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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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Shinji Katsumoto; Lisa Nakahara; Nicholas A. Bowman – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2024
While serving as a benchmark of 'world-class' universities, the global university rankings do not include the vast majority of universities. However, "Times Higher Education" developed a Japanese national university ranking table in 2017, which includes approximately 40% of all Japanese universities. This increased coverage of…
Descriptors: Reputation, Institutional Characteristics, Institutional Evaluation, 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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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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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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Gotlib Rivkin, Inbar; Yemini, Miri – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2023
Education policies claiming to promote 'excellence' aim to improve outcomes in various quantitative measures of specific standards. However, excellence can also mean individual self-improvement. We analyse Israeli policies at the national, local, and school levels. We structure our argument based on sensemaking theory by applying qualitative…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Low Income Students, Disadvantaged Schools, Educational Improvement
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Gorur, Radhika; Arnold, Ben – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2022
In recent years, international development organisations have responded to concerns about the growth of private schooling in the global south by calling on governments to commit to quality public provision and effective regulation of the private sector. This paper draws on the case of India's experience with the Right to Education Act to consider…
Descriptors: Private Schools, Educational Legislation, Foreign Countries, Educational Quality
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Buckner, Elizabeth – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2022
Universities around the world are increasingly orienting themselves towards global engagement in the form of internationalisation. This article examines how the importance of internationalisation and international research collaborations varies across institutions. Using data from the Fourth Global Survey of Internationalisation, it finds that…
Descriptors: International Education, Higher Education, International Cooperation, Research
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Shahjahan, Riyad A.; Estera, Annabelle L.; Bae, Sohyeon; Sonneveldt, Erin L. – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2022
Amid debates about global university rankings (GURs), very few have closely examined how GURs' media outlets construct meanings of higher education (HE) in their visual representations. We critically examine 135 publicly available visual media (photographs) in the Times Higher Education (THE) and Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) websites to uncover the…
Descriptors: Global Approach, Universities, Higher Education, Photography
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Mutinda, Gladys; Liu, Zhimin – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2022
The internationalisation of higher education is a dynamic and specific process that is continuously shaped by the context in which it occurs. This article reports on a study that explored perceptions on the internationalisation concept and how it manifests in public universities in Kenya. The article harnesses a phenomenographic analysis approach…
Descriptors: International Education, State Universities, Higher Education, Phenomenology
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Glass, Chris R.; Streitwieser, Bernhard; Gopal, Anita – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2021
This study explores socioeconomic stratification in the experiences and relationships that international students identify as meaningful during their university education. Researchers used interview data from 40 international students to explore the role of funding in the qualities of their academic experiences and the support networks they…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, Social Mobility, Study Abroad, College Students
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Allen, Ryan M. – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2021
The concept of the world-class university has proliferated throughout the world, yet there is no universal consensus on how to define these elite institutions. Without a unified definition, rankings have become a direct proxy for sense-making in the sector and a commensurate indicator that decision-makers have used to understand the world-class…
Descriptors: Universities, Reputation, Selective Admission, Educational Quality
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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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Pradhan, Uma – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2020
Quality education is increasingly considered essential for human development. However, the mainstream approach to quality as a neutral technology often ignores deeply embedded issues of power relations. This article interrogates the taken-for-granted idea of 'quality education' by exploring the ways in which students navigate the assumption of…
Descriptors: Language Minorities, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Educational Quality
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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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