has always been at the centre of any government's education policy. This paper focuses on teacher education in Albania. The narrative describes and analyzes the main milestones in teacher education during the four…
Descriptors: Social Systems, Social Values, Cultural Influences, Foreign Countries
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Ying, Yumjyi Ji – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2023
State schooling is currently transforming Tibetans' perceptions and everyday experiences in Western China. Based on interviews with rural Tibetan parents and grandparents, and using subjectification as an analytical concept, this paper argues that schooling, alongside socio-economic changes, powerfully shapes the subjectivities of Tibetan parents…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Rural Areas, Family Attitudes, Rural Schools
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