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Dharamshi, Pooja – FIRE: Forum for International Research in Education, 2019
This paper reports findings from a study examining pre-service teachers' perceptions of Indigeneity and literacy in a literacy teacher education course. In 2015, the new British Columbia K-9 curriculum was implemented with a focus on integrating Indigenous perspectives into the curriculum in thoughtful and meaningful ways. This includes an…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Literacy, Teacher Attitudes, Indigenous Knowledge
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Riedel, Marian; Moll, Rachel – FIRE: Forum for International Research in Education, 2019
Little has been written about "how" or "whether" pre-service teachers construct understandings of good teaching during an international field placement; thus, a need arises to examine these contexts as sites to question, "How do we know what we know?" (Britzman, 2003, p. 58). Based on a qualitative study of six…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Teacher Effectiveness, Preservice Teachers, Student Teaching
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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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Chan, W. Y. Alice; Akanmori, Harriet; Parker, Christina – FIRE: Forum for International Research in Education, 2019
In 2015, Canada's Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) documented 94 callsto-action in relation to the institutional and debilitating legacy of the Indian Residential School System towards Indigenous culture, language, identity, and knowledge in order to actualize reconciliation between Indigenous peoples and Canada. In it, Justice Murray…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Indigenous Populations, Canada Natives, Indigenous Knowledge
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Mahmut, Dilmurat – FIRE: Forum for International Research in Education, 2019
As a secularist state, China has always been highly sensitive about religious traditions, particularly Islam. During the late 1990s and especially after the 9/11 terrorist events, the government rhetoric has been to equate the Islamic knowledge and identity with violent ethnic separatism, and more recently extremism and terrorism (Roberts, 2016,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Religious Education, Muslims, Islam
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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