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Yu, Patricia – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2019
This comparative study modifies Cabrera and La Nasa's model to examine social and class stratification in students' college-choice outcomes in the USA and Taiwan, and compares the mechanisms that perpetuate this stratification between the two systems. Students' college-choice outcomes are defined by both institutional selectivity and control, in…
Descriptors: Social Stratification, Social Class, Higher Education, Foreign Countries
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Brooks, Rachel – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2018
Higher education is of considerable importance to policymakers across Europe. Indeed, it is viewed as a key mechanism for achieving a range of economic, social and political goals. Nevertheless, despite this prominence within policy, we have no clear understanding of the extent to which conceptualisations of 'the student' are shared across the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Comparative Analysis, Comparative Education
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Wan, Chang-Da – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2018
Access into higher education has traditionally been dominated by males. However, the current situation in Malaysia as well as in many developed and developing nations is that females have outnumbered males in higher education. By comparing gender enrolment, this paper illustrates the extent of gender disparity in Malaysian higher education across…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Enrollment, Higher Education, Gender Differences
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McCowan, Tristan – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2016
Concerns over equity of access to higher education are widespread, but there is significant disagreement over what should constitute a fair system. This article assesses diverse conceptualisations of equity and explores the ways in which they embody themselves in the policies of three systems, those of England, Brazil and Kenya. While showing…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Access to Education, Equal Education, Educational Policy
Osipian, Ararat L. – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2014
This study analyses the issue of comparative corruption in the national higher education sectors in the United States of America (USA) and the Russian Federation (RF). Corruption in higher education, as well as the way it is addressed in legislation and court cases and reflected in the media, appears to be consistent with the trajectory and pace…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Analysis, Comparative Education, Higher Education
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Warwick, Philip; Moogan, Yvonne J. – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2013
Using an exploratory methodology, this paper compares the internationalisation strategies of two groups of UK universities and the views of staff groups at those institutions. It moves beyond an examination of teaching and learning initiatives developed by enthusiastic supporters of internationalisation. Instead it aims to throw some light on what…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Analysis, Colleges, Program Implementation
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Maca, Mark; Morris, Paul – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2012
After WWII, the economic prospects of the Philippines, then the second-largest economy in Asia, were viewed positively, but by the mid-1970s it had become Asia's developmental puzzle for its failure to sustain economic growth. In contrast during the same period, regional neighbours, Hong Kong, Taiwan, South Korea and Singapore, achieved previously…
Descriptors: Economic Development, Developing Nations, Foreign Countries, Comparative Analysis
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Lebeau, Yann; Stumpf, Rolf; Brown, Roger; Lucchesi, Martha Abrahao Saad; Kwiek, Marek – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2012
The aftermath of the international financial crisis of 2008/2009 and current economic downturn in the world economy has unsurprisingly put publicly-funded higher education (HE) systems under immense pressure in most parts of the world. Added to measures of the past 20 years, aiming at introducing cost effective management approaches imported from…
Descriptors: Higher Education, State Universities, Student Participation, Educational Change
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Abu-Rabia-Queder, Sarab; Arar, Khaled – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2011
This study examines the higher education experience among Palestinian Arab females in two national spaces and seeks to determine whether studying at an Arab institution of higher learning in a nearby Arab country can alleviate the emotional and economic difficulties that affect Palestinian women at Israeli universities. What can institutions of…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Muslims, Jews, Activism