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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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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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Lussier, Kristie O'Donnell; Assaf, Lori Czop; Hoff, Meagan – FIRE: Forum for International Research in Education, 2019
The purpose of this study was to explore how preservice teachers (PST) became aware of literacies in global and local contexts and to understand how PST conceive of literacy after experiencing an international service learning (ISL) study abroad program in rural South Africa. For this qualitative grounded theory study, we used critical literacy…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Study Abroad, Service Learning, International Education
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Riedel, Marian; Moll, Rachel – FIRE: Forum for International Research in Education, 2019
Little has been written about "how" or "whether" pre-service teachers construct understandings of good teaching during an international field placement; thus, a need arises to examine these contexts as sites to question, "How do we know what we know?" (Britzman, 2003, p. 58). Based on a qualitative study of six…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Teacher Effectiveness, Preservice Teachers, Student Teaching
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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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Mlambo, Yeukai Angela; Baxter, Aryn – FIRE: Forum for International Research in Education, 2018
International university partnerships are a prevalent internationalization strategy for both North American and African higher education institutions, yet the predominance of discourses that reflect the inequities of the global knowledge economy among participants perpetuate the very challenges that they are designed to address. Using a…
Descriptors: Universities, Partnerships in Education, College Faculty, International Education
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Ramdé, Pascal; Lapointe, Pierre; Dembélé, Martial – FIRE: Forum for International Research in Education, 2018
Faced with the imperative to adapt to an environment marked by the internationalization of higher education and education policy transfers, universities in French-speaking sub-Saharan African countries adopted in 2006 a new policy called "Bachelor-Master-Doctorate (BMD) reform." Given the importance of the role of the actors in the…
Descriptors: International Education, French, Educational Policy, Technology Transfer
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Rensimer, Lee – FIRE: Forum for International Research in Education, 2016
This article identifies a research gap on expatriate students attending international branch campuses in their country of residence, and presents evidence that they are insufficiently distinguished from international students in research on student mobility and choice-making. It finds that the priorities and enrollment choices of expatriates are…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, International Education, Higher Education, Foreign Students
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Balodimas-Bartolomei, Angelyn – FIRE: Forum for International Research in Education, 2016
For decades, scholars have claimed the importance of implementing comparative and international education courses in teacher education programs. Although there are countless benefits of doing so, information or evidence about offering comparative and international education in the teacher education curricula, is negligible. To date, it is…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Comparative Education, International Education, Teacher Education Curriculum
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Gichiru, Wangari – FIRE: Forum for International Research in Education, 2016
The purpose of this paper is to critically reflect on two graduate international comparative education courses I taught at a mid-sized public university. Using a variety of readings and multimedia focusing on voices of international educators telling their own stories of struggle for a democratic education, these courses represent my effort to…
Descriptors: Education Courses, International Education, Comparative Education, Preservice Teacher Education
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Shah, Payal; Brown, Kara D. – FIRE: Forum for International Research in Education, 2016
This article contributes to a growing appreciation and understanding of both the ways to include exposure to Comparative and International Education (CIE) in undergraduate teacher education as well as to how students take up and respond creatively to opportunities for comparative exploration. In order to make space for comparative education in the…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Education Courses, Foundations of Education, International Education
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Aydarova, Elena; Marquardt, Sheila K. – FIRE: Forum for International Research in Education, 2016
In the context of globalization, teacher education has to respond to the global imperative by helping preservice teachers develop global consciousness and awareness (Apple, 2011; Zhao, 2010). This paper addresses this imperative by first identifying the spaces for global competencies in teacher education standards at the national, regional, state,…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Comparative Education, International Education, Global Approach
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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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Kubow, Patricia K.; Wild, Justin; Joslin, A'ame – FIRE: Forum for International Research in Education, 2015
The theme of this special issue of "FIRE: Forum for International Research in Education" is "Reimagining Internationalization: Critical Dialogues on Global Dimensions of Education" based on the 2014 Midwestern Regional Conference of the Comparative and International Education Society (MCIES). The Comparative International…
Descriptors: Global Approach, Educational Change, Postsecondary Education, Elementary Secondary Education