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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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Da Wan, Chang; Morshidi, Sirat – Asia Pacific Education Review, 2018
Malaysia aspires for its higher education to be relevant, referred, and respected globally. To achieve that, the Malaysia Education Blueprint (Higher Education) 2015-2025 spelt out the need to search for talent beyond national boundaries, as well as develop the capacity to attract, develop and retain this talent. International academics, who are…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Faculty, Foreign Workers, Teacher Recruitment
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Power, Anne; Truong, Son; Gray, Tonia; Downey, Greg; Hall, Tim; Jones, Benjamin – Asia Pacific Education Review, 2017
This project sought to investigate the learning that comes about from the intersection of outbound mobility experience programs (OMEs) with service learning in pre-service teacher education settings. The aim of the program of international service learning in the case study was to encourage pre-service teachers to rethink potentially ethnocentric…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Preservice Teacher Education, Case Studies, Ethnocentrism
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Ghasemy, Majid; Hussin, Sufean Bin; Megat Daud, Megat Ahmad Kamaluddin Bin; Abdul Razak, Ahmad Zabidi Bin; Maah, Mohd Jamil Bin – Asia Pacific Education Review, 2017
This study was undertaken to determine the extent to which leadership capabilities and managerial competencies explain leadership performance in Malaysian Higher Education context. Data were collected from academic leaders in 25 public and private universities and colleges using a few previously developed scales in Malaysian context. Next, the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Leadership Qualities, Competence, Higher Education
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Ghasemy, Majid; Hussin, Sufean; Daud, Megat Ahmad Kamaluddin Megat – Asia Pacific Education Review, 2016
Previous studies have shown that leadership capabilities and managerial competencies are related to leadership performance effectiveness, i.e., higher capabilities and competencies are associated with higher performance effectiveness, and vice versa. Among the studies focusing on these qualities in academic settings, two recent studies in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Administration, Leadership Effectiveness, Leadership Qualities
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Shahijan, Milad Kalantari; Rezaei, Sajad; Amin, Muslim – Asia Pacific Education Review, 2016
The purpose of this study is to examine the impact of perceived brand orientation, intercultural friendship, and university reputation on international students' course satisfaction and continuance behavioral intention towards the higher education in Malaysia. A total of 348 questionnaires, administered on international students, were collected to…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, Path Analysis, Structural Equation Models, Least Squares Statistics
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Musah, Mohammed Borhandden; Ali, Hairuddin Bin Mohd; Al-Hudawi, Shafeeq Hussain Vazhathodi; Tahir, Lokman Mohd; Daud, Khadijah Binti; Hamdan, Abdul Rahim – Asia Pacific Education Review, 2015
The vibrant demand for academic excellence in the twenty-first century has brought diverse determinants of students' outcome into play. However, few studies have validated the instruments and examined the mediating effect between exogenous and endogenous variables of the student outcome model. This study, therefore, investigates the psychometric…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Academic Achievement, Outcomes of Education, Structural Equation Models
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Da Wan, Chang; Chapman, David W.; Zain, Ahmad Nurulazam Md; Hutcheson, Sigrid; Lee, Molly; Austin, Ann E. – Asia Pacific Education Review, 2015
This paper examines the sources of satisfaction and frustration among Malaysian academics across three types of higher education institutions (HEIs)--public research university, public comprehensive university and private non-profit university. Based on interview with 67 academics across six HEIs, there is a clear pattern and relationship between…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, School Culture, College Faculty, Teacher Attitudes
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Phuong, Tam T.; Duong, Hang B.; McLean, Gary N. – Asia Pacific Education Review, 2015
University faculty in Southeast Asia (SEA) is being required to take on new roles and responsibilities resulting from rapid changes in higher education. To date, a range of faculty development (FD) initiatives has been implemented, but little has been uncovered concerning the effectiveness of these FD activities. Using a predetermined review…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Faculty, Faculty Development, Literature Reviews
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Saat, Maisarah Mohamed; Yusoff, Rosman Md.; Panatik, Siti Aisyah – Asia Pacific Education Review, 2014
Studies (for example, Dellaportas in Making a difference with a discrete course on accounting ethics. "J Bus Ethics" 65(4):391-404, 2006; Saat in "An investigation of the effects of a moral education program on the ethical development of Malaysian future accountants," 2010) on final year accounting students show that industrial…
Descriptors: Industrial Training, Ethics, College Students, Moral Development
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Abd Aziz, Mohd Ismail; Abdullah, Doria – Asia Pacific Education Review, 2014
This article presents a case study of Malaysia's inroad in internationalising its higher education system for the past three decades and proposes recommendations and the way forward in internationalisation. Internationalisation is one of the critical agenda in Malaysia's higher education transformation with an end target of becoming an…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Case Studies, Global Approach, Higher Education
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Deni, Ann Rosnida Md.; Malakolunthu, Suseela – Asia Pacific Education Review, 2013
The paper reports on a collaborative learning project coded as the teacher inquiry community that was carried out over a year in a private higher education institution to improve the professional capability of language-based subject teachers. Nine teachers completed the project all of whom were females and shared work experience of 2-29 years. Six…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Private Colleges, Faculty Development
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Zakaria, Norzila; Reupert, Andrea; Sharma, Umesh – Asia Pacific Education Review, 2013
The purpose of this paper was to investigate Malaysian primary pre-service teachers' perceptions of students' disruptive behaviour and their self-reported strategies to prevent and to manage such behaviours. Results indicate that Malaysian pre-service teachers understand disruptive behaviours to be those that disrupt the learning and teaching…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes, Student Behavior
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Nordin, Norshidah – Asia Pacific Education Review, 2012
Many factors contribute to the effectiveness in implementing organizational change. However, many change effort fail due to several factors such as lack of commitment, style of leadership, and emotional distress of the employees who have to implement the change. This study was intended to determine the influence of leadership behavior and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Universities, Leadership, Organizational Change
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Karim, Abdul Malek Abdul; Abdullah, Nabilah; Rahman, Abdul Malek Abdul; Noah, Sidek Mohd; Jaafar, Wan Marzuki Wan; Othman, Joharry; Borhan, Lihanna; Badushah, Jamaludin; Said, Hamdan – Asia Pacific Education Review, 2012
The main function of Higher Educational Institutions (HEIs) is to produce skilled and knowledgeable workforce who are able to not only function with minimal guidance but also to contribute effectively to the hiring organizations. Many studies have indicated that most HEIs have somewhat similar course content and thrived at producing students with…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Public Colleges, Private Colleges, Job Skills
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