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Zhang, Yunbo; Chang, Ray Hsienho; Xia, Dengyou – FIRE: Forum for International Research in Education, 2021
This research aims to systematically compare the educational concepts between the U.S. and China, to answer a research question: what courses, based on the experience of developing fire services in both countries, should be included in firefighting higher education programs to increase knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs)? The authors utilized…
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Higher Education, Program Development, Emergency Programs
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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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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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Zhang, Hongshia; Shamsi, Imran Haider; Batool, Iffat; Wan, Dongsheng; Yu, Bo – FIRE: Forum for International Research in Education, 2016
Using two rounds in 2003 and 2013 of large sample longitudinal surveys of science teachers in primary schools from 21 provinces and autonomous regions of China, results suggest that Chinese teachers' basic scientific literacy was still low with only a slight increase in the procedural knowledge of science. The evidence also suggests little…
Descriptors: Scientific Literacy, Elementary School Teachers, Elementary School Science, Longitudinal Studies
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Liu, Ji – FIRE: Forum for International Research in Education, 2015
This article juxtaposes "world culture" and "policy borrowing and lending" literatures to understand policy formation in China. Through reviewing China's student nutrition policy evolution since the International Conference on Nutrition in 1992 to the launch of China's landmark national rural student nutrition program in 2011,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Public Policy, Policy Formation
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Li, Wendan; Collins, Christopher S. – FIRE: Forum for International Research in Education, 2014
Although international students annually contribute billions of dollars to the US economy, meaningful intercultural interaction between international students, peers, and faculty is often missing at US host campuses. Feelings of isolation, loneliness, and alienation are pervasive among international students at US campuses; these feelings can…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Doctoral Degrees, Socialization, Qualitative Research