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Monk, Jeremy – Current Issues in Comparative Education, 2019
Low-fee private schools (LFPS) have grown considerably in the developing world as public free primary education has been unable to cater to the poorest children. Bridge International Academies (BIA), one of the largest chains of LFPS, has positioned itself as a solution to issues of access and quality of primary education. Using newspaper articles…
Descriptors: Private Schools, Cross Cultural Studies, Foreign Countries, Educational Quality
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Mendenhall, Mary; Skinner, Makala; Collas, Sophia; French, Sarah – Current Issues in Comparative Education, 2018
Governmental and non-governmental institutions alike have rallied around technology as a potential solution for addressing the dearth of quality educational opportunities and adequately trained teachers in many regions around the world (Burns, 2011; Carlson, 2013; Dahya, 2016). This is no less true in humanitarian and refugee contexts where…
Descriptors: Mentors, Telecommunications, Handheld Devices, Refugees
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Mundy, Karen – Current Issues in Comparative Education, 2008
A decade ago, when "Current Issues in Comparative Education" ("CICE") published its first issue "Are NGOs Overrated?" both academic debates and development policy discussions were focused on the expanding role played by NGOs in the developing world. Today the language has changed--and so too, in some ways, has…
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Citizen Participation, Academic Achievement, Nongovernmental Organizations