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Zlatkin-Troitschanskaia, Olga; Happ, Roland; Nell-Müller, Sarah; Deribo, Tobias; Reinhardt, Franziska; Toepper, Miriam – Global Education Review, 2018
Accessing higher education without having to overcome bureaucratic hurdles is a serious concern for refugees. Although empirical studies on the integration and success of refugees in higher education are scarce, the challenges related to this issue are becoming apparent. The Success and Opportunities for Refugees in Higher Education (SUCCESS)…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Higher Education, Online Courses, Educational Technology
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Streitwieser, Bernhard; Schmidt, Maria Anne; Gläsener, Katharina Marlen; Brück, Lukas – Global Education Review, 2018
This paper details the results of a study of 25 students of refugee background (SoRB) from Syria, Iran, Iraq, and Afghanistan at two technical universities of applied sciences in Berlin who were participating in preparatory courses to matriculate or were already engaging in their first semesters of study. The research shares what these refugee…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Refugees, College Students, College Preparation
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Grüttner, Michael; Schröder, Stefanie; Berg, Jana; Otto, Carolin – Global Education Review, 2018
In recent years, the number of new asylum applications in Germany has risen with a peak in 2015. Many refugees arrive with high levels of prior education and corresponding educational aspirations. Hence, German universities and preparatory colleges (so-called 'Studienkollegs') have created additional preparatory courses and supporting services for…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Refugees, Academic Aspiration, College Preparation
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Manuel, Dominic; Freiman, Viktor – Global Education Review, 2017
Meeting the needs of mathematically gifted and talented students is a challenge for educators. To support teachers of mathematically gifted and talented students to find appropriate solutions, several innovative projects were conducted in schools using funds provided by the New Brunswick, Canada, Department of Education. This article presents one…
Descriptors: Individualized Instruction, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Simulated Environment
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Vitali, Frances – Global Education Review, 2016
Undergraduate teacher education program students have the opportunity to work with diverse student populations in a local school district in the Four Corners Area in the Northwest part of New Mexico. The family oral history practicum is a way to connect theory and practice while recognizing the issue that language is not a neutral landscape. What…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Teacher Education, Oral History, Practicums
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Azano, Amy Price; Stewart, Trevor Thomas – Global Education Review, 2016
Recruiting and retaining highly qualified teachers in rural schools is a persistent struggle in many countries, including the U.S. Salient challenges related to poverty, geographic isolation, low teacher salaries, and a lack of community amenities seem to trump perks of living in rural communities. Recognizing this issue as a complex and hard to…
Descriptors: Rural Schools, Teacher Recruitment, Teacher Persistence, Poverty
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Mukeredzi, Tabitha Grace – Global Education Review, 2016
That rural schools suffer from issues of "hard to staff" and "harder to stay" has been well documented in extant literature. However, the literature seems to indicate inadequate teacher preparation for work in rural schools. Literature also demonstrates that teaching in rural settings ostensibly requires relevant knowledge and,…
Descriptors: Rural Schools, Practicums, Journal Writing, Foreign Countries
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Hill, Cher M.; MacDonald, Margaret – Global Education Review, 2016
Teacher inquiry, in which teachers study their own professional practice, is currently a popular form of experiential learning that is considered a powerful tool to bring about effective change in teaching and learning. Little empirical evidence, however, exists to explain precisely if and how this pedagogical methodology moves teachers toward…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Experiential Learning, Teacher Education Programs, Graduate Study
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Jay, Jordan; Miller, Howard – Global Education Review, 2016
In this article, we present three models of teacher preparation programs that immersed their candidates in experiential learning aimed at bringing together theory and practice. We identify the key components that can be generalized from studying such programs, examine factors that led to their dismantling, and propose a potentially more…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Experiential Learning, Theory Practice Relationship
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Wasmuth, Helge – Global Education Review, 2016
This article discusses an alternative learning project that was conducted in an online course at a teacher education program from Fall 2012 to Fall 2015. As part of the course, students had to create avatars, an alter ego, and think and act as their avatars when faced with educational issues. The project strives to overcome challenges that teacher…
Descriptors: Computer Simulation, Teacher Education Programs, Perspective Taking, Online Courses
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Mason, Lee L.; Andrews, Alonzo; Rivera, Christopher J.; Davis, Don – Global Education Review, 2016
Over the past few years an increasing number of schools and community organizations have developed transformative learning spaces referred to as "MakerSpaces" for research and training purposes. MakerSpaces are organizations in which members sharing similar interests in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) gather to work on…
Descriptors: Special Education Teachers, Student Needs, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders
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Slim-Topdjian, Lina; Pinto Zipp, Genevieve – Global Education Review, 2016
The increased prevalence of autism has created an increased challenge for teachers to incorporate specialized teaching strategies to address the unique educational and behavioral challenges facing children diagnosed with autism. Providing teachers with educational training opportunities will promote such learning. In the academic world,…
Descriptors: Autism, Teaching Methods, On the Job Training, Video Technology
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Eichhorn, Melinda S. – Global Education Review, 2016
Only six states in India currently identify learning disabilities as a category of disability. This article highlights the challenges students with math learning disabilities face in their transition from secondary school to higher secondary education and Bachelor of Commerce degree programs in the state of Maharashtra. While the current…
Descriptors: Mathematics Anxiety, Learning Disabilities, Mathematics Instruction, Postsecondary Education
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Yu, Yong; Hunt, Jean Ann – Global Education Review, 2016
Carefully constructed field-based experiences in teacher education programs have been recognized as one of the essential conditions for effective teacher learning. Most college/university-based teacher education programs, however, are still dominated by the epistemology that academic knowledge is the authoritative source of knowledge about…
Descriptors: After School Programs, Preservice Teachers, College School Cooperation, Case Studies
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Willey, Craig; Magee, Paula – Global Education Review, 2016
In a longitudinal design experiment conducted within an urban teacher preparation program, we employed ethnographic and auto-ethnographic methods to investigate the following questions: 1) In what ways do clinical experiences (CEs) support prospective teachers' (PTs) development of knowledge, skills, and dispositions necessary for urban teaching?…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Ethnography, Experiential Learning, Preservice Teachers
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