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Haines, David – Journal of Studies in International Education, 2013
At the intersection of the topics of migration and diversity in higher education lies the experience of people who grow up overseas, or who go overseas for education or military service, and then return as college students. This article addresses their experience, drawing from a series of exploratory interviews conducted--as part of a broader…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Student Mobility, Foreign Countries, Global Approach
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Mok, Ka Ho; Cheung, Anthony B. L. – Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management, 2011
In the era of globalisation, competition has also become global. In higher education, countries worldwide are attaching increasing importance to international ranking exercises and subscribing to the "world-class universities" paradigm, complemented by various strategies to benchmark with leading universities in order to enhance the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Governance, Politics of Education
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Whitchurch, Celia; Gordon, George – Tertiary Education and Management, 2011
This paper suggests that as university missions have adapted to accommodate major developments associated with, for instance, mass higher education and internationalisation agendas, university workforces have diversified. They now, for instance, incorporate practitioners in areas such as health and social care, and professional staff who support…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Educational Development, Higher Education, Governance
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
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Storrs, Debbie – Teaching Sociology, 2009
Here I emphasize the applicability of the sociological imagination to an international audience by sharing my journey of teaching sociology in Japan. I found my own sociological imagination helpful in critically evaluating the literature on Japanese higher education and the construction of the Japanese student as a form of Orientalism. As I…
Descriptors: Imagination, Learning Strategies, Active Learning, Foreign Countries
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Mori, Rie – New Directions for Higher Education, 2009
The United States is not the only country that has been shocked by "A Test of Leadership: Charting the Future of U.S. Higher Education," the report released in September 2006 by the Commission on the Future of Higher Education, also known as the Spellings Commission. What the report emphasizes is accountability: the outcomes of higher…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Foreign Countries, Accreditation (Institutions), Comparative Education
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Schleicher, Andreas; Stewart, Vivien – Educational Leadership, 2008
Educators and governments are paying increasing attention to international comparisons as they seek to develop effective policies to improve the performance of their education systems. Data from the Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) are useful in revealing best practices across the world. Current data show that the United…
Descriptors: Graduation Rate, Educational Quality, Foreign Countries, Academic Standards
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Mummolo, Giovanni – European Journal of Engineering Education, 2007
EU graduation and the recruitment of industrial engineers (IEs) have been investigated. An increasing demand is observed for graduates in almost all industrial engineering (IE) subjects. The labour market in the EU is evolving towards the service sector even if manufacturing still represents a significant share of both IE employment and gross…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Human Capital, Labor Market, Foreign Countries
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Doyle, William R. – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2006
In Lewis Carroll's "Through the Looking Glass," the Red Queen tells Alice: "Now here, you see, it takes all the running you can do to keep in the same place. If you want to get somewhere else, you must run at least twice as fast as that." In the first of a series of columns, this author discusses why the Red Queen principle, as…
Descriptors: Cross Cultural Studies, Comparative Analysis, Foreign Countries, College Graduates
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LeTendre, Gerald K.; Gonzalez, Roger Geertz; Nomi, Takako – Higher Education Policy, 2006
During the last 50 years, private "feeder" schools in Japan came to dominate entry into elite colleges. Intense organizational competition shaped the organizational environment and changed the pathways available to social elites. Compared to Japan, elite private feeders in the US have failed to dominate pathways into elite colleges. In…
Descriptors: Social Status, Foreign Countries, High Schools, College Preparation
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McPherson, Elizabeth – Journal of Dance Education, 2005
The author has spent six years teaching dance and movement to grades pre-kindergarten through fourth at an independent school in New York City. For five of those years, the author has had the privilege of hosting student teachers from New York University's Dance Education Program. Although the author has reflected on what the student teachers may…
Descriptors: Student Teachers, Private Schools, Dance Education, Learning Experience