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If you choose this option, we would be glad to offer free advisory service soyoy can safely choose the one that is best for you and for your particular case.</li></ol> (Editorial Board) (Editorial Board) Sun, 16 Feb 2020 00:00:00 +0100 OJS 60 Conceptions about Electrical Circuits of English and French Pupils from Nova Scotia in Canada <p><em>The present research was intended to identify the conceptual of 84 students from the region of Clare in French-language public schools and 54 from the Argyle region in French immersion public schools in Canada on the operation of simple electrical circuits. To this end, they completed a pencil-and-paper questionnaire of sixty minutes duration. The analyses of the data show clearly the preponderance of erroneous conceptions about the current and voltage concepts like those identified in the international review of the literature. Thus, despite the cultural and language differences, their conceptual understandings related to the simple electrical circuit are similar.</em></p> Abdeljalil Métioui Copyright (c) 2020 The International Education and Learning Review Tue, 04 Feb 2020 00:00:00 +0100 THE POTENTIALITY OF BLACK WOMEN NARRATIVES FOR INCLUSIVE EDUCATION: DEVELOPING OTHER SUBJECTIVITIES AT SCHOOL <p>The paper aims to present the results of a research developed with narratives written by Brazilian Black Women, as well as to discuss its educational potentiality. The research data was composed of 36 autobiographic narratives published by Black women in a blog called Blogueiras Negras, between 2013 and 2016. The research relies on post-structuralism perspective, articulating Foucaultian Studies, the field of Multicultural Education, and the Critical Race Theory-CRT. The analysis shows that the blog works as an essential educative place, where women of color feel safe to share their experiences. The narratives about the school are mostly discriminatory and painful, which made it possible to problematize the processes of learning and teaching. The paper concludes by discussing how the autobiographic narratives of Black women in classrooms can help students and teachers to work forward an inclusive education.</p> Viviane Ines Weschenfelder Copyright (c) 2020 The International Education and Learning Review Mon, 02 Mar 2020 14:54:39 +0100 Theoretical framework for research on Mathematical Olympiads in Latin America <p>This theoretical framework is intended to serve as guide to research on national Mathematical Olympiads in Latin America. Research with the goal to elucidate critical factors involved in the existence and results obtained by Latin American teams in the International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO) and other international contests, may find a stepping stone in this framework and the references cited in it. From the way local committees see themselves and their indicators for success. to the feedback subsumed in the IMO results, different comparable metrics for success must be developed to understand the specific challenges faced by these organizations and the goals set by themselves and the educational communities in their own countries. As for Latin American countries the IMO is not the only competition they attend or their single metric for success, reference to the IMO is provided as the evolving opportunity leading to the creation of local olympiad committees, the committees this framework presents as an opportunity for research and understanding of the search for talent in developing countries. As a way of closing the document, a few questions are proposed, offering both quantitative and qualitative research areas and with the possibility to reach findings helpful for those organizations, for the school students in their respective countries, and for similar organizations in other countries.</p> Oscar F. Bernal Pedraza Copyright (c) 2020 The International Education and Learning Review Mon, 02 Mar 2020 15:00:33 +0100