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Xiao, Feng – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2015
The ability to use language effectively in communication is regarded as important as knowledge of grammatical rules in the communicative competence models. Pragmatic competence, namely the ability to understand and use linguistic forms appropriately according to context, is thus accepted as a vital component of language ability. Recently,…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Study Abroad, Language Usage, Pragmatics
Dixon, Brett – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2015
International service learning (ISL) is an emerging area of international education. This paper summarizes academic journal articles on ISL programs and organizes the relevant publications by academic disciplines, service learning project areas, and other topics. The basis for this review is relevant literature from full-text scholarly peer…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Literature Reviews, International Education, Journal Articles
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Dixon, Brett – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2013
While there has been an increase in students studying abroad in China, this increase has not been seen in the respective number of articles published in scholarly journals on education abroad in China. This paper summarizes articles from journals on the types of education abroad programs in China, organized by topic, and by the outcomes and…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, Educational Benefits, Outcomes of Education, Foreign Countries
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Rhodes, Frank H. T. – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 1997
Discusses similarities and differences in science education in different cultures. Highlights reasons for study abroad, including access to people, access to facilities, and development of science in a different social and intellectual environment. (Author/VWL)
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Cultural Differences, Foreign Countries, Higher Education
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Tewolde, Assefaw – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 1997
Discusses the diversity of science education in different Latin American countries. Focuses on the evolution of science education and its influence on development, especially agricultural diversity, the paradigm of the 21st century and its influence on higher education, and implications for science education. (Author/VWL)
Descriptors: Agriculture, Cultural Differences, Foreign Countries, Higher Education
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Freed, Barbara F. – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 1998
Provides an overview of current literature that explores the growth of language proficiency among students who have spent time abroad and includes a descriptive linguistic profile of students who have studied abroad. (Author/VWL)
Descriptors: International Educational Exchange, Language Proficiency, Language Research, Profiles
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Pellegrino, Valerie A. – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 1998
Provides an overview of research over the last 35 years concerning study abroad participants' perceptions of language and language learning, the role of the language classroom, influence of the social environment, and the study abroad experience. The impact of students' performance on the language learning process and the value of student…
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Language Research, Learning Processes, Second Language Learning
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Ollikaninen, Aaro – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 1996
Provides a detailed look at Finland's efforts at internationalizing education. This article is based on interview-based research project at the University of Turku, Finland.(Author/VWL)
Descriptors: Departments, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, International Education
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Humily, Gertrud – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 1997
Discusses diversity in science education in Europe. Provides a global overview of education in Europe and then presents two European models for global education for engineers and scientists that are becoming increasingly important components of their curricula. (Author/VWL)
Descriptors: Engineering Education, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Models
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Spyrou, Nicholas K. – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 1997
Outlines the present situation in Greek universities, their goals and characteristics, and the conditions under which these goals can be accomplished. The advantages and disadvantages and legislative framework and internal regulations of Greek universities are discussed. (Author/VWL)
Descriptors: Educational Objectives, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Science Education
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Elliott, Keith R. F. – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 1997
Provides an overview of pre-university education in the United Kingdom and discusses how it influences the types of degree programs offered within universities in the United Kingdom. Highlights the Scottish system, university admissions, undergraduate degrees, modules and credit rating, "sandwich degrees," assessment, quality control and…
Descriptors: Doctoral Degrees, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Methods, Foreign Countries
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Champagne, Audrey B. – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 1997
Discusses science education in the United States, which is in the midst of an unprecedented reform movement driven by national standards developed with support from the federal government. These standards are redefining the character of science education from kindergarten to the post-graduate education of scientists and science teachers. The new…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Elementary Secondary Education, Graduate Study, Higher Education
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Contreras, Mario – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 1997
Provides an overview of science education in Central America. Discusses the organization of science education, the public and private school systems, traditional obstacles to science education, illiteracy, the low quality of basic education, economic support and employment opportunities, science and society, and the future of science education.…
Descriptors: Educational Trends, Employment Opportunities, Financial Support, Foreign Countries
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Okelo, Ochong – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 1997
Presents the structure and organization of science education in Kenya from preschool to university level. Addresses such sociocultural issues as religion and acceptance or resistance to science by Kenyan society. (Author/VWL)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Preschool Education
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Hassan, Farkhonda – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 1997
Examines science education in Egypt and the Arab states, focusing on the status of science and technology at the pre-university level and higher education, the science and technology structural component in the higher education system, student enrollment at the B.S. level, distribution of B.S degrees by sex, science and technology graduates, M.S.…
Descriptors: Doctoral Programs, Elementary Secondary Education, Enrollment Trends, Foreign Countries