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Donkor, Felix Kwabena; Mazumder, Ram Krishna; Hosseinzadeh, Saeed; Roy, Someshwar – Journal of Research in International Education, 2020
Education holds promise as a vehicle for sustainable global development and human capacity development, as reflected in the Sustainable Development Goals set by the United Nations. International education has become a prominent feature in contemporary times on the educational landscape as students become increasingly mobile in pursuit of their…
Descriptors: Sustainable Development, Objectives, International Organizations, Capacity Building
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Grace Chien, Y. – Journal of Research in International Education, 2020
There are two sides to every door. This research investigated the advantages and disadvantages of studying abroad at a university in south west England through a sequential exploratory mixed methods design. Except for slight differences in ranking of the perceived top study abroad benefits, interview and survey findings regarding advantages were…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Study Abroad, Educational Benefits, Graduate Students
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Ospina, Nelly Sierra; Medina, Sergio Lopera – Journal of Research in International Education, 2020
This study reports on the impact of international visiting faculty's teaching experiences in the United States on their personal, professional, and intercultural development. It is based on the principles of qualitative research and can be described as a case study. Data collection involved a questionnaire, a written narrative, and a…
Descriptors: Overseas Employment, Teacher Attitudes, Teaching Experience, Individual Development
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Carter, Adam – Journal of Research in International Education, 2020
It is clear that if international school teachers are to be able to properly prepare students for a 21st century globalized workplace, they must first develop the global competence and intercultural skills needed to implement their students' development of global knowledge, skills and attitudes. Unfortunately, in many public schools and…
Descriptors: International Schools, Global Approach, Teacher Competencies, 21st Century Skills
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Mansilla, Veronica Boix; Wilson, Devon – Journal of Research in International Education, 2020
What exactly does it mean to be globally competent in a Chinese context in the early 21st century? In this article, we propose a culturally informed re-interpretation of 'global competence' rooted in Eastern and Western traditions. We draw on a longitudinal empirical action-research study of Chinese and foreign teachers working to foster global…
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Global Approach, Educational Practices, Action Research
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Van Alebeek, Wouter; Wilson, Kristin Bailey – Journal of Research in International Education, 2019
Numerous institutions list hosting and recruiting international students as an important aspect of their internationalization mission. Reasons include the financial benefit to the institution and the local economy; job creation; recruitment of high-quality graduate assistants; increased diversity in the classroom and on campus; and creating…
Descriptors: College Choice, Foreign Students, Immigration, Decision Making
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Azzam, Ziad – Journal of Research in International Education, 2019
United Arab Emirates nationals ('Emiratis') constitute less than 10% of the resident population of Dubai. Despite having access to free education in the public sector, where Arabic is the medium of instruction, more Emirati families in Dubai choose to enrol their children in private schools (specifically English-medium schools) than public ones,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Private Education, Private Schools, Bilingual Education
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Ganley, DeLacy; Kula, Stacy M.; Kallemeyn, David – Journal of Research in International Education, 2019
To understand how K-12 students in the USA are impacted by their interactions with international teachers (ie teachers visiting the USA from other countries), this study asked 'Does contact with an international teacher correlate with increased geo-cultural knowledge and/or receptiveness to non-USA countries, peoples and/or cultures?'. To address…
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Knowledge Level, Intercultural Communication, Teacher Student Relationship
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Fitzsimons, Sinéad – Journal of Research in International Education, 2019
Debates surrounding national and international identity are becoming increasingly prevalent with the rise of nationalist and populist rhetoric in the public sphere. International schools, which are growing in number, serve as valuable sites for conducting research on national and international identity as they can be viewed as a representation of…
Descriptors: International Education, Self Concept, Politics of Education, Nationalism
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Arfani, Junita Widiati; Nakaya, Ayami – Journal of Research in International Education, 2019
The study on which this article is based aimed to discover the meanings of international education at the high school level from the perspective of students and parents in Japan and Indonesia. Two research questions are addressed: How do Indonesia and Japan balance their international education policy in relation to the need to foster globally…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, High Schools, International Education, High School Students
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Casinader, Niranjan; Walsh, Lucas – Journal of Research in International Education, 2019
It is now generally accepted that the teaching of cultural understanding is central to international education, exemplified in globally directed curricula such as those of the International Baccalaureate. However, research in this area has tended to focus on "student" outcomes of cultural education, even though globalisation and the…
Descriptors: Advanced Placement Programs, Cultural Awareness, 21st Century Skills, Cultural Education
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Horn, Shane; Veermans, Koen – Journal of Research in International Education, 2019
In this study, tasks measuring digital media literacy developed by Stanford University were administered at a school in Finland to consider the efficacy and transfer of critical thinking (CT) skills of a 'pre-IB' cohort preparing to enter the two year International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) and a graduating 'IB2' cohort. While the IB2…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Information Literacy, Media Literacy, Transfer of Training
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Jingqi, Mo; Ulmet, Tom – Journal of Research in International Education, 2019
This article is a condensed translation from Chinese of the original PhD thesis by Dr Mo Jingqi and illustrates how international accreditation was introduced in China during a time of rapid government structural change. The article is valuable from three perspectives: first, it provides a rare insight into the means for introducing change in the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, International Schools, Accreditation (Institutions), Social Change
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Lillo, Sarah R. – Journal of Research in International Education, 2019
The study described in this article highlights the complexity of service-learning efforts and community engagement pursuits. It is based on 6.5 months of qualitative fieldwork in International Baccalaureate international schools in Kenya, Ethiopia, and South Africa. The article unpacks the understandings and skills involved in service-learning…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Teaching Methods, Advanced Placement Programs, International Education
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Dillon, Anna; Ali, Tabassim – Journal of Research in International Education, 2019
The term 'Third Culture Kid' (TCK) is commonly used to denote children living in a host culture other than their passport culture during their developmental years. However, its meaning in relation to other terminology referring to a similar concept is a source of interest for many stakeholders. This paper opens up opportunities for further…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Mobility, Immigrants, Foreign Nationals
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