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Chan, W. Y. Alice; Akanmori, Harriet; Parker, Christina – FIRE: Forum for International Research in Education, 2019
In 2015, Canada's Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) documented 94 callsto-action in relation to the institutional and debilitating legacy of the Indian Residential School System towards Indigenous culture, language, identity, and knowledge in order to actualize reconciliation between Indigenous peoples and Canada. In it, Justice Murray…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Indigenous Populations, Canada Natives, Indigenous Knowledge
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Gardner, Ryan S. – FIRE: Forum for International Research in Education, 2019
This article presents the process and results of an action research project conducted during collaboration between one professor and seven students as they worked on designing a course to help students at a religiously owned and sponsored university become "religiously literate" persons, as described by the American Academy of Religion.…
Descriptors: Teacher Student Relationship, Transformative Learning, Religious Education, World Views
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Mahmut, Dilmurat – FIRE: Forum for International Research in Education, 2019
As a secularist state, China has always been highly sensitive about religious traditions, particularly Islam. During the late 1990s and especially after the 9/11 terrorist events, the government rhetoric has been to equate the Islamic knowledge and identity with violent ethnic separatism, and more recently extremism and terrorism (Roberts, 2016,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Religious Education, Muslims, Islam
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Jafralie, Sabrina; Zaver, Arzina – FIRE: Forum for International Research in Education, 2019
Responding to religious diversity and the new reality of schooling, the Ethics and Religious Culture (ERC) Program was introduced as a mandatory subject for all students in Quebec, Canada. Now in its tenth year, the ERC has faced both challenges and successes in it's implementation. Though many studies have been written around the wider concepts…
Descriptors: Religion, Religious Education, Teaching Methods, Teacher Competencies
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Ozhiganova, Anna – FIRE: Forum for International Research in Education, 2019
The article examines the problems of teaching religion in post-Soviet Russia public schools which has become an important part of the national educational politics since the 2000s. Teaching religion is implemented in a number of compulsory and optional school subjects united under the name of spiritual and moral education and based on the so…
Descriptors: Spiritual Development, Ethical Instruction, Public Schools, Foreign Countries
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Vitale, Monica; Clothey, Rebecca – FIRE: Forum for International Research in Education, 2019
German Chancellor Angela Merkel's 'open-door' policy towards the recent wave of migrants and refugees to Europe shows promise for expanding the workforce and increasing diversity, yet opens up some significant cultural and religious differences. Although the government has created programs to aid in their transition, little attention has been paid…
Descriptors: Death, Jews, European History, Social Systems
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Yao, Christina W.; Garcia, Crystal E. – FIRE: Forum for International Research in Education, 2018
Higher education institutions in Vietnam have embraced opportunities to collaborate internationally to address specific educational needs that have emerged as a result of an accelerated economic and political society. The shift to a global market-driven economy has resulted in the need to produce better prepared graduates, advance in technology,…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Foreign Countries, Student Motivation, Educational Cooperation
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John, William J.; Rhein, Douglas Lee – FIRE: Forum for International Research in Education, 2018
The article explores the motivation of Thai secondary school students who chose to enroll in private tutorial institutes. The research draws on primary qualitative data compiled from structured interviews utilizing a comparative perspective to provide insight into perceptions of tutorial versus formal secondary education. The evidence presented…
Descriptors: Tutorial Programs, Tutoring, Tutors, Foreign Countries
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Oanda, Ibrahim O.; Matiang'i, Fred – FIRE: Forum for International Research in Education, 2018
This article discusses the feasibility of the East African Community Higher Education area (EACHEA) as a common higher education space for the East African Partner states. Attempts to establish the EACHEA have been in process since the passing of the Arusha Convention treaty on 5 December 1981. The treaty was subsequently revised in Cape Town,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Geographic Regions, Higher Education, International Cooperation
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Chipindi, Ferdinand M.; Vavrus, Frances – FIRE: Forum for International Research in Education, 2018
This paper examines the implications of the neoliberal reforms of higher education in Zambia for the professional lives faculty at the University of Zambia (UNZA). It draws on interviews with junior faculty--in their positions for less than 10 years--to argue that their conception of academic identity illustrates the problem of the "ontology…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Professional Identity, Foreign Countries, Neoliberalism
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Eta, Elizabeth Agbor; Vuban, Joyce Afuh – FIRE: Forum for International Research in Education, 2018
Educational policy borrowing is almost the norm in today's policy making, partly because of globalisation, the rise in information and communication technology, and the involvement of external stakeholders in higher education governance. However, the reasons, applications, and results obtained from the adoption and implementation of borrowed…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Policy Formation, Higher Education
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Nyangau, Josiah Zachary – FIRE: Forum for International Research in Education, 2018
The field of international and comparative education continues to evolve and grow in new and exciting directions. A substantial amount of research exists pertaining to institutional rationales of internationalization. However, little empirical research has focused on why academics engage in activities with international dimensions, especially when…
Descriptors: College Faculty, International Education, Higher Education, Teacher Attitudes
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Mlambo, Yeukai Angela; Baxter, Aryn – FIRE: Forum for International Research in Education, 2018
International university partnerships are a prevalent internationalization strategy for both North American and African higher education institutions, yet the predominance of discourses that reflect the inequities of the global knowledge economy among participants perpetuate the very challenges that they are designed to address. Using a…
Descriptors: Universities, Partnerships in Education, College Faculty, International Education
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Jules, Tavis D.; Bouhlila, Donia Smaali – FIRE: Forum for International Research in Education, 2018
The proposed paper seeks to add a different dimension to the educational borrowing, lending, and transfer literature by examining the consequences of educational reforms that are implemented under dictatorships and their lasting impacts. In using Tunisia as an example, we assess the effects of the 2008 Licence-Maitrise-Doctorat ([LMD]…
Descriptors: Authoritarianism, Labor Market, Classification, Foreign Countries
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Nkhoma, Nelson Masanche – FIRE: Forum for International Research in Education, 2018
Some African higher education institutions (HEIs) were founded on the notion that they would serve the specific needs of African communities. Other HEIs have borrowed the concept of community-engaged scholarship (CES) from the USA as a strategy for achieving relevance. Nonetheless, African HEIs continue to be criticized as imitators of Western…
Descriptors: Medical Education, Relevance (Education), Foreign Countries, Medical School Faculty
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