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Nudzor, Hope Pius; Oduro, George Kweku Toku; Addy, Nii – International Education Journal: Comparative Perspectives, 2018
Despite tremendous success in improving access and enrolment of pupils in the Ghanaian basic education system in recent times, learning outcomes still remain below expected levels. Through a systematic review of literature on international programmes and research on activity-based learning (ABL), this article highlights exemplary practices which…
Descriptors: Best Practices, Educational Change, Foreign Countries, Outcomes of Education
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Moore, Sarah Jane – International Education Journal: Comparative Perspectives, 2018
This paper evolved from an artistic residency entitled The Stories Within that took place at the University of Guam in February 2017. The Stories Within intercultural research was led by independent creative artist Sarah Jane Moore and represented a collaboration between Moore and Assistant Professor of Education at the University of Guam, Dr Dean…
Descriptors: Story Telling, Case Studies, College Students, Teaching Methods
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King, Elizabeth F. – International Education Journal: Comparative Perspectives, 2018
This paper explores educational policy implementation in Cambodia through the lens of teacher education and training. Acknowledging the centrality of teachers in the implementation of pedagogical reforms globally, this study investigates the extent to which the education and training of teachers in this study equipped them to implement the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Teacher Education Programs, Program Implementation
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Ilgan, Abdurrahman; Aslanargun, Engin; Kiliç, Yalin; Shaukat, Sadia – International Education Journal: Comparative Perspectives, 2018
The purpose of this study was to compare perceptions of teaching professionalism by Turkish and Pakistani teachers. The study used a quantitative, non-intervention, descriptive survey design. The research sample was 315 teachers from Turkey and 202 from Pakistan. The teacher professionalism (TP) scale used to collect data included 46 items, two of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Attitudes, Statistical Analysis, Teacher Surveys
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Ubit, Fadliadi; Bartholomaeus, Pam – International Education Journal: Comparative Perspectives, 2018
The 2004 tsunami in Aceh resulted in significant post-disaster problems which extended far beyond the loss of possessions and infrastructure destruction. In addition to having to deal with their own problems as a consequence of the tsunami, teachers were faced with the additional problems arising from working with children who had been exposed to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Faculty Development, Natural Disasters, Trauma
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Paulsen, Irene Kmudu – International Education Journal: Comparative Perspectives, 2018
This paper tracks the education trajectories of a small group of Melbourne-based Pacific Islander (PI) learners who transitioned from secondary to post-school destinations, 2012 to 2015. Their school experiences were monitored over four years with the aim of identifying common pathways and underlying factors. The study found that the PI learners…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Pacific Islanders, Migrants, High School Graduates
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Robertson, Ann; Curtis, Peter Mark; Dann, Chris – International Education Journal: Comparative Perspectives, 2018
The paper reports on a teacher professional development program conducted over two years in five different regions within the province of Papua, Indonesia. The goal of the program was to assist Papuan teachers to become more aware of and skilled in the use of interactive classroom pedagogies using local resources. The paper reviews the research…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Cooperative Learning, Faculty Development, Outcomes of Education
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Page, Angela; Ferrett, Renee – International Education Journal: Comparative Perspectives, 2018
The human rights issue of inclusion in education has been the focus of numerous legislative and policy documents around the world. The right of a student with additional needs to access their local school and participate in mainstream classrooms has been mandated for numerous years across many nations. Increasing numbers of students with…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Inclusion, Teacher Aides
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Stipanovic, Natalie; Pergantis, Stephanie Irlene – International Education Journal: Comparative Perspectives, 2018
International students are a globally growing population that have numerous risk factors to their successful matriculation. One classroom tool university instructors have to combat these risk factors is utilizing an inclusive pedagogical framework. Instructors of international students that wish to apply an inclusive pedagogy to meet the needs of…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, Inclusion, College Students, At Risk Students
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Woldeyes, Yirga Gelaw; Offord, Baden – International Education Journal: Comparative Perspectives, 2018
This article tackles specific issues that arise in teaching human rights in a Western academic institution. As critical human rights scholars, we are concerned with a pedagogy of human rights that gives respect to cultural diversity and the cross-cultural applicability of concepts and social issues in ways that are not antithetical to the purpose…
Descriptors: Civil Rights, Critical Theory, Teaching Methods, Cultural Pluralism
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Azzi, Iman – International Education Journal: Comparative Perspectives, 2018
Considerable debate has revolved around the question of what constitutes an international school, focusing on attributes such as number of nations represented by the student body, stated curricular goals, and school culture or mission. Less attention has been paid to how "international" is lived within these schools. This article…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Advanced Placement Programs, Qualitative Research, Foreign Countries
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Dear, Lou – International Education Journal: Comparative Perspectives, 2018
This article will chart the history of the university in Britain as a site of border control. It will then describe the future of the university via narrative and dystopian sci-fi. Before numerous independence declarations, the borders of Britain's Empire were vast and fluid. The British Nationality Act of 1948 afforded hundreds of millions of…
Descriptors: Neoliberalism, Student Recruitment, Foreign Countries, Educational History
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Milatovic, Maja; Spoto, Stephanie; Wånggren, Lena – International Education Journal: Comparative Perspectives, 2018
With increased globalization, travel and mobility, international student education has become an academically and economically important part of tertiary education around the world. The increased commodification and marketization of higher education complicate the present challenges in ensuring culturally sensitive and competent pedagogies and…
Descriptors: International Education, Access to Education, Foreign Students, Cultural Differences
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Tuia, Tagataese Tupu – International Education Journal: Comparative Perspectives, 2018
Education in Samoa is strongly influenced by western theories of teaching and learning. Through the influence of missionaries in colonial times, and the subsequent impact of colonial policies, education has become a central site for contestation of identity. The transition to an independent state led Samoa to seek help in restructuring its…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Outcomes of Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers
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God, Yu Tim; Zhang, Hongzhi – International Education Journal: Comparative Perspectives, 2018
English is an important medium for global communication but its use in different communities is inevitably shaped by their local languages and cultures. International education research shows that differences in English language practices could introduce difficulties and stress into intercultural communication between international and host…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, College Students, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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