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Stoner, Lee; Tarrant, Michael A.; Perry, Lane; Gleason, Mikell; Wadsworth, Daniel; Page, Rachel – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2019
A collaborative study abroad program (between one New Zealand and one U.S. university) on the theme of global health has been offered three times in Australia with 59 students registered to date. The course was developed because it is believed that higher education can play a role in improving global health through the fostering of global…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, International Cooperation, Public Health, Educational Cooperation
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Wang, Peizhen; Machado, Crystal – Journal of International Students, 2015
This paper describes the ways in which Writing Centers (WC) currently serve English Language Learners (ELL) at American universities. The authors argue that the pedagogy offered at these centers does not always meet the needs of the Chinese ELLs who make up the largest population of ELLs at American universities. The proposed supplemental model…
Descriptors: Learning Laboratories, English Language Learners, Delivery Systems, Asians
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Fink, John E.; Inkelas, Karen Kurotsuchi – New Directions for Student Services, 2015
This chapter describes the historical development of learning communities within American higher education. We examine the forces both internal and external to higher education that contributed to and stalled the emergence of learning communities in their contemporary form.
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Higher Education, Educational History, Educational Development
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Joyce-Beaulieu, Diana; Rossen, Eric – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2014
School psychology in the United States continues to evolve in response to shifts in the country's demographic characteristics, an increasing focus on the importance of child mental health, together with health and education reforms. The landscape of school psychological services in the United States also is shaped through the changing roles and…
Descriptors: School Psychologists, School Psychology, Context Effect, Demography
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Wolf, Katharina; Archer, Catherine – Issues in Educational Research, 2013
Over the past decade, industry relevance and connectedness have evolved into a key requirement for students and their parents, who increasingly perceive employability upon graduation as a critical factor in the degree selection process. Simultaneously, professional bodies emphasise the need for high levels of industry engagement as a condition for…
Descriptors: Learning Experience, Cultural Awareness, Communication Skills, Skill Development
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Subramaniam, Mega; Ahn, June; Waugh, Amanda; Druin, Allison – Knowledge Quest, 2012
Understanding how to better engage young students in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) is essential. The constraints of U.S. K-12 schools (e.g. insufficient institutional supports, lack of technology access, testing pressures, etc.) often make it difficult to create truly engaging STEM curricula with which students can deeply…
Descriptors: Media Literacy, Elementary Secondary Education, School Libraries, STEM Education
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Patterson, Lynn M.; Carrillo, Paula Botero; Salinas, Rigoberto Solano – Journal of Studies in International Education, 2012
As institutions of higher education adopt more global learning initiatives to improve global competencies and increase global citizenship among their students, the creative implementation of intercultural exchanges is critical. This article is a reflection on the experiences of implementing a virtual classroom linking students at Kennesaw State…
Descriptors: Class Activities, Virtual Classrooms, Global Education, Intercultural Programs
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Pfund, Christine; Mathieu, Robert; Austin, Ann; Connolly, Mark; Manske, Brian; Moore, Katie – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2012
Graduate students and post-doctoral scholars at research universities will shape the future of undergraduate education in the natural and social sciences, technology, engineering, and mathematics (the STEM disciplines) in the United States. In 2009 alone, more than 41,000 doctorates were awarded in STEM fields, and if employment trends hold,…
Descriptors: Educational Opportunities, Undergraduate Study, Graduate Students, Research Universities
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Solberg, V. Scott; Phelps, L. Allen; Haakenson, Kristin A.; Durham, Julie F.; Timmons, Joe – Journal of Career Development, 2012
Individualized learning plans (ILPs) are being implemented in high schools throughout the United States as strategic planning tools that help students align course plans with career aspirations and often include the development of postsecondary plans. Initial indications are that ILPs may be an important method for helping students achieve both…
Descriptors: Intervention, Teaching Methods, Career Counseling, Strategic Planning
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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
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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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Scanlon, Eileen – Distance Education, 2012
This article focuses on the potential of free tools, particularly inquiry tools for influencing participation in twenty-first-century learning in science, as well as influencing the development of communities around tools. Two examples are presented: one on the development of an open source tool for structured inquiry learning that can bridge the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Community Development, Observation, Science Instruction
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Nordyke, Shane; Palmer, Daniel; Anderson, William; Braunstein, Rich; Fairholm, Matt – Journal of Political Science Education, 2011
PhD programs in the United States are increasingly marked by the rising influence of market-oriented dynamics. As a case in point, one of the primary objectives of the new PhD program offered at the University of South Dakota is to deliver a doctoral program through a flexible--or hybrid--format that is accessible to nontraditional as well as…
Descriptors: Political Science, Doctoral Programs, Blended Learning, Educational Strategies
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Mauser, Kevin; Sours, John; Banks, Julianna; Newbrough, Randy; Janke, Tom; Shuck, Lorie; Zhu, Lin; Ammerman, Gina; Varma-Nelson, Pratibha – EDUCAUSE Quarterly, 2011
The type and amount of student interaction with major socializing agents on campus--faculty and their peers--determine the impact of college on students. Much of the research on postsecondary education links the quality of peer interactions directly to student learning outcomes and satisfaction with the college experience, and Alexander Astin went…
Descriptors: College Students, Active Learning, Program Effectiveness, Interaction
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Neymotin, Florence – NASPA Journal About Women in Higher Education, 2011
In 2009, the economics department at Kansas State University began one of the first department-level Women in Economics groups for female graduate students in the United States. This is particularly important because of the general under-representation of women in the economics profession and especially in the academy. The main goals of this group…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Females, Economics Education, Womens Education
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