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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
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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
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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
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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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Murphy, Angela – Distance Education, 2013
Open educational resources and open education practices have the potential to lower costs and increase participation in higher education. One hundred and ten individuals from higher education institutions around the world participated in a survey aimed at identifying the extent to which higher education institutions are currently implementing open…
Descriptors: Educational Practices, Open Education, Higher Education, Educational Resources
Butcher, Andrew; McGrath, Terry – International Education Journal, 2004
This paper considers the pastoral care needs of international students in New Zealand. Using the relatively new Code of Practice for the Pastoral Care of International Students as its departure point, this paper critically evaluates the assertion that there is a crisis in New Zealand's export education industry. It does this through considering…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, Financial Needs, Foreign Countries, Educational Needs