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Peli Galiti; Nahlah Mandurah; Lai Wong; John Klatt; Robert Enright – FIRE: Forum for International Research in Education, 2023
Most research exploring school-based forgiveness education programs focuses on student outcomes. However, some scholars have begun studying teachers' views of forgiveness. We build on this work by exploring teachers' views of forgiveness education in Greece and Saudi Arabia. A total of 134 teachers (76 Greek and 58 Saudi) completed a survey asking…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Psychological Patterns, Cross Cultural Studies, Foreign Countries
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Randall, Jennifer; Garcia, Alejandra – FIRE: Forum for International Research in Education, 2020
The Democratic Republic of the Congo continues to balance a commitment to education in general, and girls' education more specifically, and additional challenges brought about through cyclical conflict. The Valorisation de la Scholarisation de la Fille project aimed to improve literacy and numeracy by providing scholarships, tutoring, and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Females, Literacy, Numeracy
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Murry, Kevin G.; Holmes, Melissa; Kavimandan, Shabina – FIRE: Forum for International Research in Education, 2020
Although many educators espouse tenets of culturally responsive teaching praxis (CRTP) they struggle to effectively apply it in classrooms. Some teachers are unsure how to address the multifaceted assets and needs of students from various races, ethnicities, and home countries. Other teachers operate from a deficit perspective that emphasizes…
Descriptors: Culturally Relevant Education, Readiness, Teaching Methods, Teacher Attitudes
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Milian, Madeline; Walker, Dana – FIRE: Forum for International Research in Education, 2019
The Peace Accords of 1996 sought to bring significant changes for Indigenous people of Guatemala by promoting new educational opportunities centering on the recognition that culture and language are critical components of education. Bilingual intercultural programs have been created and attention to the detrimental effects of language loss and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Bilingualism, Teacher Role, Indigenous Knowledge
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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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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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Kalman, Mahmut; Balkar, Betül – FIRE: Forum for International Research in Education, 2017
The purpose of the present study was to examine the effects of school culture training on teachers' perceptions of school culture. The sample consisted of thirty-six primary, middle, and secondary school teachers working at schools in a large city in South-eastern Turkey. A mixed research methodology was used in the study. A one-group pre- and…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Attitude Change, School Culture, Pretests Posttests
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Zhang, Hongshia; Shamsi, Imran Haider; Batool, Iffat; Wan, Dongsheng; Yu, Bo – FIRE: Forum for International Research in Education, 2016
Using two rounds in 2003 and 2013 of large sample longitudinal surveys of science teachers in primary schools from 21 provinces and autonomous regions of China, results suggest that Chinese teachers' basic scientific literacy was still low with only a slight increase in the procedural knowledge of science. The evidence also suggests little…
Descriptors: Scientific Literacy, Elementary School Teachers, Elementary School Science, Longitudinal Studies
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Murry, Kevin G.; Herrera, Socorro G.; Miller, Stuart S.; Fanning, Cristina A.; Kavimandan, Shabina K.; Holmes, Melissa A. – FIRE: Forum for International Research in Education, 2015
The Standards for Effective Pedagogy and Learning (CREDE, 2014) specify five "transnational universals of teaching" that are especially effective for the rapidly growing population of English language learners in North America. CLASSIC is an evidence-based, CREDE-aligned model of teacher education for classroom educators of English…
Descriptors: Global Approach, Academic Standards, Teacher Education, Faculty Development