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Huang, Yating; Pang, Sun-Keung; Yu, Shulin – Studies in Higher Education, 2018
Chinese universities are being continually subjected to new managerial practices and technologies that have fundamental consequences on the university faculty's academic life. Within a predominantly communitarian theoretical framework of academic identity, this qualitative case study draws upon interviews with 25 academics in Mainland China to…
Descriptors: Professional Identity, Foreign Countries, College Faculty, Qualitative Research
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Yang, Rui – Studies in Higher Education, 2017
Since the late nineteenth century, China, as a latecomer to modernization, has prioritized Western learning. The first modern university was created in China in 1895 to serve such a purpose with little linkage to China's rich indigenous cultural traditions. Modelled on European and North American experiences and operating in a Confucian…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Cultural Context, Institutional Mission, Higher Education
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Collins, Christopher S.; Bethke, Robert J. – Studies in Higher Education, 2017
Central to this study is an exploration of the degree to which higher education is perceived as an individual and/or a collective value. Seminal literature supports the notion that colleges and universities are Western institutions. Throughout the Asia Pacific, higher education is expanding in a hybrid form in collectivist societies. This…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Relevance (Education), Role of Education, Educational Benefits
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Li, Zheng; Rubie-Davies, Christine Margaret – Studies in Higher Education, 2017
This study was designed to investigate teacher expectation effects for intact student groups (rather than individuals) in tertiary settings, which have been little studied in the literature. The participants were 50 teachers and their 4617 first-year undergraduate students learning English as a foreign language at two universities in China.…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Teacher Attitudes, Hierarchical Linear Modeling