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Allier-Gagneur, Z.C.; Gruijters, R. J. – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2023
Data from sub-Saharan Africa show that many students leave school without the skills they need. To address this issue, it is important to understand what factors influence learning. According to the Heyneman and Loxley effect established in 1983, in low income countries school quality influences how much students learn more than those students'…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Developing Nations, Economically Disadvantaged, Educational Resources
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Jongbloed, Janine; Giret, Jean-François – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2023
Education determines life chances across the globe, but human capital and skill formation offer context-specific advantages in the labour market during the transition from school to work. Our study focuses specifically on the varying effects of low skill on youth 'not in employment, education or training' (NEET) statuses via educational…
Descriptors: Skills, Role, Prediction, Out of School Youth
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Yorke, Louise; Gilligan, Robbie; Alemu, Eyerusalem – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2023
Based on ethnographic fieldwork, we explore the rural-urban migration of 27 girls and young women who leave their rural communities and move to the city to pursue their secondary education, in the ethnically diverse Southern Region of Ethiopia. We consider the nature and extent of the inequalities that they face in rural areas which limit their…
Descriptors: Females, Rural to Urban Migration, Access to Education, Secondary Education
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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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Willis, Alison S. – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2023
This paper investigates intersecting rights and ways of thinking in faith-based schools. It outlines current legislative attempts to manage anti-discrimination in Australian schools and proposes a dialogic model of reciprocal anti-discrimination for educational leaders and administrators. This paper proposes that reciprocal anti-discrimination…
Descriptors: Educational Practices, Educational Policy, Religious Schools, Foreign Countries
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Milton, Sansom; Elkahlout, Ghassan; Barakat, Sultan – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2023
Higher education in the Gaza Strip has been subjected to four wars and over a decade of blockade. University staff and students have been killed whilst campus infrastructure has been attacked, rebuilt, and destroyed again. This paper examines opportunities for, and limits to, protecting higher education from attack in Gaza. It presents a framework…
Descriptors: Higher Education, College Faculty, War, Foreign Countries
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McAlpine, Lynn; Keane, Matt; Chiramba, Otilia – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2023
Globally, countries often view PhD training as building research capacity and may encourage international mobility of potential PhDs as they expect them to return home -- not considering individuals as agents negotiating their own intentions. We examined the interaction between such structural factors and 36 PhD graduates' efforts (from 13 African…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Graduate Students, College Graduates, Student Mobility
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Cravens, Xiu Chen; Zhao, Qian – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2023
This paper seeks a deeper understanding of how principals strive for instructional leadership with organisational management strategies in China today. Drawing from 116 interviews of district supervisors and school principals from two regions, we first conduct qualitative analysis to map the dimensions and sub-dimensions of Chinese principal…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Principals, Instructional Leadership, School Administration
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Curran, Marta; Rujas, Javier; Castejón, Alba – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2023
The growth of the International Baccalaureate (IB) worldwide is part of a global trend towards the internationalisation of education (IE). Its implementation, nonetheless, takes different forms depending on national and local contexts. This paper examines the recent expansion of the IB in Madrid, drawing upon the sociology of education policy…
Descriptors: International Education, Advanced Placement Programs, Private Education, Social Influences
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Zaichenko, Liudmila – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2023
The problem of the socio-cultural integration of minorities is a pressing issue for nation states. The position of the post-Soviet Baltic countries is quite peculiar because of the collective memory associated with annexation and the many traumatic events it caused. Education systems are particularly liable for integration programmes. The case of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Russian, Teachers, Professional Autonomy
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van der Rijst, Roeland M.; Lamers, Antonia M.; Admiraal, Wilfried F. – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2023
Transnational education is rather common in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries, with among the highest TNE enrolments of any region worldwide. Approximately a third of the Omani students in higher education are registered in programmes offered transnationally, and a UK university is the main provider. The aim of this study was to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Study Abroad, Barriers, College Students
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Nguyen, Huong Thu; Phan, Huong Le Thanh; Tran, Ly Thi – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2023
Over the past decades, the Vietnamese government has strategically encouraged the import of the 'Western' curriculum through the so-called Advanced Programmes. It is envisioned that by learning from the more advanced systems such as Australia, Canada, the US, and the UK, Vietnamese universities will be able to overhaul their outdated curriculum…
Descriptors: International Education, Indigenous Knowledge, Western Civilization, 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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Zembylas, Michalinos – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2023
This article contributes to contemporary theorising in comparative education by exploring how narratives of 'victims' and 'perpetrators' in postcolonial settings are understood in terms of affective justice. "Affective justice" is introduced as a framework for understanding justice as an affective practice. Through the analysis of two…
Descriptors: Postcolonialism, Victims, Social Justice, Comparative Education
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Tsunematsu, Naomi – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2023
This study investigates how international exchange students from North America, Europe, Oceania, and Asia exercised agency and power and created their autonomy through experiential learning to cooperate with local schools and organisations in Japan. Empirical research on international students' intercultural experiences in Western countries has…
Descriptors: Personal Autonomy, Power Structure, Foreign Students, Foreign Countries
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