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Ennser-Kananen, Johanna; Pettitt, Nicole – International Review of Education, 2017
This article contributes to scholarship on migrant women's second language (L2) education in North America and Europe. Questioning reductionist understandings of the relationship between female migrants, their receiving communities and L2 education, the authors consider existing literature as well as their own qualitative work to investigate the…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Migrants, Females, Foreign Countries
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Misiaszek, Greg William – International Review of Education, 2016
Emerging from popular education movements in Latin America, "ecopedagogy" is a critical environmental pedagogy which focuses on understanding the connections between social conflict and environmentally harmful acts carried out by humans. These connections are often politically hidden in education. Ecopedagogy, while being pluralistic, is…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Environmental Education, Teaching Methods, Specialists
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Yoshino, Asako – International Review of Education, 2012
The purpose of this research was to investigate the relationship between eighth-grade students' maths-related self-concepts and their achievements in the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) 2007. The students' maths self-concept was compared with other variables, namely their mothers' education, their fathers' education…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Foreign Countries, Self Concept, Achievement
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Libman, Zipora – International Review of Education, 2012
Research has found differences in students' abilities, attitudes, and family and community background to be the largest source of variation in student learning, but these are difficult for policymakers to influence, at least in the short run. However, the single most significant school variable affecting student achievement is "teacher…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Qualifications, Licensing Examinations (Professions), Educational Change
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Crothers, Laura M.; Kanyongo, Gibbs Y.; Kolbert, Jered B.; Lipinski, John; Kachmar, Steven P.; Koch, Gary D. – International Review of Education, 2010
This study examines the relationship between educators' locus of control and job stress using samples from the US and Zimbabwe. Multiple regression analyses are used to identify significant relationships in the US sample between teachers' external locus of control and the severity of the job stress that they experience, coupled with the perceived…
Descriptors: Locus of Control, Foreign Countries, Stress Variables, Comparative Analysis
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Gundara, Jagdish – International Review of Education, 2008
This paper focuses on the issue of separate schooling. Diverse societies use schools to develop shared value systems, strengthen democratic engagements and provide better educational outcomes. However, in Europe, the United States, Australia and elsewhere groups of parents and communities have been invoking human rights claims to challenge the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, School Segregation, School Choice, Equal Education
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Ozturk, Mehmet Ali; Debelak, Charles – International Review of Education, 2008
The present article scrutinizes "the unique American vision of childhood" (UAVC) as a phenomenon undermining high academic expectations and good work ethics, and in turn, contributing to the generally low academic achievement of U.S. students compared to their counterparts in other advanced countries. It starts with a definition of UAVC,…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Low Achievement, Children, Work Ethic
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Freeman, Kassie – International Review of Education, 2006
This study explores how social identity is formed in the United States of America. In particular, it examines the social, economic and educational problems experienced by under achieving Black American children and issues of social inequality along with their implications for social justice. Against the background of matters of group identity and…
Descriptors: African American Children, Justice, Racial Identification, Academic Aptitude
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Blok, Henk – International Review of Education, 2004
Although home education is a growing phenomenon in many Western countries, it is almost non-existent in the Netherlands. Under Dutch educational law, children must be educated in the school system. Home schooling is thought to endanger children's development. This study examines--primarily American--analyses of performance in home schooling. Its…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Tutoring, Home Schooling, Educational Quality
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Su, Zhixin; Hawkins, John N.; Huang, Tao; Zhao, Zhiyi – International Review of Education, 2001
Compares backgrounds and aspirations of teachers in China with teachers in America. Concludes that Chinese teachers generally come from less privileged backgrounds and are less likely to make teaching a lifelong career. Urges both Chinese and American policy makers to revise policies and practices in order to recruit and retain qualified teachers.…
Descriptors: Career Choice, Careers, Educational Background, Elementary Secondary Education
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Roy-Campbell, Zaline M. – International Review of Education, 2001
Focusing on Tanzania and the United States, this article examines the fallacy of a monolingual, English-only policy in education. It also examines the philosophy surrounding this debate and considers the detrimental effects upon students of attempting to impose a monolingual policy. Discusses the role of educational language in the quest for…
Descriptors: Colonialism, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, English
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Crum, Martha – International Review of Education, 1982
Local, regional, and statewide initiatives; the history of federal support; and the leadership role of national organizations in the area of international education in the United States are discussed. (RH)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Global Approach, Higher Education, International Education
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Gideonse, Hendrik D. – International Review of Education, 1981
In the United States, recent educational research and development efforts reflect an overriding concern for maximizing these impact areas on practice, as illustrated by five thrusts: development work; evaluation; fundamental research; dissemination; and attention to the process of social inquiry. The complexity of American education makes research…
Descriptors: Diffusion, Educational Research, Federal Programs, Objectives
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Chapman, David W.; Kelly, Edward F. – International Review of Education, 1981
During January, 1978, 880 Iranian and 599 American high school students completed the Classroom Behavior Survey. Comparison of results suggest that the dimensions on which Iranian and American students evaluate their teachers are substantially different, though the dimensions they use to evaluate characteristics of the course and content are…
Descriptors: Course Evaluation, Cross Cultural Studies, Factor Structure, High School Students
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Blum, Abraham – International Review of Education, 1980
After commenting on the underrepresentation of foreign countries in the directories of the International Clearinghouse on Science and Mathematics, the author describes his survey of 12 environmental science education programs in Europe, Asia, Australia, and Oceania and 56 American projects, comparing them on curriculum development, topics, and…
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Curriculum Development, Directories, Environmental Education
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