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Peli Galiti; Nahlah Mandurah; Lai Wong; John Klatt; Robert Enright – FIRE: Forum for International Research in Education, 2023
Most research exploring school-based forgiveness education programs focuses on student outcomes. However, some scholars have begun studying teachers' views of forgiveness. We build on this work by exploring teachers' views of forgiveness education in Greece and Saudi Arabia. A total of 134 teachers (76 Greek and 58 Saudi) completed a survey asking…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Psychological Patterns, Cross Cultural Studies, Foreign Countries
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Akyol, Cüneyt; Kanadli, Sedat – FIRE: Forum for International Research in Education, 2022
This synthesis aims to see the effects of Socio-scientific Issues-Based Instruction (SSI) on the academic achievement of students in Turkey and to help shape future studies on this topic. A mixed-research synthesis method was employed in this study. As a result of the data searching process, 12 studies with quantitative data and 6 studies with…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Science and Society, Science Instruction, Academic Achievement
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Akçay, Ahmet Oguz; Karahan, Engin; Bozan, Mehmet – FIRE: Forum for International Research in Education, 2022
In this study, it was aimed to reveal the effect of using technology on the students' academic achievement in primary mathematics education. In accordance with this purpose, the current study is to determine the overall effect size by bringing together the experimental studies conducted on the effect on students' academic achievement of using…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Computer Uses in Education, Elementary School Students, Elementary School Mathematics
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Randall, Jennifer; Garcia, Alejandra – FIRE: Forum for International Research in Education, 2020
The Democratic Republic of the Congo continues to balance a commitment to education in general, and girls' education more specifically, and additional challenges brought about through cyclical conflict. The Valorisation de la Scholarisation de la Fille project aimed to improve literacy and numeracy by providing scholarships, tutoring, and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Females, Literacy, Numeracy
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Tan, Minda; Bodovski, Katerina – FIRE: Forum for International Research in Education, 2020
China implemented a policy to improve education equity through investing in boarding programs of public schools in rural and less-developed areas. However, this policy has not been informed by empirical research in the Chinese context. By using the nationally representative longitudinal data, this study investigates whether and to what extent…
Descriptors: Boarding Schools, Academic Achievement, Rural Areas, Mathematics Tests
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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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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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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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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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Dalton, Kelly; Hinshaw, Sarah; Knipe, John – FIRE: Forum for International Research in Education, 2019
Recent scholarship indicates several benefits of mother tongue education (MTE) in supporting student learning. Within one Mayan community in Guatemala, Ixil is the mother tongue spoken at home and faces extinction due to Indigenous oppression and genocide. This qualitative case study highlights efforts of 13 teachers and administrators at one…
Descriptors: Language Maintenance, Native Language Instruction, American Indian Languages, Case Studies
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Ayieko, Rachel A.; Gokbel, Elif N.; Nelson, Bryan – FIRE: Forum for International Research in Education, 2017
This study uses the 2011 Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study to investigate the relationships among students' and teachers' computer use, and eighth-grade students' mathematical reasoning in three high-achieving nations: Finland, Chinese Taipei, and Singapore. The study found a significant negative relationship in all three…
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Foreign Countries, International Assessment, Mathematics Achievement
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Rahim, Bushra – FIRE: Forum for International Research in Education, 2017
The purpose of this study is to explore the impact of the delegation of financial authority to public primary schools through Parent-Teacher Councils (PTCs) on learning outcomes of primary school children in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) province, Pakistan. The learning outcomes were measured in three subject areas (Urdu, English, and Mathematics).…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Finance Reform, Elementary Education, Parent Teacher Conferences
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Spreen, Carol Anne; Knapczyk, Jillian J. – FIRE: Forum for International Research in Education, 2017
Although global initiatives have brought attention to the lack of quality in education systems worldwide; the question remains, how do we implement quality education? Teachers, a vital component of the education process, are not usually included in these global conversations; this results in government initiatives missing key obstacles faced by…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Curriculum Implementation, Context Effect, Educational Quality
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Ayiro, Laban P.; Sang, James K. – FIRE: Forum for International Research in Education, 2016
This study explores why nomadic children in the counties of Turkana and West Pokot are left behind in the primary education process despite free primary education (FPE), and considers the variables that contribute to high dropout rates, low enrollment, poor attendance, and unsatisfactory academic achievement with a view of bringing out possible…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Migrants, Elementary Education, Access to Education
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