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Bodon, Theresa C.; Votteler, Nancy K. – FIRE: Forum for International Research in Education, 2017
This study aimed at examining the pedagogical needs and challenges of children and young adults living in a refugee camp in France known as the "Calais Jungle." Through the researchers' observations and interviews with volunteer teachers and workers at the camp, insights into their perspectives shed light on the pedagogical needs of…
Descriptors: Refugees, Foreign Countries, Volunteers, Teacher Attitudes
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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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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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Spires, Robert W. – FIRE: Forum for International Research in Education, 2016
Many social issues exist for marginalized youth in the New Territories of Hong Kong, despite Hong Kong's high standard of living. Increasingly, attention is being paid to social mobility of Hong Kong's younger generations. Youth in the New Territories face academic, economic, social and cultural barriers, in part due to tracking into low-ranked…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Disadvantaged Youth, Attitudes, Case Studies
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Ayiro, Laban P.; Sang, James K. – FIRE: Forum for International Research in Education, 2016
This study explores why nomadic children in the counties of Turkana and West Pokot are left behind in the primary education process despite free primary education (FPE), and considers the variables that contribute to high dropout rates, low enrollment, poor attendance, and unsatisfactory academic achievement with a view of bringing out possible…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Migrants, Elementary Education, Access to Education
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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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Sanderson, Kay; Preedy, Pat – FIRE: Forum for International Research in Education, 2016
This paper explores the meaning of childhood within the realms of play and attachment. Are parental attitudes and expectations, with the use of technology and prescriptive toys, limiting development in children today? Children's play in homes in the United Arab Emirates is examined to explore how children in this region play and whether the…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Schemata (Cognition), Play, Attachment Behavior
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Li, Xuemei; Que, Hua – FIRE: Forum for International Research in Education, 2016
Faced with a labor shortage and low profile of diversity, the province of Newfoundland and Labrador in Canada has been making an effort to attract and retain newcomers. Guided by Bronfenbrenner's (1979) ecological systems theory, this qualitative study investigates the challenges faced by newcomer youth, including permanent residents coming as…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Youth Opportunities, Migrants, Qualitative Research
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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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Lee, Chih-Yih; Sparks, Paul – FIRE: Forum for International Research in Education, 2015
Technology has greatly impacted educational systems around the world, even in the most geographically isolated places. This study utilizes an ethnographic approach to examine the patterns of learning in a kindergarten in Mana, Fiji. Data comprised of interviews, observations and examination of related artifacts. The results provide baseline data…
Descriptors: Ethnography, Kindergarten, Foreign Countries, Indigenous Populations
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Chacko, Jacob B.; Lin, Miranda – FIRE: Forum for International Research in Education, 2015
As globalization lessens the distance between peoples and diversifies the common classroom, teacher education programs lag behind in producing globally-minded educators. One approach used by some teacher education programs to remedy this issue is to offer international student teaching experiences. While the literature related to these programs is…
Descriptors: Student Teaching, Teacher Education, Foreign Students, Student Teachers
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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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Li, Wendan; Collins, Christopher S. – FIRE: Forum for International Research in Education, 2014
Although international students annually contribute billions of dollars to the US economy, meaningful intercultural interaction between international students, peers, and faculty is often missing at US host campuses. Feelings of isolation, loneliness, and alienation are pervasive among international students at US campuses; these feelings can…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Doctoral Degrees, Socialization, Qualitative Research