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Weissman, Amanda Ketner – FIRE: Forum for International Research in Education, 2020
Despite the existence of national policies that allow students with disabilities to be taught in the general education setting in Honduras, there is a gap between policy and practice as students with disabilities experience worse learning outcomes than their peers. Previous work has shown that this is due in part to a lack of knowledge among…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Case Studies, Educational Policy, Students with Disabilities
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Benson, Sarah K. – FIRE: Forum for International Research in Education, 2020
Research on the internationalization of inclusive policies for students with special needs is still developing alongside the shifting implementation of practice. This analysis seeks to understand the process of adopting inclusive policies in Jordan and the subsequent implementation through a modified comparative case study framework. Current…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Policy Analysis, Students with Disabilities, Inclusion
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Bilash, Olenka – FIRE: Forum for International Research in Education, 2019
This paper follows 10 years of evolution of a Japanese teacher of English in a small city in Hokkaido, Japan. After participating in an intensive, one-month study abroad program, Kuni and the author began regular correspondence and annual interviews that acted as a record of Kuni's professional transformation. Following case study methodology, the…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, Language Teachers, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Dalton, Kelly; Hinshaw, Sarah; Knipe, John – FIRE: Forum for International Research in Education, 2019
Recent scholarship indicates several benefits of mother tongue education (MTE) in supporting student learning. Within one Mayan community in Guatemala, Ixil is the mother tongue spoken at home and faces extinction due to Indigenous oppression and genocide. This qualitative case study highlights efforts of 13 teachers and administrators at one…
Descriptors: Language Maintenance, Native Language Instruction, American Indian Languages, Case Studies
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Gutiérrez Luís, Beatriz; Baloes Gutiérrez, Gisela; Arellanes Cano, Mayem; Meyer, Lois M. – FIRE: Forum for International Research in Education, 2019
Since 2013, Oaxacan Indigenous educators have experienced "seismic aftershocks" from three tumultuous developments: the massive 8.2 earthquake in September 2017 along Oaxaca´s Pacific coast, immediately followed by other earthquakes and continuing tremors; homogenizing federal education reforms imposed since 2013, including the projected…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, American Indian Languages, American Indians, Teacher Attitudes
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Spires, Robert W. – FIRE: Forum for International Research in Education, 2016
Many social issues exist for marginalized youth in the New Territories of Hong Kong, despite Hong Kong's high standard of living. Increasingly, attention is being paid to social mobility of Hong Kong's younger generations. Youth in the New Territories face academic, economic, social and cultural barriers, in part due to tracking into low-ranked…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Disadvantaged Youth, Attitudes, Case Studies
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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
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Gieser, James D. – FIRE: Forum for International Research in Education, 2015
Leaders of higher education institutions are eager to identify effective internationalization strategies in today's fast-paced, interconnected global environment. International academic partnerships are a common yet understudied strategy designed to take advantage of globalization's opportunities and to meet an institution's internationalization…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, International Educational Exchange, Leadership Styles, Educational Policy
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Arnove, Robert; Bull, Barry L. – FIRE: Forum for International Research in Education, 2015
This article examines the issue of the ethical status of education, particularly as related to individual dignity and freedom. We select cases that have been described in fine detail by social science--the education of girls and the education of all children within counter-hegemonic movements. These cases involve issues of access to equitable and…
Descriptors: Ethics, Global Approach, Freedom, Human Dignity
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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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Seifert, Roger; Li, Yingfei – FIRE: Forum for International Research in Education, 2014
This paper presents detailed qualitative evidence from a case study of teachers in five Chinese schools in one city. It explicitly seeks to show how developments in government policy towards education have altered the management of teacher labour inside schools as well as the teacher labour process as expressed by the teachers themselves in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Practices, Educational Change, Professionalism
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McDaniel, Anne – FIRE: Forum for International Research in Education, 2014
In recent decades, a dramatic shift occurred in higher education throughout the world. Women now enroll in and complete more education than men in the majority of countries. Using a lagged cross-sectional design on a dataset of 75 countries from 1990 to 2008, this study examines the predictors of the current gender gap in tertiary enrollment. I…
Descriptors: Females, Higher Education, Enrollment, Postsecondary Education