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Neri, Selina; Wilkins, Stephen – Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management, 2019
The study investigates the practices of academic staff talent management at international branch campuses, with the aim of identifying a range of practical strategies that may address the unique challenges of managing talent in campuses located far away from the home country. These strategies are intended to improve service quality and add value…
Descriptors: Talent Development, Higher Education, International Education, Campuses
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Polesel, John; Leahy, Mary – European Educational Research Journal, 2019
The links between tracked secondary schooling and social selection form part of a complex narrative regarding educational inequality in European schools. The relative contribution of family and school to unequal educational outcomes has dominated educational debates across the continent for more than 50 years. This article contributes to this…
Descriptors: Track System (Education), Foreign Countries, Equal Education, Outcomes of Education
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Donina, Davide; Hasanefendic, Sandra – Higher Education Quarterly, 2019
This paper addresses the homogeneous/heterogeneous dilemma regarding formal arrangements of university central governance structures. Most topical studies argue that these structures are becoming homogeneous across countries and prove it by adopting purposive sampling techniques. Yet, other scholars stress heterogeneity within countries. This…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Governance, Cross Cultural Studies, Educational Policy
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Biesenbender, Sophie – Higher Education Quarterly, 2019
This paper takes a policy-analytical perspective on the evolution of standards of research information (RI) and provides a framework for analysing processes of RI standardisation in different research systems. It focuses on the choice of policy instruments on the macro level (government) and their effects with regard to policy reactions, decisions…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Education, Governance, Standards
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Bagnoli, Franco; Guarino, Alessio; Pacini, Giovanna – Physics Education, 2019
In this paper we describe the results of some experiments about using surprising physics demonstrations, presented as magical phenomena followed by scientific explanations, for introducing physics topics in several teaching contexts. All the demonstrations have been designed to be implemented with easy to get and cheap materials, so that students…
Descriptors: Physics, Science Instruction, Science Experiments, Demonstrations (Educational)
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Bassi, Francesca – Quality Assurance in Education: An International Perspective, 2019
Purpose: The purpose of the paper is the analysis of the evolution of students' satisfaction over time in a large Italian university and the effects on it because of some characteristics of the teachers: didactic practices, beliefs and needs with regard to teaching and learning. Design/methodology/approach: The first step of the analysis…
Descriptors: Student Satisfaction, Higher Education, College Students, Teacher Attitudes
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Chies, Laura; Graziosi, Grazia; Pauli, Francesco – Research in Higher Education, 2019
Between 2001 and 2005, higher education in Italy went through a considerable process of reform according to the "Bologna Process." This paper evaluates the effects of this process on the academic performance of students. We estimate the difference in graduation probability between students who switched from pre-reform university courses…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, Higher Education, Educational Change
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Abramo, Giovanni; D'Angelo, Ciriaco Andrea; Di Costa, Flavia – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education Research, 2019
This work investigates the research performance of foreign faculty in the Italian academic system. Incoming professors compose l.1% of total faculty across the sciences, although with variations by discipline. Their scientific performance measured over 2010-2014 is on average better than that of their Italian colleagues: the greatest difference is…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Foreign Nationals, Intellectual Disciplines, Scientific Research
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Puig, Blanca; Blanco-Anaya, Paloma; Bargiela, Inés M.; Crujeiras-Pérez, Beatriz – Studies in Higher Education, 2019
This study provides a systematic review on the Critical Thinking (CT) intervention studies reported in the national literature of the countries involved in the CRITHINKEDU project. The aim of this paper is to characterise critical thinking intervention studies in higher education institutions across different fields. The review process has been…
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Intervention, Higher Education, Intellectual Disciplines
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Pastore, Serafina; Manuti, Amelia; Scardigno, Fausta; Curci, Antonella; Pentassuglia, Monica – Quality in Higher Education, 2019
This article focuses on the role of student feedback in the process of higher education quality assurance. The most recent reforms of the educational systems encourage teachers to enlarge their educational paradigm by experimenting with assessment practices that would go behind accountability and be more responsive to students' learning needs. In…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Feedback (Response), Higher Education, Educational Quality
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Alzafari, Khaled; Ursin, Jani – Quality in Higher Education, 2019
The vast majority of studies concerning the implementation of quality assurance in higher education institutions have been conducted from a national perspective, with few cross-national studies. This study aimed to explore the implementation of quality assurance standards in Europe from a comparative perspective. A questionnaire based on…
Descriptors: Program Implementation, Quality Assurance, Educational Quality, Standards
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Annacontini, Giuseppe; Paiano, Anna Paola – Digital Education Review, 2019
In this paper we intend to present a tool for self-assess, support and improve reflective thinking in the educators towards the use of digital storytelling. First, we present an overview on the theoretical framework for conceptualizing a reflective educator, who needs to have a conscious approach on the practice and inquiries on the ethical…
Descriptors: Reflection, Story Telling, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Donina, Davide; Paleari, Stefano – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education Research, 2019
Higher education (HE) reforms are usually inspired by New Public Management (NPM) global reform scripts. This article focuses on a pivotal object of NPM-driven reforms--central university governance structures. On the one hand, we present the founding ideas of NPM and sketch how they translate for these structures; on the other hand, two further…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Change, Governance, Case Studies
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Tarozzi, Massimiliano; Mallon, Benjamin – London Review of Education, 2019
This article, derived from a larger EU-funded empirical research project, draws on a comparative analysis of pioneering global citizenship education (GCE) inservice primary teacher education programmes, as theorized and practised in four European countries, to explore how higher education institutions (HEIs), non-governmental organizations (NGOs)…
Descriptors: Cross Cultural Studies, Citizenship Education, Inservice Teacher Education, Global Approach
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Zhang, Liang-Cheng; Worthington, Andrew C. – Research in Higher Education, 2018
Numerous studies have investigated economies of scale and scope in higher education as a means of providing public and private providers of college and university teaching, research and other services and their stakeholders with knowledge of the cost structures that underpin provision in this economically and socially important sector. However,…
Descriptors: Economics, Higher Education, Meta Analysis, Regression (Statistics)
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