Conference: IICEHawaii2017

How Does Home-Based ECE Affect Children and Families of Nomadic Herder Households in Rural Mongolia?

Many studies have shown the favorable influence of Early Childhood Education (ECE), including children’s social and cognitive development, fewer dropping out students from primary school and less repetition rate in compulsory education. However, there are a number of children worldwide who do not have access to formal ECE institutions such as kindergarten and preschool. For

Heightening Cultural Awareness Through Reflective Contemplative Practices

Instructors from two different disciplines collaborated to teach a preservice teacher education course examining the concepts of language and culture with the expectation that mindfulness-based reflective practice could enhance comprehension of course content and provide introspection for transformation. Two questions were studied: how to promote thoughtful reflection and how to effectively implement reflective journaling into

Challenging Means and Ends in Higher Education: Reclaiming the Liberal Arts in Pursuit of Wisdom and Identity Formation

A postsecondary liberal arts education is no longer a desired commodity for many undergraduates. Learners are encouraged to pursue practical and professional skills that advance their prospects in the marketplace, and programs are tailored increasingly to the demands of cultural and social structures that feed a knowledge economy. Rather than placing an emphasis on the

A Qualitative Study of the Leadership Practices of Repatriated US-Educated Chinese Organizational Leaders

The number of students participating in international education is continuously rising. In particular, mainland China has been sending the greatest number of international students to the United States for the past six years. There is however a limited amount of research conducted on the impact of international education on the Chinese. This paper discusses the

Exploring Gender and Socio-Economic Differences in Children’s Play-Based Science and Mathematics Learning Opportunities

Play is recognised as the main vehicle for learning in the early years. The aim of this study is to initially extend knowledge regarding how children acquire the foundations of scientific and mathematical understanding in the early years by observing them during play, in order to identify the opportunities offered for science and mathematics learning.

Implementation of Problem-Solving Instruction in a Global Education Course and Visualizing Japanese Undergraduate Students Learning

The world has been globalized at an unprecedented speed in that everything from people to information moves across nations more quickly and intensely than ever. In order to prepare the youth to effectively and responsibly live in such a global society, global education was born in the U.S. in the late 1960s and has developed

Internationalization of Library and Information Science Programs in Thailand: Development and Implementation

Internationalization is recognized as a key strategy to cope with changes in the new 21st century environment by increasing the capacity and potential of institutions and programs, improving quality and building excellence in implementation of institutional missions, especially regarding teaching and learning, research and development and academic services. This research aimed at developing strategies for

African Scholarship Cohort Bringing Online Open Educational Resources (OER) to Africa, Building Local Businesses

Do you believe in education being the great equalizer? Do you believe that we can empower people through educating them and improve communities and governments? If so, then this session is for you. This session will walk through our experience working with Distance Education for Africa to create the African Scholarship Cohort (ASC) at the

Simulation-Based Learning: A New Educational Tool

Problem- based learning (PBL) has been well established in medical education as an efficacious learning technique. Meanwhile, developments in computer technologies and high-fidelity patient simulators have thoroughly reformed medical education including designing problem based learning and case scenarios. Combining problem-based learning with simulation has significant potential. Key to successful implementation of this pedagogy is the

Incorporating Young People’s Perspectives Into Social Media and Cyberbullying Education in Schools

The school is as much a site for pupils’ social, moral and cultural education as it is for academic learning. Schools in the UK face increasing political and parental pressure to educate young people about the Internet, social media and new technologies. In addition, schools have become a primary site for tackling social issues like