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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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Kuo, Nai-Cheng – FIRE: Forum for International Research in Education, 2020
Daisaku Ikeda's humanism (1928-) has made profound global impacts on education and human lives. However, there is little research on analyzing his philosophical dialogues with global scholars. To explore what roles educators play and what value educators can create based on Ikeda's philosophical dialogues on education with scholars across…
Descriptors: Humanism, Educational Philosophy, Teacher Role, Dialogs (Language)
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Spreen, Carol Anne; Knapczyk, Jillian J. – FIRE: Forum for International Research in Education, 2017
Although global initiatives have brought attention to the lack of quality in education systems worldwide; the question remains, how do we implement quality education? Teachers, a vital component of the education process, are not usually included in these global conversations; this results in government initiatives missing key obstacles faced by…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Curriculum Implementation, Context Effect, Educational Quality
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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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Roof, David J. – FIRE: Forum for International Research in Education, 2015
This paper examines higher education in Afghanistan. Based on qualitative research, including interviews with key policymakers and stakeholders, the paper examines the primary issues, challenges, progress, and future vision for higher education in the country. The research reveals that one of the most significant issues in the country in the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Qualitative Research, Interviews
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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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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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Matengu, Kenneth; Likando, Gilbert; Kangumu, Bennett – FIRE: Forum for International Research in Education, 2014
Considering that coordination can take many forms, and may be instituted through an array of policy instruments and tools, we take the position that coordination is both a consequence of pressures on higher education some of which are brought by market forces (globalisation) but also that state coordination of higher education can be a trigger for…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Governance, Barriers
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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