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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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Parvin, Ruxana Hossain; Salam, Shaikh Flint – FIRE: Forum for International Research in Education, 2015
Across the globe, governments of different countries have recognized the importance and value of digital technologies in language learning. This article is based on the pilot project of Save the Children using information and communication technology (ICT) in education. Through this initiative, interactive multimedia software based on national…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Technology Uses in Education, English (Second Language), Elementary Education
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Piper, Benjamin; Jepkemei, Evelyn; Kwayumba, Dunston; Kibukho, Kennedy – FIRE: Forum for International Research in Education, 2015
Kenya is investing in information and communication technology (ICT) to improve children's learning outcomes. However, the literature on ICT is pessimistic about the ability of ICT alone to improve outcomes, and few ICT programs have created the instructional change necessary to increase learning. The Primary Math and Reading (PRIMR) Initiative…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Educational Practices, Student Improvement
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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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Gieser, James D. – FIRE: Forum for International Research in Education, 2015
Leaders of higher education institutions are eager to identify effective internationalization strategies in today's fast-paced, interconnected global environment. International academic partnerships are a common yet understudied strategy designed to take advantage of globalization's opportunities and to meet an institution's internationalization…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, International Educational Exchange, Leadership Styles, Educational Policy
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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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Arnove, Robert; Bull, Barry L. – FIRE: Forum for International Research in Education, 2015
This article examines the issue of the ethical status of education, particularly as related to individual dignity and freedom. We select cases that have been described in fine detail by social science--the education of girls and the education of all children within counter-hegemonic movements. These cases involve issues of access to equitable and…
Descriptors: Ethics, Global Approach, Freedom, Human Dignity
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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
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Richardson, Jayson W.; Sales, Gregory; Sentocnik, Sonja – FIRE: Forum for International Research in Education, 2015
Integrating ICTs into international development projects is common. However, focusing on how ICTs support leading, teaching, and learning is often overlooked. This article describes a team's approach to technology integration into the design of a large-scale, five year, teacher and leader professional development project in the country of Georgia.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Technology Integration, Information Technology, Secondary Education
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Liu, Ji – FIRE: Forum for International Research in Education, 2015
This article juxtaposes "world culture" and "policy borrowing and lending" literatures to understand policy formation in China. Through reviewing China's student nutrition policy evolution since the International Conference on Nutrition in 1992 to the launch of China's landmark national rural student nutrition program in 2011,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Public Policy, Policy Formation
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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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Yu, Shu-Chun – FIRE: Forum for International Research in Education, 2015
With the trend toward globalization and the continual change of the ethnic composition of the U.S. population, there is increasing awareness in the U.S. that not every child is raised in an English-only family. The purpose of this research is to explore the relationships among heritage language proficiency, ethnic identity, and self-esteem in the…
Descriptors: Native Language, Language Proficiency, Ethnicity, Self Esteem
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Murry, Kevin G.; Herrera, Socorro G.; Miller, Stuart S.; Fanning, Cristina A.; Kavimandan, Shabina K.; Holmes, Melissa A. – FIRE: Forum for International Research in Education, 2015
The Standards for Effective Pedagogy and Learning (CREDE, 2014) specify five "transnational universals of teaching" that are especially effective for the rapidly growing population of English language learners in North America. CLASSIC is an evidence-based, CREDE-aligned model of teacher education for classroom educators of English…
Descriptors: Global Approach, Academic Standards, Teacher Education, Faculty Development
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