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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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Ogden, Laura – International Education Journal: Comparative Perspectives, 2017
Timor-Leste's independence in 2002 marked the end of centuries of foreign control. Early post-independence education reforms successfully increased school enrolments and rebuilt education infrastructure, however, teacher qualifications and student outcomes have remained poor. The current Curriculum Reform, initiated in 2013, aims to improve…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Curriculum Development, Educational Quality, Educational Policy
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Cinelli, Renata; Jones, Mellita – International Education Journal: Comparative Perspectives, 2017
International teaching experiences are touted as an opportunity for preservice teachers (PSTs) to grow both personally and professionally, including increased cultural awareness, self-efficacy, independence, and enhanced key teaching attributes. The study reported in this paper explores the outcomes of a four-week international practicum in the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, Practicums, Elementary Education
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Jamtsho, Sangay – International Education Journal: Comparative Perspectives, 2017
Schools are ideal sites for the promotion of the knowledge, skills, and attitudes that enhance personal as well as collective wellbeing. Schools engage in numerous programs and activities to promote the wellbeing of students. Despite indications of positive effects of a whole-school approach, reports find that implementation is challenging because…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Leadership, Well Being, Secondary School Teachers
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Di Biase, Rhonda – International Education Journal: Comparative Perspectives, 2017
This paper explores active learning reform in the small state of the Maldives. Acknowledging the implementation challenges of active learning approaches globally, the study explored the policy-practice intersection by examining the experiences of one island school and its approach to promoting active learning pedagogy. The school was selected for…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Active Learning, Educational Change, Educational Policy
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McCormick, Alexandra – International Education Journal: Comparative Perspectives, 2017
In this article, I offer a reflexive auto-ethnography to revisit questions about knowledge and research practices in international contexts, influenced differently by aspects of globalization. Specifically, I position my experience of the Vanuatu research moratorium on "foreign" researchers of 2013/2014 as a lynchpin to analyse and…
Descriptors: Ethnography, Comparative Education, Foreign Countries, Global Approach
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Jesson, Rebecca N.; Spratt, Rebecca – International Education Journal: Comparative Perspectives, 2017
In this paper, we consider the implications of a commitment to acknowledging the role of context within a research practice partnership. We outline the approach to doing so within a design-based research intervention with 42 schools across three Pacific Island countries to improve literacy learning and language development. In doing so, the paper…
Descriptors: Context Effect, Design, Intervention, Literacy Education
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Gonzalez, Roger Geertz – International Education Journal: Comparative Perspectives, 2017
One significant phenomenon regarding the internationalization of higher education around the world is the wider use of English as the "lingua franca" for research, scientific study, and graduate education. Germany has increased its English taught Master's programs by 13 percent since 2011, second behind the Netherlands, with a total of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Global Approach, Interviews, Teacher Attitudes
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Akanbi, Grace Oluremi – International Education Journal: Comparative Perspectives, 2017
This paper discusses the prospects technical and vocational education and training (TVET) in Nigeria through bridging the gap between the policy document and practice. At the 1969 National Curriculum Conference and the eventual emergence of the National Policy on Education (NPE) in 1977, TVET was given prominence but, unfortunately, in theory…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, Educational Policy, Educational Practices
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Alharbi, Abeer A.; Stoet, Gijsbert – International Education Journal: Comparative Perspectives, 2017
There is no consensus among academics about whether children benefit from smaller classes. We analysed the data from the 2012 Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) to test if smaller classes lead to higher performance. Advantages of using this data set are not only its size (478,120 15-year old students in 63 nations) and…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Large Group Instruction, Class Size, Secondary School Students
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Geofroy, Stephen; Joseph-Alleyne, Gail; Mohammed, Jeniffer; Pierre, Phaedra – International Education Journal: Comparative Perspectives, 2017
The context of this study is a Masters course in educational foundations, adjusted from an overall theoretical format to one which places heavy emphasis on the social interaction of participants toward the building of a community of learning. In a learning community, situations arise which require of its members social competencies conducive to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Foundations of Education, Masters Programs, Qualitative Research
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