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Daly, Kimberley – FIRE: Forum for International Research in Education, 2019
This article discusses an online graduate education course at George Mason University in the United States. The course, part of a certificate program for International Baccalaureate (IB) educators, focuses on infusing human rights instruction in PK-12 classrooms and provides teachers with additional methods and strategies to teach various…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Advanced Placement Programs, Teaching Methods, Teacher Certification
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Bracho, Christian Alejandro – FIRE: Forum for International Research in Education, 2019
Drawing on ethnographic data and interviews with 17 teacher educators and normal school students in Oaxaca, Mexico, this article examines a particular teaching formation rooted in the concept of lucha, revolutionary struggle. Participants described how, during their four years at a normal school, they learn, rehearse, and internalize a historical…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Resistance (Psychology), Teacher Educators, Preservice Teachers
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Dharamshi, Pooja – FIRE: Forum for International Research in Education, 2019
This paper reports findings from a study examining pre-service teachers' perceptions of Indigeneity and literacy in a literacy teacher education course. In 2015, the new British Columbia K-9 curriculum was implemented with a focus on integrating Indigenous perspectives into the curriculum in thoughtful and meaningful ways. This includes an…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Literacy, Teacher Attitudes, Indigenous Knowledge
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Fickel, Letitia Hochstrasser; Abbiss, Jane – FIRE: Forum for International Research in Education, 2019
In Aotearoa New Zealand, the continuing disparity in educational outcomes has resulted in a growing call for changes in teacher preparation to better support culturally diverse learners in ways that are responsive to the particular national and cultural context. This paper presents findings from practitioner inquiry into a teacher education…
Descriptors: Outcomes of Education, Professional Identity, Cultural Context, Culturally Relevant Education
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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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Bohannon, Larry; Clapsaddle, Shannon; McCollum, Dixie – FIRE: Forum for International Research in Education, 2019
Depression, anxiety disorders, and students who have experienced trauma have increased across the globe in the past decade. Teachers and students are not immune. Our schools and communities have increased violence and unrest that has resulted in a growing concern among educational leaders. Although most of the educational focus regarding stress…
Descriptors: Trauma, College Students, Symptoms (Individual Disorders), Depression (Psychology)
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Baily, Supriya; Holmarsdottir, Halla B. – FIRE: Forum for International Research in Education, 2019
Fostering international mindedness in teachers through their preparation and continuing education leads to innovations in teacher education related to exchange programs (Cushner, 2012) and curricular adoptions and adaptations (Tudball, 2012). This in turn supports the development of both teacher educators and teachers as change agents. Yet,…
Descriptors: Global Approach, Cultural Awareness, Teacher Competencies, Expectation
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Lê, Ni-La; Hinestroza, José Martínez; Kraus, Erika B.; Hassan, Azad; Plough, India C. – FIRE: Forum for International Research in Education, 2019
This article interprets teachers as change agents in light of the Transformational Teaching (TT) framework (Slavich & Zimbardo, 2012). Contributing to the understanding of teachers' transformation, we report on a case study that explores how of a graduate student's conceptualization of and engagement with the core methods of TT emerged and…
Descriptors: Change Agents, Graduate Students, Student Attitudes, Transformative Learning
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Sofo, Seidu; Thompson, Emmanuel; Kanton, Tontie L. – FIRE: Forum for International Research in Education, 2019
Many countries in Sub-Saharan Africa have used non-traditional teacher education programs to address the perpetual problem of inadequate provision of trained teachers. Using the bioecological systems theory, the present study examined untrained teacher trainees' perceptions about the prospects and challenges of upgrading untrained teachers in…
Descriptors: Nontraditional Education, Teacher Education, Teacher Qualifications, Systems Approach
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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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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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Frawley, Jack – FIRE: Forum for International Research in Education, 2019
The paper focuses on work undertaken in Cambodia to develop a monitoring framework that integrates Multi-lingual Education (MLE) with Child Friendly School (CFS) indicators. I begin by comparing CFS dimensions and indicators in Cambodia with those of the Philippines, and Nepal, and aligning MLE principles, arguments and foci with the CFS…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Bilingual Education, Progress Monitoring, Multilingualism
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McIvor, Onowa; Ball, Jessica – FIRE: Forum for International Research in Education, 2019
Indigenous languages are struggling for breath in the Global North. In Canada, Indigenous language medium schools and early childhood programs remain independent and marginalized. Despite government commitments, there is little support for Indigenous language-in-education policy and initiatives. This article describes an inaugural, countrywide,…
Descriptors: Indigenous Knowledge, Native Language, Foreign Countries, Language Maintenance
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Dalton, Kelly; Hinshaw, Sarah; Knipe, John – FIRE: Forum for International Research in Education, 2019
Recent scholarship indicates several benefits of mother tongue education (MTE) in supporting student learning. Within one Mayan community in Guatemala, Ixil is the mother tongue spoken at home and faces extinction due to Indigenous oppression and genocide. This qualitative case study highlights efforts of 13 teachers and administrators at one…
Descriptors: Language Maintenance, Native Language Instruction, American Indian Languages, Case Studies
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