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Akyol, Cüneyt; Kanadli, Sedat – FIRE: Forum for International Research in Education, 2022
This synthesis aims to see the effects of Socio-scientific Issues-Based Instruction (SSI) on the academic achievement of students in Turkey and to help shape future studies on this topic. A mixed-research synthesis method was employed in this study. As a result of the data searching process, 12 studies with quantitative data and 6 studies with…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Science and Society, Science Instruction, Academic Achievement
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Ökmen, Burcu; Kiliç, Abdurrahman – FIRE: Forum for International Research in Education, 2021
The aim of this study is to reveal the development of professional knowledge and competencies among pre-service English teachers through the practice of lesson study. This study was carried out to improve pre-service teachers' teaching skills and to show the effect of the practice of lesson study. The action research method was used in this…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Teaching Skills, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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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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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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da Silva, Rui; Oliveira, Joana – FIRE: Forum for International Research in Education, 2020
This article focuses on the experience of a bilateral educational aid project concerning a continuing professional development (CPD) programme for teachers with specific reference to Guinea-Bissau. The authors were keen to understand how teachers and school principals perceived the impact of this CPD programme on the quality of teaching and…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Educational Quality, Language Skills, Teacher Attitudes
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Khan, Ruhi; Grijalva, Rebecca; Enriquez-Gates, Alejandra – FIRE: Forum for International Research in Education, 2019
Professional development is essential in supporting teachers as change agents to foster international educational reform. Arizona State University's Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College acknowledged its role in supporting visiting teachers from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in utilizing action research as an opportunity for professional development.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Role, Change Agents, Educational Change
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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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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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Jafralie, Sabrina; Zaver, Arzina – FIRE: Forum for International Research in Education, 2019
Responding to religious diversity and the new reality of schooling, the Ethics and Religious Culture (ERC) Program was introduced as a mandatory subject for all students in Quebec, Canada. Now in its tenth year, the ERC has faced both challenges and successes in it's implementation. Though many studies have been written around the wider concepts…
Descriptors: Religion, Religious Education, Teaching Methods, Teacher Competencies
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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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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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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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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
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Briquet-Duhazé, Sophie – FIRE: Forum for International Research in Education, 2014
The training of teachers of West Africa is carried out by the Academy of Rouen (France) and organized around an annual training plan approved by the AEFE. Each trainer only supervises twenty teachers for 5 days. Teachers from eight countries (Mauritania, Cape Verde, Senegal, Gambia, Mali, Guinea, Côte d'Ivoire and Burkina Faso), come to Dakar for…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Reading Difficulties, Phonological Awareness, Faculty Development