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Shin, J. C.; Postiglione, Gerard A.; Ho, K. C. – Asia Pacific Education Review, 2018
East Asian higher education is experiencing a massive growth in doctoral education with the world-class university initiatives. The growth of doctoral education in the region is remarkable especially¬†as seen in the Chinese system which became positioned as the world's second largest doctoral degree-granting system. Yet, there are growing issues in…
Descriptors: Doctoral Programs, Employment Opportunities, Educational Trends, Educational Change
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Skolnik, Michael L.; Wheelahan, Leesa; Moodie, Gavin; Liu, Qin; Adam, Edmund; Simpson, Diane – Policy Reviews in Higher Education, 2018
During the past two decades community colleges and technical institutes in several jurisdictions, including parts of Canada, the United States and Australia, have been given the authority to award bachelor degrees. One of the motivations for this addition to the mandate of these institutions is to improve opportunities for bachelor degree…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Bachelors Degrees, Social Mobility, Social Class
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Howieson, Cathy; Spours, Ken; Young, Michael – Journal of Education and Work, 2017
This Introduction provides an overview of the distinctive contribution of the late David Raffe to educational research in the UK and internationally over a 40-year period. His wide-ranging research on post-compulsory education and training systems was enriched by the development of conceptual distinctions that have become part of the lingua franca…
Descriptors: Social Science Research, Educational Policy, Educational Improvement, Educational Research
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Schulte, Marthann – Journal of Continuing Higher Education, 2016
In this article, the author first traces the history of what is today known as the "Carnegie Unit" or course credit and discusses how it has become improperly equated with learning and abused in online and for-profit programs. The second half of the article provides statements concerning online credit hours from the following regional…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Accreditation (Institutions), Educational History, Regional Programs
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Mulder, Fred – International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, 2013
In its first decade (2001-2010) the OER movement has been carried by numerous relevant and successful projects around the globe. These were sometimes large-scale but more often not, and they were primarily initiated by innovating educational institutions and explorative individual experts. What has remained, however, is the quest for a sustainable…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Resource Units, Computer Uses in Education, Multimedia Materials
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Redecker, Christine; Johannessen, Oystein – European Journal of Education, 2013
This article discusses how Information and Communication Technologies can support 21st century assessment strategies and what needs to be done to ensure that technological advances support and foster pedagogical innovation. Based on an extensive review of the literature, it provides an overview of current ICT-enabled assessment practices, with a…
Descriptors: Instructional Innovation, Alternative Assessment, Technology Uses in Education, Evaluation Methods
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Crawford, Paul T. – Research in Comparative and International Education, 2012
Education involves socialization so that individuals become productive members of society. At present, in the United States, educational transitions are primarily viewed in terms of their location in an outcomes-oriented process and framed as helping people achieve the American Dream, but in terms of the status quo national economic interest. But…
Descriptors: Role of Education, Success, Democratic Values, Socialization
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Lewis, Allen N.; Cooper, Rory A.; Seelman, Kate D.; Cooper, Rosemarie; Schein, Richard M. – Rehabilitation Research, Policy, and Education, 2012
This paper addresses the topic of assistive technology (AT) to offer a direction for its future role within the rehabilitation profession. A brief overview of the five AT legislative acts to date is provided. Next, future considerations for AT are offered in the context of what we know within the U.S. and global communities followed by the…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Assistive Technology, Rehabilitation Counseling, Outcomes of Treatment
Langley, Wayne M. – New England Journal of Higher Education, 2012
Higher education is at a crossroads, not only in the U.S. but also globally. This challenge is prompting an immigrant union to once again take up the labor movement's historic role of speaking for the common good and the broad interests of working people. Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 615 represents 18,000 property service…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Higher Education, Adjunct Faculty, Stakeholders
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Tan, Oon Seng – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2012
Policy makers are often looking for solutions to develop their educational systems in today's highly competitive knowledge-based economy. Hargreaves and Shirley's Fourth Way provides a useful approach in analysing policy trends, successes and pitfalls, based on an observation of practices and research evidences in the west, particularly, the USA…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Education, Educational Policy, Educational Trends
Sturgis, Ingrid – Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, 2012
In President Barack Obama's most recent State of the Union address, technology figured significantly as part of his plan to increase the number of college graduates and reduce the cost of education. With concern that the United States is losing its competitive edge because it is not producing enough graduates and minority students are reportedly…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Higher Education, Universities, Distance Education
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Aron, Laudan; Loprest, Pamela – Future of Children, 2012
Education is important for all children, but even more so for children with disabilities, whose social and economic opportunities may be limited. In this article, Laudan Aron and Pamela Loprest assess how well the nation's education system is serving students with disabilities. Aron and Loprest trace the evolution of the special education system…
Descriptors: Evidence, Civil Rights, Eligibility, Federal Legislation
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Finkelstein, Martin; Cummings, William – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2012
This study focuses on aspects of the Changing Academic Profession survey of 2007-08 that describe the place of faculty in their institutions. The authors examine the following aspects of institutional life: (1) the faculty role in institutional governance; (2) who evaluates their teaching and research; (3) the locus of their loyalties as between…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Faculty, Academic Rank (Professional), Teaching Conditions
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Kumashiro, Kevin K. – Academe, 2012
For years, critics have pointed to the decreasing ability of health-care professionals to make decisions and provide services because of the demands of insurance companies and health-management organizations to sustain profits. Health-care decisions are increasingly being made by the wrong people and for the wrong reasons. So, too, with public…
Descriptors: Expertise, Urban Schools, Privatization, Educational Change
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Evenbeck, Scott; Johnson, Kathy E. – Liberal Education, 2012
The completion agenda seeks significant increases in educational attainment, and its goals are quite laudable. The United States is lagging behind other industrialized nations in terms of the proportion of adults holding postsecondary degrees, and states have been challenged to implement policies that ensure improvements in degree completion…
Descriptors: Advanced Placement, Educational Attainment, College Credits, Educational Practices
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