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Aizawa, Ikuya; Rose, Heath – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education Research, 2019
In 2014, Japan's Ministry of Education (MEXT) announced the Top Global University Project (TGUP), a large-investment initiative to internationalise higher education that implicitly signalled increased emphasis on English-medium instruction (EMI) at Japanese universities. Despite substantial funding behind the initiative, little research has…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Language of Instruction, Higher Education
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Cook, Thomas – International Electronic Journal of Mathematics Education, 2019
The study outlines Japan's positive use of red ink to grade children's homework in order to limit the amount of shame children experience over failures. The psychology of seeing and the psychodynamics of self-conscious emotions are used to explain the mechanism of Japan's positive versus America's negative shame-inducing grading practices. It…
Descriptors: Error Correction, Grading, Homework, Elementary School Students
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Zhang, Zheng; Nagle, Joelle; McKishnie, Bethany; Lin, Zhen; Li, Wanjing – Pedagogies: An International Journal, 2019
This systematic review is built on the seminal work by the New London Group in 1996. Few endeavours have synthesized findings of empirical studies pertaining to the effects and challenges of multiliteracies practices in various schooling and geographical contexts. Through a five-point Likert scale and a deductive and inductive thematic analysis,…
Descriptors: Multiple Literacies, Educational Research, Data Collection, Data Analysis
OECD Publishing, 2019
Addressing teacher education in all its complexity is fundamental to ensuring that all students reach their potential in today's increasingly diverse classrooms and rapidly changing environment. This report provides insight into key features of selected teacher preparation systems by analysing the information collected in the OECD Initial Teacher…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Educational Policy, Foreign Countries, Program Design
Cerna, Lucie – OECD Publishing, 2019
The recent refugee crisis has put many Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) countries under considerable pressure to accommodate and integrate large numbers of refugees. Refugee students are a particularly vulnerable group due to their forced displacement, but their needs are not always met by education systems, which can…
Descriptors: Refugees, Social Integration, Student Needs, Educational Policy
Bryer, Fiona, Ed.; Beamish, Wendi, Ed. – Springer, 2019
This book reports on the use of behavioural support -- an evidence-based approach developed in the USA to meet students' special educational needs -- in Australia and selected thriving Asian countries. It brings together key issues and insights into how educational policy and practices in different societies and cultures influence the uptake of…
Descriptors: Special Education, Students with Disabilities, Student Needs, Educational Policy
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Wang, Qianran – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2019
This article introduces Kominkan and its practice on Japanese social education and how it facilitates Japanese adult education and lifelong learning in local communities. Historically, social education was understood as all education that promotes social development and societal progress. Kominkan, as Japanese social education institutions for…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Adult Learning, Lifelong Learning, Self Determination
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Otaka, Kendo – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2019
This article aims to build a frame of reference to reconsider the meaning of knowledge in line with collective value formation and to regain lost popular knowledge in comparison with paternalistic or scientific knowledge. Following a brief introduction of Japanese social education and a critical/creative review of Freire's concept of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Epistemology, Social Studies, Citizenship Education
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Kim, Yoonjeon – Globalisation, Societies and Education, 2019
The "world culture" framework posits a convergence in the organisation of education across the world. On the other hand, scholars observing teaching practices inside classrooms find significant variation among nations and regions of the world. This study examined the global change patterns of classroom practices at the between- and…
Descriptors: Global Approach, Comparative Education, Classroom Techniques, Educational Practices
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Burri, Michael – TESOL Journal, 2018
With the prospect of economic growth, governments in many parts of the world where English is spoken as an additional language have pushed for educational reforms and introduced English at the primary school level. However, the implementation of such reforms along with a general lack of training opportunities available to primary school teachers…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Foreign Nationals, Language Teachers, Second Language Instruction
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KewalRamani, Angelina; Zhang, Jijun; Wang, Xiaolei; Rathbun, Amy; Corcoran, Lisa; Diliberti, Melissa; Zhang, Jizhi – National Center for Education Statistics, 2018
Educators, policymakers, and parents alike are focused on ensuring the academic success of the nation's students. These efforts interact with the expanding use of technology, which affects the lives of students both inside and outside of the classroom. Thus, the role that technology plays in education is an evolving area of research that continues…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Access to Computers, Internet, Computer Use
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Sims, Margaret; Nishida, Yukiyo – Journal of Education and Learning, 2018
Exposing pre-service teachers to international professional experiences through a short-term visiting programme serves to challenge their understandings of good quality practice through disturbing assumptions and expectations previously formed through experiences in their own country/culture. Much of the research in international study focuses on…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Educational Quality, Neoliberalism, Foreign Countries
OECD Publishing, 2018
"Education at a Glance: OECD Indicators" is the authoritative source for information on the state of education around the world. It provides data on the structure, finances and performance of education systems in the 35 OECD and a number of partner countries. With more than 100 charts and tables, Education at a Glance 2018 imparts key…
Descriptors: Educational Indicators, Foreign Countries, Educational Practices, Outcomes of Education
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Basister, Michel P.; Kawai, Norimune – International Journal of Inclusive Education, 2018
This study documents the inclusive, deliberate, and unintended educational practices in Japan for mathematically gifted students. It also aims to identify various schools' strengths and challenges in improving the mathematics education of these students. Case studies with multisite designs were undertaken in five middle schools selected using…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Academically Gifted, Mathematics Instruction, Barriers
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Sevilla, Anton Luis – Educational Studies in Japan: International Yearbook, 2018
One important task in internationalizing Japanese education is educating Japanese citizens to become "global citizens." This paper is a philosophical analysis of how Global Education deals with the problem of cultural-moral difference (moral conflict that arises between different cultures). The usual approaches taken in Global Education…
Descriptors: Cultural Differences, Moral Values, Global Education, Praxis
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