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Otting, Jennifer – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2018
In the last 20 years, there has been a growing preoccupation with fragile contexts. International development and diplomatic communities have focused on implementing Western-oriented education policies centered on democratisation efforts to transform fragile contexts. In order to understand what happens when education reform policies are enmeshed…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Citizenship Responsibility, Citizenship Education, Educational Change
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Quaynor, Laura – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2018
Democratic citizenship education is of key concern in many societies, particularly with the adoption of global citizenship education in the United Nations' Education First Initiative. There have been particular critiques that current frameworks for understanding citizenship fail to account for civic understandings and practices in both African and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Democratic Values, Citizenship Education, Indigenous Knowledge
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Klees, Steven J. – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2018
To experiment with the possible privatisation of its primary education system, Liberia initiated the Partnership Schools of Liberia (PSL), which turned over the management of 93 public schools to eight private contractors. A randomised controlled trial (RCT) study was initiated comparing the PSL schools with matched public schools and the results…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Privatization, Public Schools, Randomized Controlled Trials
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Ilie, Sonia; Rose, Pauline – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2018
Most countries are far from achieving the new sustainable development target of equal access to higher education by 2030, with those in South Asia and sub-Saharan Africa furthest behind. This raises questions about the allocation of public resources across the education system to promote equity. We use data from Demographic and Health Surveys and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Educational Finance, Resource Allocation
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Altinyelken, Hülya Kosar; Le Mat, Marielle – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2018
Sexual violence is recognised as a public health and human rights problem worldwide. Although schools are expected to be safe places for young people and are envisaged as institutions that challenge social injustices, they are increasingly identified as sites where disproportionately high levels of sexual violence occurs. This study seeks to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Teachers, Personal Narratives, Sexual Harassment
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Jerome, Lee – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2018
Contemporary citizenship education tends to focus on the development of skills through real experiences, which has led to a relative neglect or simplification of knowledge and understanding. This article outlines a framework for analysing citizenship curricula drawing on Young's notion of 'powerful knowledge' and 'knowledge of the powerful' and on…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Citizenship Education, Curriculum Evaluation, Comparative Analysis
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Halai, Anjum; Durrani, Naureen – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2018
This paper studies an under-researched area--teachers' role in peacebuilding in conflict-affected contexts--through exploring teacher agency for social cohesion in Pakistan. Insights are sought into teachers' perspectives on the major drivers of conflict in society and the role of education and teachers in social cohesion and mitigating inequities…
Descriptors: Peace, Teacher Role, Observation, Focus Groups
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BenDavid-Hadar, Iris; Case, Stephoni; Smith, Rob – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2018
The right to education depends upon a willingness to finance education fairly. Addressing the difference in educational achievement between learners of different backgrounds is a key aspect of fairness. Framed by contemporary neoliberal policies around marketisation and competitiveness, this paper examines fairness in the education finance policy…
Descriptors: Funding Formulas, Educational Finance, Educational Policy, Comparative Analysis
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Brooks, Rachel – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2018
Higher education is of considerable importance to policymakers across Europe. Indeed, it is viewed as a key mechanism for achieving a range of economic, social and political goals. Nevertheless, despite this prominence within policy, we have no clear understanding of the extent to which conceptualisations of 'the student' are shared across the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Comparative Analysis, Comparative Education
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Sawhney, Sonia – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2018
This exploratory study investigates the influence of teachers' perception of students' socio economic position (SEP) on the disciplinary practices they adopt in classrooms. Qualitative data were collected using classroom observations and interviews with students, their parents and teachers. Findings highlight differentiated disciplinary practices…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Discipline, Teacher Student Relationship, Student Characteristics
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Xu, Yuwei; Waniganayake, Manjula – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2018
This paper explores the impact of gender on the employment of men in early childhood education and care (ECEC) centres through the voices of male and female early childhood teachers (ECTs) working in China. Gender imbalance in the ECEC workforce is a global phenomenon, and there has been little research about it in countries such as China. This…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Gender Differences, Preschool Teachers, Teacher Attitudes
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Qoyyimah, Uswatun – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2018
This paper describes research on how curriculum reform provides novel conditions for influencing teacher professionalism. It draws on Bernstein's theories of the 'classification and framing' of curriculum and theories of teacher professionalism to investigate the impact of curriculum reform on teacher professionalism. The research was conducted in…
Descriptors: Religious Education, Educational Change, Curriculum Development, Secondary School Teachers
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Ransom, James – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2018
Internationalisation is a cross-cutting theme in the strategic plans of many universities, and an increased international profile is a core goal for many cities. At the same time, even the leaders of some of Europe's most avowedly outward-facing, 'global' universities have begun to prioritise relations with their city counterparts in recent years.…
Descriptors: International Education, Strategic Planning, Urban Areas, Interviews
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Kutnick, Peter; Zhu, Zhiyong; Chan, Cecilia; Chan, Rosanna Yuen-Yan; Lee, Betty Pok-Yee; Lai, Veronica Ka Wai – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2018
School-based pipelines/routes for university and technical engineering education are recognised as important for economic development and the high-school years are critical for shaping students' career aspirations and attitudes. This study examined a range of attitudes/experiences on the aspirations of secondary students to pursue engineering…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Engineering Education, Student Motivation, Secondary School Students
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Breton, Theodore R.; Canavire-Bacarreza, Gustavo – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2018
Latin American students consistently score low on international tests of cognitive skills. In the PISA 2012 results, students in seven Latin American countries had an average score of 395 in mathematics, or about 100 points lower than the average score of 497 in four Scandinavian countries. We estimate the effect of socioeconomic characteristics…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Low Achievement, Scores, Educational Quality
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