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Doss, Kristy Kowalske – Global Education Review, 2018
In order to compete globally in the 21st Century, students must have the skills to design their own projects and understand how to navigate the wealth of information available at their fingertips. One of the most important tools is to be able to investigate ideas and implement a plan of action in order to answer questions that have not been…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Attention, Learning Experience, Inquiry
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Counsell, Shelly Lynn; Wright, Brian L. – Global Education Review, 2018
A phenomenological case study by Counsell (2007) explored and investigated the phenomenon of what happened as Florida's A+ Plan intersected with the life histories of one beginning African American female third grade teacher and one veteran White female third grade teacher at demographically different school communities in one Florida school…
Descriptors: Accountability, School Districts, Grade 3, Elementary School Students
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Jukes, Matthew C. H.; Gabrieli, Prosper; Mgonda, Nkanileka Loti; Nsolezi, Florentina S.; Jeremiah, Grace; Tibenda, Jovina J.; Bub, Kristen L. – Global Education Review, 2018
Education programs in Africa increasingly aim to develop and measure social and emotional competencies. However, assessments are typically adapted from those developed in other continents and are not derived from local perspectives. In the current study, we conducted focus groups and individual interviews with teachers, parents and students in 4…
Descriptors: Social Development, Emotional Development, Social Responsibility, Foreign Countries
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Piper, Benjamin; Merseth, Katherine A.; Ngaruiya, Samuel – Global Education Review, 2018
Early childhood development and education (ECDE) is devolved in Kenya, which means that each of Kenya's 47 counties budgets for and implements ECDE independently. Kenya provides two years of preprimary education to children ages four and five. Given scarce resources, constructing facilities and hiring teachers are often principal considerations…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, Resource Allocation, Educational Finance
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Barrenechea, Ignacio – Global Education Review, 2018
The specialized literature in the field of education has not focused in what ways the multilingual classroom setting exacerbates teachers' tension concerning the need to comply with standards, on the one hand, and the aspiration to embrace diversity, on the other hand. That is to say, there is a need to understand how teachers adapt to confront…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Ethnic Groups, Elementary School Teachers, Teaching Experience
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Shallwani, Sadaf; Abubakar, Amina; Nyongesa, Moses K. – Global Education Review, 2018
This exploratory study examined the strengths and weaknesses in the quality of early childhood care and learning at selected community-based childcare centers (CBCCs) in Malawi, and aimed to understand underlying challenges and opportunities that may be addressed to improve quality and ultimately children's outcomes. Classroom environments and…
Descriptors: Child Care Centers, Early Childhood Education, Educational Quality, Literacy Education
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Moland, Naomi A. – Global Education Review, 2017
This article examines how international organizations promote play-based pedagogical approaches in early childhood settings around the world, and how local educators respond. As a case study, I investigated Sesame Workshop's efforts to introduce play-based approaches in Nigerian classrooms. In addition to producing a Nigerian version of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods, Play, Early Childhood Education
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Umpstead, Regina; Jankens, Benjamin; Ortega Gil, Pablo; Weiss, Linda; Umpstead, Bruce – Global Education Review, 2016
This article explores issues of school choice in Spain and the United States by examining the roles and functions of "centros concertados," publicly funded private schools in Spain, and public charter schools in the United States, to provide key insights into the similarities and differences between them. After making a national…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, School Choice, Comparative Education, Private Schools
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de la Garza, Katy – Global Education Review, 2016
This study analyzed challenges faced by teachers in rural and Indigenous schools, and the impact of pedagogical mentorship in contributing towards more culturally and linguistically relevant education. Using a case from Guatemala, this article explored pedagogical mentorship as an in-service teacher training resource for multi-lingual and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Inservice Teacher Education, Mentors, Teacher Attitudes
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Krupar, Allyson – Global Education Review, 2016
Roughly 350,000 refugees, over 90% of them Somali, lived in five sprawling camps in Dadaab, Kenya in 2015. In the Dadaab refugee camps, families had unique experiences of disability, education, women's roles, and involvement with International Non-Governmental Organization (INGO) programming. INGOs provided a variety of basic services including…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Family Literacy, Nongovernmental Organizations, Parent Participation
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Beckman, Paula J.; Christenson, Lea Ann – Global Education Review, 2016
This qualitative case study was designed to explore student's perceptions of the impact of a two-week service-learning experience in rural El Salvador. Students stayed in an economically impoverished village in rural El Salvador and worked on projects that promoted education for children in the village. Participants included 15 graduate and…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Rural Areas, Foreign Countries, Student Attitudes
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Ngalawa, Athanas; Simmt, Elaine; Glanfield, Florence – Global Education Review, 2015
This article describes a qualitative exploration of a primary school in a remote rural community of Tanzania, whose students showed promising performance in mathematics, as measured by the Primary School Leaving Examinations (PSLE). Case study methods were used to conduct research about the school and the community and included interviews, focus…
Descriptors: Rural Schools, Educational Improvement, School Community Relationship, Case Studies
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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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McEachron, Gail; Bhatti, Ghazala – Global Education Review, 2015
Global research has shown the persistence of inequality with regard to accessing curriculum with a view to obtaining suitable work and making useful contributions to society. The intersection of race, gender, language and low socio-economic levels creates situations which often marginalize ethnic minorities in school settings (Freire, 1968; Nieto…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Immigrants
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Kabuto, Bobbie – Global Education Review, 2015
This article highlights two bilingual families who participated in a larger study titled "Revaluing Readers and Families." Drawing on multiple theoretical perspectives to highlight the experiences of a Greek and English speaking family and a Spanish and English speaking family, this article explores how these two bilingual families…
Descriptors: Interviews, Observation, Literacy, Bilingualism
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