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Sumit Karn; Vandita Churiwal; Chris Henderson; Mia Chin; Shreya Sanjeev – Current Issues in Comparative Education, 2023
Although primary school enrollment in Pakistan has increased in the last two decades, schooling quality for girls and boys remains a central challenge. Furthermore, strides made toward gender parity are yet to address pervasive inequities in schooling outcomes. To provide insight on this matter, this paper interrogates girls' achievement in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Females, Mathematics Achievement, Educational Quality
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Quezada Morales, Romina – Current Issues in Comparative Education, 2022
This report presents an exploratory study with three interviewees in Uruguay: a private school director in Montevideo, an APREnDER school director in Montevideo, and a Plan Ceibal employee who occupies a leadership position. The semi-structured interviews were conducted between November, 2020, and May, 2021, and centered on the leaders'…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, COVID-19, Pandemics, Foreign Countries
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Pineda Munguia, Judith – Current Issues in Comparative Education, 2022
This exploratory study aims to understand how learning policies and digital learning measures implemented in Honduras during the COVID-19 pandemic impacted access to education, quality of education, and socio-economic gaps. The study involved semi-structured interviews providing a valuable window into the perspectives of individuals across…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, COVID-19, Pandemics, Educational Policy
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Quezada Morales, Romina – Current Issues in Comparative Education, 2022
To understand how Aprende en Casa contributed to the spread of digital learning and the implementation of the Educational Digital Agenda in Mexico, this report presents the analysis of an exploratory study that consisted of three semi-structured interviews. The interviewees for this inquiry were a leader of the Aprende en Casa strategy at SEP, the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, COVID-19, Pandemics, Electronic Learning
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Milovanovitch, Mihaylo – Current Issues in Comparative Education, 2019
In this article we present results from research on how education environments may influence the propensity of education participants to engage in corrupt practices. We approached this task with the help of a conceptual framework that draws on rational choice and routine activity theory, and on economic models of human behaviour. The framework…
Descriptors: Educational Improvement, Deception, Crime, Behavior Patterns
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Unlu, Ali; Schurig, Michael – Current Issues in Comparative Education, 2015
Recently, performance profiles in reading, mathematics and science were created using the data collectively available in the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) and the Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS) 2011. In addition, a classification of children to the end of their primary school years was…
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Elementary Secondary Education, Mathematics Tests, Foreign Countries
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Shepherd, Alison Victoria – Current Issues in Comparative Education, 2015
This paper considers education in the Mexican state of Oaxaca and the effects that an active teachers' union has had upon not only the education of the primary and secondary schools that the teachers represent, but also on higher educational policy in the state. The difference between rhetoric and reality is explored in terms of the union as a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Development, Barriers, Educational Policy
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Post, David – Current Issues in Comparative Education, 2015
In 2015 Education for All (EFA), concludes its 25-year cycle, and the Global Monitoring Report (GMR) publishes its final assessment of triumph and defeat in reaching the six EFA goals. Before the United Nations adopts new Sustainable Development Goals, it is essential to consider the underlying theories of monitoring. This essay addresses two…
Descriptors: Progress Monitoring, Educational Objectives, Sustainable Development, Goal Orientation
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Woo, David – Current Issues in Comparative Education, 2013
This article examines the link between the governance of Hong Kong's international school and Direct Subsidy Scheme school categories and changes in the broader Hong Kong society through a neoliberal framework. As Hong Kong's economy has grown since the 1997 handover to the People's Republic of China, an increasing number of people have come to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Neoliberalism, Governance, International Schools
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Wright, Beth – Current Issues in Comparative Education, 2013
School choice policies, as neoliberal reforms, have often been analyzed using the very discourse embedded in neoliberal mentalities. By reviewing the way scholars have conceptualized school choice as a transnational phenomenon, this paper evaluates the extent to which scholarship has attempted to, or succeeded in, overcoming traditional,…
Descriptors: School Choice, Neoliberalism, Educational Change, Educational Policy
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Menashy, Francine – Current Issues in Comparative Education, 2013
The past decade has witnessed a notable shift in the international education policy environment, characterized by a rapid growth in private educational provision. In the context of a divisive debate on the role of the non-state sector in primary and secondary education, this paper grapples with the theoretical underpinnings of both advocacy and…
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Privatization, International Education, Educational Policy
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Pai, Grace – Current Issues in Comparative Education, 2013
This paper presents a vertical case study of the history of universalizing education in postcolonial Sierra Leone from the early 1950s to 1990 to highlight how there has never been a universal conception of universal education. In order to unite a nation behind a universal ideal of schooling, education needed to be adapted to different…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Case Studies, Rural Areas, African Culture
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Pulido, Isaura B.; Miglietta, Anton; Cortez, Gabriel Alejandro; Stovall, David; Aviles de Bradley, Ann – Current Issues in Comparative Education, 2013
This article explores the work of the Grassroots Curriculum Taskforce (CGCT), a Chicago-based collaborative that engages in collective production of curricula that more adeptly capture the cultural, economic, and political realities of Chicago Public Schools' students. We first examine the collaborative processes CGCT undertook with parents,…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, Urban Schools, Public Schools, Curriculum Development
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Crossley, Michael; Sprague, Terra – Current Issues in Comparative Education, 2012
Drawing upon recent work for the Commonwealth Secretariat and our ongoing comparative research, this article focuses upon the nature, impact and implications of contemporary development challenges for education in small states. It is argued that the post-Jomtien era has been dominated by international goals and targets that have focussed…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Educational Finance, Educational Research, Access to Education
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Straubhaar, Rolf – Current Issues in Comparative Education, 2012
Though the existing literature on the "favelas" (or shantytowns) of Brazil thoroughly documents the chaotic and violent nature of life within them, few connections have been made between the literature on "favelas", fragility and small states, particularly with regard to the fragile state of educational institutions in…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Foreign Countries, Classification, Slums
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