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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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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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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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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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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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Piper, Benjamin; Jepkemei, Evelyn; Kwayumba, Dunston; Kibukho, Kennedy – FIRE: Forum for International Research in Education, 2015
Kenya is investing in information and communication technology (ICT) to improve children's learning outcomes. However, the literature on ICT is pessimistic about the ability of ICT alone to improve outcomes, and few ICT programs have created the instructional change necessary to increase learning. The Primary Math and Reading (PRIMR) Initiative…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Educational Practices, Student Improvement
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Vavrus, Frances; Pekol, Amy – FIRE: Forum for International Research in Education, 2015
This article utilizes critical social theory to illuminate structures of inequality that undergird certain practices of internationalization in higher education institutions, particularly in U.S. institutions. We demonstrate how such theory can be productively employed to analyze three key dimensions of contemporary internationalization: 1) a…
Descriptors: Theory Practice Relationship, Program Implementation, Global Approach, Critical Theory
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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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Richardson, Jayson W.; Sales, Gregory; Sentocnik, Sonja – FIRE: Forum for International Research in Education, 2015
Integrating ICTs into international development projects is common. However, focusing on how ICTs support leading, teaching, and learning is often overlooked. This article describes a team's approach to technology integration into the design of a large-scale, five year, teacher and leader professional development project in the country of Georgia.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Technology Integration, Information Technology, Secondary Education
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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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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