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Metli, Akin – International Education Journal: Comparative Perspectives, 2021
This study investigated International Baccalaureate Diploma Program students' perceptions of international-mindedness. The research used quantitative methods to explain perceptions of international-mindedness within three participating schools (two national schools and one international school) in Istanbul, Turkey. Using the conceptual framework…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Advanced Placement Programs, Student Attitudes, Global Approach
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Homburg, Timo; Homburg, Vincent – International Education Journal: Comparative Perspectives, 2021
This study reports on adolescents' experiences as exchange students in the Rotary Youth Exchange program. Based on a literature review and multivariate analysis of original survey data collected from 408 exchange students from 40 home countries that had spent a year in one out of 37 destination countries, the study concludes that students'…
Descriptors: Well Being, Student Exchange Programs, Social Support Groups, Language Proficiency
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He, Yuan; Song, Samuel; Fanoos, Azra; Li, Ting – International Education Journal: Comparative Perspectives, 2021
The current study adopted a case study design with mixed methods to examine the multiple features in child development course syllabi in early childhood teacher education programs in two countries, China and the US. This study provided insights into the twenty syllabi through document review and questionnaires. Twenty-six participants, viewed as…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Course Descriptions, Child Development, Early Childhood Education
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Liu, Yuliang; Weishaar, Mary; Xin, Huaibo; Fricke, Gretchen; Lavallee, Tom – International Education Journal: Comparative Perspectives, 2021
The longitudinal study was designed to investigate the impacts of the International Training Program in Pedagogy (ITPP) at a midwestern institution in the US on the visiting scholars in seven cohorts from China in 2012-18. The study used the cohort survey research design method. The first part of the data was collected from 48 visiting scholars…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Program Effectiveness, College Instruction, Cultural Differences
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Acharibasam, John Bosco; McVittie, Janet – International Education Journal: Comparative Perspectives, 2021
Globally, there are increasing demands to decolonize education. As a result, the integration of Indigenous Knowledges and worldviews into Early Childhood Education has become a pertinent issue. Few studies have examined methodological frameworks for integrating Indigenous Knowledges into early learning in Ghana. This article examined the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Indigenous Knowledge, Indigenous Populations, Early Childhood Education
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Fikuree, Waseema; Shiyama, Aminath; Muna, Aminath; Naseer, Badhoora; Mohamed, Zahra – International Education Journal: Comparative Perspectives, 2021
In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, which emerged in 2019 in China, countries worldwide have been grappling with the numerous challenges required of them to protect their citizens and respond to the consequences of multiple lockdowns on the global economy and their education systems. The devastating socio-economic impact is apparent worldwide,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, COVID-19, Pandemics, School Closing
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Koloto, Mele'ana Lahaina – International Education Journal: Comparative Perspectives, 2021
This article examines inclusive education in Tonga by seeking to explore Tongan cultural strengths through the four golden pillars--Faa'i Kavei Koula--that underpin Tongan culture and values, and their potential influence on the development of an effective Tongan inclusive special education policy and practice. Conflicting models that inform how…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Inclusion, Students with Disabilities, Cultural Influences
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Sanga, Kabini; Johansson-Fua, Seu'ula; Reynolds, Martyn; Fa'avae, David; Robyns, Richard; Jim, Danny – International Education Journal: Comparative Perspectives, 2021
A literature review is generally a compendium of written material on a topic presented as research background. It functions to describe what is known in academic circles and to justify research questions that step beyond the known. A more nuanced approach involves getting "beneath the skin" of the literature itself; considering the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Cultural Relevance, Indigenous Knowledge, Literature
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Dorovolomo, Jeremy; Rafiq, Loriza Zinnie – International Education Journal: Comparative Perspectives, 2021
This paper draws lessons from the Read like a Champion (RLAC) program implemented in Suva, Fiji, which engaged elite sporting individuals in literacy activities at schools. A qualitative case-oriented study was utilized, drawing on Esser and Vliegenthart's (2017) practical steps in analyzing comparative data to consider lessons from RLAC in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Athletes, Literacy Education, Teaching Methods
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Cabiles, Bonita Marie – International Education Journal: Comparative Perspectives, 2021
This article explores initial thinking about a pedagogy of discomfort for teaching in the context of cultural and linguistic diversity. To foster inclusive and socially just cultures of participation, contemporary classrooms need to attend to the subtle ways that taken-for-granted teaching practices marginalise diverse cultural and linguistic…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Cultural Differences, Classroom Communication, Cultural Background
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Iromea, John; Reynolds, Martyn – International Education Journal: Comparative Perspectives, 2021
This article presents an investigation of a "grass roots" understanding of the relationship between ethical leadership in Solomon Islands and access, equity and quality in education. Access to education, a key element of the United Nations' Millennium Development Goals, is generally an aspirational matter framed by concrete factors such…
Descriptors: Ethics, Leadership Styles, Access to Education, Creativity
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Wilson-Hokowhitu, Nalani; Taito, Mere Marina; Fa'avae, David Taufui Mikato – International Education Journal: Comparative Perspectives, 2021
These three works are first framed with a poem collated by Mere Taito. The cover art, "Ka Po Ho'iho'i - Black as the Spectrum in Unity" (2020), builds upon a conversation ignited by Dr Sarah Jane Moore's "Lunar Mother," and her invitation to collaborate. The dialogue began via zoom connecting Dr. Moore with three other Pacific…
Descriptors: Poetry, Creativity, Dialogs (Language), College Faculty
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Tyrosvoutis, Greg; Sasaki, Mia; Chan, Lawi; Win, Naing; Zar, Tin; Win, Nwet Nwet; Moo, Naw Th'Blay; Paw, Naw Nay Yu – International Education Journal: Comparative Perspectives, 2021
Under its democratically elected civilian government, teacher education in Burma was poised for change. The Burmese Ministry of Education, together with their development partners, had ushered in an era of system-wide education reform. This reform redefined the role of teachers, overhauled how teachers were to be trained and supported, and was on…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Educational Change, Standards, Teacher Role
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Verani-Norton, Eta Emele – International Education Journal: Comparative Perspectives, 2021
This paper examines contradictions between Epstein's 2010 US-based model promoting a learner-centred approach to education and a view that schools should uphold iTaukei (Indigenous Fijian) traditions. Epstein's school, family, community partnerships model is discussed with a focus on why it conflicts with the iTaukei traditional setting in rural…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Indigenous Populations, Indigenous Knowledge, Partnerships in Education
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Ham, Miriam; Menzie-Ballantyne, Karena – International Education Journal: Comparative Perspectives, 2021
Since the country's democratization in 1950, the Nepali education system has undergone 12 reform cycles. These reforms have been influenced by international policies emerging from the Millennium Development Goals and the subsequent Sustainable Development Goals. They have instigated an increasing shift toward Westernized pedagogical practices,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational History, Educational Change, Teaching Methods
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