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Macrander, Ashley – Research in Comparative and International Education, 2017
Literature on global international student mobility (ISM) highlights the uneven nature of student flows--from the developing to the developed world--however, studies have yet to address whether this pattern is replicated within expanding regional networks. Utilizing social network analysis, UNESCO ISM data, and World Bank income classifications,…
Descriptors: Social Networks, Network Analysis, Foreign Students, Student Mobility
Kempson, Lauri; Burt, Evan; Bledsoe, Eric; Poliakoff, Michael – American Council of Trustees and Alumni, 2015
At a time when 87% of employers believe that our colleges must raise the quality of students' educations in order for the United States to remain competitive globally, and four in five Americans say they believe all graduates should have to take the key courses outlined in the study, few colleges require a real liberal arts education. "What…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Liberal Arts, Educational Quality, General Education
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Boubsil, Ouanessa; Carabajal, Kayleigh; Vidal, Martine – American Journal of Distance Education, 2011
This article presents a review of the current practice associated with American-model higher education (AHE) overseas with particular focus on expanding distance education. The review identifies specific areas of weakness in the practice of AHE overseas.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Distance Education, Global Approach
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Krug, Don; Shaw, Ashley – Canadian Journal of Science, Mathematics and Technology Education, 2016
This article examines science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education as represented in North American educational contexts. In this article we will argue that the dominant view of STEM education as currently circulated and practiced in the United States and Canada is not much more than an acronym of discrete disciplinary areas. We…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, STEM Education, Science Education, Technology Education
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Nguyen, Thuy-Phuong – Paedagogica Historica: International Journal of the History of Education, 2014
From 1955 to 1975, the French and the Americans were both active in the educational field in South Vietnam, but their objectives were different. The French were concerned with preserving their influence with the Vietnamese elites and relied on the Mission Culturelle--the heir of the colonial Direction of Education--and its prestigious high…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational History, Educational Objectives, Educational Attainment
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Lin, Zeng; Pearce, Richard; Wang, Weirong – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education and Educational Planning, 2009
The information-based economy globalizes the competition for talents and has changed the nature of international migration in recent decades. The rise of America has historically benefited from imported talents, and higher education has played a crucial role. By using 2004 National Study of Postsecondary Faculty (NSOPF04), this research tries to…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Foreign Workers, College Faculty, Role
Lumina Foundation for Education, 2012
Increasing college attainment is an urgent national need--a fact that is being acknowledged by policymakers, economists and labor experts at every level. They agree that, in order for the United States to sustain the economic recovery and assure long-term growth and social stability, the nation's educational attainment rate must improve steadily…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Attainment, Metropolitan Areas, Achievement Gains
Bledsoe, Eric; Riethmiller, Megan; Kempson, Lauri; Poliakoff, Michael – American Council of Trustees and Alumni, 2017
"What Will They Learn?"™ evaluates every four-year public university with a stated liberal arts mission as well as hundreds of private colleges and universities selected on the basis of size, mission, and regional representation. All schools in the "What Will Will They Learn"™ study are regionally-accredited, nonprofit…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Liberal Arts, Educational Quality, General Education
Bledsoe, Eric; Kolson, Kenneth; Kempson, Lauri; Poliakoff, Michael – American Council of Trustees and Alumni, 2016
In the fiercely competitive, global job market, solid preparation in core skills matters a lot. Will college graduates write with the clarity, grace, and accuracy that employers (and everyone else) expect? Will they have the basic mathematical and scientific skills--regardless of their majors--that equip them to navigate an increasingly…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Liberal Arts, Educational Quality, General Education
Office of Postsecondary Education, US Department of Education, 2012
The American Overseas Research Centers Program provides grants to overseas research centers that are consortia of U.S. institutions of higher education to enable the centers to promote postgraduate research, exchanges, and area studies. Eligible applicants are those consortia of U.S. institutions of higher education centers that: (1) Receive more…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Higher Education, Area Studies, Nonprofit Organizations
Hagedorn, Linda Serra; Zhang, Yi – Center for Enrollment Research, Policy, and Practice, 2010
International student mobility is a rapidly growing and evolving phenomenon. During the 2008/09 academic year, the number of international students at colleges and universities in the U.S. increased by 8% to a record high of 671,616 students with about 15% from mainland China. The model of college choice for Chinese students who are considering…
Descriptors: College Choice, Student Recruitment, Foreign Countries, Universities
Friedman, Jonathan Z. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
The past two decades have seen the idea of internationalization move into the mainstream of higher education policy and practice, on a global scale. In countries like the US and UK however, higher education is widely perceived as a hierarchical field, where high- and low-status universities are differentiated from one another: serving different…
Descriptors: Universities, Social Status, International Education, Foreign Countries
Achieve, Inc., 2011
At the 2005 National Education Summit on High Schools, governors from 45 states joined with business leaders and education officials to address a critical problem in American education: Too few students graduate from high school prepared for the demands of college and careers in an increasingly competitive global economy. To monitor state progress…
Descriptors: Careers, High Schools, Graduation Requirements, Accountability
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Gilder, Eric – European Journal of Higher Education, 2011
In this article (part one of two) I will consider, using the dramatistic model pioneered by Kenneth Burke, the "scene" or historical cultural ground of each "highly developed' national/regional area (The EU, the USA, Hong Kong [SAR], and Singapore) in terms of their Higher Education (HE) systems. After these analyses, then I look to…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Foreign Countries, Curriculum Development, Educational Change
Sturgis, Ingrid – Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, 2012
In President Barack Obama's most recent State of the Union address, technology figured significantly as part of his plan to increase the number of college graduates and reduce the cost of education. With concern that the United States is losing its competitive edge because it is not producing enough graduates and minority students are reportedly…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Higher Education, Universities, Distance Education
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