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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: Communicable Diseases, Ideology, Cultural Awareness, Preservice Teacher Education
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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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Kubow, Patricia K. – Education and Society, 2019
This article engages postcolonial debate on citizenship education's power-knowledge nexus by interrogating the concerns of 37 secondary schoolteachers in a Western Cape Xhosa township, the first created during the apartheid era. Unmasking power-knowledge divides in the localisation of global norms, the data reveal state dismissal of indigenous…
Descriptors: Democracy, Foreign Countries, Citizenship Education, Postcolonialism
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Dor, Asnat; Mentzer, Hadas – Education and Society, 2019
The current research was designed to broaden our understanding of teacher-parent interaction, focusing on how teachers view interactions regarding difference with parents, and how this view affects teachers and their future handling their communication with parents. Semi-structured in-depth non-directive interviews were conducted with 25…
Descriptors: Parent Teacher Cooperation, Public Schools, Foreign Countries, Conflict
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Reichenberg, Monica; Löfgren, Kent – Education and Society, 2019
The overall aim of this study was to describe the role of self-efficacy for inclusive education as a predictor of Swedish special educators' attitudes towards participation by students with ID in the community outside the school building. Consequently, our research question was the following: To what extent does self-efficacy for inclusive…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Self Efficacy, Inclusion, Special Education Teachers
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Zajda, Joseph – Education and Society, 2019
The article analyses and critiques recent research findings dealing with major forms of discrimination and discriminatory practices, and their impact on learners and their implications for the student's social identity, self-esteem, human rights and social justice. The article focuses on specific research findings dealing with intelligence…
Descriptors: Criticism, Civil Rights, Self Esteem, Self Concept
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Guterman, Hana Gendel; Ponomareva, Elena; Shapira, Yair; Davidovitch, Nitza – Education and Society, 2019
The present study investigates the attitudes of students and faculty towards the integration of high functioning students on the autistic spectrum (known as autism spectrum disorder, or HFA). Some academic institutions are now geared to helping these students and including them in study programs, based on the belief that the success of an academic…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Student Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes, Inclusion
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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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Matthews, Elizabeth – Education and Society, 2019
Typically, school administrators determine their school's security practices, but parental involvement may also play an important role in school security decisions. Data from the 2015-2016 School Survey on Crime and Safety (SSOCS 2016) was used to examine the relationship between parental involvement and the presence of physically invasive…
Descriptors: School Safety, Public Schools, Parent Participation, Parent School Relationship
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Lham, Kencho; Polesel, John; Klatt, Gosia; Suryani, Anne – Education and Society, 2019
In Bhutan half of the population is under the age of 25 (United Nations 2017) and strengthening the pathways of all young people, regardless of their background, is one of the priorities in the Bhutan Education Blueprint 2014-2024. This study examines the transitions from school of a sample of 895 young school completers from Western Bhutan in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Gender Differences, Socioeconomic Influences, Institutional Characteristics
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Smith, Kenneth H. – Education and Society, 2019
Research on the self-concept and postulated causal links among a number of correlates has been particularly prolific. Yet at the present time there still persists disagreement on a number of pertinent issues. One major issue that has been shown in the review of correlates of self-concept is the need to specifically identify what is being…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Academic Achievement, Family Environment, Test Anxiety
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Dor, Asnat – Education and Society, 2018
This qualitative study was designed to explore diverse-family parents' perspectives of their communication with their children's teachers. Semi-structured in-depth non-directive interviews were conducted to gather the participants' descriptions of their experience communicating with the teachers. Findings reveal that teachers tend to avoid…
Descriptors: Parent Teacher Cooperation, Family Characteristics, Family Attitudes, Qualitative Research
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