Category: International Education


Global Engagement in Sustainability Science for Higher Education Utilizing a Modified Citizen Science Model

This paper explores how U.S. Universities can engage their students in overseas field research projects in sustainability science by utilizing a modified citizen science model. It looks at the experience of offering a field research course between students at Montclair State University and students at a Vietnam University to propose a model that incorporates the


Enhancing Global Citizenship Education in Japan’s K-12 Curriculum: Exploring Lessons and Opportunities for Growth

This study explores the efficacy of K-12 Global Citizenship Education (GCE) in Japan, evaluating its impact on personal empowerment and elucidating the challenges and prospects associated with the GCE curriculum. Aligned with the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) framework, which envisions GCE as a means to instill respect for human rights, social


Japanese as a Lingua Franca: Exploring Communication Dynamics and Pedagogical Insights for L1 Speakers

Lingua franca (LF) communication research is critical to addressing the challenges and opportunities posed by our increasingly interconnected and linguistically diverse world. English is at the forefront of LF scenarios owing to its global prevalence and international significance. In contrast, Japanese as a lingua franca (JLF) has a different dynamic, unfolding primarily within specific communities


Altruism as a Manifestation of Global Citizenship: Global Citizenship Education in the Age of COVID-19

This institutional case study delves into global citizenship education (GCE) and its impact on fostering altruistic values and behaviors among college students within Soka University of America (SUA), a private liberal arts college in Southern California. This all-residential institution, serving a diverse student body with 50% international representation, is dedicated to cultivating global citizens committed


Primary School English Teaching During COVID-19: Preliminary Results of Three Single Case Studies in Rural Schools in Costa Rica

COVID-19 emerged as a pandemic that paralyzed the educational world in 2020. The Costa Rican Ministry of Public Education (MEP) took up two modalities, distance education (2020) and combined education (2021), with in-person education finally restored in 2022. This multiple case study consists of three single case studies in three different educational directorates in Costa


Exploring Classroom Interactions to Facilitate the Tacit Knowledge Construction of International Baccalaureate Secondary School Students in Hong Kong

In an interconnected and global society that is rapidly changing, it becomes imperative to equip students with the required tacit life skills to meet the challenges of the modern world. The International Baccalaureate (IB) is a highly regarded educational system providing a holistic and interdisciplinary approach that nurtures its students as global citizens with a


Thai Students Developing Intercultural Sensitivity as Study-Abroad Program Buddies

Several empirical studies have examined the intercultural sensitivity of visiting overseas students in various study-abroad contexts. However, research on the intercultural sensitivity of native hosting students, including in buddy programs, where visiting students and local students are paired for purposes of intercultural exchange is lacking. Although such programs can have have positive effects on participants,


Paths to Promote a Culture of Peace in Latin America: Qualitative Approach to Education in the 21st Century in the Gameleira Municipal Network – Pernambuco, Brazil

This study aims to explain Education in a Latin American educational conception, focusing on Paths for the Promotion of a Culture of Peace in Latin America, investigating Education in the 21st century in the Gameleira Municipal Network, based on public policies governmental frameworks, historical landmarks and academic publications, we aim to make a connection between


Moral Education Curricula in East Asian Countries

Recent years have seen a rise in interest in social-emotional learning (SEL) in the United States and other Western countries. What is the approach of Eastern wisdom to this topic? In this study, the official middle school SEL-related curricula of a few East-Asian countries including China (mainland China, Taiwan region and Hong Kong SAR), Japan


Youth and Adult Education in the Municipal Network of Barreiros in the Paths of Inclusion and Development: A Qualitative Approach in the Context of Popular Education in Latin America

This article aims to explain Youth and Adult Education in the Municipal Network of Barreiros in the paths of Inclusion and Development, in a qualitative approach in the context of Popular Education in Latin America based on the actions promoted by the Municipal Network, the social subjects, the curriculum and the role of municipal management


What do Employers Want? Examining Job Readiness in the Gulf

Over the last 20 years education has embraced numerous trends and various approaches, yet the core remit of education remains unchanged: to produce graduates ready for the workforce. This is particularly evident in the United Arab Emirates, where, for over a decade the government has supported an Emiratization initiative designed to employ UAE nationals in


Digitizing Specialized Assessments for Educational Professionals in the United Arab Emirates: A Conceptual Analysis and Innovative AI Driven Approach

This conceptual paper reveals novel insights on ways that digitized psychometric testing of subject matter and pedagogical competencies is developed as part of teaching professional credentialing procedures in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). As global fields continue to embed technological advancements, digitizing assessments is becoming more widespread in education. In the UAE educational professionals successfully


Transformative Internationalization Processes in Ibero-American Higher Education Institutions

Since the beginning of the 21st century, the internationalization of higher education has become a central concern in institutional agendas, due to the geopolitical changes, dynamism and diversity of the global context, which has generated diverse ways of understanding and focusing internationalization processes and actions. In this context, the internationalization dynamics of nineteen Ibero-American higher


The Role of Knowledge Management Enablers in Higher Education Institutes on Institutional Accreditation: An Empirical Study of Business Graduation Association (BGA) Accreditation in China

In the increasingly competitive and internationalized higher education, institutional accreditation has become a supportive role in higher education institutions’ (HEIs) ranking and development. Institutional accreditation is a form of knowledge sharing and transfer in organizational management, research, learning and teaching, and networking. But how can such knowledge sharing be enabled within different higher education organizations?


