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Tsui, Cynthia – Taiwan Journal of TESOL, 2018
English-medium instruction (EMI) has become a driving force behind the curriculum reform in higher education around the world. The current study, drawn from a larger project that involves an EMI teacher development program, explores subtle nuances of change in teachers' self-efficacy beliefs, employing Bandura's theory of self-efficacy (Bandura,…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Self Efficacy, Language of Instruction, English (Second Language)
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Huang, Yating – Higher Education Research and Development, 2018
Drawing on in-depth interviews and classroom observations with 14 academics from the field of applied sciences, this case study provides empirical evidences on the research-teaching nexus in the context of Chinese research universities by examining the multi-layered factors at the individual, institutional and organisational levels. The study…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Faculty, Teacher Researchers, Research Universities
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Rungfamai, Kreangchai – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education Research, 2017
This specific case of Chulalongkorn University (CU), Thailand, is useful to readers who are interested in comparative aspect of the experiences of research universities in the South East Asian context. This paper aims to provide a description of the environments, changes, and university stakeholders' perceptions in terms of governance arrangements…
Descriptors: Governance, Research Universities, Foreign Countries, Higher Education
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Biscombe, Monique; Conradie, Stephané; Costandius, Elmarie; Alexander, Neeske – Education as Change, 2017
In the political, social, cultural and economic context of South Africa, higher education spaces provide fertile ground for social research. This case study explored "othered" identities in the Department of Visual Arts of Stellenbosch University. Interviews with students and lecturers revealed interesting and controversial aspects in…
Descriptors: Visual Arts, Universities, Departments, Interviews
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Mihai, Alina; Butera, Gretchen; Friesen, Amber – Early Education and Development, 2017
Research Findings: This qualitative study examined how Head Start teachers thought about children's early literacy and how they enacted their thinking in a year-long curriculum reform effort. Data collected included interviews, observations, questionnaires, concept maps, and teachers' reflections on implementation. The results indicated that as…
Descriptors: Literacy Education, Case Studies, Preschool Education, Teacher Educators
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Courtney, Jane – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2017
This research is based on a multi-disciplinary and multi-levelled analysis of evidence to present the case that education reform needs to be contextualised far more widely than is currently practised. It focuses on the voices of Cambodian local teacher trainers through interviews over a five-year period. Interview data is triangulated against…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Change, Global Approach, Educational Policy
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Barman, Linda; Josephsson, Staffan; Silén, Charlotte; Bolander-Laksov, Klara – Higher Education Research and Development, 2016
This study addresses how the autonomy of teachers in higher education, in relation to education policy and reform, can be understood. By taking a narrative-in-action approach, we studied health profession teachers' activities and reasoning within their ongoing practice during one year. The findings show how the teachers created their own policies…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Professional Autonomy, Higher Education
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Misdah – Journal of Education and Practice, 2016
The purpose of this study was to determine: 1) Reality competition education quality of The State college of Islamic studies (STAIN) Pontianak after status change to the state institute of Islamic studies (IAIN) Pontianak, 2) Education quality management strategy of The State college of Islamic studies (STAIN) Pontianak after status change to the…
Descriptors: Competition, Educational Quality, Islam, Religious Education
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Zembylas, Michalinos; Charalambous, Constadina; Charalambous, Panayiota – Pedagogies: An International Journal, 2016
This paper describes a qualitative study that explored the understandings of human rights, pedagogical perspectives and practices in human rights teaching of three Greek-Cypriot elementary teachers. The study revealed some significant challenges in human rights teaching that seemed to be common for all three participating teachers. First, all of…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Civil Rights, Teaching Methods, Elementary School Teachers
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Pedrosa-de-Jesus, Helena; da Silva Lopes, Betina; Moreira, Aurora; Watts, Mike – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education and Educational Planning, 2012
Higher education institutions are currently undertaking a challenging process in moving from teacher-orientated to student-focused approaches. Students' ability to asking questions is fundamental to developing critical reasoning, and to the process of scientific enquiry itself. Our premise is that questioning competences should become a central…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Science Education, Student Centered Curriculum, Critical Thinking