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Szadkowski, Krystian – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2023
This paper contributes to the debate on the varieties of national manifestations of the public good(s) in higher education. Drawing on a set of 33 semi-structured interviews (with politicians, university managers and faculty), it addresses the three following research questions: How do the actors in the field define the public good(s)? To what…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Social Responsibility, Tuition, Fees
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Jebril, Mona – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2023
Drawing on 36 in-depth semi-structured interviews with students and lecturers at Gaza's universities, this article explores the past and present higher education (HE) experience for educationalists in Gaza, and how this experience may be evolving in the shifting socio-political context in the Arab world. The research was conducted during the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Arabs, Conflict
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Dahal, Tanka; Topping, Keith; Levy, Susan – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2023
This study captured multiple perspectives on female student dropout from high schools in Nepal. We used random, purposive and snowballing sampling methods to select respondents from seven categories: parents, dropped-out students, students in school, head teachers, teachers and district education office staff. The 96 participants were…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Females, High School Students, Dropouts
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Wotipka, Christine Min; Svec, Joseph; Yiu, Lisa; Ramirez, Francisco O. – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2023
Via a cross-national and longitudinal analysis, this study seeks to understand whether and to what extent school textbooks portray children as entities with status and agency. Our core argument is that in a world in which individuals are imagined as central to national progress, the extension of individual personhood and citizenship to children is…
Descriptors: Educational History, Comparative Education, Personal Autonomy, Cross Cultural Studies
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Nguyen, Chinh Duc; Ha, Xuan – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2023
One of the challenges to Vietnamese education has been the schooling inequality between students of the ethnic majority and those of ethnic minorities. This paper, therefore, reports on research that explored the challenges to educational equity for ethnic minority students in Vietnam from stakeholders at the lowest levels. Data were collected…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Minority Group Students, Ethnicity, Equal Education
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Shan, Hongxia; Zhang, Tianjiao; Sork, Thomas J.; Wong, Peter KH – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2023
Existing literature on international health partnerships is largely normative, with an evaluative interest in their impacts in terms of learning and knowledge transfer. Rarely has research attended to how learning and knowledge transfer transpire in practice. This paper addresses this gap with a case study of a partnership between two hospitals in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, International Cooperation, Partnerships in Education, Hospitals
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Ssentanda, Medadi E.; Wenske, Ruth S. – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2023
This article seeks to understand the challenges of literacy acquisition under the Thematic Curriculum reform in Uganda, which introduced Mother Tongue instruction in lower primary. We compare teachers' perspectives from two central districts using Luganda and two peripheral districts using Ateso, drawing on a multi-layered approach to understand…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Curriculum Development, Native Language, Native Language Instruction
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Novelli, Mario – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2023
This paper explores the complex relationship between academic researchers working in the area of 'International Development and Education' and foreign intervention in the Global South. I make the case for stronger definitional links between 'colonialism' and 'development'. In this, I pay attention to how 'soft' and 'hard' sides of colonial…
Descriptors: Politics of Education, International Education, Foreign Policy, Colonialism
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Wilinski, Bethany – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2023
Globally, efforts to increase access to pre-primary education have led to a surge in enrolment. To address a pre-primary teacher shortage that resulted from a dramatic increase in pre-primary enrolment rates, Tanzania developed a new pre-primary diploma programme with the goal of attracting more teachers and improving instructional quality. In…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, Elementary School Teachers, Teacher Persistence
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Steenwegen, Julia; Clycq, Noel; Vanhoof, Jan – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2023
Minoritised communities have a long history of self-organising learning to meet their youth's varied educational needs. Community education is a widespread societal phenomenon, yet a conceptual framework mapping the diversity of educational initiatives remained lacking. We bring together the body of academic work on community education in a…
Descriptors: Minority Groups, Communities of Practice, Community Education, Educational Objectives
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Howard, Adam; Maxwell, Claire – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2023
The main role of an elite school is to produce future leaders and this paper examines how four elite schools in different parts of the Global South are engaging in this process. Despite the critiques of global citizenship education (GCE) being a vestige of the colonial project, we analyse closely how it is being actively and productively…
Descriptors: Global Approach, Citizenship Education, Advantaged, Leadership Training
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Qazi, M. Habib – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2023
This study analyses discourses of Pakistan's national curriculum textbooks for grades 9-12 in the context of developing students' national belonging vis-à-vis inclusive education and global interdependence. Drawing on teachers' interviews and students' focus groups and participatory tools, it also problematises teachers' classroom practices and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, High School Students, State Schools, National Curriculum
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Shin, Jaran; Freedman, Sarah Warshauer; Barr, Dennis; Murphy, Karen – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2023
This study examines how socio-political divisions--particularly race/ethnicity and religion--were related to democratic civic engagement (DCE) in three divided societies: Northern Ireland (NI), South Africa (SA), and the United States (US). Adolescents exposed to well-evaluated, parallel civics curricula reported significantly greater civic…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Participative Decision Making, Citizen Participation, Adolescents
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Brissett, Nigel O. M. – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2023
The rate of emigration of highly educated people from the Caribbean is one of the highest in the world but little research exists on this phenomenon. This paper helps to fill this gap by focusing on one particular subset of Caribbean skilled emigrants, those working in higher education in the US, including academics and administrators. Drawing on…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Immigration, Skilled Workers, Foreign Countries
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Taka, Miho – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2023
There has been an increasing effort to deliver Education in Emergencies (EiE) from the international community since the 1990s because of protracted humanitarian situations. Despite the growing attention to EiE, many children in conflict-affected situations miss schooling without having the opportunity to receive a second chance education (SCE),…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Emergency Programs, Reentry Students, Student Motivation
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