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Päuler-Kuppinger, Lena; Jucks, Regina – International Journal of Higher Education, 2018
Many debates in higher education center around the role of approaches to teaching (measured with ATI-R) and impact of academic disciplines (soft vs. hard) on teaching practice, e.g. advice giving. An online study with N = 70 academic teachers was conducted and the advice given was content analyzed. Regression analyses showed that academics with a…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Teaching Methods, College Faculty, Regression (Statistics)
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Yimer, Ibrahim; Nega, Rahel; Ganfure, Gemechu – International Journal of Higher Education, 2017
Turnover is a voluntary cessation of membership of an organization by an employee. Employee retention is one of the challenges facing several organizations in both the developed and developing countries of the world. It is profitable to proactively react for possible staff turnover intentions. This research was carried out to determine the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Labor Turnover, Teacher Persistence, College Faculty
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Peisachovich, Eva Hava; Nelles, L. J.; Johnson, Samantha; Nicholson, Laura; Gal, Raya; Kerr, Barbara; Celia, Popovic; Epstein, Iris; Da Silva, Celina – International Journal of Higher Education, 2017
Numerous forecasts suggest that professional-competence development depends on human encounters. Interaction between organizations, tasks, and individual providers influence human behaviour, affect organizations' or systems' performance, and are a key component of professional-competence development. Further, insufficient or ineffective…
Descriptors: Workshops, Experiential Learning, Simulation, Foreign Countries
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Sukdee, Thitipong; Tornee, Songpol; Kraipetch, Chanita – International Journal of Higher Education, 2017
The purpose of this study was to analyze the factors of key success indicators in curriculum quality assurance operation for bachelor's degree in Physical Education. The 576 subjects were selected using cluster sampling from curriculum lecturers, staffs, and lecturers at the Academy of Physical Education Curriculum. The instrument was a related…
Descriptors: Factor Analysis, Bachelors Degrees, Physical Education, Quality Assurance
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Smith, Amy Frances; Westberg, Karen; Hejny, Anne – International Journal of Higher Education, 2017
What do teachers really think about the Accelerated Reader program, a widely used supplemental, independent reading program in which their students read fiction and non-fiction books of their choice and take brief online comprehension quizzes about the books? The Accelerated Reader (AR) program was designed by Renaissance Learning Company to…
Descriptors: Acceleration (Education), Independent Reading, Supplementary Education, Teacher Surveys
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Haseki, Halil Ibrahim; Odabasi, Hatice Ferhan – International Journal of Higher Education, 2017
The purpose of this study was to investigate academics' lifelong learning positions and preferences. The research was designed as survey research. The participants consisted of 230 academics from Faculty of Education of Anadolu University in Turkey. Data were collected using a survey form which had items about the factors that affect lifelong…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Lifelong Learning, Preferences, Teacher Surveys
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Akin, Ugur; Ulusoy, Tarik – International Journal of Higher Education, 2016
The aim of this research is to analyze the relationship between organizational silence and burnout levels of academicians. The study group consisted of 190 academicians, who work in 17 state universities that are located in 15 different provinces of Turkey. Data were collected through Causes of Faculty Members' Silence Scale and Maslach Burnout…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Burnout, Teaching Conditions, College Faculty
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Grapragasem, Selvaraj; Krishnan, Anbalagan; Joshi, Prem Lal; Krishnan, Shubashini; Azlin, Azlin – International Journal of Higher Education, 2015
The classroom is a learning environment where active interactions and meaningful learning occur between learners and knowledge providers. The teachers and the learners have a unique relationship and this relationship is highly determined by their backgrounds and experiences. Teachers have the responsibility to manage the classroom with the aim of…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Teacher Attitudes, Statistical Analysis, Foreign Countries
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Essawi, Mohammad; Abu-Hussain, Jamal; Fadila, Dalia – International Journal of Higher Education, 2014
The proposed intervention program's aim was to change teacher trainers' attitudes towards universal values. The program takes into account the unique cultural context of the developing society. The goal of the program was to reduce the gap between declared teacher trainers' attitudes and their actual attitudes towards universal values in the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Developing Nations, Teacher Educator Education, Teacher Educators
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Mkumbo, Kitila – International Journal of Higher Education, 2014
Work stress has been identified as a common phenomenon in the teaching profession. However, little research has been done to examine the prevalence of and factors associated with work stress among employees in university context in Tanzania and sub-Saharan African countries in general. Using survey design within the quantitative approach, this…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Faculty, Stress Variables, Performance Factors
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Cao, Yingxia; Li, Xiaofan; Jiang, Amy; Bai, Kang – International Journal of Higher Education, 2014
The population of international students continues to grow in the U.S. colleges and universities against the backdrop of internationalization; so do the studies on their academic and social experience as well as predicaments and concerns. However, most of the research has approached these issues from the perspectives of institutions and students,…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, Teacher Behavior, Teacher Motivation, College Students
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Oliver, Rhonda; Rochecouste, Judith; Bennell, Debra; Anderson, Roz; Cooper, Inala; Forrest, Simon; Exell, Mike – International Journal of Higher Education, 2013
Drawing from a study of the experiences of Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander university students, this paper presents an overview of the specific needs of these students as they enter and progress through their tertiary education. Extracts from a set of case studies developed from both staff and student interviews and an online…
Descriptors: Indigenous Populations, Foreign Countries, College Students, Student Needs
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Otaala, Laura A.; Plattner, Ilse E. – International Journal of Higher Education, 2013
In many African countries, English is the medium of instruction in higher education even though students may not always be entirely familiar with "standard" English. This study aimed at investigating the relevance of English language competencies for teaching and learning from the perspective of students and lecturers. The study was…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Language of Instruction
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Admiraal, Wilfried; Lockhorst, Ditte; Smit, Ben; Weijers, Sanne – International Journal of Higher Education, 2013
This study examined technology in post-graduate teacher training programs in the Netherlands. A questionnaire was completed by 111 teacher educators from 12 Dutch universities with a post-graduate teacher training program. The general view of the use of technology in Dutch post-graduate teacher education was quite conventional. Basic technology…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Education, Technology Uses in Education, Graduate Study