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Tupan-Wenno, Mary; Camilleri, Anthony Fisher; Fröhlich, Melanie; King, Sadie – Online Submission, 2016
Despite all intentions in the course of the Bologna Process and decades of investment into improving the social dimension, results in many national and international studies show that inequity remains stubbornly persistent, and that inequity based on socio-economic status, parental education, gender, country-of-origin, rural background and more…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Equal Education, Foreign Countries, Educational Change
Alawdat, Maha – Online Submission, 2013
This study examines the use of e-portfolios for ESL (English as a second language) learners. The data were collected by reviewing 11 empirical studies from 2010-2012 in order to synthesize meaningful information about e-portfolios for ESL/EFL (English as a foreign language) acquisition. The studies were coded into two main categories: learning…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Portfolios (Background Materials), English (Second Language), English Language Learners
Dunham, Nicola – Online Submission, 2012
The argument that de-contextualized deficit approaches to academic literacies were ineffective (Lea, 2004; Northedge, 2003), has led to expectations that New Zealand Higher Education institutions embed academic literacies within programmes and courses (Tertiary Education Commission, 2010). This paper reports on the use of a teaching and learning…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Literacy, College Freshmen, Computer Science Education
Doherty, Iain – Online Submission, 2011
Continuing professional development for teaching is important for institutional renewal, teacher development and student learning improvement. However, our longitudinal research into provision of continuing professional development has shown that the majority of educators who attend professional development workshops do not put what they have…
Descriptors: Professional Development, Teaching Methods, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation
Manalo, Emmanuel, Ed.; Marshall, Jenny, Ed.; Fraser, Cath, Ed. – Online Submission, 2010
This report comprises summations and brief case descriptions of some of the effective programmes and other support mechanisms that New Zealand Tertiary Learning Advisors (TLAs) provide for students in universities, polytechnics, institutes of technology, and other tertiary institutions. The programmes demonstrate tangible impact on student…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Management Systems, Personal Narratives, School Holding Power
Tanaka, Koichi – Online Submission, 2007
(Purpose) The purpose of this study was to investigate features of Japanese students' contact with the target language (English) outside the classroom in a study abroad context. (Methodology) The participants in this study were 29 Japanese students taking general English courses, for 12 weeks, at two private English language schools in New…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Study Abroad, Limited English Speaking
Manalo, Emmanuel – Online Submission, 2006
Tertiary learning centres are generally considered as having the primary function of teaching students how to be most effective in their learning and performance so as to achieve success in their courses of study. Instruction provided by such centres are delivered through group work (courses, workshops), one-to-one work, and through materials that…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Program Effectiveness, Foreign Countries, Postsecondary Education
Benseman, John; Sutton, Alison; Lander, Josie – Online Submission, 2005
This comprehensive review of the international research literature looks at the research evidence on the effective teaching of literacy, numeracy and second language skills to adults. It contains an extensive discussion of the literature and full references. The purpose of this literature review is to provide a critical evaluation of the available…
Descriptors: Literature Reviews, Adult Education, Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy
Usher, Alex – Online Submission, 2005
The purpose of this study is to move beyond debates about income-contingency or non-income contingency as a means of loan repayment and focus on the specific nature of the debt burden facing students in different countries. In particular, it will explore how much students in different countries owe in student loan debt, the conditions governing…
Descriptors: Student Loan Programs, Income, Debt (Financial), Loan Repayment