Category: International Education

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Development in and Outside of Classroom: International Perspectives

The article provides an analysis of the specific features of the outstanding educational practices in secondary and higher educational institutions in various countries. Practices for development in and outside of the classroom are described. Various examples are provided to support the view of the author. Introduction: Educational practices that can already be famous or not,

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Impact of Proficiency in English on the Intuitive Understanding of Computer Science Concepts

Computer science terms like: Code, Analysis, Protocol, Encapsulation, Validation, Sampling, Model and many more are borrowed from English with their meanings slightly altered to suite computer science. This makes initial computer science acquiring more difficult for non- native English students, while it is facilitated for students of higher English proficiency. This is sort of a

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In Their Shoes: A Framework to Enhance Faculty Intercultural Competence Through Virtual Reality and Self-Reflection

Intercultural competence is an essential tool in the 21st century and an integrated part of global readiness. A hidden curriculum plays an essential role in intercultural competence in higher education (Blasco & Tackney, 2013; Elliot et al., 2016; Leyerzapf & Abma, 2017). This hidden curriculum represents faculty’s beliefs, preconceived ideas, and behaviors unintentionally delivered and

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An International Digital Learning Experience: The “Reinserta” Challenge

The purpose of this presentation is to talk about the benefits of an international academic project based on a collaborative online learning (COIL) experience. In this kind of collaboration, it is important to get in touch with real businesses and organizations in order to incentivize students and offer real solutions to the academic partner. The

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Intercultural Adaptation in Joint Training Dual Degree Programs: A Study in The Sino-American CHEPD 1+2+1 Program

This study focuses on the factors influencing students’ intercultural adaptation stress and strategies in the Sino-American CHEPD 1+2+1 Program. A total of 355 questionnaires were distributed to Chinese institutions participating in the Program, and the results were statistically analyzed. This study revealed that the number of local friends, the length of stay in the US,

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Cross Cultural Learning Experiences Among Graduate Students in the US and France: A Case Study

A total of 27 graduate students enrolled in a teacher preparatory program at a higher education institution in France were paired with 37 graduate students in the United States. All the students in the US, who are finishing their Masters degree in teaching, met online with the French students during the course of the semester.

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The Impact of the Use of Technology on the Nature of Teacher’s Profession in TESOL Classes

During the recent pandemic, Educational programs have recognized the growing need to use computers in classes. It presents unprecedented challenges that help the students acquire an inquiring, critical and creative mind to capitalize on the growth of information and knowledge and technology opportunities. Computer knowledge began influencing students’ learning experience more than 25 years ago,

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Study Motivation in the Academic-Industrial Program of Southeast Asian Students in Taiwan

Since 2016’s “New Southbound Policy” in Taiwan, there are more and more Southeast Asian Students coming to Taiwan for study. From 2016 to 2020, their number had risen to over 30,000 students, posting an increase of 85 percent in just five years. How to attract students to study in Taiwan would be the main issue.

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The Rising Importance of Soft Skills for IT-Students: Working Online in Agile Globally Distributed Teams During the Pandemic

During the current pandemic, globally distributed software development teams have had to adapt their communication strategies. IT-students will need to learn new soft skills during their university studies. This work presents results from qualitative interviews of IT professionals during the current pandemic. Specific problems in adapting to remote, online work were identified. Although technical hurdles

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Best Practices for Graduation Thesis Instruction for Undergraduate Students: Comparing and Contrasting Experiences of Thesis Writing in Japan and Abroad

The purpose of this paper is to provide readers best practices for undergraduate thesis instruction in Japan and abroad through review of literature from 2019 and 2020 on writing graduation theses. Peer-reviewed journals written in Japanese and English were searched in February 2020 related to graduation thesis instruction. The following database were utilized to obtain

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The Impact of Cultural Development of Disabled Identity on Special Education Systems in the US and Japan: A Comparative Analysis

This paper presents a comparative case study of the history of special education in the United States and Japan along with an overview of contemporary public education in each nation. Are the same populations considered disabled in each system? Which, if any, disabled people receive special education services? American culture veers sharply towards individualism and

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Scientific Production in Computer-assisted Language Learning (CALL) Research: A Bibliometric Analysis

Language education is a key component in international education. However, language instructors faced numerous challenges in moving classes online during the recent COVID-19 pandemic, especially in classes where instructions rely on live communication and immediate feedback. Conversely, language instructors adept in computer-assisted language learning (CALL) were at an advantage in alleviating the sudden transition to

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Upskilling as an Internationally Recognized System of a Resilient Education Society

