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The Multilingual Reality In American Business, Zachary Z. Lim 2014 University of Tennessee, Knoxville

The Multilingual Reality In American Business, Zachary Z. Lim

University of Tennessee Honors Thesis Projects

No abstract provided.


Promoting Social And Academic Attainment Through Emotional And Social Skills Development, Aiden Carthy, Sinead McGilloway 2014 Dublin Institute of Technology

Promoting Social And Academic Attainment Through Emotional And Social Skills Development, Aiden Carthy, Sinead Mcgilloway

Conference Papers

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Integrated And Creative Approaches To Teaching And Learning English: High School English Language Learners In An After-School Program In South Korea, Kelly Tyndall 2014 Georgia State University

Integrated And Creative Approaches To Teaching And Learning English: High School English Language Learners In An After-School Program In South Korea, Kelly Tyndall

Georgia State Undergraduate Research Conference

No abstract provided.


An Investigation Of Teacher Response To National Science Curriculum Reforms In Turkey, Ridvan Elmas, Nilay Öztürk, Meltem Irmak, William W. Cobern 2014 Western Michigan University

An Investigation Of Teacher Response To National Science Curriculum Reforms In Turkey, Ridvan Elmas, Nilay Öztürk, Meltem Irmak, William W. Cobern

Scientific Literacy and Cultural Studies Project

Major science education curriculum reform is taking place in Turkey involving a substantial break with past science curricula. Such reform has significant implications for teachers but to date there has been little research on teacher response to these reforms. The purpose of this qualitative study was to investigate the impact on the teachers who are charged with implementing reforms. Semi-structured interviews with 18 elementary science teachers were conducted and additional observational data was recorded. The interview schedule comprised 23 questions in 9 themes. According to the data analysis, the main problem for teachers is that curriculum reforms involve overly big ...


Hunger For An Education: A Research Essay On The Case Of South Sudan And The Voices Of Its People, John Chuol Kuek, Roberto J. Velasquez, Jeanett Castellanos, Diego R. Velasquez, Elva Nogales 2014 Lehigh University

Hunger For An Education: A Research Essay On The Case Of South Sudan And The Voices Of Its People, John Chuol Kuek, Roberto J. Velasquez, Jeanett Castellanos, Diego R. Velasquez, Elva Nogales

FIRE: Forum for International Research in Education

The Republic of South Sudan is one of the newest of all African countries having become an independent state on July 9, 2011. After years of prolonged war, beginning in the mid-1950s, among different political, tribal, and military factions, and with the Sudan, the South Sudan is now a full-fledged country. The country continues to deal with the legacy of colonialism, genocide, and oppression, and is involved in a civil war. As a result of this legacy, the country faces many challenges especially in the development of a social, political, and economic infrastructure which can develop into a democratic state ...


Women's Rising Share Of Tertiary Enrollment: A Cross-National Analysis, Anne McDaniel 2014 Lehigh University

Women's Rising Share Of Tertiary Enrollment: A Cross-National Analysis, Anne Mcdaniel

FIRE: Forum for International Research in Education

In recent decades, a dramatic shift occurred in higher education throughout the world. Women now enroll in and complete more education than men in the majority of countries. Using a lagged cross-sectional design on a dataset of 75 countries from 1990 to 2008, this study examines the predictors of the current gender gap in tertiary enrollment. I find that prior arguments developed by neo-institutionalist theorists do predict the gender gap in tertiary enrollment to some degree. Countries that have historically supported women's rights and experienced more rapid educational expansion are linked to a larger share of women enrolled in ...


The Confucian Factor And Good Fortune In The National College Entrance Examination In China, Samuel Hinton 2014 Eastern Kentucky University

The Confucian Factor And Good Fortune In The National College Entrance Examination In China, Samuel Hinton

Samuel Hinton

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Relying On The Private Sector: The Income Distribution And Public Investments In The Poor, Katrina Kosec 2014 SelectedWorks

Relying On The Private Sector: The Income Distribution And Public Investments In The Poor, Katrina Kosec

Katrina Kosec

What drives governments with similar revenues to provide very different amounts of goods with private sector substitutes? Education is a prime example. I use exogenous shocks to Brazilian municipalities' revenue during 1995-2008 generated by non-linearities in federal transfer laws to demonstrate two things. First, municipalities with higher income inequality or higher median income allocate less of a revenue shock to education and are less likely to expand public school enrollment. They are more likely to invest in public infrastructure that is broadly enjoyed, like parks and roads, or to save the shock. Second, I find no evidence that the quality ...


