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Zhao, Hui; Akiba, Motoko – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2009
While schools play a major role in promoting parental involvement in schooling in many countries, few comparative studies examined the level of school expectation for parental involvement and its effect on student achievement. Using the TIMSS 1999 dataset, this study examined the level of school expectation for various types of parental…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, School Role, Parent School Relationship, Parent Participation
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Romi, Shlomo; Lewis, Ramon; Katz, Yaacov J. – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2009
The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between teachers' classroom discipline techniques and students' individual and communal responsibility in Australian, Chinese, and Israeli classrooms. The sample comprised 5521 students in grades 7-12 and 748 teachers. The participating Australian, Chinese, and Israeli schools included both…
Descriptors: Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Student Responsibility, Classroom Environment
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Hillier, Yvonne – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2009
This article draws upon a research project funded by the ESRC (R000239387) that tracked the development of adult literacy, numeracy and English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) from the 1970s to 2000 in England using life-history interviews and documentary policy analysis to compare policy, practitioner and learner perspectives. The article…
Descriptors: Numeracy, Policy Analysis, Foreign Countries, Adult Literacy
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Yuen, Celeste Y. M.; Grossman, David L. – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2009
This study represents an initial attempt to determine and compare the levels of the intercultural sensitivity of three samples of student teachers in Hong Kong, Shanghai and Singapore using the Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI). A total of 317 student teachers participated in the study. Across the three samples, the majority of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Teachers, Intercultural Communication, Cultural Differences
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Harma, Joanna – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2009
This paper examines whether the recent growth in "low-fee private" (LFP) schools is able to promote Education for All by being accessible to the poor. Based primarily on a 13-village survey of 250 households and visits to 26 private and government schools in rural Uttar Pradesh, India, this paper explores who "chooses" private…
Descriptors: Economically Disadvantaged, Foreign Countries, Private Schools, School Choice
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Chimombo, Joseph – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2009
The study was concerned with the range of public and private provision of secondary education and how it is configured in terms of key dimensions of participation, staffing, curriculum, management and costs. It sought to explore how private schools have been developing to meet rapidly growing demand for secondary education of different types in…
Descriptors: Private Schools, Private Sector, Foreign Countries, Educational Development
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Rose, Pauline – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2009
This paper focuses on approaches by non-government organisations (NGOs) to reach primary school-aged children excluded from access to the conventional state education system. It highlights recent shifts in international literature and agency priorities from the portrayal of NGO provision as a (non-formal) "alternative" to (formal) state…
Descriptors: Educational Trends, Nongovernmental Organizations, Foreign Countries, International Education
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Weyer, Frederique – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2009
Non-formal education (NFE) is now considered as playing a critical role in the achievement of the objective of Education for All, by reaching the learning needs of youth and adults who do not have access to formal education, increasing their employment opportunities and therefore contributing to poverty alleviation. Yet there is still insufficient…
Descriptors: Rural Areas, Foreign Countries, Employment Opportunities, Out of School Youth
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Motala, Shireen – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2009
Through an analysis of quantitative and qualitative data on school funding in South Africa, this paper aims to analyse the user fee policy option in public schooling in South Africa. Debate is ongoing about the role of private input into public schooling and whether this practice affects access (and the constitutional right) to basic education,…
Descriptors: Educational Finance, Foreign Countries, Equal Education, Politics of Education
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Ahmed, R.; Sayed, Yusuf – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2009
Public financing of education in the developing world context combines public and private funds, and the utilisation of fees is seen as a way of complementing state resources. In South Africa the new government in 1994 permitted schools to charge fees, a policy that has provoked much controversy. While different aspects of this policy have been…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Foreign Countries, Educational Finance, Educational Opportunities
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Akyeampong, Kwame – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2009
Growing private-sector participation in basic education service delivery in many developing countries has led to calls for greater partnership arrangements with the public sector to improve access for poor and disadvantaged groups. In Ghana there is some interest in forging closer public-private partnerships to improve access for children who have…
Descriptors: Disadvantaged, Foreign Countries, Public Sector, Access to Education
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Blum, Nicole – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2009
In addition to the proliferation of private, fee-paying schools in India, non-governmental organisations (NGOs) play an important role in providing educational services, especially in un-served and under-served communities. This paper uses qualitative research to critically examine the nature and potential of NGO provision of primary schooling in…
Descriptors: Nongovernmental Organizations, Foreign Countries, Access to Education, Educational Innovation
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Macpherson, Ian – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2009
This article relates key findings from an ethnographic study into the implementation of the Rights-Based Approach in Tanzania. The Rights-Based Approach is a burgeoning approach in international development that emphasises the rights of citizens and the duties of the State to provide services to the poor. By using the theoretical frameworks of…
Descriptors: Ethnography, Nongovernmental Organizations, Foreign Countries, Partnerships in Education
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Nishimuko, Mikako – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2009
Sierra Leone, one of the world's poorest countries, experienced a civil war from 1991 to 2002. The government's capacity to provide educational services remains weak, and still over 30% of children in the country are hard to reach and do not have access to primary education. This paper discusses the role of non-governmental organisations (NGOs)…
Descriptors: Nongovernmental Organizations, Foreign Countries, Equal Education, Church Role
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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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