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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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Nkhoma, Nelson Masanche – FIRE: Forum for International Research in Education, 2018
Some African higher education institutions (HEIs) were founded on the notion that they would serve the specific needs of African communities. Other HEIs have borrowed the concept of community-engaged scholarship (CES) from the USA as a strategy for achieving relevance. Nonetheless, African HEIs continue to be criticized as imitators of Western…
Descriptors: Medical Education, Relevance (Education), Foreign Countries, Medical School Faculty
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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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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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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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John, William J.; Rhein, Douglas Lee – FIRE: Forum for International Research in Education, 2018
The article explores the motivation of Thai secondary school students who chose to enroll in private tutorial institutes. The research draws on primary qualitative data compiled from structured interviews utilizing a comparative perspective to provide insight into perceptions of tutorial versus formal secondary education. The evidence presented…
Descriptors: Tutorial Programs, Tutoring, Tutors, Foreign Countries
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Ayieko, Rachel A.; Gokbel, Elif N.; Nelson, Bryan – FIRE: Forum for International Research in Education, 2017
This study uses the 2011 Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study to investigate the relationships among students' and teachers' computer use, and eighth-grade students' mathematical reasoning in three high-achieving nations: Finland, Chinese Taipei, and Singapore. The study found a significant negative relationship in all three…
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Foreign Countries, International Assessment, Mathematics Achievement
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Moyi, Peter – FIRE: Forum for International Research in Education, 2017
While evidence confirms that children with disabilities face significant obstacles to schooling, especially in low-income countries like Kenya, there is limited empirical research on which to develop policy. The government of Kenya has long neglected the plight of people with disabilities. Despite numerous policy recommendations from the various…
Descriptors: Enrollment, Attendance, Disabilities, Foreign Countries
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Rahim, Bushra – FIRE: Forum for International Research in Education, 2017
The purpose of this study is to explore the impact of the delegation of financial authority to public primary schools through Parent-Teacher Councils (PTCs) on learning outcomes of primary school children in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) province, Pakistan. The learning outcomes were measured in three subject areas (Urdu, English, and Mathematics).…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Finance Reform, Elementary Education, Parent Teacher Conferences
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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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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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Al-bakr, Fawziah; Bruce, Elizabeth R.; Davidson, Petrina M.; Schlaffer, Edit; Kropiunigg, Ulrich – FIRE: Forum for International Research in Education, 2017
This study examines perspectives of Saudi university students regarding changing gender roles as affected by women's rights, education, employment, and activity in the public sphere. Results from a questionnaire distributed among 4,455 male and female students indicate students are confident and optimistic about improving gender equity, however…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Sex Role, Sex Stereotypes, College Students
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Kalman, Mahmut; Balkar, Betül – FIRE: Forum for International Research in Education, 2017
The purpose of the present study was to examine the effects of school culture training on teachers' perceptions of school culture. The sample consisted of thirty-six primary, middle, and secondary school teachers working at schools in a large city in South-eastern Turkey. A mixed research methodology was used in the study. A one-group pre- and…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Attitude Change, School Culture, Pretests Posttests
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