Training Of School Teachers In West Africa: Remediation Of Reading Difficulties Through Training In Phonological Awareness And Letter Names, Sophie Briquet-Duhazé 2014 Lehigh University

Training Of School Teachers In West Africa: Remediation Of Reading Difficulties Through Training In Phonological Awareness And Letter Names, Sophie Briquet-Duhazé

FIRE: Forum for International Research in Education

The training of teachers of West Africa is carried out by the Academy of Rouen (France) and organized around an annual training plan approved by the AEFE. Each trainer only supervises twenty teachers for 5 days. Teachers from eight countries (Mauritania, Cape Verde, Senegal, Gambia, Mali, Guinea, Côte d'Ivoire and Burkina Faso), come to Dakar for a week. We have been asked four times tn Dakar (Senegal) to provide training for teachers of West Africa. It is all about being trained in order to resolve reading difficulties for students using our scientific research. This paper presents the theoretical framework ...


The Promise Of Partnership: Perspectives From Kenya And The U.S., Candice J. Grant 2014 Lehigh University

The Promise Of Partnership: Perspectives From Kenya And The U.S., Candice J. Grant

FIRE: Forum for International Research in Education

Universities have come to be viewed as essential in accelerating a country’s knowledge economy in order to maintain its global competitive edge. However, as it currently stands, the Global North governs much of the output of knowledge production through research and scholarship. International partnerships between universities offer the opportunity to bridge this gap by offering new avenues through which these institutions can better prepare students for the globalized world and build institutional capacity. This study examines the process between two universities in initiating and sustaining an international partnership and why this relationship was established. Emphasis is placed on the ...


Higher Education As An Instrument Of Economic Growth In Kenya, Josiah Z. Nyangau 2014 Lehigh University

Higher Education As An Instrument Of Economic Growth In Kenya, Josiah Z. Nyangau

FIRE: Forum for International Research in Education

The purpose of the present paper is to identify the main challenges facing Kenya’s public higher education system and to propose plausible and, concrete steps policy makers and educational leaders can take to address those challenges to ensure the country’s higher education system prepares the human capital, which is necessary for the construction of a knowledge economy. To that end, I use the conceptual frameworks of quality and education policy borrowing to argue that Kenya can and should draw useful policy lessons from the success stories of newly industrialized economies (Brazil, China, India, Korea, Singapore, and Taiwan) where ...


Book Review: Cuervo, H., & Wyn, J. (2012). Young People Making It Work: Continuity And Change In Rural Places. Victoria, Australia: Melbourne University Press. 208 Pages, Ill., Isbn: 9780522860979., Erica L. Kryst 2014 Lehigh University

Book Review: Cuervo, H., & Wyn, J. (2012). Young People Making It Work: Continuity And Change In Rural Places. Victoria, Australia: Melbourne University Press. 208 Pages, Ill., Isbn: 9780522860979., Erica L. Kryst

FIRE: Forum for International Research in Education

BOOK REVIEW: Cuervo, H., & Wyn, J. (2012). Young People Making it Work: Continuity and Change in Rural Places. Victoria, Australia: Melbourne University Press. 208 pages, ill., ISBN: 9780522860979.


The Globalizing Labor Market In Education: Teachers As Cultural Ambassadors Or Agents Of Institutional Isomorphism?, Kara D. Brown, E. Doyle Stevick 2014 University of South Carolina

The Globalizing Labor Market In Education: Teachers As Cultural Ambassadors Or Agents Of Institutional Isomorphism?, Kara D. Brown, E. Doyle Stevick

Kara D. Brown

Institutional isomorphists and other proponents of world culture theory argue that schools around the world are converging in many ways, while anthropologists and others question this conclusion, often arguing that local cultural differences belie superficial similarities. These viewpoints are not merely academic explanations of the spread and apparent convergence of education policies and practices around the world, but are often present in policy and practice.

The authors seek both to shed new light on these often-entrenched positions and to refocus the debate by considering the presence and influence of such views in the policies and practices of international teacher exchanges ...


Call For Papers - Book Of Readings On : Approaches To Early Childhood, Literacy And Special Needs Instruction In Developing Societies, Dr Williams Emeka Obiozor, Dr Ngozi Anyikwa 2014 SelectedWorks

Call For Papers - Book Of Readings On : Approaches To Early Childhood, Literacy And Special Needs Instruction In Developing Societies, Dr Williams Emeka Obiozor, Dr Ngozi Anyikwa

Dr Williams Emeka Obiozor

CALL FOR PAPERS Approaches to Early Childhood and Special Needs Instruction in Developing Societies By Williams Emeka Obiozor, EdD. Ngozi E. Anyikwa, PhD. Faculty of Education Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka - Nigeria For book Chapters…..Forward/Submit your ABSTRACTS & FULL PAPERS to: onestreetprojects@gmail.com, and copy ngozianyikwa@yahoo.com Submission Deadline: August 30, 2013. Publication date: January 2014.


