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Hongjuan, Shang – Chinese Education & Society, 2018
As learning institutions, U.S. universities aim to provide abundant learning opportunities to fulfill students' right to learn. Undergraduate education is considered an important component of lifelong learning and aims to enable students to "learn how to learn." During the undergraduate stage, schools pay special attention to cultivating…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Study, Higher Education, Educational Change
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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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Nellis, M. Duane – Journal of Geography in Higher Education, 2017
In the United States, higher education institutions and structures governing higher education are going through dramatic change. The implications of new technology and changing modes of course structure, and evolving federal and state policies have the potential for significant impact on higher education. The historic federal mandates regarding…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Educational Change, Higher Education, Educational Environment
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Bramsen, Neil – Teaching Science, 2014
In March and April 2014, the author travelled overseas on a 2013 Churchill Fellowship to study education programs that successfully engage and enthuse primary and middle school students in maths, engineering and science (MES) or science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) learning in schools, universities and institutions in the United…
Descriptors: STEM Education, School Visitation, Science Interests, Observation
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Woods, Bob – Community College Journal, 2014
When the 10 members of the American Association of Community College's (AACC's) 21st-Century Implementation Team 7 (nine of whom are community college presidents) sat down in 2013 to talk about reforming institutional roles and functions at the nation's two-year career and technical colleges, everyone in the room knew the work before them would be…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Educational Change, Institutional Role, Community Colleges
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McKeown-Moak, Mary P. – Educational Considerations, 2013
Over the past several years, public higher education, both in the U.S. and internationally, has increasingly been required to explain, defend, and validate its performance and value to a wide variety of constituents, including governors, legislators, students, parents, employers, and taxpayers. In addition, in 2006, then U.S. Secretary of…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Finance, Accountability, Change Strategies
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Doyle, William R. – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2012
Should remediation in higher education be ended? A recent report from Complete College America says exactly that. The authors call for all public institutions of higher education in the United States to stop offering it and instead ensure that students who need extra help take co-requisite requirements, such as extra tutoring. Their…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Developmental Studies Programs, Remedial Instruction, Program Effectiveness
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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Jones, Patrick M. – Yearbook of the National Society for the Study of Education, 2012
Higher education is the linchpin of music education in North America. It is primarily in collegiate institutions that music teachers are educated throughout the life cycles of their careers. This begins with preservice programs, typically at the baccalaureate level, and continues with in-service professional development and graduate degree…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Music Education, School Demography, Attitudes
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Melkun, Cheryl Hawkinson – Journal of Continuing Higher Education, 2012
In November 2008 the Sloan Consortium published "Staying the Course: Online Education in the United States." This study produced survey statistics relating to enrollments in online courses. The study confirmed what most administrators and faculty members already suspected: the growth of online higher education continues to be astounding;…
Descriptors: Nontraditional Students, Discourse Communities, Higher Education, Writing (Composition)
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Moodie, Gavin; Wheelahan, Leesa – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2012
The boundaries between vocational and academic post compulsory education have been blurred by students combining vocational and academic studies and by students transferring increasingly between the two types of education. Institutions are also blurring the boundaries between the sectors by increasingly offering programs from two and sometimes…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary Education
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Bossu, Carina; Bull, David; Brown, Mark – Distance Education, 2012
This article discusses the role of open and distance learning to widen participation and promote social inclusion within Australian higher education, as well as the benefits that open educational resources (OER) could bring to that context. It also explores some of the most relevant social inclusion policies and related initiatives developed in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Informal Education, Distance Education
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Nash, Robert J.; Bradley, DeMethra LaSha – About Campus, 2012
For years, the authors have heard the pleas of students, administrators, staff, and faculty to be able to write more personally--for publication, course assignments, theses, and dissertations. They have heard educators throughout the United States talk about the value of personal narrative writing as a way to take a different in-depth look at an…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Personal Narratives, Research Methodology, Educational Practices
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Lilford, Grant – Journal of General Education, 2012
In 2009 and 2010, the author was involved in two University of Botswana initiatives on graduate employability. The first was a university-wide task force exploring the attitudes of students and staff and recommending reforms both in learning and teaching and in support services for students. The second was a Faculty of Humanities tracer study, in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Liberal Arts, Employment Potential
Lupinski, Kirsten; Jenkins, Patricia; Beard, Audrey; Jones, LaTasha – Educational Foundations, 2012
One of the major outcomes of the educational reform movement in the United States during the past decade has been the increased focus on the professional preparation of educators (Darling-Hammond, 1997). According to Sanders and Rivers, numerous studies indicate that educators make a significant difference in their students' education (1996). In…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Values, Teacher Education Programs, Educational Change
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