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Acquah, Alfred – Current Issues in Comparative Education, 2021
Over the years, there has been a tremendous increase in enrollment in higher education as well as the cost of attendance. This article comparatively analyzes the higher education finance between the United States of America (U.S.A.) and Ghana, taking into consideration the goals of higher education, enrollment and expenditure, and the various…
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Neoliberalism, College Attendance, Higher Education
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Le, Hang M. – Current Issues in Comparative Education, 2021
While there is growing attention to language as a central issue in education for refugees, this policy area still appears to be dominated by an apolitical, technical, and instrumentalist perspective. Through a comparison of language-in-education policies in two refugee camp contexts, Kakuma Refugee Camp in Kenya and the refugee camps along the…
Descriptors: Refugees, Emergency Shelters, Language of Instruction, Educational Policy
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Kang, Seulgi – Current Issues in Comparative Education, 2020
The unification of South Korea and North Korea is a plausible idea yet it requires a comprehensive preparation in advance. As a method to achieve fiscal efficiency in public services, decentralization theory is consistently applied. However, the current literature and political reality argue that decentralization does not always hold its…
Descriptors: Administrative Organization, Educational Finance, Educational Administration, Foreign Countries
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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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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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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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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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Heyneman, Stephen P. – Current Issues in Comparative Education, 2013
There is ample evidence to suggest that American schools perform worse than schools in many other countries. The U.S. ranks toward the bottom of the industrialized nations on international tests of academic achievement in science and mathematics. Not only may American schools perform worse but they may do so at the same time as they use more…
Descriptors: School Effectiveness, Academic Achievement, Achievement Tests, Educational Quality
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Vavrus, Frances; Bartlett, Lesley – Current Issues in Comparative Education, 2006
This article enters into contemporary debates regarding methodology and training in comparative and international education by addressing epistemological questions about "what" can be known of the world and how it can be known through comparative research. We contend that debates over qualitative versus quantitative methods or area studies versus…
Descriptors: Area Studies, International Education, Methods, Case Studies
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Walker, Jeffrey P.; Serrano, Ana M. – Current Issues in Comparative Education, 2006
Throughout history the United States has been constantly confronted with the responsibility of integrating diverse groups of people into its society. This paper uses current and historical ideas about the complex nature of indigenous groups, globalization, and education as vehicles for promoting the adoption of cosmopolitanism, a paradigm that…
Descriptors: Indigenous Populations, Global Approach, Foreign Countries, Immigration