The Objective of the research project is a comprehensive look at the international requirements of further education and its pain points in the age of digitalization. The Prior work of the upskilling survey serves the aspect that society is becoming more individualistic and less predictable in terms of educational opportunities. It is the biggest challenge

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Canada’s 2I’s: Reconciling International Student Migration and Indigenous Peoples

Reconciliation rests at the nexus of relationships between immigrants and Indigenous peoples of Canada. Setting out this literature review was focused on providing an environmental landscape on what has been researched on the reconciliation between international students, Canadian higher education, and Indigenous peoples. However, as this comprehensive literature review will demonstrate there is considerable extant

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“Touch the New Land”: Exploring Chinese International Students’ Psychological and Academic Adjustments in the COVID-19

The worldwide spread of COVID-19 has exerted tremendous influences on the well-being of international students and the development of higher education. The current study adopts an exploratory case study design to investigate the psychological and academic adjustments achieved by eight Chinese international students in the UK during the ongoing COIVD-19. Findings have demonstrated that the

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Examining Chinese Students’ Motivations for Overseas Education and the Implications of the Study Abroad Experiences on Their Transitions to Adulthood

Studying overseas is a popular option for many young individuals to undertake as part of their educational journey. Since China has emerged as the world’s largest source of international students, Chinese students’ motives of pursuing foreign education have gained remarkable scholarly attention. Furthermore, as the cross-border sojourn often occurs in the youthful period of one’s

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Why Do International Students Come to South Korea for Language Learning and University: The Social Cognitive Career and Motivation Approach

Due to the rapid growth and international influences of the South Korean economic and social impacts, many international students decided to enrol and exchange at one of the South Korean universities for Korean language learning and university education. Recent statistics indicated that the Mongolian student population is one of the top five international communities in

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400 Million Students in Asia Looking for Quality Online Degree Programs

There are an estimated 400 million early and mid-career professionals in China that are interested in getting a graduate degree. There are not enough residential universities to support this demand. Consequently, Asian students are looking to international institutions for degree options. Many Asian students that were studying abroad are now back at home due to

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Bridging Global and Local Education During the COVID-19 Era

Over the last several decades rapid globalization has strongly influenced most nation’s economies, cultures, and societies. Educational institutions, and especially higher education have also been greatly affected. Certainly, globalization affects students studying abroad, drives students to learn foreign languages and cultures, exposes them to international students, ideas, and beyond. However, what does globalization in higher

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Pre-Covid Educational Paths of Chinese Undergraduate Students in the U.S.

As of 2019, nearly 370,000 students from the People’s Republic of China were enrolled at a U.S. college or university. Often employing a ‘push-pull’ model of international student migration, prior academic research has sought to identify the primary factors which motivate Chinese students’ desire to receive an overseas education. However, the recent deterioration in U.S.-China

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International Expansion Strategy of Gülen Inspired Schools Through Internationalization and Localization

From the perspective of the educational sciences, globalization is one of the crucial subjects today and several educational movements attempt to open international markets by opening branches or working on cooperations. The Gülen Movement is one of these movements, which has successfully globalized their schools and, thus has become an international educational movement in the

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Children Starting School – The Lived Experiences of Mothers in the UAE and UK

A successful first transition to school impacts positively on both academic achievement and social development for the remainder of the school years. Rimm-Kaufman and Pianta’s (2000) Ecological and Dynamic Model of Transition describes the relationship between time and context on transition, specifying how the relationships between the key stakeholders, for example, parents, family, teachers, children,

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Content-Based Language Teaching in International Liberal Arts Education

This research tries to define the important points that should be considered for application of Content-based Language Teaching (CBLT) in International Liberal Arts (ILA) education. The research team members have long-term experience of teaching ILA courses in two and more countries in two and more languages. Based on their own experience of teaching and the

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The Impact of the Art Educational System in China

This session will focus on the pedagogy of the effects of the 2018 Chinese Art education System and compares it to the Canadian Educational System. This session takes a look at how different factors influence the Role of Arts Education in Chinese Society. This session will explore some theoretical implications, of the education system within

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Transforming International Pre-service Teachers’ Pedagogy in the Era of Multiliteracy: A Case Study

Higher educational institutions in the US witnessed a growing number of international students on campus. This group of students brought with them diverse linguistic, cultural backgrounds that are distinct from the mainstream American teacher candidates. Inherently, it poses challenges to the teacher education programs in the US how to best prepare them to be day-1

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International Student Migration: Pre-COVID Educational Paths of Chinese Undergraduate Students at Emory University

According to the Open Doors report published by the Institute of International Education (IIE), over 372,000 students from the People’s Republic of China were enrolled at a U.S. college or university in the 2019-2020 academic year (IIE, 2020). Often employing a ‘push-pull’ model of international student migration, prior academic research has sought to identify the

