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Lessy, Zulkipli; Arif, Mahmud – Journal of International and Comparative Education, 2020
The function of empowerment is to equip people with the knowledge, skills, and perspectives that can sustain and improve both personal and societal well-being. Empowerment can occur by means of education, as well as by supportive programs in social work, community development, and philanthropy. Especially when intended for the poor, marginalized,…
Descriptors: Islam, Religious Education, Case Studies, Coeducation
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Wadheefa, Aishath; Tee, Meng Yew – Journal of International and Comparative Education, 2020
A major curriculum reform was implemented in Maldives in 2015. Little is known about how the new curriculum has been used and implemented in classroom teaching. This qualitative multiple-case study aims to examine the teacher-tool relationship of six teachers teaching sixth grade English and the factors that shape the teacher-tool relationship.…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Grade 6
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Lee, Huan Yik; Samuel, Moses – Journal of International and Comparative Education, 2020
Currently, in many developing countries, there have been intensified efforts by policymakers to push for decentralisation of education as part of a neo-liberal reform agenda to improve school management efficiency and cater to localised needs. In the Malaysian context, the government has attempted further decentralisation of autonomy in selected…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Administrative Organization, Neoliberalism, Accountability
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Brophy, Michael – Journal of International and Comparative Education, 2020
Non-Government Organisations (NG0s) which support education in Africa may use different titles such as Council or Trust, are almost always Non-profit organizations. They differ in size, ranging from small local organisations through to large internal multinationals. When founded they will often reflect the ideas, objectives and views of their…
Descriptors: Agency Role, Nongovernmental Organizations, Foreign Countries, Nonprofit Organizations
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Salmi, Jamil; Pham, Ly Thi – Journal of International and Comparative Education, 2019
This paper provides a review of academic governance and leadership in Vietnam at both the national and institutional levels, focusing more on the public sector. It also provides an analysis of new policy developments aimed at achieving higher education reform. There have been significant changes over the last three decades regarding governance…
Descriptors: Governance, Educational Policy, Educational Change, Foreign Countries
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Atesok, Zeynep Ozde; Komsuoglu, Aysegul; Ozer, Yeser Yesim – Journal of International and Comparative Education, 2019
This article underlines the challenges refugees experience in accessing higher education in both first-asylum and resettlement countries. It focuses specifically on Turkey's higher education system, and the policies and practices in place to respond to the educational requirements of Syrian refugees. Our analysis reveals that accommodating the…
Descriptors: Refugees, Land Settlement, Access to Education, Higher Education
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Tan, Clarene; Abdullah, Melissa Ng Lee Yen; Shuib, Munir – Journal of International and Comparative Education, 2019
Throughout the last decade in Malaysia, participation of students with disabilities in higher education has seen minimal growth. This paper investigates the policies and practices regulating disability in Malaysia's higher education. Three aspects -- legislation, funding, and governance -- are analysed. To reveal the gaps in policy and practice,…
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Students with Disabilities, Educational Policy, Educational Practices
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Rotha, Ian – Journal of International and Comparative Education, 2019
This paper compares the SAT and "juken." It does this at three levels of analysis: structure, function, and participant communications. While the prior two rely on publicly available information and established theories, the latter is based on the analysis of data collected from social media. The findings of this paper are that, while…
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Comparative Analysis, Social Media, College Entrance Examinations
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Pham, Ly Thi; Hayden, Martin – Journal of International and Comparative Education, 2019
Vietnam's low level of research productivity is especially pronounced in the humanities and social sciences. Though previous research has suggested various possible explanations, to date there has been no detailed investigation of the topic. This investigation explored the publishing experiences of a selected sample group of 20 high-achieving and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Faculty, Teacher Researchers, Faculty Publishing
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Boyd, Wendy; Lembke, Cathy; Scott, Amanda – Journal of International and Comparative Education, 2019
Australian teachers are required to teach students from diverse cultures, and preservice teachers are reported to feel culturally unprepared. The Australian Government's New Colombo Plan aims to increase pre-service teachers' cultural competency by providing funding for cultural and educational experiences in the Asian-Pacific region. This paper…
Descriptors: Instructional Effectiveness, Immersion Programs, Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers
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Chachage, Kristeen; Walls, Jeff; Mwakalinga, Yesaya – Journal of International and Comparative Education, 2019
School-based research and practice in international education has emphasized academic outcomes, to the exclusion of other important aspects of education, such as caring in schools. In this case study, we consider the role of caring in a successful Tanzanian primary school. The practice of caring promoted by the school's leadership, rooted in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Caring, Educational Environment, Elementary Schools
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Ngo, Jenny; Meek, Lynn – Journal of International and Comparative Education, 2019
This paper describes the current state of governance and reforms of Indonesia's higher education system. It seeks to identify the impact of and the constraints on the national higher education reform agenda with respect to institutional autonomy for public universities. Under the prevailing government regulations, 11 public universities have been…
Descriptors: College Administration, Governance, Educational Change, Foreign Countries
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Tee, Meng Yew; Samuel, Moses; Nor, Norjoharuddeen Bin Mohd; Sathasivam, Renuka A/p V.; Hutkemri – Journal of International and Comparative Education, 2018
This article reports the findings on classroom practice in Malaysia, as the nation attempts to transform the education system to better prepare children for the 21st Century. The goal of the study is to describe an overview of classroom practice in Malaysia, to provide essential empirical data to inform discussions in one of the most important…
Descriptors: Educational Quality, Foreign Countries, Classroom Techniques, Secondary School Teachers
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Maca, Mark – Journal of International and Comparative Education, 2018
The 'overseas Filipino workers' (OFWs) are the largest source of US dollar income in the Philippines. These state-sponsored labour migrations have resulted in an exodus of workers and professionals that now amounts to approximately 10% of the entire country's population. From a temporary and seasonal employment strategy during the early American…
Descriptors: Income, Labor, Overseas Employment, History
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Wan, Chang Da; Sok, Say; Sirat, Morshidi; Un, Leang – Journal of International and Comparative Education, 2018
Cambodia and Malaysia are two Southeast Asian countries at dissimilar levels of socio-economic development. Their higher education systems are also on different developmental paths with varying motivations driving their respective development and progress, but the governance of higher education across these two systems has one striking similarity.…
Descriptors: Governance, Higher Education, Foreign Countries, Neoliberalism
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