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Chinese Pre-Service Science Teachers’ Cross-Cultural Experiences In Canada: A Narrative Inquiry, Chunlei Liu Jan 2019

Chinese Pre-Service Science Teachers’ Cross-Cultural Experiences In Canada: A Narrative Inquiry, Chunlei Liu

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To remain competitive in an increasingly global market, particularly with regard to science, Chinese universities increasingly engage in student-exchange programs to learn from Western pedagogical methods. Transformative learning is an ideal approach to maximize such exchanges; however, research on this topic is sparse. Thus, the current study conducted a narrative inquiry involving four Chinese pre-service science teachers, collecting data with the use of field notes, personal journals, and interviews. Results suggest that key barriers included culture shock, isolation, language barriers, undeveloped time-management skills, and limited understanding of Western pedagogical models. Based on these findings, the current study recommends that to ...


Challenges Faced By Nigerian-Trained Teachers Teaching In Schools In Southwestern Ontario, Canada: A Case Study, Ibhade Ebhaleme Jan 2019

Challenges Faced By Nigerian-Trained Teachers Teaching In Schools In Southwestern Ontario, Canada: A Case Study, Ibhade Ebhaleme

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Canada is a multicultural country, and its classrooms and teachers reflect this reality. However, many immigrant teachers struggle when adjusting to Canada’s cultural and pedagogical environment. This is especially true of Nigerian-trained teachers in Southwestern Ontario’s secondary schools, whose experiences provide important insights into this issue. The current study focuses on Nigerian-trained teachers, how these teachers react to and handle such challenges and how these experiences affect their professional lives. This study uses a sample of five intermediate teachers (Grade seven to ten), who have three to five years of Canadian experience in the profession and had obtained ...


Investigating School Experiences Of Vulnerable Children In Singida, Tanzania: Challenges, Strategies, And Possible Interventions, Chrispina Lekule Jan 2014

Investigating School Experiences Of Vulnerable Children In Singida, Tanzania: Challenges, Strategies, And Possible Interventions, Chrispina Lekule

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The number of vulnerable children in Tanzania is on the rise. For the purpose of this study, the concept of vulnerable children refers to those who are under18 whose life is in jeopardy due to socio-economic factors such as: abject poverty, orphanhood, and child abandonment, among others. Although vulnerability is known to have deleterious impacts on students' learning, studies conducted in Tanzanian schools on the issue of vulnerable children's education are scarce. Consequently, this research sought to: (a) examine vulnerable children's school experiences in Singida from the perspective of educators and vulnerable children alike; (b) explore challenges facing ...


Accommodating The Wikipedia Project In Higher Education: A University Of Windsor Case Study, Timothy A. Brunet Feb 2013

Accommodating The Wikipedia Project In Higher Education: A University Of Windsor Case Study, Timothy A. Brunet

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This study explores the question: How has higher education accommodated methods for organizing and disseminating knowledge during the development of the Wikipedia project? The prominence of the Wikipedia project on the Internet has caused an increasing interaction with higher education. This interaction creates an opportunity to consider how knowledge is organized and disseminated within both communities. The Wikimedia foundation has expressed their desire to make Wikipedia more scholarly and more stable. Members of the higher education community want their organizations to be more efficient, nimble, and accessible. Thematic analysis of interviews conducted with subject matter experts suggested that the use ...