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Özer, Zekiye; Yetkin, Ramazan – FIRE: Forum for International Research in Education, 2022
The current study was conducted to investigate the relationship between foreign language anxiety (FLA) and attitudes towards English. A total 518 Turkish students studying at private and state high schools participated in the study. Quantitative research design was adopted in the present study. Foreign Language Classroom Anxiety Scale (FLCAS) and…
Descriptors: High School Students, Student Attitudes, Anxiety, English (Second Language)
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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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Khan, Ruhi; Grijalva, Rebecca; Enriquez-Gates, Alejandra – FIRE: Forum for International Research in Education, 2019
Professional development is essential in supporting teachers as change agents to foster international educational reform. Arizona State University's Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College acknowledged its role in supporting visiting teachers from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in utilizing action research as an opportunity for professional development.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Role, Change Agents, Educational Change
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Vitale, Monica; Clothey, Rebecca – FIRE: Forum for International Research in Education, 2019
German Chancellor Angela Merkel's 'open-door' policy towards the recent wave of migrants and refugees to Europe shows promise for expanding the workforce and increasing diversity, yet opens up some significant cultural and religious differences. Although the government has created programs to aid in their transition, little attention has been paid…
Descriptors: Death, Jews, European History, Social Systems
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John, William J.; Rhein, Douglas Lee – FIRE: Forum for International Research in Education, 2018
The article explores the motivation of Thai secondary school students who chose to enroll in private tutorial institutes. The research draws on primary qualitative data compiled from structured interviews utilizing a comparative perspective to provide insight into perceptions of tutorial versus formal secondary education. The evidence presented…
Descriptors: Tutorial Programs, Tutoring, Tutors, Foreign Countries
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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