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Interrogating International School Teacher Precarity: The Short-term as Opportunity for Developing Resilience

Whilst the popular image of the international school teacher as the globe-trotting explorer is still prevalent in the popular imagination, recent research has started to explore the precarious nature of teaching in international schools. Examples of international school teacher precarity include short-term contracts, which are typically 2-3 years in duration, unfair dismissal, and potential marginalisation

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Effects on Japanese Students Who Had No Overseas Experiences by Japanese Students Who Had Overseas Experiences in Intercultural Co-learning Classes

Recently the number of international students at Japanese universities has been increasing rapidly and many of Japanese universities have introduced intercultural co-learning classes, where Japanese students and international students learn from each other in the same curriculum. In this study, we examined and analyzed how Japanese students who had different overseas experiences interacted with each

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Human Value Creating Global Citizenship: International Perspectives

This study mainly aimed to explore the suitable conceptual frameworks of Human Value Creating Global Citizenship and the related school administrative tasks to support development of students’ characteristics to become human value creating global citizens. The population consisted of elementary and high schools under supervision of Soka (Value Creating) University in Japan. Respondents were 3

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Policy Implementation: Basic Education 9 Years Indonesian School Abroad in Malaysia

Until 2010 there were 14 SILN (Indonesian Foreign Schools) active, Indonesian Schools Overseas, with varying conditions and typologies. One of them was through the establishment of the Indonesian Overseas School in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia. An interesting fact is from the organization of Indonesian Overseas Schools in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia. This school has 141

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Ineffective and Unsustainable Programs That Do Good: An Example of How to Transition These to Be Effective and Sustainable

The University of Virginia (UVA) started the African Scholarship Cohort (ASC) program in 2015. This program was with a third-party vendor, Distance Education of Africa (DEAfrica), that provided marketing, enrollment, student and community support. Over the past four years over 4,500 scholarships were provided to recipients in 37 countries in Africa. Feedback on the program

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Japanese and International Student Interaction in Group Based Classroom Activities: Perceptions of Leadership and Giving Feedback

The birthrate in Japan is in decline, yet in spite of this, the number of universities and technical colleges has continued to increase. To maintain current enrollment levels, Japanese universities have been looking to encourage students from other countries to undertake full degree programs in Japan, in English. However, little research has been conducted in

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Trends & Futures of International Higher Education Partnerships & Collaboration: Comparative Potential Pathways for African & Asian Centres of Excellence

In a world characterized by the potential and promise of dynamic change and increasing complexity, it is paradoxical that amidst notable and significant levels of economic development, creation and growth of wealth, and lowering of global poverty, there yet remains the scourge of wide-spread inequality, exclusion and escalating levels of violence. These changes impact many

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Connectivism as a Driver to Improve Citizen Learning in Cognitive Cities: A Literature Review

Society has changed as a result of the new technologies of the digital age. In addition, we are living today a knowledge explosion, what was considered to be powerful knowledge yesterday, is in doubt today, and may disappear tomorrow. As a consequence, earlier learning theories no longer interpret learning activities of learners in a digital

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A Report on Students’ Views About Japanese Secondary Education in 2000 and 2019: The Basic Research for Developing Learning Content for the Original E-learning Programme of Intercultural Training

The aim of this report is to show how students’ views on secondary education for the global age have evolved in 2019 compared to 2000. In 2000, the researcher investigated views held by students in Japan and England about education for the global age. There were two significant findings: first, that fundamental education may continue

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The Interconnection of Chinese and Western Cultures: The Policy, Development and Expansion of International Early Childhood Education in China

In recent years, the tight control of history narratives and censorship of school textbooks has made the universities suffered by the ideological crackdown from the communist Chinese government. Even though international schools in big cities, such as in Beijing and Shanghai, have been facing the prohibition of using liberal but non-government approved materials in their

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Restoring Women Status in Rural Afghanistan by Building a Sustainable Livelihood Through Education and Capacity Building to Overcome Poverty

Since 2002, foreign aid has been invested billions of dollars to bring a sustainable social change for women in Afghanistan through education, literacy project and capacity building of women in large cities in Afghanistan, however, a very little is known about the impact on women in the rural areas. The paper will examine the importance

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Secondary School Students’ Educational Perceptions and Experiences in Nyarugusu Refugee Camp

In Tanzania’s Nyarugusu Camp, one of the world’s largest and most protracted refugee camps, only 7% of youth are enrolled in secondary school. These rates are surprising, especially considering that primary school enrollment rates stand at nearly 80% (UNHCR, 2017 March 31). This study, which is in-progress, explores the question of what it means to