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Wallace, Ruth; Hesterman, Sandra – Education and Society, 2021
Human development theories identify child-initiated play as the primary source of early learning. Accordingly, the role of early childhood educators is to utilise the natural medium of play as a context for learning; an educational approach known as play-based learning. Recently, Western Australia (WA) has experienced an erosion of play-based…
Descriptors: Play, Teaching Methods, Early Childhood Education, Foreign Countries
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Bryner, Lindsay – Education and Society, 2021
A major teacher shortage exists in the United States. As teachers leave the classroom in droves, administrators are forced to hire unlicensed educators in order to fill vacant positions. Teachers have decided to change professions due to a lack of competitive salaries, fear of personal safety, and a lack of support from education stakeholders.…
Descriptors: Teacher Shortage, Labor Turnover, Teaching Conditions, School Safety
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Klein, Joseph; Badir, Rodayna – Education and Society, 2021
In line with the literature that describes conflicts between commitment to work and to family in patriarchal societies undergoing cultural changes, including the cultural empowerment of women, this study examines whether such a development is evident among teacher-mothers in Arab society in Israel, and if so, how it affects their functioning in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Family Work Relationship, High School Teachers, Women Faculty
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de Keijzer, Helma; Jacobs, Gaby; van Swet, Jacqueline; Veugelers, Wiel – Education and Society, 2021
This article focuses on the moral values that teachers consider important for their teaching practice. First, we investigated the tensions experienced and questions raised by teacher's experience of the moral matters that arise in their profession. These moral tensions and questions arise in three different areas of interactions with pupil(s): (1)…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Secondary School Teachers, Special Education, Beliefs
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Simpson, Ashley – Education and Society, 2020
Universities throughout the world contain people of Chinese heritage studying, researching or working in higher educational institutions. This paper offers a case study example from a higher education institution in China in analysing the fluctuating identity positions of Chinese heritage students. From a critical intercultural perspective, the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, College Students, Identification (Psychology)
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Amsler, Sarah; Kerr, Jeannie; Andreotti, Vanessa – Education and Society, 2020
As societies face unprecedented challenges that are global in scope and "more-than-wicked" in nature, educators and educational policy makers emphasize the importance of deepening knowledge about the causes of these problems, creating policies to address them more efficiently, and offering more compelling moral arguments that might…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Social Problems, Cultural Influences, Cultural Pluralism
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Bland, Janice – Education and Society, 2020
This paper examines how student teachers and language learners might learn to question perspectives and develop critical literacy through critiquing of texts. Focusing on work in an in-service teacher education course, the discussion explores how to help English language learners to read text representations critically, in order to identify…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Student Teachers, Critical Literacy, Inservice Teacher Education
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Margrain, Valerie; Fredholm, Kent; Schultheis, Klaudia – Education and Society, 2020
This article shares qualitative analysis of online discussion threads between student teachers in seven countries. The student teachers engaged together online to share intercultural perspectives and experiences on a range of topics of relevance to education systems, policy, teacher education, and childhood. In 2017, participating countries were:…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Global Approach, Computer Mediated Communication, Cultural Awareness
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Meadows, Bryan – Education and Society, 2020
The purpose of this paper is to chronicle the shift in how language educators are thinking about culture teaching between "culturalist" and "interculturalist" orientations. This transformation is intertwined with my own personal and professional journey from language student to language teacher and to teacher educator. I detail…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Teaching Methods, Language Teachers
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Duffy, Gavin; Gallagher, Tony – Education and Society, 2020
The relationship between the police and communities can be difficult in ethnically divided societies, especially if membership of the police force is largely drawn from one community. This situation pertained in Northern Ireland, which has separate schools for different religious communities. Despite a major reform of the police after the signing…
Descriptors: Police Community Relationship, Foreign Countries, Religious Schools, Catholic Schools
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Waite, Duncan; Arambula, Heriberto – Education and Society, 2020
In this post-truth era, public education--and education more generally--appears to be under attack. In the US, the numbers who forsake a public education for either home schooling, or for for-profit or charter schools, are increasing. Public schools are closing with more rapidity, especially in the urban areas of the US. Conservative legislators…
Descriptors: Public Education, Role of Education, Educational Change, Educational Trends
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Tas, Ilkay Dogan – Education and Society, 2020
This study aims to determine the positive and/or negative situations and the reactions of the students and teachers to these situations emerged during the education process carried out in a multicultural class with Syrian and Iraqi refugee students. This study is a case study in which the data were collected from classroom observations and teacher…
Descriptors: Cultural Pluralism, Cultural Differences, Classroom Environment, Acculturation
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Knipe, Sally – Education and Society, 2020
This research examines national data and investigates the nature of provincial education in Australia, with a particular focus on students attending schools in isolated areas. Numerous government reports and research findings have acknowledged a range of issues regarding the academic performance of students from "rural" to describe the…
Descriptors: Indigenous Populations, Elementary School Students, Secondary School Students, Student Needs
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Dervin, Fred; Chen, Ning; Yuan, Mei; Sude; Jacobsson, Andreas – Education and Society, 2020
This exploratory article represents an attempt to examine and problematize the links between the COVID-19 crisis and interculturality for education. Aiming at teacher educators, we review problems with the notion of interculturality in light of the crisis. We argue that these problems were not created by the crisis, but that the crisis unveiled…
Descriptors: Ideology, Cultural Awareness, Preservice Teacher Education, Democracy
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Simpson, Ashley; Chen, Ning; Dervin, Fred – Education and Society, 2019
This paper examines the experiences of Finnish professors of education, who hold visiting positions in South African universities. As an international education utopia, Finland has developed strong Edu-business and education export around the world -- these visiting positions in South Africa being a direct outcome of these strategies. Using a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Educators, Foreign Workers, Teaching Experience
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