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Harjatanaya, Tracey Yani; Hoon, Chang-Yau – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2020
This article explores the role of schools in responding to the ambivalent relationships between the Chinese and non-Chinese in Indonesia. It examines the multicultural position that Indonesian teachers adopt and the pedagogical strategies they employ in promoting positive inter-ethnic relations. Through interviews with teachers in three schools…
Descriptors: Multicultural Education, Minority Groups, School Role, Intergroup Relations
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Hargreaves, Eleanore; Elhawary, Dalia – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2020
This article explores teachers' learning from a Vygotskian perspective, which emphasises collaborative interaction and self-direction. The article describes case-studies of three senior teachers in socio-economically disadvantaged Egyptian primary schools where collaboration and self-direction were systemically discouraged. It analyses how,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Teachers, Teacher Collaboration, Faculty Development
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Petrie, Jennifer L. – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2020
This article examines the outcomes of senior high school (SHS) music and dance education in the context of globalisation and current sociocultural transitions occurring in Ghana. The research analysed the experience of educational administrators, teachers, and students across varying socioeconomic strata in the Ashanti Region, the Central Region,…
Descriptors: Outcomes of Education, Music Education, Dance Education, Foreign Countries
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Fu, Guopeng – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2020
Chinese education scholars Cesan Wang and Qiquan Zhong led a debate over knowledge centredness versus student centredness in China's ongoing pre-collegiate curriculum reform. The debate was considered the most influential academic event in the past 30 years in the field of education in China. Employing a Critical Discourse Analysis approach, this…
Descriptors: Educational Quality, Educational Change, Criticism, Foreign Countries
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Kuppens, Line; Ibrahim, Sulley; Langer, Arnim – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2020
The current paper analyses how multicultural education is perceived and practised by secondary school teachers in Kenya, an ethnically diverse African country with a history of inter-ethnic tensions. The authors have conducted a large-scale survey among 925 secondary school teachers in Nairobi, complemented by 68 in-depth follow-up interviews.…
Descriptors: Multicultural Education, Teacher Attitudes, Educational Practices, Foreign Countries
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Qian, Hong; Youngs, Peter; Hu, Sihua; Prawat, Xueying Ji – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2020
China's Free Teacher Education Policy (FTEP) was initiated in 2007 in response to concerns about university tuition increases and teacher shortages in rural provinces. In this paper, the authors draw on interview data from eight FTEP graduates/teaching candidates and eight teacher educators from five FTEP universities to examine the extent to…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Foreign Countries, Teacher Shortage, Rural Schools
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Riggan, Jennifer – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2020
This paper uses the case of Eritrea to explore tensions between education and militarisation as forms of everyday state-making and examine how teachers constitute the state in the process of navigating these tensions. In 2003 Eritrea merged educational and military institutions. Teachers responded to the new policies by alternately joining in with…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Case Studies, Social Systems
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Di Biase, Rhonda – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2019
In efforts to improve the quality of education, the disparity between policy and practice in implementing learner-centred pedagogy has been well-documented. Acknowledging these challenges, this study investigated active learning reform using design-based research, an interventionist methodology in the Maldives. The intervention specifically sought…
Descriptors: Student Centered Learning, Models, Active Learning, Intervention
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Faas, Daniel; Smith, Aimee; Darmody, Merike – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2019
This article explores the ethos of multi-denominational primary schools in the context of increasing cultural and religious diversity in the Republic of Ireland. In particular, it investigates how the official ethos is played out in day-to-day school interactions. The mixed-methods study draws on data collected from 11 community national schools…
Descriptors: Educational Practices, Elementary Schools, Foreign Countries, Community Schools
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Kim, Sung won – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2019
Large-scale rural-urban migration in China has left rural schools with large proportions of left-behind children whose parents are away working in the city. This has a huge impact on family-school relations and poses a burden on teachers. This study draws on 42 interviews with teachers working in two rural schools. This article argues that…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Family School Relationship, Rural Schools, Parent Child Relationship
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Munje, Paul Nwati – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2019
A qualitative based study was undertaken to explore the impact of teacher professional conduct on learner experiences and performance in three poor primary schools in a disadvantaged community in Cape Town, South Africa. Data was gathered through individual and focus-group interviews, observations and document reviews. The paper uses the…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Disadvantaged Schools, Elementary School Teachers, Elementary School Students
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Hallinger, Philip; Liu, Shengnan; Piyaman, Patnaree – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2019
This research explored the relationship of principal leadership and teacher professional learning in China and Thailand. The authors tested a conceptual model in which teacher trust and agency were proposed as mediators of the effects of the principal's learning-centered leadership on teacher professional learning. Common survey measures had been…
Descriptors: Principals, Cross Cultural Studies, Structural Equation Models, Learning Processes
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Goren, Heela; Yemini, Miri – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2018
Global citizenship education (GCE) is a global education trend that, like democratic citizenship education, has been adopted recently by many education systems for the purpose of preparing students to engage in global society. In this study we applied Qualitative Content Analysis to semi-structured interviews with Israeli teachers with the aim of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Citizenship Education, Global Approach, Nationalism
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Quaynor, Laura – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2018
Democratic citizenship education is of key concern in many societies, particularly with the adoption of global citizenship education in the United Nations' Education First Initiative. There have been particular critiques that current frameworks for understanding citizenship fail to account for civic understandings and practices in both African and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Democratic Values, Citizenship Education, Indigenous Knowledge
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Halai, Anjum; Durrani, Naureen – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2018
This paper studies an under-researched area--teachers' role in peacebuilding in conflict-affected contexts--through exploring teacher agency for social cohesion in Pakistan. Insights are sought into teachers' perspectives on the major drivers of conflict in society and the role of education and teachers in social cohesion and mitigating inequities…
Descriptors: Peace, Teacher Role, Observation, Focus Groups
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