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Zhang, Kaili C. – International Journal of Educational Reform, 2019
This article describes the practical application of an innovative bilingual preschool program that involves two-way immersion of both English and Chinese in classrooms. This has not been written about extensively, especially in the context of early childhood classrooms in Asian countries. The primary goal of the two-way immersion kindergarten is…
Descriptors: Immersion Programs, Bilingual Education Programs, Kindergarten, Foreign Countries
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Dogan, Fatma; Aydin, Hasan – International Journal of Educational Reform, 2019
Applicability of multilingual education, which is applied in many countries, has increasingly proficiency and learning been a question of debate in Turkey because of the inclusion of living languages and dialects lessons into educational institutions. The purpose of this study is to develop a valid and reliable Likert-type scale to determine the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Bilingual Education, Multilingualism, Test Construction
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Cohen, Rinat; Schechter, Chen – International Journal of Educational Reform, 2019
The transition from teaching to assistant principalship is a turning point in a teacher's professional career. This transition not only reflects a change in one's hierarchical standing at the school but also constitutes a stage that affects one's administrative identity and aspirations to further advance in the management arena. Despite the…
Descriptors: Emotional Experience, Career Change, Assistant Principals, Professional Identity
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Yavuz, Olcay – International Journal of Educational Reform, 2019
The demands of the 21st century require a systemic and collaborative perspective to promote the long-term development and success of all children. The purpose of this international comparative study is to investigate students' mindsets and behaviors for school, college, and career success. The results revealed that there are key factors…
Descriptors: Cognitive Structures, Student Behavior, Success, Student Attitudes
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McIntosh, Novea A.; Bowman, Connie L. – International Journal of Educational Reform, 2019
This self-reflection article explores the collaboration with a nongovernmental organization serving underserved students in Malawi and a private Midwestern university educator preparation program which provided research-based pedagogical culturally responsive practices to teachers. Through strong partnerships, education programs can combine their…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Curriculum, Rural Schools, Reflection
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Shaked, Haim – International Journal of Educational Reform, 2019
Purpose: The purpose of this review is to examine what is known as well as what we still seek to know in terms of principals' potential contribution to social justice in their schools. Design/methodology/approach: This review provides an evaluative report of the current knowledge in the literature related to the influence of principals on social…
Descriptors: Principals, Administrator Role, Social Justice, Equal Education
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Peterson, Jean Sunde; Lee, Dong-gwi; Shah, Chandni; Koomler, Natalie; Taber-Doughty, Teresa – International Journal of Educational Reform, 2019
A phenomenological study explored how five U.S. school counselors-in-training experienced cultural immersion in family life, schools, agencies, and community in the Netherlands. The central phenomenon emerging from reflection papers was that insights about cultural values led to making sense of how school counseling and special education were…
Descriptors: School Counselors, Counselor Training, Multicultural Education, Cultural Awareness
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Tekleselassie, Abebayehu; Ford, Angela – International Journal of Educational Reform, 2019
Responding to the forces of internationalization and globalization, universities are partnering across national borders to expand their outreach, increase capacity, expand research possibilities, and for a list of other reasons. This study looks at one international university partnership between an institution in the United States and one in the…
Descriptors: Universities, Global Approach, Intercollegiate Cooperation, International Cooperation
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Kafumbu, Fatsani Thomas – International Journal of Educational Reform, 2019
This study aimed at uncovering the link between levels of job satisfaction with turnover intentions among teachers with the aim of broadening the knowledge base with regard to teachers' welfare in public secondary schools in Malawi. In the empirical investigation, a correlational-analytic design was used. The stratified random sample consisted of…
Descriptors: Job Satisfaction, Faculty Mobility, Intention, Foreign Countries
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Mulcahy, Donal E. – International Journal of Educational Reform, 2019
The quality of educational leadership, and that of the school principal in particular, is an important factor in school reform. This essay addresses concerns that the teaching profession and, as a result, the prospect of school reform is under threat from forces that seek to transform the role of school principal to that of corporate executive. It…
Descriptors: Principals, Administrator Role, Educational Change, Teacher Role
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Hornbeck, Dustin; Malin, Joel R. – International Journal of Educational Reform, 2019
This study surveys superintendents about Ohio's ambitious statewide dual enrollment policy ("College Credit Plus"), specifically examining its local implications from superintendents' perspectives. In particular, we find that issues of funding related to this policy have become a growing concern, and that districts are frequently…
Descriptors: Superintendents, Administrator Attitudes, State Policy, Educational Policy
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Joong, Yee Han Peter; Mangali, Glen; Reganit, Arnulfo R.; Swan, Barry – International Journal of Educational Reform, 2019
This study examines how secondary school teachers have implemented educational reforms in the Philippines. Data sources were surveys for sample teachers and students in 20 schools on how often a teaching or evaluation strategy was used in various courses. The study concluded that most teachers were able to adopt most of the reforms. Even though…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Secondary School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Secondary School Students
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Liou, Daniel D.; Leigh, Patricia Randolph; Rotheram-Fuller, Erin; Cutler, Kelly Deits – International Journal of Educational Reform, 2019
This ethnographic case study examined the experiences of African American students within an urban school detracking reform initiative, which was intended to replace tracking practices through the institution of small schools. Over the course of a year, the researchers interviewed administrators, teachers, and students while gathering…
Descriptors: African American Students, Urban Schools, Educational Change, Track System (Education)
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Akkary, Rima Karami; DeKnight, Jennifer – International Journal of Educational Reform, 2019
The School Based Reform in Arab Countries (TAMAM) project aims to build leadership capacity for school-based reform. This paper asks: (a) To what extent can a design-based approach frame the design of school improvement projects such as TAMAM? (b) What characteristics of design-based approaches are most relevant to guide the design of school-based…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Foreign Countries, Design, Change Strategies
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Karareba, Gilbert; Clarke, Simon; O'Donoghue, Tom – International Journal of Educational Reform, 2019
This article is premised on the belief that research on educational leadership should embrace different settings. Accordingly, a Rwandan study is reported informed by three interrelated aims regarding primary school leadership: to understand its historical background from colonial times to 1994 (the genocide year), to understand developments…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Instructional Leadership, Elementary Schools, Educational History
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