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National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER), 2019
This support document contains material that supports the research report, "Higher Apprenticeships in Australia: What Are We Talking About?". It provides more detail on two elements of the research: (1) An overview of publicly available information on international models of higher apprenticeships, both established and under development…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Apprenticeships, Higher Education, Vocational Education
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Hanushek, Eric A.; Piopiunik, Marc; Wiederhold, Simon – Education Next, 2019
Student achievement varies widely across developed countries, but the source of these differences is not well understood. One obvious candidate, and a major focus of research and policy discussions both in the United States and abroad, is teacher quality. Research and common sense tell that good teachers can have a tremendous impact on their…
Descriptors: Teacher Competencies, Cognitive Ability, Academic Achievement, Teacher Influence
Chzhen, Yekaterina; Rees, Gwyther; Gromada, Anna; Cuesta, Jose; Bruckauf, Zlata – UNICEF, 2018
In the world's richest countries, some children do worse at school than others because of circumstances beyond their control, such as where they were born, the language they speak or their parents' occupations. These children enter the education system at a disadvantage and can drop further behind if educational policies and practices reinforce,…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Social Bias, Socioeconomic Influences, Foreign Countries
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Daniel, Ryan; Parkes, Kelly A. – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2017
In higher education music instrument teaching, there is a strong tradition of high-level performers being recruited to teach advanced students within the private studio despite the fact these educators often have no training in pedagogy. The studio environment also continues to be dominated by the one-to-one lesson format and the master-apprentice…
Descriptors: Music Teachers, Musical Instruments, Higher Education, College Faculty
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Levitt, Steven R. – Industry and Higher Education, 2016
This study explores cultural factors affecting international team dynamics and the implications for industry practice and higher education. Despite decades of studying and experience with cultural diversity, international work groups continue to be challenged by ethnocentrism and prejudices. Central to the context is that cultural differences in…
Descriptors: Teamwork, Barriers, Intercultural Communication, Higher Education
OECD Publishing, 2016
One in ten students at the master's or equivalent level is an international student within the OECD, and one in four at the doctoral or equivalent level. International doctoral students tend to choose countries investing substantial resources on research and development (R&D) in tertiary educational institutions. This offers these countries a…
Descriptors: Doctoral Programs, Masters Programs, Foreign Students, Educational Indicators
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Serrano, Silvia Cobo; Avilés, Rosario Arquero – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2016
Because information and documentation units in libraries have responsibility for an ever-increasing number of projects, this paper aims at analyzing the discipline of project management in library and information science (LIS) from a professional perspective. To that end, the researchers employed quantitative and qualitative methodology based on a…
Descriptors: Librarians, Academic Libraries, Program Administration, International Studies
Gaither, Milton, Ed. – John Wiley & Sons, Inc, 2016
"The Wiley Handbook of Home Education" is a comprehensive collection of the latest scholarship in all aspects of home education in the United States and abroad. This book presents the latest findings on academic achievement of home-schooled children, issues of socialization, and legal argumentation about home-schooling and government…
Descriptors: Guides, Home Schooling, Academic Achievement, Socialization
Walker, Gordon J., Ed.; Scott, David, Ed.; Stodolska, Monika, Ed. – Sagamore-Venture, 2016
"Leisure Matters: The State and Future of Leisure Studies" updates and expands Jackson and Burton's "Mapping the Past, Charting the Future" (1989) and "Leisure Studies: Prospects for the Twenty-First Century" (1999). The need to do so was driven by the significant new developments in the leisure studies field and the…
Descriptors: Leisure Time, Anthropology, History, Philosophy
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Skrypnyk, Oleksandra; Joksimovic, Srec´ko; Kovanovic, Vitomir; Gas?evic, Dragan; Dawson, Shane – International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 2015
Distributed Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) are based on the premise that online learning occurs through a network of interconnected learners. The teachers' role in distributed courses extends to forming such a network by facilitating communication that connects learners and their separate personal learning environments scattered around the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Online Courses, Teacher Role, Social Networks
Kroll, Judith A.; Bakerman, Philip – Council for Advancement and Support of Education, 2015
The Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) launched the volunteer-led Asia-Pacific Alumni Relations Survey in 2014 to provide a resource for alumni relations professionals to benchmark performance internally and against fellow institutions of higher education. That was the first survey CASE has done on alumni relations programmes…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Alumni, Higher Education, Benchmarking
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McGreal, Rory; Conrad, Dianne; Murphy, Angela; Witthaus, Gabi; Mackintosh, Wayne – Open Praxis, 2014
This report shares the findings and lessons learned from an investigation into the economics of disaggregated models for assessing and accrediting informal learners undertaking post secondary education. It presents some key economic and governance challenges for universities to consider in implementing OER assessment and accreditation policies. It…
Descriptors: Informal Education, Prior Learning, Student Certification, Student Evaluation
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Anderson, Mary Elizabeth; Risner, Doug; Butterworth, Michael – International Journal of Education & the Arts, 2013
This international study investigated the experiences and attitudes of teaching artists whose work is rooted in theatre, dance, and closely-related disciplines. Based on survey data from teaching artists working in Australia, New Zealand, Southeast Asia, United Kingdom, and the United States (n = 172), the paper illuminates participants'…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Art Teachers, Artists, Theater Arts
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Fusilier, Marcelline; Penrod, Charlie – Universal Journal of Educational Research, 2013
The growth of e-business has been accompanied by even faster increases in losses from security breaches, legal problems, and cybercrime. These unnecessary costs inhibit the growth and efficiency of e-business worldwide. Professional education in e-business can help address these problems by providing students with coursework aimed at them. The…
Descriptors: Internet, Crime, Business Administration Education, College Curriculum
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Rosell-Aguilar, Fernando – Language Learning & Technology, 2013
iTunes U has become the main worldwide provider of educational podcasts but, despite its popularity, little is known about the type of user who downloads iTunes U language resources, or how those resources are used. This paper presents the results of the first major survey (1891 responses) of users of one of the most successful iTunes U content…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Handheld Devices, Audio Equipment, Information Dissemination
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