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Chan, Banny S. K.; Churchill, Daniel; Chiu, Thomas K. F. – Journal of International Education Research, 2017
It is necessary to develop digital literacy skills with which students can communicate and express their ideas effectively using digital media. The educational sectors around the world are beginning to incorporate digital literacy into the curriculum. Digital storytelling, one of the possible classroom activities, is an approach which may help…
Descriptors: Story Telling, Technological Literacy, Prior Learning, Class Activities
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Ukala, Catherine Chinyere; Agabi, Ogar G. – Journal of International Education Research, 2017
Cultural values and identities remain the bench mark for national identity, cohesion, patriotism and harmonious coexistence in any society. The introduction of western education into West Africa created a weak bridge between the indigenous education and the western education which needs to be properly linked using curriculum harmonisation. This…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Indigenous Populations, Educational Games, Teaching Methods
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Laronde, Gerald; MacLeod, Katarin; Frost, Lorraine; Waller, Ken – Journal of International Education Research, 2017
A case study approach was used in examining Information and Communication Technology (ICT) use within a small First Nation high school in Northern Ontario. Quantitative and qualitative data was gathered from students, teacher, and the administrator, who participated in an online survey, followed by interviews on their use of ICT in education. How…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Case Studies, Technology Integration, Information Technology
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Morales, Antonio – Journal of International Education Research, 2017
Due to the globalization and interconnectedness of people from different cultures, intercultural competence is a prerequisite to communicating effectively across different cultures. The Intercultural Sensitivity Inventory (ICSI) measures a person's ability to modify behavior in culturally appropriate ways when coming into contact with diverse…
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Gender Differences, Cultural Pluralism, Behavior Modification
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Budden, Michael C.; Budden, Connie B.; Lopez, Tará Burnthorne – Journal of International Education Research, 2017
The importance of effective communication skills in the workplace is widely documented and recognized as a success factor in many fields of endeavor. As the workplace becomes more diverse and more global in nature, the ability to communicate across cultures is gaining in importance. A class exercise in which Panamanian educators and US students…
Descriptors: Intercultural Communication, Marketing, Teaching Methods, Interviews
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ALharbi, Bassam H. M. – Journal of International Education Research, 2017
The present study aimed to identify the degree of psychological security and self-efficacy among the Syrian refugee students inside and outside the camps. The sample consisted of 600 students from Syrian refugees inside and outside the camps in the second semester of the academic year 2014-2015. Scales for psychological security and self-efficacy…
Descriptors: Security (Psychology), Self Efficacy, Refugees, Foreign Countries
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Makwinja, Veronica Margaret – Journal of International Education Research, 2017
Botswana through its two educational reform philosophies of 1977 and 1994 envisioned a developing education system that is on par with international standards. According to Tabulawa (2009), the education system was developed to produce critical thinkers, problem solvers, and innovative learners. The system was designed to provide opportunities for…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Philosophy, Dropouts, Academic Failure
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Shaha, Steven H.; Glassett, Kelly F.; Rosenlund, David; Copas, Aimee; Huddleston, T. Lisa – Journal of International Education Research, 2016
Societies continue to absorb increased burdens in cost for helping citizens unable to achieve at optimal levels. Building on past research, we project educational benefits to offset current societal burdens through enhanced educator capabilities. Studies reviewed show participation in a high-impact professional development and learning solution…
Descriptors: Educational Benefits, Teacher Effectiveness, Faculty Development, Computation
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Lazar, Aryeh; Davidovitch, Nitza; Coren, Gal – Journal of International Education Research, 2016
In order to examine possible gender differences in work calling and work spirituality, 68 university academic faculty members responded to self-report multidimensional measures of these constructs. No gender differences were found for the attribution of the source of a transcendent summons, with a majority of respondents indicating internal…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Gender Differences, College Faculty, Career Choice
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Alsuwaida, Nouf – Journal of International Education Research, 2016
This paper discusses the historical, political, ideological (value), and government policies of women's education in Saudi Arabia implicated within teaching and learning, how women's higher education has changed over time in the realm of Saudi cultural traditions and religious norms. It also highlights the golden era of women's higher education.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Womens Education, Educational History, Educational Practices
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Lee, Gang; Kim, Yanghee – Journal of International Education Research, 2016
To identify ways that national culture, school characteristics, and individual attributes impact the victimization of students in Grade 8, data from the United States and three East Asian countries (i.e., Japan, S. Korea, and Taiwan) were compared using the 2011 Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) and Hierarchical Liner…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Achievement Tests, Mathematics Tests, Mathematics Achievement
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Davidovitch, Nitza; Yavich, Roman; Druckman, Eran – Journal of International Education Research, 2016
This paper focuses on students' reading habits--whether traditional reading habits (print books) or modern reading habits (using a computer screen). We review the changes in students' reading habits over time, as part of other global changes, and explore whether corresponding digital pedagogies have evolved to address these changes. We examine…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Reading Habits, Printed Materials, Nonprint Media
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Nelson, Danielle; Misra, Kaustav; Sype, Gail E.; Mackie, Wayne – Journal of International Education Research, 2016
A variety of factors influence a student's ability to succeed in college and complete a degree program. Students who live on-campus, at least during their freshman year, have been shown to be more likely to complete their degrees than are students who live off-campus. Students who are commuters may have more demands on their time and may have…
Descriptors: Grade Point Average, Commuting Students, Geographic Location, Proximity
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Dieck-Assad, Flory Anette – Journal of International Education Research, 2016
How should the strategies and regulations of the Mexican laws be designed in order to trigger a country to go from a non-sustainable energy economy towards a sustainable energy economy? This paper proposes a classroom debate of the reformed Law of Public Electricity Service in Mexico (LSPEE, 1992: Ley del Servicio Publico de Energia Electrica),…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Case Studies, Investment, Private Financial Support
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Li, Fuhui – Journal of International Education Research, 2016
In the process of internationalizing higher education, national governments play their role differently, and the relationship between Chinese institutions and the government is significantly different from that experienced by Western institutions. A critical distinction is that Chinese institutions are both academic entities and government…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Global Approach, Higher Education, Government Role
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