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Sereyrath Em; Somphors Khan; Nel Nun – FIRE: Forum for International Research in Education, 2023
Because of the scattered pieces of documents both in Khmer and English about the education systems in Cambodia from the prehistoric period to the present, we have tried to collect all the related documents to review and then combined them into one piece. The combined piece from this review makes it a lot easier for all the researchers and readers…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational History, Asian History, Politics of Education
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Aktan, Osman – FIRE: Forum for International Research in Education, 2022
The purpose of this study is to examine the attitudes, social acceptance, and rejection levels of students towards refugee students studying at different education levels. The research was carried out in descriptive research design. It was determined that the students were not accepted by their peers, and as the education level increased, the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Attitudes, Refugees, Peer Acceptance
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Inyega, Justus O.; Arshad-Ayaz, Adeela; Naseem, M. Ayaz; Mahaya, Evans W.; Elsayed, Dalia – FIRE: Forum for International Research in Education, 2021
This article presents a critical review of the education system and curriculum reforms in basic education in Kenya from independence in 1963 to date. It presents a philosophical and pragmatic basis for content review and the curriculum reform process. Data collection involved a critical review of relevant literature; including several curriculum…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Curriculum Development, Educational History, Social Change
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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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Daly, Kimberley – FIRE: Forum for International Research in Education, 2019
This article discusses an online graduate education course at George Mason University in the United States. The course, part of a certificate program for International Baccalaureate (IB) educators, focuses on infusing human rights instruction in PK-12 classrooms and provides teachers with additional methods and strategies to teach various…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Advanced Placement Programs, Teaching Methods, Teacher Certification
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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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Ridge, Natasha Y.; Shami, Soha; Kippels, Susan M. – FIRE: Forum for International Research in Education, 2016
In the face of rising demand for private schooling in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Qatar, a lack of affordable schooling options, monopolistic behavior of private education providers, and unpredictable government regulations have created a complex and unequal education sector. This research employs a mixed methods comparative approach to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Private Education, Mixed Methods Research, Comparative Education
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Li, Xuemei; Que, Hua – FIRE: Forum for International Research in Education, 2016
Faced with a labor shortage and low profile of diversity, the province of Newfoundland and Labrador in Canada has been making an effort to attract and retain newcomers. Guided by Bronfenbrenner's (1979) ecological systems theory, this qualitative study investigates the challenges faced by newcomer youth, including permanent residents coming as…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Youth Opportunities, Migrants, Qualitative Research
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Piper, Benjamin; Jepkemei, Evelyn; Kwayumba, Dunston; Kibukho, Kennedy – FIRE: Forum for International Research in Education, 2015
Kenya is investing in information and communication technology (ICT) to improve children's learning outcomes. However, the literature on ICT is pessimistic about the ability of ICT alone to improve outcomes, and few ICT programs have created the instructional change necessary to increase learning. The Primary Math and Reading (PRIMR) Initiative…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Educational Practices, Student Improvement
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Kubow, Patricia K.; Wild, Justin; Joslin, A'ame – FIRE: Forum for International Research in Education, 2015
The theme of this special issue of "FIRE: Forum for International Research in Education" is "Reimagining Internationalization: Critical Dialogues on Global Dimensions of Education" based on the 2014 Midwestern Regional Conference of the Comparative and International Education Society (MCIES). The Comparative International…
Descriptors: Global Approach, Educational Change, Postsecondary Education, Elementary Secondary Education
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Briquet-Duhazé, Sophie – FIRE: Forum for International Research in Education, 2014
The training of teachers of West Africa is carried out by the Academy of Rouen (France) and organized around an annual training plan approved by the AEFE. Each trainer only supervises twenty teachers for 5 days. Teachers from eight countries (Mauritania, Cape Verde, Senegal, Gambia, Mali, Guinea, Côte d'Ivoire and Burkina Faso), come to Dakar for…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Reading Difficulties, Phonological Awareness, Faculty Development
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Seifert, Roger; Li, Yingfei – FIRE: Forum for International Research in Education, 2014
This paper presents detailed qualitative evidence from a case study of teachers in five Chinese schools in one city. It explicitly seeks to show how developments in government policy towards education have altered the management of teacher labour inside schools as well as the teacher labour process as expressed by the teachers themselves in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Practices, Educational Change, Professionalism