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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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Schmiedebach, Mario; Wegner, Claas – Global Education Review, 2018
New students arriving from different countries present a challenge to school systems as language barriers prevent them from being placed in regular classes immediately. In Germany, these students are often enrolled in "international classes" before being placed with their fellow classmates. The project "Biology for Everyone"…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, Foreign Students, Immigrants
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Duraisingh, Liz Dawes; Sheya, Sarah; Kane, Emi – Global Education Review, 2018
How should educators teach about one of the most complex and pressing issues of our times? This paper presents an empirically-grounded framework to help educators understand the opportunities and challenges of engaging youth around the topic of migration, including migration involving refugees. It stresses the importance of inviting youth to…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Public Policy, Immigration, Refugees
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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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Layman, Eric. W. – Global Education Review, 2018
Will my children's creativity be hindered if I place them within the rigidity of an East Asian school? Conversely, could my children's math and science skills benefit from the high expectations of an East Asian curriculum and teacher? The purpose of this study is two-fold. Firstly, it aims to demonstrate that comparison between Eastern and Western…
Descriptors: Educational Background, High Stakes Tests, Standardized Tests, Achievement Tests
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Jules, Tavis D.; Sundberg, Kelly Cebold – Global Education Review, 2018
This study uses a quantitative content analysis of learning competences -- as described and prescribed in 21st century frameworks -- and those competences evaluated by international assessments to explore the nexus between recommendation and reality. In drawing insights from the theoretical underpinnings of human capital theory we argue, with…
Descriptors: Global Approach, Creativity, Competence, Content Analysis
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Srikantaiah, Deepa; Eichhorn, Melinda; Khan, Masarrat – Global Education Review, 2018
According to the United Nations Human Development Report (2016), poor, marginalized, and vulnerable groups still face substantial barriers to access post-secondary education and employment. These marginalized and vulnerable groups include women, girls, indigenous peoples, ethnic minorities, people with disabilities, migrants and refugees, the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Disadvantaged Youth, Mathematics Achievement, Resilience (Psychology)
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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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Chun, Jina; Connor, Annemarie; Kosciulek, John F.; Landon, Trenton; Park, Jinhee – Global Education Review, 2016
Youth with disabilities face difficulties resulting from attitudinal, environmental, and organizational barriers not only in initially accessing and entering school (World Health Organization [WHO], 2011), but also as they transition from school age youth to working adults. With a focus on facilitating a better understanding of the issues,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Career Development, Youth, Disabilities
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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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Mukeredzi, Tabitha Grace – Global Education Review, 2016
Attempts to address global pressure to achieve Education for All have been hampered by two fundamental challenges in developing countries, namely an acute shortage of teachers and large rural populations in these countries. In addition, qualified, competent teachers shun working in rural settings. While recruitment of professionally unqualified…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Rural Schools, Foreign Countries, Teacher Shortage
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Kryst, Erica L.; Kotok, Stephen; Bodovski, Katerina – Global Education Review, 2015
Disparities in educational outcomes exist between students in rural areas as compared to students in urban settings. While there is some evidence that these rural disparities are present in eastern Europe, little is known about young peoples' lives in the rural areas of this region. This paper presents an analysis of science achievement by…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Systems, Science Achievement, Achievement Gap
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Roy-Campbell, Zaline M. – Global Education Review, 2015
English is spoken in five countries as the native language and in numerous other countries as an official language and the language of instruction. In countries where English is the native language, it is taught to speakers of other languages as an additional language to enable them to participate in all domains of life of that country. In many…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Comparative Education
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Danzak, Robin L. – Global Education Review, 2015
Thousands of children and teens labor as migrant farmworkers across the United States. These youngsters, many who are immigrants, face challenges in completing their education and breaking the cycle of agricultural work. Such barriers are influenced by geographic instability, poverty, and sociocultural marginalization. Beyond these factors, and…
Descriptors: Migrant Workers, Agricultural Laborers, Immigrants, Poverty
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