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Schuelka, Matthew J.; Braznell, Mollie; Leavesley, Matthew; Dorji, Sangay; Dorji, Khandu; Nidup, Karma; Latsho, Pema – Journal of International and Comparative Education, 2021
Bhutan is a country known for happiness. In the 1970s, the Fourth Druk Gyalpo [Dragon King] of Bhutan established the development philosophy of Gross National Happiness (GNH). However, using 'happiness' as a measurement of social and economic development does not mean that all Bhutanese are 'happy' themselves. Schools -- including higher education…
Descriptors: Psychological Patterns, Well Being, Mental Health, Foreign Countries
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Soeung, Sopha – Journal of International and Comparative Education, 2021
Cambodia uses a 'discouragement' strategy to manage teachers' engagement in supplying private tutoring (PT). However, previous studies have criticised teachers' professional misconduct in terms of promoting tutoring classes to ensure supplementary income. Currently, examination reforms alongside economic growth propose a new understanding of…
Descriptors: Private Education, Supplementary Education, Tutoring, Cheating
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Yean, Aai Sheau; Rahim, Suzieleez Syrene Bt Abdul – Journal of International and Comparative Education, 2021
This theoretical piece explores the frame of mind required for a Science, Technology, Education and Mathematics (STEM) education in an uncertain time. Predominantly argued from an epistemic standpoint, this paper analyses the relationship between environment, anthropomorphism, the essence of education, and our presumed mastery of nature. In the…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Conservation (Environment), Epistemology, Correlation
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Thien, Nguyen Hoang – Journal of International and Comparative Education, 2021
This article aims to reveal the features of research culture in Vietnamese universities, through various indicators. It shows that among factors impacting the formation of research culture in Vietnamese universities are state-related ones, including policies, regulations, norms and traditions for university research. The state-related factors have…
Descriptors: Universities, Institutional Cooperation, Research, Publications
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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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Thien, Nguyen Hoang – Journal of International and Comparative Education, 2020
This research aims to explore the nature of organizational culture in the context of the higher education sector in Vietnam. This study hopes to enrich literature on organizational culture, the organizational culture of higher education institutions, and relevant themes in the context of Vietnam. In this research, qualitative methods and a…
Descriptors: Organizational Culture, Case Studies, College Faculty, Teacher Attitudes
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Khokhar, Ashar Johnson – Journal of International and Comparative Education, 2020
The textbooks are believed to be containing true and authentic historical narratives and it also remained the sole tool employed by a state to impart a certain notion of its identity. The qualitative perspective best suited this research, and within it, the qualitative content analysis method was chosen to analyze the content of textbooks. This…
Descriptors: Indians, Textbooks, Content Analysis, History Instruction
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Wan, Chang Da; Sirat, Morshidi; Razak, Dzulkifli Abdul – Journal of International and Comparative Education, 2020
Academic governance and leadership are two inter-related concepts that set the tone and direction for the development of higher education at the system as well as institutional levels. This article examines the academic governance and leadership in Malaysian higher education by focusing on two national higher education strategic initiatives: the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Governance, Leadership, College Administration
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Nawab, Ali – Journal of International and Comparative Education, 2020
Both experience and studies suggest that teachers in rural Pakistan either show reduced interest towards Professional Development (PD) or if they avail limited PD opportunities, they hardly bring any significant changes in their instructional practices. One of the assumptions in this regard, although not proved empirically, is that the system…
Descriptors: Accountability, Teacher Evaluation, Professional Development, Inservice Teacher Education
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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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