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Amutuhaire, Tibelius – FIRE: Forum for International Research in Education, 2023
The 1998 UNESCO World Conference on Higher Education in Paris recommended that global higher education institutions should internationalize and reduce inequalities between developed and emerging countries. Since then, universities strive to incorporate an international dimension in their service. The aim was initially guided by the 20th century…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Equal Education, Higher Education, Global Approach
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Matete, Rose Ephraim – FIRE: Forum for International Research in Education, 2022
Women's underrepresentation in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) has been documented worldwide. This study investigated the factors underlying women's underrepresentation in STEM in higher education in Tanzania. The study employed a qualitative research approach that was informed by historical design. Data were collected…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Females, Disproportionate Representation, STEM Education
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Merrill, Martha; Baitugolova, Janara; Ryskulova, Chynarkul – FIRE: Forum for International Research in Education, 2021
After Kyrgyzstan's independence, reforms were implemented in higher education: new degrees, credit hours, private institutions, tuition in public institutions, and independent accreditation. However, faculty reactions to these reforms have not previously been studied. The authors conducted 57 interviews in four locations over three years. Our…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Teacher Attitudes, Higher Education, College Faculty
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Inyega, Justus O.; Arshad-Ayaz, Adeela; Naseem, M. Ayaz; Mahaya, Evans W.; Elsayed, Dalia – FIRE: Forum for International Research in Education, 2021
This article presents a critical review of the education system and curriculum reforms in basic education in Kenya from independence in 1963 to date. It presents a philosophical and pragmatic basis for content review and the curriculum reform process. Data collection involved a critical review of relevant literature; including several curriculum…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Curriculum Development, Educational History, Social Change
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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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Stewart, William H. – FIRE: Forum for International Research in Education, 2021
Since the mid 1980s to today, the Republic of Korea has experienced significant immigration. The influx of various forms of migrants has started changing the makeup of an otherwise ethnically homogenous society. Despite such demographics changes, commensurate adjustments to government policies or institutional services have not necessarily…
Descriptors: Grounded Theory, Foreign Countries, Global Approach, Internet
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Semyonov, Aleksey – FIRE: Forum for International Research in Education, 2020
Current comprehensive changes in the field of higher education in Uzbekistan have a potential impact on the overall enrollment in higher education (PP-4359, 2019). Rigid admission quotas in Uzbekistan are slowly conceding to a more market-based admissions and student recruitment to support reforms implementation. Cursory glance at the reforms…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Change, College Admission, Trend Analysis
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Abdelkhalek, Fatma; Langsten, Ray – FIRE: Forum for International Research in Education, 2020
Following the 1952 revolution, the Egyptian higher education system grew rapidly, with post-secondary institutes complementing the expanding university system. Private post-secondary institutes were permitted from 1970; in the early 1990s financial constraints and pressures for cost recovery prompted legislation allowing private universities. In…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Equal Education, Educational Opportunities, Track System (Education)
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Oanda, Ibrahim O.; Matiang'i, Fred – FIRE: Forum for International Research in Education, 2018
This article discusses the feasibility of the East African Community Higher Education area (EACHEA) as a common higher education space for the East African Partner states. Attempts to establish the EACHEA have been in process since the passing of the Arusha Convention treaty on 5 December 1981. The treaty was subsequently revised in Cape Town,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Geographic Regions, Higher Education, International Cooperation
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Eta, Elizabeth Agbor; Vuban, Joyce Afuh – FIRE: Forum for International Research in Education, 2018
Educational policy borrowing is almost the norm in today's policy making, partly because of globalisation, the rise in information and communication technology, and the involvement of external stakeholders in higher education governance. However, the reasons, applications, and results obtained from the adoption and implementation of borrowed…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Policy Formation, Higher Education
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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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Lundy, Brandon D. – FIRE: Forum for International Research in Education, 2018
This article evaluates the potential for rebuilding tertiary education in Guinea-Bissau focusing on the reconstitution of the Universidade Amílcar Cabral, the operations of Universidade Lusófona da Guiné, and the development of the Bissau Campus Project through the West African Vocational Schools (WAVS) project. The article considers available…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Change, Higher Education, Educational Development
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Alemu, Sintayehu Kassaye – FIRE: Forum for International Research in Education, 2018
The purpose of this paper is to trigger scholarly debates over the meaning, idea, and history of the university or HEIs. It is also to manifest the prevalence of multiple forms of HEIs and to question why the narrative of one form of HEIs/university meaning, idea and history predominate the discourse. In spite of historical evidences that confirm…
Descriptors: Educational History, Higher Education, Foreign Countries, Power Structure
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Odhiambo, George – FIRE: Forum for International Research in Education, 2018
The contribution of university education to sustainable development of society has become one of the most important activities of higher education institutions. After 55 years of independence, it is time to take a critical look at the role of university education in nation building in Kenya. Since independence, access and difficulties of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Universities, School Role, Developing Nations
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