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Yao, Christina W.; Garcia, Crystal E. – FIRE: Forum for International Research in Education, 2018
Higher education institutions in Vietnam have embraced opportunities to collaborate internationally to address specific educational needs that have emerged as a result of an accelerated economic and political society. The shift to a global market-driven economy has resulted in the need to produce better prepared graduates, advance in technology,…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Foreign Countries, Student Motivation, Educational Cooperation
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Gozali, Charlina; Claassen Thrush, Elizabeth; Soto-Peña, Michelle; Whang, Christine; Luschei, Thomas F. – FIRE: Forum for International Research in Education, 2017
Despite public commitments internationally and nationally to include the voices of all stakeholders, the voices of teachers have continued to be marginalized in the literature and in policy-making related to global educational development. The purpose of the current study is to examine the process of invoking teacher voice using a sample of…
Descriptors: Global Approach, Teacher Attitudes, Access to Education, Equal Education
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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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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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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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Criswell, John R., II; Zhu, Hao – FIRE: Forum for International Research in Education, 2015
The internationalization of higher education has been the subject of a substantial body of research. However, few studies have examined how faculty members, significant implementers of internationalization, think about internationalization priorities. This article presents the results of a questionnaire which was sent to faculty members at three…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Global Approach, Needs Assessment, Questionnaires
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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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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