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Hingstman, Mariëtte; Doolaard, Simone; Warrens, Matthijs J.; Bosker, Roel J. – Research in Comparative and International Education, 2021
Success for All, a multi-tiered school reform program, has its origins in the US and has recently expanded to the Netherlands. Using a multiple case study approach, we investigated similarities and differences in the way struggling readers are supported at two Success for All schools in the US and two in the Netherlands. First- and second-grade…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Reading Instruction, Comparative Education, Cross Cultural Studies
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Tan, Charlene – Research in Comparative and International Education, 2021
This article challenges the dominant notion of the 'high-performing education system' and offers an alternative interpretation from a Daoist perspective. The paper highlights two salient characteristics of such a system: its ability to outperform other education systems in international large-scale assessments; and its status as a positive or…
Descriptors: Educational Philosophy, Educational Quality, High Achievement, Religion
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Zembylas, Michalinos; Loukaides, Loizos – Research in Comparative and International Education, 2021
The aim of the article is to describe and analyze the strategies used by teachers in their everyday encounters with those who express concerns towards peace education--parents, colleagues, head teachers, and students. The analysis uses a theoretical framework that builds upon critical peace education and brings into conversation the notions of…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Peace, Teacher Attitudes, Parent Teacher Cooperation
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Wolff, Charlotte E.; Huilla, Heidi; Tzaninis, Yannis; Magnúsdóttir, Berglind Rós; Lappalainen, Sirpa; Paulle, Bowen; Seppänen, Piia; Kosunen, Sonja – Research in Comparative and International Education, 2021
This review investigates how the scholarly fields, themes and concepts of 'inclusive education' are applied in the research and educational contexts of Finland, Iceland and the Netherlands. It identifies and outlines which thematic areas of research and sub-fields of study are referenced in each country by applying a systematic, multilingual…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Inclusion, Diversity, Educational Research
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Fidan, Mustafa; Debbag, Murat; Cukurbasi, Baris – Research in Comparative and International Education, 2021
The aim of this study is to reveal perceptions of pre-service teachers about 'LEGO robotic instructional practices,' 'augmented reality' and 'flipped classroom' concepts through metaphors. The study is descriptive research that was conducted as a survey model. The study group consists of 37 pre-service teachers studying the undergraduate programme…
Descriptors: Flipped Classroom, Robotics, Teaching Methods, Student Attitudes
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Apple, Lana; Debs, Mira – Research in Comparative and International Education, 2021
PISA test data from 2000 to today have shown Germany's education system is one of the most inequitable within the OECD, with high correlations between student background and achievement outcomes. Scholars have identified the highly differentiated school structure, which tracks students as young as 10 years old, as a central cause. This scholarship…
Descriptors: Track System (Education), Case Studies, Outcomes of Education, Correlation
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Getahun, Dawit Asrat; Hammad, Waheed; Robinson-Pant, Anna – Research in Comparative and International Education, 2021
There is a growing body of research on the impact of English-medium publication and associated higher education regimes on knowledge construction. However, not much is known about how academics outside the Global North make decisions about how and where to publish. Through a comparative case study, this article sets out to explore how academics in…
Descriptors: Academic Language, Writing for Publication, Periodicals, Decision Making
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Palacios-Hidalgo, Francisco Javier; Huertas-Abril, Cristina A.; Gómez-Parra, María Elena – Research in Comparative and International Education, 2021
European countries and their regions are trying to develop quality foreign language policies to help citizens become communicatively competent. The Spanish region of Andalusia has implemented Bilingual Education since 2005, whereas in the United Kingdom the take-up rates of languages in schools are low despite the linguistic demands that Brexit…
Descriptors: Cross Cultural Studies, Foreign Countries, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Wang, Chuang; Hancock, Dawson R.; Müller, Ulrich – Research in Comparative and International Education, 2021
Effective school leadership is crucial to a school's success. Yet throughout the world, attracting and retaining qualified school leaders is often a formidable challenge. To discern ways in which we may recruit and retain competent school leaders, this study compares the extent to which principals in three industrialized countries, China, Germany…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Instructional Leadership, Principals, Administrator Characteristics
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Altinyelken, Hülya Kosar; Hoeksma, Mark – Research in Comparative and International Education, 2021
Addressing the learning crisis in low-income contexts remains a major concern. This paper analyses how active teaching and learning pedagogy (ATL) was implemented in secondary schools in Malawi to improve learning outcomes. Based on interviews with teachers and headteachers from five schools, the paper seeks to explore how ATL was understood and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Quality, Active Learning, Secondary School Teachers
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Karakas, Ali – Research in Comparative and International Education, 2020
Using the literature on transnationalism, this article explores overseas-trained Turkish scholars' experiences and whether these have had any effects on their identity construction/transformation, professional and personal lives after returning home. This exploration is informed by quantitative and qualitative data collected from Turkish scholars…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, Educational Experience, Scholarship, Professional Identity
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Kelley, Liam C. – Research in Comparative and International Education, 2020
In recent years, the discipline of Asian Studies has struggled to adapt to a changing world and has seen a decline in student interest. A discourse about this issue has emerged that attributes this "crisis" in Asian Studies to various supposed faults in its forms of knowledge production, and that looks with hope to Asia for new forms of…
Descriptors: Asian Studies, Student Interests, Declining Enrollment, Social Change
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Phùng, Thanh – Research in Comparative and International Education, 2020
Departing from the dominant trend of favoring flexibility, flattened relations, and deterritorialization in featuring the transnational, this autoethnographic inquiry theorizes and exemplifies how the gravity of place may give rise to the evolvement of scholarship in the context of transnational mobility. I examine my own career trajectory to…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Ethnography, Faculty Mobility, Foreign Countries
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Le Ha, Phan; Mohamad, Azmi – Research in Comparative and International Education, 2020
This article, through autoethnographic narrative and reflection, in-depth interviews, and focus group discussions, explores how the transnational academic mobility experiences of a Muslim scholar of Islam based in Brunei may influence his identity, research, and teaching. It pinpoints how transnational academic mobilities could (re)produce,…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, Faculty Mobility, College Faculty, Foreign Nationals
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Alshakhi, Abdullah; Le Ha, Phan – Research in Comparative and International Education, 2020
Informed by an ethnographic qualitative research study conducted with expatriate teachers of English in Saudi Arabia, we examine emotion(al) labor in the context of transnational mobilities with regards to cultural and institutional tensions. Engaged with wide-ranging interdisciplinary literature on emotion and affect, we discuss the place of…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language), Foreign Countries
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