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Lucas, Kyle J. – International Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 2019
Qualitative research offers the potential to inform an ongoing issue concerning why international students struggle with critical thinking. This article approaches the issue by examining how international graduate students understand critical thinking as well as the challenges they have faced with critical thinking. The study used a narrative-case…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Critical Thinking, Asians, Cultural Differences
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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
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Yuan, Ting; Jiang, Hui – Young Exceptional Children, 2019
In this article, the authors provide snapshots of a student's case in which she received an Individualized Education Program (IEP) after being diagnosed as having a speech and language disorder in an urban Head Start program located in the northeast region of the United States. This case can shed light on the complexities of the literacy practices…
Descriptors: Culturally Relevant Education, Low Income Groups, Immigrants, Individualized Education Programs
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Dashti, Fatimah A.; Yateem, Azizah K. – International Journal of Early Childhood, 2018
This study explored children's usage and understandings about mobile devices. The study included 112 children aged 3-5 years, of whom 53 children lived in Kuwait and 59 children lived in the United States. The children were interviewed about their access to and usage of mobile devices, about how they learned to use mobile devices, and the actions…
Descriptors: Handheld Devices, Case Studies, Preschool Children, Foreign Countries
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Yang, Se Jeong – Language Learning & Technology, 2018
The aim of this study was to gain insights into how language learners perceive two online interactional contexts and how these perceptions impact the learners' participation in eTandem learning. This study incorporated pair work with group discussion as interactional contexts, connecting Korean language learners with English language learners.…
Descriptors: Korean, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Group Discussion
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Johnstone, Christopher; Proctor, Douglas – Innovative Higher Education, 2018
In this article we report on our study that explored internationalization in higher education institutions as it relates to two levels of "culture"--institutional culture and national higher education culture. We examined two leading research-intensive universities, "Coastal University" (Australia) and "Prairie…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Education, Alignment (Education), Global Approach
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Wall-Bassett, Elizabeth DeVane; Hegde, Archana Vasudeva; Craft, Katelyn; Oberlin, Amber Louise – Journal of International Students, 2018
The purpose of this study was to investigate an interdisciplinary international service learning program and its impact on student sense of cultural awareness and competence using the Campinha-Bacote's (2002) framework of cultural competency model. Seven undergraduate and one graduate student from Human Development and Nutrition Science…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Cultural Awareness, Interdisciplinary Approach, Case Studies
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Renslow, Jillian; Maupin, Jonathan – Health Education Journal, 2018
Objective: Using the draw-and-write methodology, this study examined cross-cultural similarities and differences in children's perceptions of health. Design: Cross-sectional design. Setting: One public elementary school in the USA and in Guatemala. Method: The total sample included 161 children 9-10 years of age, 80 in the USA and 81 in Guatemala.…
Descriptors: Health, Cross Cultural Studies, Freehand Drawing, Elementary School Students
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Phillips, Aprille – Journal of Latinos and Education, 2018
The Dominican Republic has a substantial history of transnational movement to the US that affects more than one generation of transnationals, whose lives, as described by Smith (1994), are 'neither "here" nor "there" but at one "both" "here" and "there"'(p. 17). While the Dominican transnational…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Case Studies, Advantaged, Youth
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Hacking, Elisabeth Barratt; Blackmore, Chloe; Bullock, Kate; Bunnell, Tristan; Donnelly, Michael; Martin, Susan – Journal of Research in International Education, 2018
International Mindedness is an overarching construct related to multilingualism, intercultural understanding and global engagement (Hill, 2012). The concept is central to the International Baccalaureate (IB) and sits at the heart of its education policies and programmes. The aim of this research study was to examine systematically how schools…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Advanced Placement Programs, Multilingualism, Cultural Awareness
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Mio, Vanessa A. – International Journal of Music Education, 2018
Applied violin instructors at the postsecondary level often implement remedial pedagogy with incoming first-year students in order to address technical/musical habits or deficiencies. As students strive to alter their technique, resistance to change and low self-efficacy often result. Using a descriptive qualitative multiple case study research…
Descriptors: Music, Music Education, Remedial Instruction, Music Teachers
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Yakaboski, Tamara; Perez-Velez, Karla; Almutairi, Yousef – Journal of Diversity in Higher Education, 2018
Through an exploratory sequential mixed-methods case study of 1 midsize research university, this study models how to use research to assess student experiences of campus climate and then create new opportunities that address their needs on campus. The purpose of this study was to explore Saudi graduate students' experiences and their interactions…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mixed Methods Research, Case Studies, Research Universities
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Rowe, Michael – Curriculum and Teaching, 2018
The experiences of course facilitators in connectivist-type MOOCs are poorly reported. Yet there is evidence that the values and beliefs of facilitators have an important impact on the learning experiences of participants, and that reducing their interactions with students may also reduce the effectiveness of the course. This study aimed to…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Facilitators (Individuals), Online Courses, Open Education
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Metin Aslan, Özge – Journal of Curriculum and Teaching, 2018
The purpose of this research; a laboratory preschool located in one of the northern states of the United States of America and operating under the Child Development Institute, explains the practices about the Emergent Curriculum and builds a bridge between theory and practice in preschool education. It is thought that bringing good examples of a…
Descriptors: Laboratory Schools, Curriculum Design, Case Studies, Qualitative Research
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Parker, Philip D.; Marsh, Herbert W.; Guo, Jiesi; Anders, Jake; Shure, Nikki; Dicke, Theresa – Journal of Educational Psychology, 2018
In this paper, we develop an information distortion model (IDM) of social class differences in self-beliefs and values. The IDM combines psychological biases on frame-of-reference effects with sociological foci on ability stratification. This combination is hypothesized to lead to working-class children having more positive math self-beliefs and…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Academic Aspiration, Social Class, Longitudinal Studies
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