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Stefano Hollis – Current Issues in Comparative Education, 2023
A growing portion of international schools are franchised branches of schools originally founded in other countries. The first of such schools opened in 1996 and there are now almost 100 globally. Expansionist schools are primarily elite, English private schools, with concentrations of their franchises developing in the Middle East, Southeast…
Descriptors: Marketing, Advantaged, International Schools, Private Schools
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Hu, Luanjiao – Current Issues in Comparative Education, 2022
Globally, increasing attention has been paid to disability inclusion in the education sector, from international development to national policymaking. Discussions on inclusive education appear in various conferences, events, policy briefs, academic articles, and global reports. The 2020 Global Education Monitoring Report centralizes inclusion in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Visual Impairments, Students with Disabilities, Inclusion
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Gao, Junjian; Kenyon, Brittany; Choi, Yanghwan; Echavarria, Isaely; Qiu, Ling; Leichter, Hope Jensen – Current Issues in Comparative Education, 2022
The unprecedented social disruptions resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic have resulted in rapid change within the family and home. This paper uses semi-structured interviews with parents around the globe to examine the following research questions: 1. How have the spatial and temporal organizations of learning and working in the home been altered…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, Work Life Expectancy, Parent Attitudes
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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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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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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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Tan, Charlene – Current Issues in Comparative Education, 2016
A relatively under-explored topic in the current literature on and methods for research in the field of comparative and international education is the problem of investigator bias in cross-cultural research. This article discusses the nature of and an approach to address investigator bias in research that originates from the theory-ladenness of…
Descriptors: Cross Cultural Studies, Experimenter Characteristics, Bias, Educational Research
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Tobin, Joseph – Current Issues in Comparative Education, 2014
Most qualitative studies in international education take place in a single site in a single nation. When studies are of more than one country, they most often use more quantitative than qualitative approaches. Beatrice and John Whiting conducted the most systematic of comparative cross-cultural studies of child rearing in their "Six…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Ethnography, Video Technology, International Education
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Varenne, Hervé – Current Issues in Comparative Education, 2014
Tobin's work has been groundbreaking. Famously, he and his team put together a sophisticated comparative study of three ways of doing pre-school--in Japan, China, and the United States (1989). As such, this study has precedents in anthropology. What is unique in Tobin's work is that he got people from one place to comment on what they saw people…
Descriptors: Anthropology, Comparative Analysis, Ideology, Educational Research
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Ross, Heidi; Cen, Yuhao; Zhou, Zejun – Current Issues in Comparative Education, 2011
China's heated education policy climate in 2010 indicated an increasing national concern for improving educational quality and educational quality assessment. Despite glowing portraits of Chinese education painted by international observers, the Chinese public has expressed consistent dissatisfaction with educational quality. The inter-related…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Research Projects, Educational Quality, Educational Practices
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Tan, Guangyu – Current Issues in Comparative Education, 2010
It is estimated that more than 10% of China's population has left their villages and hometowns as millions of farmers have descended upon cities and urban centers in response to a huge demand for labor since the economic reform launched in the late 1970s (Li, 2006). Approximately 19.8 million children are believed to have accompanied their parents…
Descriptors: Educational Needs, Migrant Education, Poverty, Access to Health Care