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van Zanten, Agnes – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2009
This article analyses the impact of competitive arenas on schools' logics of action in six local European contexts (London, Paris, Lille, Charleroi, Budapest and Lisbon). It first examines how competitive processes affect different schools' activities (recruitment, provision of options, promotion, tracking, provision for children with special…
Descriptors: Governance, Special Needs Students, Comparative Education, Foreign Countries
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Maroy, Christian – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2009
Our purpose is to document convergences and divergences in the mode of institutional regulation of the education systems in five European countries (Belgium, England, France, Hungary and Portugal). On the national level, partially convergent policies create, to varying degrees and with different temporal rhythms, variants of a post-bureaucratic…
Descriptors: Institutional Evaluation, Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Models
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Jakobi, Anja P.; Rusconi, Alessandra – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2009
Since 1999, European education ministers have discussed and further implemented the "Bologna process", a wide-ranging framework for the reform of higher education. Lifelong learning was added as a goal of the process in 2001. This article evaluates the extent to which the development of lifelong learning has progressed and examines…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Lifelong Learning, Educational Change, Foreign Countries
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Ball, Stephen J.; Maroy, Christian – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2009
This paper, based on 14 case studies of schools situated in six local urban spaces (within the urban agglomerations of Budapest, Charleroi, Lille, Lisbon, London and the Creteil/Paris region), will analyse the internal logics of action of these schools and show that they are conditioned by the interaction between internal (school narrative…
Descriptors: Decision Making, Case Studies, Urban Schools, Foreign Countries
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Mok, Ka Ho – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2009
The economic transition in China since the late 1970s has led not only to drastic social transformations but also to rapid advancements in science and technology, as well as the revolution in information and communications technology. In order to enhance the global competence of the Chinese population in coping with the challenges of the…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Privatization, Global Approach, Governance
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Midthassel, U. V.; Minton, S. J.; O'Moore, A. M. – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2009
Drawing on experiences from anti-bullying programmes in Norway and Ireland, our primary objective in this paper is to present and discuss similarities and differences in national contexts, delivery strategies and strategies at school level for implementation of the ABC (Ireland) and Zero (Norway) anti-bullying programmes. Both programmes are…
Descriptors: Delivery Systems, Bullying, Foreign Countries, Program Implementation
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Yan, Chunmei – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2009
This article reports on a study of perceptions of Chinese and expatriate personnel on a Sino-British English teacher training programmme on a range of issues with regard to the programme. Semi-structured one-to-one interviews were conducted to gather information from 17 Chinese and three British project participants. It was found that there…
Descriptors: Interviews, Teacher Collaboration, Foreign Workers, Indigenous Populations
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Sperandio, Jill; Hobson, Daphne; Douglas, Roger; Pruitt, Ralph – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2009
Countries reforming their education systems frequently look outside of their borders for best practice and seek to import policies, practices and programs that appear to incorporate it. In so doing they appear to contribute to the increasing globalization of education. Scholars of comparative education examining this process have focused on the…
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Global Approach, Educational Change, Foreign Countries
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Pryor, John; Kuupole, Alfredina; Kutor, Nicholas; Dunne, Mairead; Adu-Yeboah, Christine – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2009
This paper explores issues emerging from the authors' experiences of collaborative research in Ghana, by researchers from a Ghanaian and a British university. The text emerges from discussions between partners and in retrospective reflection on the research process. It is constructed by bringing together personal accounts of the different authors…
Descriptors: Research Methodology, Foreign Countries, Educational Research, Cooperative Programs
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Jabr, Dua – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2009
This paper presents a collaborative educational experiment "The Death of the Dead Sea: A Problem Based Learning" that was applied in two governmental high schools in Ramallah, Palestine in the school year 2006-2007. The students' role was to raise awareness to the phenomenon of the saltiest lake that shrinks towards extinction. In spite…
Descriptors: Problem Based Learning, Foreign Countries, Educational Experiments, Teaching Methods
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Morrison, Keith – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2009
This paper reviews school inspection systems in small states and territories (SSTs), indicating tensions, challenges and sensitivities that relate to their small size. A qualitative case study is presented of the new school inspection system in Macau, a post-colonial, small territory facing issues experienced in other SSTs. Macau's inspection…
Descriptors: Inspection, Case Studies, Educational Quality, Quality Control
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Post, David; Pong, Suet-ling – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2009
What it means to be a "student" varies within and between countries. Apart from the wide variety of school types and school quality that is experienced by young people, there also is, accompanying increased rates of school participation, a growing population of students who work part-time. The theoretical and actual consequences of…
Descriptors: Science Achievement, Mathematics Achievement, Student Employment, Foreign Countries
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Al-Yousef, Huda – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2009
This article attempts to explore how parents are involved in their daughters' decision-making around their higher education path. It draws on qualitative research that investigated the process through which young women from the UK and Saudi Arabia reached a decision about a subject or an institution for higher educational study. The paper…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Qualitative Research, Daughters, Parent Participation
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Silman, Fatos; Simsek, Hasan – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2009
This study aimed at comparing administrative processes in two schools, one in the United States and one in Turkey, in light of the two distinct administrative paradigms: the Anglo-Saxon and Napoleonic traditions. The study showed that in the Turkish school, which is thought to be an example of the Napoleonic administrative tradition, school…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Attitudes, Comparative Education, Case Studies
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Adamson, Bob; Feng, Anwei – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2009
In recent decades, the People's Republic of China (PRC) has instigated language policies in education ostensibly designed to foster trilingualism in ethnic minority groups. The policies, which, as this paper shows, vary from region to region, encompass the minority group's home language, Chinese, and English. Based on data arising from interviews,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Public Policy, Chinese
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