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Bettmann, Joanna E.; Prince, Kort C.; Hardy, Clinton J.; Dwumah, Peter – Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development, 2019
Differences between Ghanaian (n = 465) and U.S. (n = 425) college students on the Hopkins Symptom Checklist-25 (HSCL-25; Mollica, Wyshak, de Marneffe, Khuon, & Lavelle, 1987) were examined. Compared with their U.S. counterparts, Ghanaians reported less general distress related to anxiety and depression, more anxiety-specific distress, and no…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Anxiety, Check Lists
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Poloma, Asabe W.; Szelényi, Katalin – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2019
This historical multi-case study uses the concepts of coloniality of knowledge, critical hybridity, and indigeneity in examining higher education development in Africa through the efforts of Nnamdi Azikiwe of Nigeria and Kwame Nkrumah of Ghana, two educational reformers and former international students in the USA. We develop a framework for…
Descriptors: Educational History, Foreign Policy, Case Studies, Indigenous Populations
Graduate Management Admission Council, 2019
Each month, the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC) surveys a random sample of individuals who three months prior registered on mba.com--the GMAC™ website for prospective graduate business students. Their survey responses provide an inside look into the decision-making process of people currently considering applying to a graduate…
Descriptors: Occupational Aspiration, Graduate Students, Masters Programs, Business Administration Education
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Strand, Katherine; Rinehimer, Bridget – Music Education Research, 2018
The purpose of this autophenomenography was to explore our lived experiences in three world music pedagogy programmes. We participated in three different world music pedagogy programmes in the United States and Ghana. We gathered data through field notes and researcher journals, and by collecting interviews of other participants and…
Descriptors: Music Education, Social Influences, Cross Cultural Studies, Foreign Countries
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Ashley, Sue; Schaap, Harmen; de Bruijn, Elly – Journal of Teaching in International Business, 2016
The aim of this exploratory study is to develop a definition of conceptual understanding for teaching in international business. In international business, professionals face complex problems like what to produce, where to manufacture, which markets to target, and when to expand abroad. A clear definition of conceptual understanding needed to…
Descriptors: Business Education, International Education, Higher Education, Concept Formation
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Palalas, Agnieszka; Berezin, Nicole; Gunawardena, Charlotte; Kramer, Gretchen – International Journal of Mobile and Blended Learning, 2015
The article proposes a modified Design-Based Research (DBR) framework which accommodates the various socio-cultural factors that emerged in the longitudinal PA-HELP research study at Central University College (CUC) in Ghana, Africa. A transnational team of stakeholders from Ghana, Canada, and the USA collaborated on the development,…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Blended Learning, Research Design, Cultural Influences
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Freeman, Karen A.; Gahungu, Athanase – International Journal of Educational Leadership Preparation, 2013
The purpose of this study was to examine (a) factors that influence effective cross-cultural collaboration, and (b) challenges and issues that face researchers in cross-cultural collaboration. During the summer of 2010, 20 researchers and student interns from Ghana Education Service, Chicago State University (CSU-USA), Winneba University of…
Descriptors: Group Dynamics, Cross Cultural Studies, Intercultural Programs, Field Studies
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Semali, Ladislaus M.; Baker, Rose; Freer, Rob – International Journal of Higher Education, 2013
Public and private universities in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, South Africa, and elsewhere in Africa, were experiencing all time high enrollments since the late 1990s. To address these demands, university administrators sought partnerships with universities of the global North to facilitate the necessary educational reform and curriculum…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Partnerships in Education, Cooperation
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Allen, Keisha McIntosh; Jackson, Iesha; Knight, Michelle G. – International Journal of Multicultural Education, 2012
This study presents findings from a case study of 18 second- and 1.5-generation West African immigrants. We draw upon notions of elusive culture and indigenous knowledges to highlight participants' complex cultural identities and respond to anti-immigration discourses through positioning West African immigrant students as assets in American…
Descriptors: Culturally Relevant Education, Immigrants, African Culture, Case Studies
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Byrne, Barbara M.; van de Vijver, Fons J. R. – International Journal of Testing, 2010
A critical assumption in cross-cultural comparative research is that the instrument measures the same construct(s) in exactly the same way across all groups (i.e., the instrument is measurement and structurally equivalent). Structural equation modeling (SEM) procedures are commonly used in testing these assumptions of multigroup equivalence.…
Descriptors: Measures (Individuals), Cross Cultural Studies, Measurement, Comparative Analysis
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Laugharne, Richard; Appiah-Poku, John; Laugharne, Jon; Shankar, Rohit – Academic Psychiatry, 2009
Objective: Most sub-Saharan African countries have fewer psychiatrists than one per one million people. One possible reason could be that medical students have a negative attitude toward the specialty. The authors evaluated the attitudes toward a career in psychiatry of final-year medical students in Kumasi, Ghana, and compare these with attitudes…
Descriptors: Medical Students, Negative Attitudes, Student Attitudes, Psychiatry
Lacina, Jan Guidry; Sowa, Patience – Teacher Education Quarterly, 2005
The divergence between a predominately White teacher education population and a diverse public school system poses this question: how do universities best prepare teacher candidates to teach children of racially and linguistically different backgrounds than their own? Teacher education programs have addressed this issue in a variety of ways, such…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Public Schools, Education Courses, Multicultural Education