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Randall, Jennifer; O'Donnell, Francis; Botha, Sandra M. – FIRE: Forum for International Research in Education, 2020
Within the context of post-conflict DRC, we examined the impact of the Accelerated Learning Program for out-of-school girls' on student learning outcomes and traditional school enrollment. We found that the vast majority of girls advanced through the levels as expected (80%) and, on average, improved their numeracy and literacy skills. The impact…
Descriptors: Acceleration (Education), Females, Out of School Youth, Academic Achievement
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Murry, Kevin G.; Holmes, Melissa; Kavimandan, Shabina – FIRE: Forum for International Research in Education, 2020
Although many educators espouse tenets of culturally responsive teaching praxis (CRTP) they struggle to effectively apply it in classrooms. Some teachers are unsure how to address the multifaceted assets and needs of students from various races, ethnicities, and home countries. Other teachers operate from a deficit perspective that emphasizes…
Descriptors: Culturally Relevant Education, Readiness, Teaching Methods, Teacher Attitudes
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Kuo, Nai-Cheng – FIRE: Forum for International Research in Education, 2020
Daisaku Ikeda's humanism (1928-) has made profound global impacts on education and human lives. However, there is little research on analyzing his philosophical dialogues with global scholars. To explore what roles educators play and what value educators can create based on Ikeda's philosophical dialogues on education with scholars across…
Descriptors: Humanism, Educational Philosophy, Teacher Role, Dialogs (Language)
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Sindhvad, Swetal; Richardson, Jayson W.; Ivanov, Alexandr; Lingat, John Eric M. – FIRE: Forum for International Research in Education, 2020
The purpose of this study was to provide insight into contextual factors predicting the extent of principals' sense of self-efficacy, or capacity, for instructional leadership, school management, and parent engagement in public schools in the city of Bishkek following Kyrgyzstan's decentralization reforms post-independence. Findings indicate three…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Leadership Effectiveness, Principals, Parent Attitudes
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da Silva, Rui; Oliveira, Joana – FIRE: Forum for International Research in Education, 2020
This article focuses on the experience of a bilateral educational aid project concerning a continuing professional development (CPD) programme for teachers with specific reference to Guinea-Bissau. The authors were keen to understand how teachers and school principals perceived the impact of this CPD programme on the quality of teaching and…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Educational Quality, Language Skills, Teacher Attitudes
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Abdelkhalek, Fatma; Langsten, Ray – FIRE: Forum for International Research in Education, 2020
Following the 1952 revolution, the Egyptian higher education system grew rapidly, with post-secondary institutes complementing the expanding university system. Private post-secondary institutes were permitted from 1970; in the early 1990s financial constraints and pressures for cost recovery prompted legislation allowing private universities. In…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Equal Education, Educational Opportunities, Track System (Education)
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Ramberg, Joacim; Watkins, Amanda – FIRE: Forum for International Research in Education, 2020
The European Agency Statistics on Inclusive Education (EASIE) work focuses upon the collection and analysis of longitudinal, comparative national data related to inclusive education systems and learners with officially recognised special educational needs (SEN) among its 31 member countries. In this article, the EASIE work is discussed in relation…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Inclusion, Students with Disabilities, Regular and Special Education Relationship
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Welply, Oakleigh – FIRE: Forum for International Research in Education, 2020
Globalisation and migration have brought new challenges to education in the past decades, raising questions about how schools can promote inclusion within contexts of increased diversity (Vertovec, 2017). The concept of inclusive education itself remains contested, with different meanings across national contexts. This makes a comparative focus on…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Cultural Differences, Religion, Self Concept
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Bittencourt, Tiago – FIRE: Forum for International Research in Education, 2020
In 2006, the Ecuadorian Ministry of Education signed an agreement which sought to gradually introduce the International Baccalaureate's Diploma Programme into as many of the country's 1400 publicly funded secondary schools as possible. The initiative was part of a concerted effort aimed at addressing pervasive forms of inequality, argued to be…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Inclusion, Advanced Placement Programs, Public Schools
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Choi, Jeong Hoon; McCart, Amy B.; Sailor, Wayne – FIRE: Forum for International Research in Education, 2020
Inclusive educational practices are rooted in a body of research indicating that when students in need of support through special education are meaningfully included in schools, academic and social outcomes improve for all students. To realize this promise of better outcomes, traditional schools with separate classrooms and even schools designated…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Educational Change, Technical Assistance, Equal Education
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Weissman, Amanda Ketner – FIRE: Forum for International Research in Education, 2020
Despite the existence of national policies that allow students with disabilities to be taught in the general education setting in Honduras, there is a gap between policy and practice as students with disabilities experience worse learning outcomes than their peers. Previous work has shown that this is due in part to a lack of knowledge among…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Case Studies, Educational Policy, Students with Disabilities
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Benson, Sarah K. – FIRE: Forum for International Research in Education, 2020
Research on the internationalization of inclusive policies for students with special needs is still developing alongside the shifting implementation of practice. This analysis seeks to understand the process of adopting inclusive policies in Jordan and the subsequent implementation through a modified comparative case study framework. Current…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Policy Analysis, Students with Disabilities, Inclusion
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Milian, Madeline; Walker, Dana – FIRE: Forum for International Research in Education, 2019
The Peace Accords of 1996 sought to bring significant changes for Indigenous people of Guatemala by promoting new educational opportunities centering on the recognition that culture and language are critical components of education. Bilingual intercultural programs have been created and attention to the detrimental effects of language loss and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Bilingualism, Teacher Role, Indigenous Knowledge
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Frawley, Jack – FIRE: Forum for International Research in Education, 2019
The paper focuses on work undertaken in Cambodia to develop a monitoring framework that integrates Multi-lingual Education (MLE) with Child Friendly School (CFS) indicators. I begin by comparing CFS dimensions and indicators in Cambodia with those of the Philippines, and Nepal, and aligning MLE principles, arguments and foci with the CFS…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Bilingual Education, Progress Monitoring, Multilingualism
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McIvor, Onowa; Ball, Jessica – FIRE: Forum for International Research in Education, 2019
Indigenous languages are struggling for breath in the Global North. In Canada, Indigenous language medium schools and early childhood programs remain independent and marginalized. Despite government commitments, there is little support for Indigenous language-in-education policy and initiatives. This article describes an inaugural, countrywide,…
Descriptors: Indigenous Knowledge, Native Language, Foreign Countries, Language Maintenance
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