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Groves, Tamar; López, Estrella Montes; Carvalho, Teresa – European Journal of Higher Education, 2018
The objective of this research is to explore the experiences of the first generations of Spanish academics that carried out research stays in foreign institutions. The analysis of 30 semi-structured interviews shows the interviewees' evaluation of their stay abroad, the impact that this had on their academic career and how the return to the home…
Descriptors: Faculty Mobility, College Faculty, Semi Structured Interviews, Overseas Employment
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Arslangilay, A. Selcen – Journal of Education and Learning, 2018
The mass migration of Syrians with a high rate of school-age children into Turkey brought together the need for teaching these students Turkish for integrating them into the society and Turkish education system. The Ministry of National Education gave this responsibility especially to Turkish teachers. Therefore, these teachers should have the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Migrant Children, Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers
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Asghar, Mandy; Pilkington, Ruth – International Journal for Academic Development, 2018
The question of how academics in higher education institutions demonstrate they have the ability to teach and provide a high quality learning experience challenges the sector. Within this context, the use of professional dialogue for recognising teaching expertise is growing. This qualitative research explored how 16 academics valued their…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Teacher Effectiveness, Expertise, Teacher Attitudes
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Murray-Johnson, Kayon; Ross-Gordon, Jovita M. – Adult Education Quarterly: A Journal of Research and Theory, 2018
The purpose of this multiple case study was to describe the experiences of graduate education faculty of varying racial/ethnic backgrounds, learning to navigate difficult discourses on race effectively over time. The study employed positionality as a theoretical framework. Findings indicate that faculty balance what we refer to as "strategies…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, College Faculty, Classroom Communication, Race
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Moore, Eric J.; Smith, Frances G.; Hollingshead, Aleksandra; Wojcik, Brian – Journal of Special Education Technology, 2018
There is increasing pressure on universities in the United States to meet the needs of diverse learners. This fact increases the urgency for implementation and scaling up of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) in higher education. This qualitative study draws two major insights from interviews with six faculty members from universities and…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Higher Education, Student Diversity, Qualitative Research
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Dharamshi, Pooja – Teacher Education Quarterly, 2018
This article explores the practices and pedagogies of six literacy teacher educators with a critical stance. In this qualitative research study, three semi-structured interviews were conducted with each participant over a three-year period. They were able to negotiate a critical stance into their teacher education courses in several ways: using an…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Educational Practices, Literacy, Teacher Educators
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Gündogmus, Hatice Degirmenci – Educational Research and Reviews, 2018
The purpose of the current research is to identify the difficulties which teacher candidates studying elementary school teaching experienced in their past elementary reading and writing education and which cannot be forgotten, and to find out their solution for eliminating these difficulties. The study group of the research is composed of 118…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Elementary Schools, Reading Instruction, Writing Instruction
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Delany, Clare; Doughney, Lachlan; Bandler, Lilon; Harms, Louise; Andrews, Shawana; Nicholson, Patricia; Remedios, Louisa; Edmondson, Wendy; Kosta, Lauren; Ewen, Shaun – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education Research, 2018
In higher education, assessment is key to student learning. Assessments which promote critical thinking necessary for sustained learning beyond university are highly valued. However, the design of assessment tasks to achieve these types of thinking skills and dispositions to act in professional practice has received little attention. This research…
Descriptors: Indigenous Populations, Health Education, Semi Structured Interviews, Student Attitudes
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Tran, Ngoc H.; Hallinger, Philip; Truong, Thang – School Leadership & Management, 2018
This study addressed the research question: How do Vietnamese principals lead the professional learning of teachers? The research was comprised of a multiple-site case study of leadership and teacher learning in four Vietnamese schools. Qualitative data analysis aimed at identifying modal practices adopted by these Vietnamese principals to lead…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Improvement, Principals, Professional Education
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Blanco Ramírez, Gerardo; Luu, Diep H. – Studies in Higher Education, 2018
The adoption of US accreditation by non-US universities is one of the most salient manifestations of the internationalization of quality assurance in higher education. This process has been conceptualized as an exercise of global position taking by which institutions with limited financial and symbolic resources become associated with more…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Qualitative Research, Accreditation (Institutions), Program Implementation
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Beresford-Dey, Marie; Holme, Richard – Professional Development in Education, 2018
As a result of the report "Teaching Scotland's Future," in 2013 the Scottish Government made available £1.7 million for projects that would facilitate an increase in Master's-level learning for teachers. One of the projects involved teachers, from a single local authority in Scotland, undertaking a 30-credit module; a distinct element of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Attitudes, Masters Programs, Assignments
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O'Brien, Martin; Freund, Katarina – International Journal of Education and Development using Information and Communication Technology, 2018
The research process and associated literacy requirements are often unfamiliar and daunting obstacles for undergraduate students. The use of social media has the potential to assist research training and encourage active learning, social inclusion and student engagement. This paper documents the lessons learned from developing a blended learning…
Descriptors: Social Media, Economics Education, Technological Literacy, Undergraduate Students
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De Los Santos, Stephanie Bain; Maxwell, Gerri – Research in Higher Education Journal, 2018
The lack of self-advocacy for students with disabilities in higher education is a concern (Becker & Palladino, 2016). A recent influx of students with disabilities has prompted higher education institutions to take a closer look at their previous practices in an effort to reach these students. This qualitative research study examines faculty…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Student Needs, Higher Education, Qualitative Research
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Jenkins, China; Alfred, Mary – Journal of Adult and Continuing Education, 2018
The purpose of this study was to examine the motivation for White professors in higher education to become culturally inclusive in their teaching practices and the transformational experiences that created this motivation and shaped their development. The findings revealed personal convictions that centred on moral obligations towards teaching was…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Whites, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Motivation
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Brown, Ken; Lally, Vic – Research in Comparative and International Education, 2018
Some students perceive that online assessment does not provide for a true reflection of their work effort. This article reports on a collaborative international project between two higher education institutions with the aim of researching issues relating to engineering student perceptions with respect to online assessment of mathematics. It…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Testing, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Higher Education
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