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Macalister, John – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2017
In multilingual Malaysia, the place of English has been debated at various times since independence in 1957. An initiative to address concerns about levels of English language proficiency in the country through teaching Science and Mathematics in English was launched in the early 21st century. For some teachers, a trans-national component was…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Preservice Teachers
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Osmani, Mohamad; Weerakkody, Vishanth; Hindi, Nitham M.; Al-Esmail, Rajab; Eldabi, Tillal; Kapoor, Kawaljeet; Irani, Zahir – Tertiary Education and Management, 2015
Graduate employability has become an issue since there are broad mismatches between the acquired graduate skills from university and the required skills by employers. While previous researches have outlined the salient skills that need to be embedded in graduate education, to date no studies have attempted to methodically identify and synthesize…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Employment Potential, College Graduates, Trend Analysis
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Tagg, Brendon – International Education Journal: Comparative Perspectives, 2014
This article examines the process by which nine junior Malaysian academics came to complete doctoral degrees in non-Malaysian universities. It expands the scope and refines the focus of an existing study that considered international students' experiences in New Zealand. Part of the motivation for the current study was the researcher's recognition…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Study Abroad, Doctoral Programs, Doctoral Degrees
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Shephard, Kerry; Harland, Tony; Stein, Sarah; Tidswell, Toni – Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management, 2011
We were interested in how preparing for a national teaching award influences those who subsequently receive awards and whether these influences expand higher education's exploration of teaching excellence or limit it. We explored these interests by conducting semi-structured telephone interviews with 10 awardees from five different countries and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Awards, Performance, Professional Recognition
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Kiley, Margaret – Innovations in Education and Teaching International, 2009
In this article I argue that doctoral candidates undertake a form of rite of passage, generally incorporating several shorter rites of passage, during their candidature of three to five years. Furthermore, there are times during their research education when many candidates demonstrate through their writing, presentation, discussion, and even…
Descriptors: Doctoral Programs, Depression (Psychology), Graduate Students, Higher Education