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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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Welply, Oakleigh – FIRE: Forum for International Research in Education, 2020
Globalisation and migration have brought new challenges to education in the past decades, raising questions about how schools can promote inclusion within contexts of increased diversity (Vertovec, 2017). The concept of inclusive education itself remains contested, with different meanings across national contexts. This makes a comparative focus on…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Cultural Differences, Religion, Self Concept
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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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Nyangau, Josiah Zachary – FIRE: Forum for International Research in Education, 2018
The field of international and comparative education continues to evolve and grow in new and exciting directions. A substantial amount of research exists pertaining to institutional rationales of internationalization. However, little empirical research has focused on why academics engage in activities with international dimensions, especially when…
Descriptors: College Faculty, International Education, Higher Education, Teacher Attitudes
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Jules, Tavis D.; Bouhlila, Donia Smaali – FIRE: Forum for International Research in Education, 2018
The proposed paper seeks to add a different dimension to the educational borrowing, lending, and transfer literature by examining the consequences of educational reforms that are implemented under dictatorships and their lasting impacts. In using Tunisia as an example, we assess the effects of the 2008 Licence-Maitrise-Doctorat ([LMD]…
Descriptors: Authoritarianism, Labor Market, Classification, Foreign Countries
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Balodimas-Bartolomei, Angelyn – FIRE: Forum for International Research in Education, 2016
For decades, scholars have claimed the importance of implementing comparative and international education courses in teacher education programs. Although there are countless benefits of doing so, information or evidence about offering comparative and international education in the teacher education curricula, is negligible. To date, it is…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Comparative Education, International Education, Teacher Education Curriculum
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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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Shah, Payal; Brown, Kara D. – FIRE: Forum for International Research in Education, 2016
This article contributes to a growing appreciation and understanding of both the ways to include exposure to Comparative and International Education (CIE) in undergraduate teacher education as well as to how students take up and respond creatively to opportunities for comparative exploration. In order to make space for comparative education in the…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Education Courses, Foundations of Education, International Education
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Ridge, Natasha Y.; Shami, Soha; Kippels, Susan M. – FIRE: Forum for International Research in Education, 2016
In the face of rising demand for private schooling in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Qatar, a lack of affordable schooling options, monopolistic behavior of private education providers, and unpredictable government regulations have created a complex and unequal education sector. This research employs a mixed methods comparative approach to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Private Education, Mixed Methods Research, Comparative Education
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Aydarova, Elena; Marquardt, Sheila K. – FIRE: Forum for International Research in Education, 2016
In the context of globalization, teacher education has to respond to the global imperative by helping preservice teachers develop global consciousness and awareness (Apple, 2011; Zhao, 2010). This paper addresses this imperative by first identifying the spaces for global competencies in teacher education standards at the national, regional, state,…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Comparative Education, International Education, Global Approach
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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