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Pirttimaa, Raija; Hirvonen, Maija – Journal of Research in Special Educational Needs, 2016
Following the development of inclusive education in vocational education and training (VET), the discussion about the prevention of marginalisation and dropouts has increased. At the same time, the formal education system has strengthened the position of support services, such as special educational needs (SEN) teachers, social workers and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocational Education Teachers, Adult Education, Special Education Teachers
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Feather, Denis – Research in Post-Compulsory Education, 2016
This paper draws on the views of lecturers working in and delivering college-based higher education (CBHE) in the UK. There have been numerous works on the culture of higher education in further education (HE in FE). However, as noted by some literati, the culture of further education (FE) is not easy to define, and does not readily lend itself to…
Descriptors: Organizational Culture, Higher Education, Educational Policy, Interviews
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Neumann, Crystal – Reading Improvement, 2016
Technology must be used as a teaching and learning tool to help students succeed. However, educators must be proactive in identifying some of the pitfalls of technology, such as information illiteracy. The phenomenological study covers how English instructors from Indianapolis, who teach first year students, address information literacy and the…
Descriptors: Information Literacy, Teaching Methods, Barriers, Phenomenology
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Bailey, Moira – European Journal of Training and Development, 2015
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is an investigation into the experiences of professional development of human resource (HR) practitioners in the North of Scotland, and the use of non-formal learning in that development. Design/methodology/approach: In-depth semi-structured interviews from a purposively selected sample of HR practitioners were…
Descriptors: Professional Development, Human Resources, Foreign Countries, Informal Education
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Jõgi, Larissa; Karu, Katrin; Krabi, Kristiina – International Review of Education, 2015
The development visions of universities, the growing heterogeneity of learners at all levels and changes in higher education are increasing expectations of academics' professionalism and their teaching practices. Learning experiences and teaching practices at university influence further choices and support continuing lifelong learning of…
Descriptors: Lifelong Learning, Context Effect, Universities, Learning Experience
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Johnson, Carrie; Rose, Amy D. – Journal of Continuing Higher Education, 2015
This article describes the findings of a qualitative study that investigated the perceptions and views of faculty teaching adult accelerated courses. The analysis of the data revealed two overarching themes relating to the incorporation of innovative practice. It was discovered that these experienced faculty members all came to see their teaching…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Higher Education, Acceleration (Education), Qualitative Research
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Ermenc, Klara Skubic; Vujisic Živkovic, Nataša; Spasenovic, Vera – Center for Educational Policy Studies Journal, 2015
Over the previous decade, higher education in Slovenia and Serbia has undergone considerable reforms, influenced by the Bologna process and its agenda of competence and learning outcomes. In the context of these reforms, the aim of this research is to consider the question of the relationship between the theoretical and the practical education of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Faculty, Teacher Attitudes, Theory Practice Relationship
Birch, Peter; Balcon, Marie-Pascale; Borodankova, Olga; Ducout, Olga; Sekhri, Shuveta – Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency, European Commission, 2015
This Eurydice report analyses the relation between the policies that regulate the teaching profession in Europe, and the attitudes, practices, and perceptions of teachers. The analysis covers aspects such as, initial teacher education, continuing professional development, transnational mobility, as well as teacher demographics, working conditions,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teaching (Occupation), Educational Practices, Educational Policy
Williamson, Jennifer Louise – ProQuest LLC, 2014
Adjunct faculty members have become predominant within North American colleges and universities as the individuals tasked with teaching non-traditional learners. The post-secondary education industry has seen the adjunct population more than double between the years 1967 and 2000 ("Trend," 2000; Wilson, 1998). The institutions have…
Descriptors: Adjunct Faculty, College Faculty, Adult Students, Teacher Attitudes
Cavalier, Jacqueline M. – ProQuest LLC, 2014
The site of this study is a community college in Southwestern Pennsylvania where a two-fold problem exists: The administration increased class size in online courses with no faculty input, and the current collective bargaining between the union faculty and the college administration does not address online teaching as separate from teaching in the…
Descriptors: Enrollment, Online Courses, Community Colleges, Teacher Attitudes
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Feltenberger Beaver, Alaina; Johnson, Fenimore; Sinkinson, Caroline – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2014
This study identifies the professional development needs of instructors teaching online using quantitative and qualitative methods. Twenty-six participants from a convenience sample at the University of Colorado, Boulder's Division of Continuing Education (CE) were surveyed in a Faculty Needs Assessment (FNA) that was open to participants from…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Needs Assessment, Online Courses, Continuing Education
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Feather, Denis – Research in Post-Compulsory Education, 2014
This paper considers the concept of professionalism via perceptions (real or imagined) of lecturers delivering higher education business programmes (HEBPs) in further education colleges in England. The study comprised 26 in-depth interviews conducted in the Yorkshire and Humber region in the UK. The study builds on Perkin's views of a professional…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Professional Identity, College Faculty, Teacher Attitudes
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Colley, Helen; Chadderton, Charlotte; Nixon, Lauren – Critical Studies in Education, 2014
Internationally, "College for All" policies are creating new forms of vocational higher education (HE), and shifting relationships between HE and further education (FE) institutions. In this paper, we consider the way in which this is being implemented in England, drawing on a detailed qualitative case study of a regional HE-FE…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Adult Education, Vocational Education
Hopkins, Trish Isabella – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Distance education rapidly became the new frontier in higher education as more adults returned to college. Most research studies focused on the satisfaction of faculty members. However, little research reported the lived stories of online adjuncts pioneering a new educational landscape. The primary purpose of the qualitative study was to discover…
Descriptors: Adjunct Faculty, Online Courses, Distance Education, Higher Education
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Khalil, Sofia Matrosova – Open Praxis, 2013
The phenomenon of faculty's resistance to use technology in higher education is the focus of this research as a secondary reading of the existing relevant research with the purpose of analyzing factors of resistance and finding the solutions. This paper is an excerpt from a Doctoral dissertation and is focused on the causes of resistance and…
Descriptors: Technology Uses in Education, Teacher Attitudes, Educational Technology, College Faculty
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