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Richards, Cameron – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2019
The metaphor of an 'education hub' was initially promoted as also a policy concept for reversing cross-border student flows to the West in both Malaysia and Singapore. The Singapore version of 'Asian education hub policy' represents a distinct economic policy model of higher education which has since also influenced the very Western contexts it…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Education, Higher Education, Privatization
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Prikshat, Verma; Kumar, Sanjeev; Nankervis, Alan – Education & Training, 2019
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to conceptualise graduate work-readiness (GWR) and to develop a scale to measure it. Design/methodology/approach: The methodology entailed the compilation of a literature review and the conduct of qualitative interviews and a focus group to generate items. This study used the "resource-based view"…
Descriptors: Career Readiness, College Graduates, Employment Potential, Likert Scales
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Hou, Angela Yung-Chi; Hill, Christopher; Chen, Karen Hui Jung; Tsai, Sandy – Asia Pacific Education Review, 2018
Malaysia, Singapore, China, and South Korea employed branch campuses as a means to develop and promote economic growth and global competitiveness. The aim of this study was to explore national policies and regulatory frameworks for international branch campuses in the four key nations identified above. The development of internal quality assurance…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Quality, Quality Assurance, Accreditation (Institutions)
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Yilmaz, Ercan; Sahin, Mehmet; Turgut, Mehmet – Journal of Education and Practice, 2017
In this study, the variables having impact on the student motivation have been analyzed based on the articles, conference papers, master's theses and doctoral dissertations published in the years 2000-2017. A total of 165 research papers were selected for the research material and the data were collected through qualitative research techniques…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Education, Student Motivation, Literature Reviews
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Yonezawa, Akiyoshi; Horta, Hugo; Osawa, Aki – Comparative Education, 2016
The academic profession contributes to shaping the capacity and identity of higher education systems. In East and Southeast Asia, there is a need for further discussion on the regional identity characteristics of the academic profession to account for its multiple origins and national and international dimensions. Data from two large-scale…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Comparative Analysis
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Jessop, Bob – Comparative Education, 2016
This article relates changes in higher education (HE) and research in East Asian societies to recent trends in political economy and, in particular, the reorientation of developmental states (DSs) in the region. The DS is oriented to catch-up competitiveness and, as the horizon of development shifts, so do its appropriate institutional forms and…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Politics of Education, Knowledge Economy, Comparative Education
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Shams, Farshid; Huisman, Jeroen – Studies in Higher Education, 2016
Past research revealed that International Branch Campuses (IBCs) are simultaneously under two types of isomorphic pressures. On the one hand, they are obliged to conform to the institutions of their host countries, which lead them towards homogenising with the local Higher Education Institutions (HEIs), hence deviate from their parent unit's…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Institutional Role, Multicampus Colleges, Colleges
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Braeken, Johan; Blömeke, Sigrid – Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, 2016
Using data from the international Teacher Education and Development Study: Learning to Teach Mathematics (TEDS-M), the measurement equivalence of teachers' beliefs across countries is investigated for the case of "mathematics-as-a fixed-ability". Measurement equivalence is a crucial topic in all international large-scale assessments and…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Bayesian Statistics, Test Bias, Teacher Education
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Baghaei, Purya; Aryadoust, Vahid – International Journal of Testing, 2015
Research shows that test method can exert a significant impact on test takers' performance and thereby contaminate test scores. We argue that common test method can exert the same effect as common stimuli and violate the conditional independence assumption of item response theory models because, in general, subsets of items which have a shared…
Descriptors: Test Format, Item Response Theory, Models, Test Items
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Lee, Jack T. – Higher Education Policy, 2015
Several education hubs have emerged in the last decade in Asia and the Middle East. These ambitious policy initiatives share a common interest in cross-border higher education even though diverse rationales underpin their development. While some claim to be an international education hub, others claim to be a regional education hub or…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Global Approach, Regional Characteristics, Foreign Countries
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Wu, Yen-Chun Jim; Shen, Ju-Peng; Kuo, Tsuang – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2015
Purpose: This paper aims to explore the holistic picture of sustainability curricula in Asian higher education. Design/methodology/approach: Content analysis was conducted based on Asian management education for sustainability in higher education. Online courses arrangement, teaching methods, instructors' educational background and…
Descriptors: Sustainability, Higher Education, Content Analysis, Administrator Education
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Glass, Michael R. – Journal of Geography in Higher Education, 2015
This study critiques the use of critical reflexivity in short-term international field courses. Critical reflexivity's benefits include preparing students for professional research, deepening their learning, and giving the chance to see how student perspectives on fieldwork sites are influenced by their own identity and positionality. I use an…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Reflection, Critical Thinking, Field Experience Programs
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O'Neill, Marnie; Chapman, Anne – Education Research and Perspectives, 2015
The impetus for this special issue arose from our interest in the ways in which the processes of globalisation and internationalisation influence the organisation and delivery of education in the South East Asian region. A key feature of these processes at all levels of education is the global trend towards English in schooling, teaching and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Global Approach, English (Second Language), Language Role
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Feuer, Hart N.; Hornidge, Anna-Katharina – Comparative Education, 2015
The triad of cooperation, international exchange, and integration among institutions of higher education has become the new norm in the global experience of learning and academic training. The goal of improving and standardising the academic experience across countries is now typically also associated with fostering cultural and political ties and…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Improvement, Standards, Economic Progress
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Lee, Jack T. – Comparative Education, 2015
Several education hubs have emerged in Asia and the Middle East in recent years with a specific focus on cross-border higher education. Through considerable efforts in policy planning and generous funding, these hubs aim to transform a country or city into an eminent destination for education, research, and training. The inherent design of these…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Analysis, Knowledge Economy, International Relations
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