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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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Amzaourou, Oulaid; Oubaha, Driss – Research in Comparative and International Education, 2018
As a response to scholars' growing calls for new and more cross-cultural perspectives in the study of educational technology acceptance, this study examined the moderating effect of Moroccan (n = 200) and American (n = 200) university students' psycho-cultural values, as conceptualized by Hofstede's multidimensional matrix, on their acceptance and…
Descriptors: Cross Cultural Studies, Web 2.0 Technologies, Student Attitudes, Foreign Countries
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Macrander, Ashley – Research in Comparative and International Education, 2017
Literature on global international student mobility (ISM) highlights the uneven nature of student flows--from the developing to the developed world--however, studies have yet to address whether this pattern is replicated within expanding regional networks. Utilizing social network analysis, UNESCO ISM data, and World Bank income classifications,…
Descriptors: Social Networks, Network Analysis, Foreign Students, Student Mobility
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Izumi-Taylor, Satomi; Ito, Yoko; Lin, Chia-Hui; Akita, Kiyomi – Research in Comparative and International Education, 2017
The purpose of this study was to examine similarities and differences of American, Japanese, and Taiwanese kindergarten teachers' perspectives about clean-up time. The participants consisted of two female American kindergarten teachers in the southeastern US, two female Japanese kindergarten teachers on the main island, and two female Taiwanese…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Preschool Education, Cross Cultural Studies, Foreign Countries
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Rappleye, Jeremy; Komatsu, Hikaru – Research in Comparative and International Education, 2017
Lesson Study is a Japanese approach to teacher development borrowed by American researchers in the late 1990s seeking to break from top-down, "best practice" approaches. Two decades later, Lesson Study has gained a strong foothold in American policy circles. Seeking to contribute to the growing research base, this article looks deeper…
Descriptors: Lesson Plans, Foreign Countries, Best Practices, Meta Analysis
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Izumi-Taylor, Satomi; Lin, Chia-Hui – Research in Comparative and International Education, 2017
The purpose of this study was to examine the similarities and differences in American and Taiwanese children's perspectives of tidy-up time. The participants consisted of 25 American kindergarteners in the southeastern US, and 25 Taiwanese kindergarteners from central Taiwan. Children were asked to respond to five questions regarding tidy-up time.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Analysis, Childhood Attitudes, Differences
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Hoelscher, Michael – Research in Comparative and International Education, 2017
This article argues that strong interrelations between methodological and theoretical advances exist. Progress in, especially comparative, methods may have important impacts on theory evaluation. By using the example of the "Varieties of Capitalism" approach and an international comparison of higher education systems, it can be shown…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Comparative Education, Research Methodology, Cross Cultural Studies
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Pilz, Matthias; Krisanthan, Balasundaram; Michalik, Bjoern; Zenner, Lea; Li, Jun – Research in Comparative and International Education, 2016
The role of pre-vocational education in general compulsory education has become increasingly relevant over recent years, with the international debate focussing particularly on its importance in school-to-work transitions. This study considers curriculum design and the implementation of pre-vocational education in four countries with radically…
Descriptors: Prevocational Education, Cross Cultural Studies, Foreign Countries, Role of Education
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Izumi-Taylor, Satomi; Ito, Yoko; Krisell, Meredith – Research in Comparative and International Education, 2016
The purpose of the study was to examine American and Japanese kindergarteners' views of play. The participants consisted of 44 kindergarteners and their five teachers in the southeastern United States and 50 kindergarteners and their three teachers on Japan's main island. Both groups of children were asked to photograph their views of play and to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Education, Kindergarten, Student Attitudes
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Tudball, Libby – Research in Comparative and International Education, 2015
Three books are the subject of this review essay: (1) Avril Keating's (2014) publication, "Education for Citizenship in Europe: European Policies, National Adaptations and Young People's Attitudes"; (2) "The Political Classroom: Evidence and Ethics in Democratic Education", Diana Hess and Paula McAvoy (2015); and (3) "We…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Educational Research, Comparative Education, Futures (of Society)
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Barber, Carolyn; Torney-Purta, Judith; Wilkenfeld, Britt; Ross, Jessica – Research in Comparative and International Education, 2015
Using the Developmental Niche for Emergent Participatory Citizenship (Torney-Purta and Amadeo, 2011) as a framework, we examined differences between immigrant and native-born youth's civic knowledge and support for women's rights in Sweden and the United States, and explored whether experiences with peers and parents, and in formal and informal…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Immigrants, Adolescents, Citizenship
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Kissau, Scott; Rodgers, Marion; Haudeck, Helga – Research in Comparative and International Education, 2014
Recent research has reported professional agreement among foreign language (L2) teachers with respect to the beliefs and behaviors associated with effective L2 teaching. While such research may contribute to an emerging professional consensus, it must be acknowledged that the participating teachers in the related studies were all living and…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Teacher Attitudes, Mixed Methods Research
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Izumi-Taylor, Satomi; Scott, Jerrie C. – Research in Comparative and International Education, 2013
The purpose of this study was to examine the views of American and Japanese early childhood teachers regarding the nurturing of young children's moral development using literature. The data consisted of responses to a questionnaire and written explanations of 36 American and 36 Japanese teachers. By comparing responses of the two groups, it was…
Descriptors: Guidelines, Teaching Methods, Foreign Countries, Moral Development
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Ito, Yoko; Izumi-Taylor, Satomi – Research in Comparative and International Education, 2013
The purpose of this study was to examine similarities and differences in perspectives of fathering among American, Chinese, Japanese and Swedish in-service and pre-service early childhood teachers. The participants in the quantitative survey consisted of 67 American in-service and 277 pre-service teachers, 118 Chinese in-service and 163…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Qualitative Research, Data Analysis, Teacher Attitudes
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Kissau, Scott; Hiller, Florian – Research in Comparative and International Education, 2013
In response to international concern over poor reading skills among adolescent learners, teachers of these students are encouraged to integrate reading comprehension instruction into their classrooms. To increase the likelihood that reading comprehension strategies are effectively used in schools, teachers in all content areas need extensive…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Reading Strategies, Preferences, Comparative Education
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