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Abolfazli, Maryam; Alemi, Maryam – Current Issues in Comparative Education, 2013
Established in 2011, the Online School of Civic Education (the Online School) is intended to give Iranian teachers and educators the opportunity to reflect, experiment, and create classroom experiences aimed at teaching their students how to think, rather than what to think. The Online School was developed to provide teachers and educators inside…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Change, Citizen Participation, Citizenship Education
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Mossayeb, Sina M.; Shirazi, Roozbeh – Current Issues in Comparative Education, 2006
This paper explores the plausibility of a hypothesis that puts forth perceived educational opportunity as a significant pull factor influencing Iranians' decisions to immigrate to the United States. Drawing on various literatures, including research on educational policy in Iran, government policy papers, and figures from recent studies and census…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Immigration, Educational Opportunities, Public Policy
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Pryor, Caroline R.; Eslami-Rasekh, Zohreh – Current Issues in Comparative Education, 2004
This study investigated philosophical approaches to teaching held by pre-service teachers in Iran and the US. The study's participants were 30 pre-service teachers from Iran, a predominantly Muslim country, and 30 American pre-service teachers. Data were collected using the 105-item Philosophy of Education Scale (POES, Author A, 2003) composed of…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Foreign Countries, Values, Teaching Methods