Continuing To Exercise Choice After School Selection In Nepal, Priyadarshani Joshi 2014 University of Pennsylvania

Continuing To Exercise Choice After School Selection In Nepal, Priyadarshani Joshi

Priyadarshani Joshi

This paper informs the choice debate by analyzing how parents continue to engage with schooling after their initial selection, using parent survey and focus group data collected in Nepal in 2011. I find substantial heterogeneity within and between public and private schools in how parents engage with their children’s schooling. In particular, the parents who chose smaller private schools had stronger engagement with the school and their children, were more likely to voice their concerns, and consequently were more satisfied. In contrast, parents in below average public schools were highly dissatisfied but had no recourse to action.


The Factors That Mediate How Public Schools Respond To Private Competition, Priyadarshani Joshi 2014 University of Pennsylvania

The Factors That Mediate How Public Schools Respond To Private Competition, Priyadarshani Joshi

Priyadarshani Joshi

The paper analyzes the factors that mediate public schools’ ability to productively respond to competition from private schools. An understanding of impediments can help policymakers better target their attention to the key bottlenecks and the most disadvantaged populations. I conduct a two-step mixed methods analysis. I first conduct qualitative analysis of interview data and descriptive statistics of principal perceptions to describe the barriers to reform that generally affect public schools more frequently than private schools. Then, I analyze whether the barriers (and supports) to reform can be systematically linked to the extent of privatization by conducting logistic regressions of the ...


Experiencing Private Sector Competition: The Case Of Nepal's Public Schools, Priyadarshani Joshi 2014 University of Pennsylvania

Experiencing Private Sector Competition: The Case Of Nepal's Public Schools, Priyadarshani Joshi

Priyadarshani Joshi

This paper describes how public schools experience competition from private schools in the context of a low-income country: Nepal. I argue that experiencing competitive pressures is a necessary starting point for public schools to feel the need to initiate competitive reforms. I use mixed methods analysis to illuminate how the experience of competition is linked to school and community characteristics, and principal perceptions. I find that public schools were shielded from private competition for well over two decades (1980s and 1990s) of private schooling history due to high fertility, growing populations and mass education expansion. The competitive pressures have grown ...


Can Public Schools In Developing Countries Respond Competitively To Competition From The Private Sector?, Priyadarshani Joshi 2014 University of Pennsylvania

Can Public Schools In Developing Countries Respond Competitively To Competition From The Private Sector?, Priyadarshani Joshi

Priyadarshani Joshi

Increasingly, private, charter and other types of schools are found alongside public schools in education systems. Despite the argument that competition can incentivize reform in erstwhile monopolistic public schools, there has been little empirical investigation of the public sector’s response to competition. This study analyzes the policies that are likely to be adopted by public schools to compete with private schools in a developing country: Nepal. Drawing on extensive primary and secondary data, a key finding of the study is that in the past five or six years, public schools are responding to competition by mirroring private school policies ...


Wmu International News Fall 2013, Haenicke Institute 2013 Western Michigan University

Wmu International News Fall 2013, Haenicke Institute

WMU International News

In this issue:

  • Empowering global engagement across the arts and sciences
  • Employees abroad: Spanish immersion program expands understanding of international education
  • Excelling in public relations key goal for Chinese twinning student
  • WMU cultural anthropologist examines migration and lupus in Ecuador
  • Ambiguity of borders continues to intrigue alumna from Berlin
  • Visits to 35 countries complements global studies major
  • Veteran administrator tapped to lead University’s international initiatives
  • Future Iraqi engineer discovers the world at WMU
  • WMU alumna coach points Japanese tennis player to Kalamazoo


Factors And Influences Contributing To The College Selection Decision Of High Achieving High School Seniors, Dana D. Clayton 2013 Western Kentucky University

Factors And Influences Contributing To The College Selection Decision Of High Achieving High School Seniors, Dana D. Clayton

Dissertations

The purpose of this study was to gain a better understanding of how high achieving high school seniors navigate the college search process and ultimately make a decision to attend a particular institution. Specifically, it considered how institutional reputation contributes within the search process and how students consider the influence of others such as parents, friends, etc. Students enrolled in AP or Honors courses at three private and one charter school in southwestern Indiana were administered the College Exploration Questionnaire (CEQ) in the final weeks of their senior year. The CEQ measured the level of importance students placed on various ...


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