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Heugh, Kathleen; Stroud, Christopher – Current Issues in Language Planning, 2019
We frame multilingualisms through a growing interest in a linguistics and sociology of the 'south' and acknowledge earlier contributions of linguists in Africa, the Américas and Asia who have engaged with human mobility, linguistic contact and consequential ecologies that alter over time and space. Recently, conversations of multilingualism have…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Linguistics, Disadvantaged, Foreign Policy
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Strekalova-Hughes, Ekaterina; Wang, X. Christine – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2019
Foregrounding the lived experiences and voices of children from refugee backgrounds, the authors adapted culturally sustaining pedagogy and refugee critical race theory frameworks to investigate how Nepali, Somali, and South Sudanese children from refugee backgrounds whose families resettled in western New York perceive family storytelling. The…
Descriptors: Refugees, Story Telling, Culturally Relevant Education, Critical Theory
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Tan, Charlene – Ethics and Education, 2019
This article explores Mencius' extension of moral feelings and its potential to address a key challenge in cosmopolitan education: how to motivate students to expand their existing affection and obligations towards their family and community to the rest of the world. Rather than strong universalism, a Mencian orientation is aligned with rooted…
Descriptors: Ethics, Moral Values, Cultural Context, Confucianism
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Sin, I Lin; Leung, Maggi W. H.; Waters, Johanna L. – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2019
This paper reveals the complex diversity that underpins ostensibly similar transnational education programmes (TNE), through a comparison of UK TNE in Malaysia and Hong Kong. It draws on data from two different yet cognate studies on the role of UK universities in delivering higher education in Asia. Some fine-grained and informative differences…
Descriptors: International Education, Foreign Countries, Disadvantaged, Comparative Education
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Prabjandee, Denchai – Issues in Educational Research, 2019
The literature on educational policy implementation has shifted the paradigm from investigating how policy impacted upon schools to exploring how teachers interpret, adapt, or implement policy messages. Much research has been conducted in United States of America settings, so little is understood about how teachers interpret policy messages in…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Educational Policy, Foreign Countries, World Views
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Vuban, Joyce Afuh; Eta, Elizabeth Agbor – Research Ethics, 2019
This article argues that localizing access -- a general ethical principle -- is a workable strategy that can be used in approaching participants in qualitative research across disciplines and in coping with respective institutional practices in order to collect meaningful data. This article is based on the autobiographical, lived experiences of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Qualitative Research, Data Collection, Field Studies
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Birkeland, Åsta – European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, 2019
Regulation of time is an important structuring tool of everyday practices in kindergarten. Despite the fundamental importance, investigation of temporal patterns have been underestimated in early childhood education research. The purpose of this article is to illuminate how ideas of childhood and children's cultural formation are embedded in the…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Educational History, Cross Cultural Studies, Foreign Countries
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Leggett, Nicole; Newman, Linda – European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, 2019
Practitioner research is an approach increasingly used by and with teachers, including in early childhood (EC) education. Studies outlining the benefits of educator engagement in research show learning, empowerment and self-determination in professional direction. There is also a sense of achievement for university researchers when they research…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Cultural Context, Mentors, Sociocultural Patterns
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Wang, Danping – International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism, 2019
This article deals with the reality and complexity of emergent translanguaging in foreign language classrooms. The influx of international learners of Chinese has resulted in linguistically diverse classrooms, posing huge challenges to the monolingual teaching approach that prevails in most Chinese language classrooms. This paper explores what…
Descriptors: Chinese, Student Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes, Language Usage
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Sakki, Inari; Pirttilä-Backman, Anna-Maija – Pedagogy, Culture and Society, 2019
In spite of the importance of the topic, there are few comparative studies of the aims of history teaching, even in Europe. Domain-specific epistemic beliefs are relevant for understanding the teaching and learning of history and the development of deliberative thought. We studied epistemic beliefs in the context of the general aims of history…
Descriptors: History Instruction, Correlation, Cross Cultural Studies, Teacher Attitudes
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Motteram, Gary – Journal of Educators Online, 2019
This article considers the creation of online materials and a set of online processes for language teacher education at a distance in challenging contexts. The tool we used to mediate the processes was Skype. We used a Cultural Historical Activity Theory (CHAT) analysis to show how our activity system "expanded" as the materials and…
Descriptors: Videoconferencing, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Åhs, Vesa; Poulter, Saila; Kallioniemi, Arto – British Journal of Religious Education, 2019
The aim of this paper is to explore integrative worldview education as a platform for learning from worldviews in a diverse cultural context. This is done by exploring integrative worldview education in a Finnish secondary school context by examining the views of school stakeholders. The stakeholders examined in this article consist of 174 parents…
Descriptors: World Views, Religious Education, Foreign Countries, Cultural Context
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Hendek, Abdurrahman – British Journal of Religious Education, 2019
In this country report on Turkey, Abdurrahman Hendek provides a clear, comprehensive and up-to-date account of religious eduction (RE) in Turkey. A state which seeks to be both 'religious' and 'secular' is a useful corrective to those thinking of the two as opposites and illustrates the Commission on RE's stress on the importance of interrogating…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Religious Education, National Curriculum, Islam
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Wu, Zhongling; Mak, Miranda Chi Kuan; Hu, Bi Ying; He, Jinbo; Fan, Xitao – Psychology in the Schools, 2019
The study explored the validity of the Social Skills Improvement System-Rating Scales (SSIS-RS) in a sample of over 4,000 preschool children (aged 3--5 years old) in China. Multiple approaches were used to examine the validity of SSIS-RS in the Chinese cultural context, including confirmatory factor analysis, convergent and discriminant validity…
Descriptors: Interpersonal Competence, Rating Scales, Foreign Countries, Preschool Children
Campbell, Patricia Shehan – Teachers College Press, 2018
Music is a powerful means for educating citizens in a multicultural society and meeting many challenges shared by teachers across all subjects and grade levels. By celebrating heritage and promoting intercultural understandings, music can break down barriers among various ethnic, racial, cultural, and language groups within elementary and…
Descriptors: Music, Cultural Differences, Multicultural Education, Community
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