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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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Neriko Musha Doerr – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2024
This article revisits the notion of difference used in global education, especially study abroad. It suggests a new framework for study abroad to counter its prevalent notions of immersion and global competence that are based on and perpetuate the static notion of difference among discrete units of 'culture'. I introduce the Commodity Project,…
Descriptors: Global Approach, Study Abroad, Competence, Cultural Awareness
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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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Bahriye Kemal; Michalinos Zembylas – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2024
This article demonstrates how the use of affect in literature education invokes trajectories of nationalism and/or solidarity using the case of postcolonial Cyprus as example. For this, we analyse secondary school literature curricula and textbooks in both Greek-Cypriot and Turkish-Cypriot educational systems. We do so by making use of affect…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Nationalism, Group Unity, Postcolonialism
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Muyaka, Jafred; Omuse, David Emoit; Malenya, Francis Likoye – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2023
There has been a growing concern in Kenya that boys have gradually been left out of the gender equation with little research capturing their schooling experiences. When examined, boys' underachievement is treated with suspicion that has led to few studies demonstrating their marginalisation. This paper explored the manifestations of boys'…
Descriptors: Males, Gender Differences, Educational Experience, Underachievement
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Hoang, Cuong Huu – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2023
Given the importance of local scholars' understanding of research in their integration into global academia, this study explored the way scholars conceptualised and perceived the meaning of research and their identities as researchers. This article reports data from a qualitative case study using semi-structured interviews to explore the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Researchers, Professional Identity, Attitudes
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Maniar, Vikas – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2023
Well-being is realised through the interaction of the individual's desires and capacities, and external contexts. Contexts in postcolonial societies diverge from the assumptions of functioning liberal democratic states and capitalist economies often assumed in theories of schooling. Instead, these contexts are characterised by poverty and…
Descriptors: Well Being, Postcolonialism, Social Systems, Democracy
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Yu, Jiajia; Liu, Ming; Deng, Yongzhong; Feng, Xiaolong; Lozano Cárdenas, Alexis René Javier – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2023
The transition to higher education institutions represents a challenge for any student, especially for international students who have to go through an academic and a socio-cultural adaptation process at the same time. Because of the insufficiency of Indian medical schools, many Indian students have come to China for English-medium medical…
Descriptors: Peer Relationship, Mentors, Foreign Students, Foreign Countries
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Seggie, Fatma Nevra; Çalikoglu, Alper – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2023
International academic mobility has gained widespread attention in higher education as new hosting countries have emerged in addition to traditional destinations. In this changing environment, little emphasis has been placed on international academics in emerging non-Western destinations. This qualitative study examines the experiences of 18…
Descriptors: Occupational Mobility, College Faculty, Foreign Nationals, Foreign Countries
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Devine, Dympna; Samonova, Elena; Bolotta, Giuseppe; Sugrue, Ciaran; Sloan, Seaneen; Symonds, Jennifer; Capistrano, Daniel; Crean, Margaret – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2023
In spite of widespread initiatives to improve access to education for girls, substantive concerns remain. While there is a rich and growing body of literature on gendered experiences of school in majority world contexts, absent is a focus on how this intersects with children's out of school lives. Further, research with children in rural…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Rural Schools, Elementary School Students, Student Experience
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van Werven, Iris M.; Coelen, Robert J.; Jansen, Ellen P. W. A.; Hofman, W. H. A. – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2023
Calls for global citizenship education (GCE) in primary education have been making themselves heard in recent literature in different national and international contexts. Primary school teachers must be equipped with the necessary competencies required to carry out this broader task appropriately. This article seeks to understand how experienced…
Descriptors: Global Approach, Citizenship Education, Teaching Methods, Elementary School Students
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Breton, Theodore R. – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2023
International tests demonstrate that students' mathematics and reading skills vary widely across countries. I investigate whether a country's cultural characteristics are the fundamental cause of these differences, while family and school characteristics are the proximate causes. I find that while either cultural characteristics or family and…
Descriptors: Cultural Influences, Skill Development, Mathematics Skills, Reading Skills
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McMahon, Esther; Milligan, Lizzi O. – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2023
Research ethics in international and comparative education (ICE) highlights the diverse challenges that ICE researchers face in enacting ethical practice. In particular, the significant gaps between ethics presented in Western ethical guidelines and international fieldwork. Through analysis of existing guidelines and questionnaire responses from…
Descriptors: Ethics, Guidelines, International Education, Comparative Education
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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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