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Amare, Beede Lemma; Lutale, Janet; Derbew, Miliard; Mathai, Dilip; Langeland, Nina – International Education Studies, 2017
North-South educational partnerships can potentially alleviate the scarcity of health work force in the South. A model program with the objectives of sustainability, high trainee retention, quality education, and capacity building is the goal of many similar programs. To achieve these goals a program of postgraduate clinical specialty training was…
Descriptors: Medical Education, Partnerships in Education, Models, Regional Cooperation
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Shabbir, Muhammad; Khalid, M. Ibrahim; Bakhsh, Khuda; Mohsin, Muhammad Naeem; Rasool, Shafqat; Mohsin, M. Saleem – International Education Studies, 2016
The rationalization of this research was to investigate about improving professional development system through Quality Assurance Practices (QAP) in the Universities of Pakistan pertaining to the opinions of students, teachers and Directors of Quality Enhancement Cells (QECs) and to differentiate the ideas of students, teachers and Directors of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Professional Development, Quality Assurance, Universities
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Han, Turgay; Tanriöver, Ahmet Serkan; Sahan, Özgür – International Education Studies, 2016
Native English Speaking Teachers (NESTs) have been employed in various English language teaching (ELT) positions and departments at private and state universities in Turkey, particularly over the last three decades. However, undergraduate EFL students' attitudes toward NESTs and Non-Native English Speaking Teachers (Non-NESTs) remain seriously…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Anxiety
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Haris, Zarin Daneshvar; Saidabadi, Reza Yousefi; Niazazari, Kiumars – International Education Studies, 2016
Purpose: the present study aimed to investigate the effect of perceived spiritual leadership on envy management of faculty members of Islamic Azad Universities of East Azerbaijan province through the role of professional development mediation and job satisfaction. Methodology: this study was a descriptive and correlational study that was conducted…
Descriptors: Spiritual Development, Faculty Development, College Faculty, Foreign Countries
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Ozfidan, Burhan; Burlbaw, Lynn; Kuo, Li-Jen – International Education Studies, 2016
Bilingual education is globally an important aspect within the educational community in recent years. The purpose of the study is to explore perceptions towards a bilingual education program and investigate factors that may affect the development of a bilingual education program in Turkey. This study also identifies the benefits of bilingualism in…
Descriptors: Bilingual Education Programs, Bilingualism, Conflict, Intergroup Relations
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Vazirabad, Aylar Fallah – International Education Studies, 2013
This study focused on five particular Communication Strategies (CSs) namely: Paraphrase, approximation, hesitation, reduction, borrowed words and invented, or anglicised. The aim was to investigate the link between the use of approvable and positive CS-types and the impact of ESL students' beliefs about CSs in a game-activity. It aims to promote…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Educational Games, Language Fluency, Second Language Instruction
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Chan, Cecilia K. Y.; Luk, Lillian Y. Y. – International Education Studies, 2013
Curriculum reform in higher education has been taking place in many countries, with much attention paid to many such as the national-level Bologna process in Europe, institutional-level Melbourne Model in Australia and discipline-level Engineering Criteria 2000 (EC2000). This paper gives a detailed account of the reform initiatives taking place in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Change, Curriculum Development, Research Universities
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Gholami, Khalil; Sayadi, Yaser – International Education Studies, 2012
This paper addresses the faculty perception on web-based instruction in order to explain the nature of learning and instruction in this setting. Using a mixed method approach, the research studied a sample of 132 University Faculty (lecturers and professors) in University of Kurdistan. The research tools were interview and questionnaire. The…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Faculty, Teacher Attitudes, Web Based Instruction
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Mhishi, Misheck; Mandoga, Edward; Tunjera, Nyarai; Bhukuvhani, Crispen Erinos – International Education Studies, 2012
School-Based Assessment (SBA) can help achieve a holistic, child-centred and qualitative account of a pupil's performance. The same method has been criticised for being subjective, informal and open to teacher bias hence the reluctance by the Zimbabwe Schools Examination Council (ZIMSEC) to embrace it for certification and selection into further…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Academic Achievement, Secondary School Students, Questionnaires