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Gong, Xin; Wang, Pengcheng – Current Issues in Comparative Education, 2017
This study provides a comparative analysis of the pre-service education system for preschool educators in China and the United States. Based on collected data and materials (literature, policy documents, and statistical data), we compare two areas of pre-service training: (1) the formal system; (2) the informal system. In the formal system, most…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers
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Zhang, Yu; Zhou, Xuehan – Current Issues in Comparative Education, 2017
The purpose of this study was to examine the effect of household education expenditure on National College Entrance Exam (NCEE) performance in China. Using a comprehensive dataset with a sample size of 5840 students collected in Jinan, China, this study found that the average effect of household education expenditure on NCEE performance is not…
Descriptors: Expenditures, College Entrance Examinations, Scores, Foreign Countries
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You, You; Zhu, Feifei; Ding, Xiaohao – Current Issues in Comparative Education, 2017
As the number of college graduates increases dramatically in recent years in China, the Chinese Central government encourages college graduates to partake in entrepreneurial activities. The current study uses data from a nationwide institutional survey of directors of career services of 840 Chinese colleges and universities to study the current…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Entrepreneurship, National Surveys
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Yu, Li – Current Issues in Comparative Education, 2017
The unemployment problem of college students in China has drawn much attention from academics and society. Using the 2011 College Student Labor Market (CSLM) survey data from Tsinghua University, this paper estimated the effects of college quality on initial employment, including employment status and employment unit ownership for fresh college…
Descriptors: College Graduates, Foreign Countries, Unemployment, Labor Market
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Yao, Haogen – Current Issues in Comparative Education, 2017
This study develops a sequential mixed model of Delphi-Propensity Score Matching to discuss how an NGO's socio-emotional support affects the decisions of dropout, work, and two types of upper secondary schooling in rural China. Data were collected from 6,298 students in 2012 after a subgroup of them were treated. The analysis shows that…
Descriptors: Rural Areas, Academic Aspiration, Academic Achievement, Foreign Countries
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Guo, Fei – Current Issues in Comparative Education, 2017
As the labor market pressure for college graduates keeps rising in the past decade, working while attending college becomes increasingly popular among undergraduate students in China. With a nationally representative dataset of 6,977 students from 49 institutions, this study examines the incidence and influencing factors on undergraduate student…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, Student Employment, Part Time Employment
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Li, Jing; Guo, Fei; You, You – Current Issues in Comparative Education, 2017
Study abroad can be a life-changing experience, but evidence of its effectiveness is mixed. We examine the experience of studying abroad at colleges in the US and China, which are the largest receiving and sending countries of international students respectively. Using data from two comparable national surveys that follow the same design, we…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Study Abroad, Program Effectiveness, Cross Cultural Studies
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Auletto, Amy; Kim, Taeyeon; Marias, Rachel – Current Issues in Comparative Education, 2017
Despite increasingly egalitarian attitudes toward women in the Middle East and North Africa, nations in this region continue to rank among the lowest in measures of gender equality. Using survey data, we examine the relationship between educational attainment and support for women. We find that increased educational attainment is predictive of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Gender Bias, Females, Social Bias
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Wright, Katie; Buchanan, Emma – Current Issues in Comparative Education, 2017
The development of "international mindedness" is an established aim of international education and has recently gained prominence in national school systems. Despite its increasing salience, it remains an ambiguous construct and an understudied aspect of schooling. It is implicated in globalized educational markets and attempts to…
Descriptors: Cultural Pluralism, Multicultural Education, International Education, Advanced Placement Programs
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Rouhani, Leva – Current Issues in Comparative Education, 2017
In recent years heightened attention has been directed towards the connections between schooling and local communities in sub-Saharan Africa. While community participation in school management has been emphasized as a strategy to promote sustainable development and improve quality education in sub-Saharan Africa, in practice this strategy has…
Descriptors: Community Involvement, Gender Differences, Case Studies, Trend Analysis
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Ginsburg, Mark – Current Issues in Comparative Education, 2017
This article analyzes three USAID education strategy documents (1998, 2005, and 2011) as well as USAID's requests for proposals for three projects to assess how teachers are represented. The main findings indicate that USAID education strategy documents a) treat teachers as human capital, a human resource input, rather than as human beings and b)…
Descriptors: International Organizations, Educational Attitudes, Teachers, Educational Strategies
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Read, Robyn; Fernandez-Hermosilla, Magdalena; Anderson, Stephen; Mundy, Karen – Current Issues in Comparative Education, 2016
This paper discusses a research agenda setting project conducted for an international non-governmental organization which aims to help create a regionally relevant, high-quality knowledge base on key education issues of policy and practice. Specifically, we illustrate how our team adapted the Child Health and Nutrition Research Initiative (CHRNI)…
Descriptors: Educational Improvement, Educational Research, Developing Nations, Agenda Setting
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Woo, David James – Current Issues in Comparative Education, 2016
Education systems as units of analysis have been metaphorically likened to ecologies to model change. However, ecological models to date have been ineffective in modelling educational change that is multi-scale and occurs across multiple levels of an education system. Thus, this paper advances two innovative, ecological frameworks that improve on…
Descriptors: Holistic Approach, Models, Comparative Analysis, Educational Change
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Saraisky, Nancy Green – Current Issues in Comparative Education, 2016
One of the most basic and obvious sources of data for education policy analysis is text. This article discusses content analysis as an important part of the methodological toolbox for elucidating patterns and trends about education policy. Focusing specifically on media, I show how media content analysis can produce nuanced insights about the ways…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Policy Formation, Content Analysis, Educational Trends
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Byker, Erik Jon; Banerjee, Aditi – Current Issues in Comparative Education, 2016
For more than a decade, hundreds of thousands of India's young adults have volunteered to collect data for an annual household education related survey. The survey is called the Annual Status of Education Report or ASER, for short. The ASER survey is a unique methodology of citizen-led assessments. The purpose of this article is to describe and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Field Studies, Annual Reports, Educational Assessment
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