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Zhang, Dianyu; Flora, Bethany H. – Online Submission, 2012
To ensure a student-centered campus, schools must integrate student empowerment in and out of the classroom. In China, this concept remains a novel idea. In the US, student empowerment outside of the classroom, for example, in student governance, is prevalent. However, faculty at-large still remains somewhat unaware that internal belief systems…
Descriptors: Student Empowerment, Learner Engagement, College Students, College Faculty
Beabout, Brian R. – Online Submission, 2012
While scholarship on educational change has long accepted that disruptions to the status quo are an essential part of the change process, disruption has never been more central to planned change than it is in the current political context in the USA, where legislation has mandated school closure, reconstitution, and turnaround as required remedies…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Institutional Environment, Educational Practices, Performance Factors
Vikas, Om – Online Submission, 2012
Globalization has put countries in competitive and collaborative mode. Underdeveloped nations are in catch-up phase, developing nations are in competitive phase and the advanced nations are in commanding phase with respect to certain technologies. Innovation--Technological, Business and Education--is imperative for sustainable socio-economic…
Descriptors: Innovation, Creativity, Engineering Education, Technical Education
Wei, Liping; White, Cameron – Online Submission, 2011
Confronted with the challenge of increasing globalization, the institution of education needs to answer the call and become better equipped with global dimensions in today's globally interdependent world. The internationalization of education should not remain as an optional attribute of education; rather, it is integral. In addition to…
Descriptors: International Educational Exchange, Global Approach, Foreign Countries, Educational Policy
Bista, Krishna; Foster, Charlotte – Online Submission, 2011
This paper focused on issues of retention and the individual needs of international students at a southern university through videotaped group interviews with six students from Africa, China, India, Japan, Jordan, and Nepal. Students were asked questions concerning their first experiences at the university, experiences out in the community,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Foreign Students, Higher Education, School Holding Power
Sywelem, Mohamed M-Ghoneim; Witte, James E. – Online Submission, 2009
Accreditation can be seen as one of several complementary measures in a quality assurance system, and the starting point is the need to maintain and improve good quality in institutions of higher education. Accreditation can play a more or less dominant role in the field of different measures that aim at monitoring, steering, recognizing and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Accreditation (Institutions), Quality Control
Jiang, Gui-ying – Online Submission, 2008
While China has certainly taken a great stride in English teaching and learning since its opening up policy about 30 years ago, there's no denying the fact that a lot of concomitant problems occur during its development. This paper explores into two of the hot issues nowadays and presents the author's own experiences in two strikingly different…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Multimedia Materials, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction
Yang, Jack Fei; Hu, Yu-Ning; Lin, Nick Chao-Ming; Hsiao, Ching-Mei – Online Submission, 2006
The United States is extremely diverse in the racial and ethnic backgrounds of its citizens, which include whites, blacks, Native Americans, Alaskans, Asians, Pacific Islanders, and Hispanics. Such a diverse combination of different racial populations makes the characteristics of accessibility and diversity in American higher education important.…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Institutional Characteristics, Student Diversity, Educational Innovation