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Magrath, Bronwen; Aslam, Monazza; Johnson, David – Research in Comparative and International Education, 2019
This exploratory paper seeks to shed light on the methodological challenges of education systems research. There is growing consensus that interventions to improve learning outcomes must be designed and studied as part of a broader system of education, and that learning outcomes are affected by a complex web of dynamics involving different inputs,…
Descriptors: Systems Approach, Outcomes of Education, Comparative Education, International Education
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Taylor, Nick; Wills, Gabrielle; Hoadley, Ursula – Research in Comparative and International Education, 2019
This paper explores methodological insights from a mixed methods study that aims to understand how school leaders promote literacy development in their schools. The study findings consider both the complementarities and the challenges of the qualitative and quantitative approaches to measuring leadership practices and their linkages with learning…
Descriptors: Leadership Role, Literacy, Barriers, Elementary Schools
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Aslam, Monazza; Malik, Rabea; Rawal, Shenila; Rose, Pauline; Vignoles, Anna; Whitaker, Lydia – Research in Comparative and International Education, 2019
Quantifying the impact of teaching quality on pupil learning, and understanding what teacher characteristics or practices are likely to improve student achievement, are pressing research questions in all countries. Empirical evidence also needs to be context specific since different education systems are likely to have different facilitators and…
Descriptors: Educational Quality, Foreign Countries, Academic Achievement, Comparative Education
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Tsimpli, Ianthi; Mukhopadhyay, Lina; Treffers-Daller, Jeanine; Alladi, Suvarna; Marinis, Theodoros; Panda, Minati; Balasubramanian, Anusha; Sinha, Pallawi – Research in Comparative and International Education, 2019
In the Indian context, concerns have been raised for many years about the learning outcomes of primary school children. The complexity of the issue makes it difficult to advise stakeholders on what needs to be done to improve learning in primary schools in India. As it has been shown that low socio-economic status is one of the key factors that…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Multilingualism, Multiple Literacies, Elementary Education
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Kim, Sharon; Raza, Mahjabeen; Seidman, Edward – Research in Comparative and International Education, 2019
The development of competencies known as 21st-century skills are garnering increasing attention as a means of improving teacher instructional quality. However, a key challenge in bringing about desired improvements lies in the lack of context-specific understanding of teaching practices and meaningful ways of supporting teacher professional…
Descriptors: 21st Century Skills, Competence, Teaching Methods, Elementary Secondary Education
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Ford, Cassie B.; Kim, Ha Yeon; Brown, Lindsay; Aber, J. Lawrence; Sheridan, Margaret A. – Research in Comparative and International Education, 2019
The Rapid Assessment of Cognitive and Emotional Regulation (RACER) is a tablet-based assessment tool for children that measures executive function (EF) skills. Instructions that are brief and visually presented; game-like tasks are designed to easily engage children regardless of literacy level and variable test administration settings. RACER…
Descriptors: Cognitive Tests, Data Collection, Low Income Groups, Foreign Countries
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Rolleston, Caine; Schendel, Rebecca; Grijalva Espinosa, Ana M. – Research in Comparative and International Education, 2019
The concept of 'approaches to learning' (Marton, 1976) has long assumed a position of central importance in the analysis of student learning outcomes. However, constructing effective measures of students' approaches to learning is a complex task, and it is an empirical question whether such measures transfer well across contexts. In this paper, we…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Cultural Differences, Learning Strategies, Evaluation Methods
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Trani, Jean-Fran├žois; Bakhshi, Parul; Mozaffari, Alan; Sohail, Munib; Rawab, Hashim; Kaplan, Ian; Ballard, Ellis; Hovmand, Peter – Research in Comparative and International Education, 2019
Access to education has been the central tenet of the Millennium Development Goal 2, which focused strongly on increasing enrolment yet failed to promote education quality and equity and address contextual complexities that sustain exclusion. As a consequence, many children are not learning. There is growing recognition that effective, efficient…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Access to Education, Rural Schools, Equal Education
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Zozie, Paxton; Chawinga, Winner Dominic – Research in Comparative and International Education, 2018
The ubiquity of information and communication technologies (ICTs) have considerably transformed the higher educational landscape and are now providing an increasing number of novel and dynamic pathways for education delivery. The steady growth of flexible and affordable ICTs is impacting upon the higher education domain resulting in a departure…
Descriptors: Open Universities, Distance Education, Undergraduate Students, Foreign Countries
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Larionova, Viola; Brown, Ken; Bystrova, Tatiana; Sinitsyn, Evgueny – Research in Comparative and International Education, 2018
There has been a rapid growth of massive open online courses (MOOCs) in the global education market in the last decade. Online learning technologies are becoming increasingly widespread in the non-formal education sector and in higher and supplementary vocational education. The use of MOOCs in Russia to support the delivery of educational…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Online Courses, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Wang, Yan; Liu, Xuan; Zhang, Zhenhong – Research in Comparative and International Education, 2018
The Chinese government has attached great importance to the development of e-learning since its emergence in the 1990s. As a consequence of the implementation of a series of policies, China has made significant achievements in the e-learning arena with respect to infrastructure construction, production of resources, academic education,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Electronic Learning, Educational History, Information Technology
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Aljaber, Abdullah – Research in Comparative and International Education, 2018
E-learning is a sector of Saudi Arabian education that is witnessing significant growth, particularly in higher education. This article aims to provide a historical overview of the development and evolution of e-learning in Saudi Arabia. With the Ministry of Higher Education at the core of education and e-learning, the article will explore recent…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Teaching Methods
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Sclater, Madeleine; Lally, Vic – Research in Comparative and International Education, 2018
The main focus of this article is our project of reimagining higher education for ourselves and our students using the central theme of technology-enhanced learning (TEL), which is inextricably linked to education in the present and in the future in many contexts. We argue that interdisciplinarity and interdisciplinary working are central and…
Descriptors: Interdisciplinary Approach, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Art Education
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Honeychurch, Sarah; Patrick, Fiona – Research in Comparative and International Education, 2018
This paper describes a participatory online culture--Connected Learning Massive Open Online Collaboration (CLMOOC)--and asks how its ethos of reciprocity and creative playfulness occurs. By analysing Twitter interactions over a four-week period, we conclude that this is due to the supportive nature of participants, who describe themselves as…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Large Group Instruction, Online Courses
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Lally, Vic; Sclater, Madeleine; Brown, Ken – Research in Comparative and International Education, 2018
This paper reflects on some of the themes emerging from a consideration of recent research at the nexus of technologies, learning and culture. The authors comment on the expansive nature of the concept of learning spaces in papers featuring an investigation of technology enhanced learning (TEL) and communication design studios in the UK and…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Communications, Design
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