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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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Bohannon, Larry; Clapsaddle, Shannon; McCollum, Dixie – FIRE: Forum for International Research in Education, 2019
Depression, anxiety disorders, and students who have experienced trauma have increased across the globe in the past decade. Teachers and students are not immune. Our schools and communities have increased violence and unrest that has resulted in a growing concern among educational leaders. Although most of the educational focus regarding stress…
Descriptors: Trauma, College Students, Symptoms (Individual Disorders), Depression (Psychology)
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Baily, Supriya; Holmarsdottir, Halla B. – FIRE: Forum for International Research in Education, 2019
Fostering international mindedness in teachers through their preparation and continuing education leads to innovations in teacher education related to exchange programs (Cushner, 2012) and curricular adoptions and adaptations (Tudball, 2012). This in turn supports the development of both teacher educators and teachers as change agents. Yet,…
Descriptors: Global Approach, Cultural Awareness, Teacher Competencies, Expectation
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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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Oanda, Ibrahim O.; Matiang'i, Fred – FIRE: Forum for International Research in Education, 2018
This article discusses the feasibility of the East African Community Higher Education area (EACHEA) as a common higher education space for the East African Partner states. Attempts to establish the EACHEA have been in process since the passing of the Arusha Convention treaty on 5 December 1981. The treaty was subsequently revised in Cape Town,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Geographic Regions, Higher Education, International Cooperation
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Odhiambo, George – FIRE: Forum for International Research in Education, 2018
The contribution of university education to sustainable development of society has become one of the most important activities of higher education institutions. After 55 years of independence, it is time to take a critical look at the role of university education in nation building in Kenya. Since independence, access and difficulties of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Universities, School Role, Developing Nations
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Gichiru, Wangari – FIRE: Forum for International Research in Education, 2016
The purpose of this paper is to critically reflect on two graduate international comparative education courses I taught at a mid-sized public university. Using a variety of readings and multimedia focusing on voices of international educators telling their own stories of struggle for a democratic education, these courses represent my effort to…
Descriptors: Education Courses, International Education, Comparative Education, Preservice Teacher Education
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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