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Hawkins, J. N., Ed.; Yamada, A., Ed.; Yamada, R., Ed.; Jacob, W. J., Ed. – Springer, 2018
"New Directions of STEM Research and Learning in the World Ranking Movement: A Comparative Perspective" illustrates new directions of STEM higher education from the perspective of twenty-first century types of learning outcomes and focuses on need for developing an interdisciplinary approach to STEM higher education reform. It provides…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Educational Trends, Universities, Achievement Rating
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Araujo, Juan J., Ed.; Babino, Alexandra, Ed.; Cossa, Nedra, Ed.; Johnson, Robin D., Ed. – Association of Literacy Educators and Researchers, 2018
For their 61st annual conference, the Association of Literacy Educators and Researchers (ALER) met in St. Petersburg, Florida. This year's conference theme was "Engaging All Readers through Explorations of Literacy, Language, and Culture," which was also used as the title for this year's "Yearbook." This "Yearbook"…
Descriptors: Literacy Education, Teaching Methods, Creative Teaching, Economics
Flournoy, Khadisha – ProQuest LLC, 2018
This research study sought to investigate and explain the perceptions and experiences of Ghanaian international students in the American higher education system. Four subjects enrolled at different higher education institutions in the USA participated in the study. The participants were selected based on the following four criteria: (a) they were…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, College Students, Student Attitudes, Student Experience
Riethmiller, Megan; Urban, Nathaniel; Kempson, Lauri – American Council of Trustees and Alumni, 2018
Ten years ago, the American Council of Trustees and Alumni (ACTA) gathered data on 100 colleges from the U.S. News & World Report's annual list of "Best Colleges and Universities." ACTA questioned whether these elite institutions were requiring their students to take rigorous, college-level courses in the core areas crucial for…
Descriptors: Core Curriculum, College Curriculum, Liberal Arts, Public Colleges
Baughman, M. Sue, Ed. – Association of Research Libraries, 2018
This issue of "Research Library Issues" ("RLI") presents three articles by Stanley Wilder in which he explores a series of trends shaping the professional population of Association of Research Libraries (ARL) member institutions. Wilder's articles serve as a powerful illumination of the demographic shifts taking place in the…
Descriptors: Research Libraries, Librarians, Retirement, Personnel Selection
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Yakovyshena, Liudmyla – Comparative Professional Pedagogy, 2018
The article deals with international experience in medical professional education and analyzes the modern trends in professional training of junior medical officers, specificity of their professional training in 1 and 2 accreditation levels institutions of higher medical education in the context of the European integration process. Subject…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Medical Education, Educational Trends, Accreditation (Institutions)
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Rowe, Michael – Curriculum and Teaching, 2018
The experiences of course facilitators in connectivist-type MOOCs are poorly reported. Yet there is evidence that the values and beliefs of facilitators have an important impact on the learning experiences of participants, and that reducing their interactions with students may also reduce the effectiveness of the course. This study aimed to…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Facilitators (Individuals), Online Courses, Open Education
American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO), 2018
Institutional accreditation is an important factor for U.S. institutions in determining if credit or degrees from another institution will be accepted. However, accreditation as we understand it does not often exist outside the United States. This 60-Second Survey, in partnership with the Association of International Credential Evaluators (AICE)…
Descriptors: Accreditation (Institutions), Professional Recognition, International Education, Reputation
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Lee, Anne – Studies in Higher Education, 2018
This paper explores supervisor development in the light of information generated by the Erasmus-funded project on the modern doctorate. It is structured in four phases. Firstly examining interview data to isolate some distinguishing features of the modern doctorate. Secondly re-examining that data to see if these distinguishing features can be…
Descriptors: Supervisory Training, Doctoral Programs, Supervisors, Theory Practice Relationship
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Loxley, Andrew; Kearns, Mark – Studies in Higher Education, 2018
The changing nature of doctoral education over the past three decades has taken on a triadic relationship constructed around expectations-process-purposes and has generated much commentary and critique. The intention of this paper is to focus on the notion of "purpose" from the perspective of doctoral supervisors which we have collated…
Descriptors: Doctoral Programs, Graduate Students, Supervisors, Supervision
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Clark, Jonathan Owen; Jackson, Louise H. – Journal for Critical Education Policy Studies, 2018
Entrepreneurship skills have become a naturalised part of many curricula in higher education, especially in arts contexts. But what does the term actually mean? By investigating entrepreneurship research, and connecting it with political philosophy, we explore the ways in which the elusive figure of the entrepreneur, both in the academy and in…
Descriptors: Ideology, Neoliberalism, Higher Education, Entrepreneurship
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Vinagre, Margarita; Corral Esteban, Avelino – Language and Intercultural Communication, 2018
The main objective of this study is to explore how students who participate in virtual intercultural exchanges use evaluative language to build rapport and encourage collaboration. Data were gathered from 211 email messages sent by 40 Spanish and American university students and were tagged following Martin and White's Appraisal model.…
Descriptors: Computer Mediated Communication, Self Concept, Intercultural Communication, Electronic Mail
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Schwieter, John W.; Ferreira, Aline; Miller, Paul Chamness – Intercultural Education, 2018
English-speaking learners of L2 Spanish who were taking part in a four-week study abroad program in Spain and Japanese-speaking learners of L2 English who were individually studying in year-long abroad experiences participated in the present study. Quantitative and qualitative data from language questionnaires and contact profiles along with…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, Student Attitudes, Metalinguistics, Second Language Learning
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Hauerwas, Laura Boynton; Creamer, Meaghan – Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement, 2018
Although international teacher education partnerships necessitate relationships with host education communities, much of the literature addresses only the impact of the overseas teaching experiences on the American university intern. For this project, we investigated the benefits of participation in an international teacher education program for…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, International Programs, International Cooperation, Partnerships in Education
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Palkki, Joshua; Caldwell, Paul – Research Studies in Music Education, 2018
This article presents data from a large-scale cross-sectional survey of LGBTQ college students (N = 1,123) reflecting on their middle and high school experiences in choral music. The quantitative data indicate that students felt safer in high school than in middle school and that a small majority of high school teachers voiced support for LGBTQ…
Descriptors: Homosexuality, College Students, Sexual Identity, Sexual Orientation
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