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Tahir, Izza – Current Issues in Comparative Education, 2022
Pakistan has been engaged in the project of madrassa reform since the early days of its nationhood. Since gaining independence from Britain in 1947, successive Pakistani governments have introduced a series of reforms aimed at regulating and reforming the madrassa sector, but the repeated failure of these efforts suggests the presence of some…
Descriptors: Religious Schools, Religious Education, Foreign Countries, Educational Change
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Simon, Sandrine; Dantas, Lucimar – Current Issues in Comparative Education, 2022
Ensuring that learning is participatory and even further democratized seems particularly important at a time when people are kept apart because of a COVID-19 pandemic that thrives on proximity. Whilst learning is based on exchanges, it also benefits from the existence of a learning community, the access to which needs to be equal and taking…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, Higher Education, Citizen Participation
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Fasih, Tazeen; Patrinos, Harry A.; Shafiq, M. Najeeb – Current Issues in Comparative Education, 2021
In this study, we develop a conceptual framework that explains the reasons behind a widening of the gaps in private rates of return to university education during an economic crisis such as COVID-19. Next, we report stylized facts on the private rates of return to university education before and after economic crises in Indonesia, Pakistan, and…
Descriptors: Economic Impact, Economic Factors, COVID-19, Pandemics
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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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Bruce, Elizabeth R. – Current Issues in Comparative Education, 2019
This analysis examines South Africa's "Policy and Strategic Framework on HIV and AIDS for Higher Education." According to the Foreword by the Minister of Higher Education and Training, it is addressed towards "all" at higher education institutions, including students, university management, and other role players, for…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS), School Policy
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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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Hsueh, Chia-Ming – Current Issues in Comparative Education, 2018
Internationalization in higher education has become increasingly relevant over the past two decades, not only in traditional areas like North America and Europe, but also in emerging regions such as Asia and the rest of the world. The expansion of the global higher education mobility is obvious, with over 4.6 million students seeking education…
Descriptors: Student Recruitment, Competition, Reputation, Foreign Students
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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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Storm, Elliot – Current Issues in Comparative Education, 2015
This paper explores two episodes of contention in the ongoing conflict between the Venezuelan government and the country's autonomous universities. In August 2009, Venezuela's National Assembly approved and implemented the controversial Organic Education Law. Sixteen months later, the Assembly approved the similarly polarizing Law of University…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Change, Conflict, Higher Education
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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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Kushnarenko, Valentyna; Cojocari, Ludmila – Current Issues in Comparative Education, 2012
Internationalization of higher education has become a priority for many universities in post-Soviet small states. Focusing on international communication networks, student mobility, or international curriculum development, universities invest human and financial resources to prepare graduates to meet global challenges. Globalization and…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Curriculum Development, Foreign Countries, Educational Change
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Wisler, Andria – Current Issues in Comparative Education, 2010
As a springboard into her response inspired by Noah Sobe's article, this author offers two possibilities for what cosmopolitanisms can tell about comparative and international education research. First, from her perspective, rooted in justice and peace studies, she is intrigued by several authors' assessments of cosmopolitanism as a cognitive or…
Descriptors: Area Studies, International Education, Educational Research, Comparative Education
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Ginsburg, Mark – Current Issues in Comparative Education, 2008
This author feels that how one views NGOs (non-government organizations) depends on one's perspective, and thus his reflections in this article focus more on extending his earlier analysis, rather than revising it. The author does this by considering three relatively recent developments, which in different ways have provoked him to keep wrestling…
Descriptors: Educational Development, Comparative Education, Educational Change, Nongovernmental Organizations
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Mossayeb, Sina M.; Shirazi, Roozbeh – Current Issues in Comparative Education, 2006
This paper explores the plausibility of a hypothesis that puts forth perceived educational opportunity as a significant pull factor influencing Iranians' decisions to immigrate to the United States. Drawing on various literatures, including research on educational policy in Iran, government policy papers, and figures from recent studies and census…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Immigration, Educational Opportunities, Public Policy