Factors Influencing Thai University Students’ Decision in Participating in Study Abroad

Educators have long recognized that education abroad can be a path to job opportunities and personal growth. Pre-COVID, the number of students studying abroad had increased steadily year by year; this development was disrupted by the pandemic. As student mobility resumes post-COVID, there is a renewed interest in understanding the factors that motivate students to


Culturally Responsive Approach in STEAM Secondary School: Teachers Perceptions

To effectively teach the increasingly diverse students in United States public schools, educators must be aware, acknowledge, and be sensitive to the skills, culture, interests, and experiences our varied learners bring to the classroom. Furthermore, educators must connect students’ cultural knowledge to academic knowledge to relate the concept to students’ lives in meeting students’ academic


Research Labs: Cultivating Impact Through Collaboration

VCUarts Qatar is the branch campus of the School of the Arts at Virginia Commonwealth University (Richmond, Virginia), located in Qatar Foundation’s Education City (Doha, Qatar). In 2022 the VCUarts Qatar campus formalized a Research Lab initiative in an effort to cultivate trans- and multi-disciplinary research for increased impact in the community, the classroom, and


Picture Book Categorization Charts: Introducing Three North American Authors to Young Learners’ EFL Classrooms

Picture books are an important part of early language education. In addition, storytelling activities encourage students to communicate in authentic ways and to think critically. This presentation focuses on picture books by Eric Carle, Leo Lionni, and Arnold Lobel, who are well-known writers and illustrators of beloved picture books such as The Very Hungry Caterpillar,


The Effects of Social Media Use on School Learning: Evidence From PISA 2018

It is shown that younger users are more active on social media (Colleen Mcclain, Emily A. Vogels, Andrew Perrin, 2021). The frequent use of social media is changing the manner in which a new generation of students communicate, learn, and think. As a result, the discussion on the impact of social media on learning achievement


Assessing Collaborative Teaching Under the Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic: Instrument Development in the Context of the SECI Model

This paper aims to develop and validate a SECI model (socialization, externalization, combination and internationalization) instrument to assess collaborative teaching quality under the impact of COVID-19 pandemic on transnational education in China. Although Chinese universities responded to this education disruption in emergent response, lockdown due to the COVID-19 brings pandemic pedagogy to transnational higher education.


A Study on Students’ Attitudes Towards Text Crowding on Multilingual Educational Slides

The need for multilingual educational materials in higher education is growing rapidly. It is still largely unclear, however, whether students consider extra-textual information, i.e., the same information in two or more languages, as a distraction or an increase in cognitive load or not. Recent research on multilingual subtitles in videos has shown that viewers tend


Taiwan and EU Strategies Against Climate Change – Main Topics for International Education

The 6th report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) presents detailed knowledge about climate change and calls for more immediate actions to reduce risk and increase resilience. We provide an overview of the climate adaptation and mitigation strategy of Taiwan and the European Union (EU) including the general framework, individual programs, their achievements


Competences 4.0 As Resilience Factors in Educational Project Management During COVID-19

The Covid-19 pandemic affected all aspects of human life and education systems became one of the spheres most severely disrupted. The international dimension of education, and especially Erasmus+ Programme – the European Union initiative supporting the development of competitive skills and competences among pupils, students, adults, teachers, academics and professionals – was also affected. International


Internationalization Strategies in “Double High” Schools

The internationalization strategy of dual-high schools refers to how higher education managers of a country, a region, or a school use different models and adopt different methods to achieve international educational goals, economic goals, and social goals. This study adopted the method of random stratified sampling and used the questionnaire survey method to select two


Effects of Literature and Multi-Cultural Experience on Growth and Development of TCKs

This work investigates the impacts of changing education systems on Third Culture Kids (TCKs). Particularly, how Classical Literature influences the education, growth, behaviour and personality development in the nomadic lifestyle of TCKs. While plenty of research exists on the positive attributes of TCKs around the world, this study will also focus on the negative impacts


A Case Study of Students’ Initial Approach to a Research Writing Course

The present research examined the extent to which the initial approach to a research-writing course by STEM and non-STEM second-language learners may entail the contribution of different dispositions to course performance and ultimately be responsible for dissimilar outcomes. Individual differences in dispositions and behavior were assessed during the first four weeks of the semester. They


Female Students’ Responses to Change: Adaptation, Maintenance, or Surrender

The present research examined college students’ reactions to the post-pandemic instructional world. The participants were from an understudied student population of women from a society in transition from a patriarchal order to one fostering gender equity in education and employment. Thus, participants had to cope with a return to pre-pandemic educational practices (i.e., a local


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,


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


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


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


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,


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.


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,


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.


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


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


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


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


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


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


“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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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,


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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