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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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Mlambo, Yeukai Angela; Baxter, Aryn – FIRE: Forum for International Research in Education, 2018
International university partnerships are a prevalent internationalization strategy for both North American and African higher education institutions, yet the predominance of discourses that reflect the inequities of the global knowledge economy among participants perpetuate the very challenges that they are designed to address. Using a…
Descriptors: Universities, Partnerships in Education, College Faculty, International Education
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Mann, Bryan A.; Smith, William C.; Baker, David P. – FIRE: Forum for International Research in Education, 2016
Research about innovation adoption underplays the role of educational attainment in the individual consumption of technology; consequently, past research underestimates the importance education plays independent of wealth in diffusion, particularly as absolute levels of formal education rise worldwide. Using data from the Programme for…
Descriptors: Internet, Adoption (Ideas), Educational Attainment, Adults
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Chacko, Jacob B.; Lin, Miranda – FIRE: Forum for International Research in Education, 2015
As globalization lessens the distance between peoples and diversifies the common classroom, teacher education programs lag behind in producing globally-minded educators. One approach used by some teacher education programs to remedy this issue is to offer international student teaching experiences. While the literature related to these programs is…
Descriptors: Student Teaching, Teacher Education, Foreign Students, Student Teachers
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Grant, Candice J. – FIRE: Forum for International Research in Education, 2014
Universities have come to be viewed as essential in accelerating a country's knowledge economy in order to maintain its global competitive edge. However, as it currently stands, the Global North governs much of the output of knowledge production through research and scholarship. International partnerships between universities offer the opportunity…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Partnerships in Education, Institutional Role, Intercollegiate Cooperation
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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