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Cummins, Phyllis A.; Yamashita, Takashi; Millar, Roberto J.; Sahoo, Shalini – Grantee Submission, 2019
Automation and advanced technologies have increased the need for a better understanding of the skills necessary to have a globally competitive workforce. This study used data from the Program for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies to compare problem solving skills in technology rich environments among adults in South Korea,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Global Approach, Employment Qualifications, Problem Solving
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Rautalin, Marjaana; Alasuutari, Pertti; Vento, Eetu – Journal of Education Policy, 2019
The paper examines the role of PISA in the globalisation of education policies. It approaches the question by assessing the effects of PISA on the ways in which new legislation was debated in national contexts in the period 1994-2013. The study asks: Has there been an increase in the number of references to the international community in debates…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Achievement Tests, International Assessment, Secondary School Students
Kutschera, P. C.; Tesoro, Elena C.; Legamia, Benigno P., Jr.; Talamera-Sandico, Mary Grace – Online Submission, 2019
Rural social work education and practice in North America underwent a revival in recent decades and remains a valid praxis and pedagogic model for the 21st Century. The paper posits through rigorous literature review and analysis there are numerous elements central to North American (U.S. and Canadian) and Commonwealth of Nations (U.K., Australia,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Models, Praxis, Rural Areas
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Stensaker, Bjørn; Lee, Jenny J.; Rhoades, Gary; Ghosh, Sowmya; Castiello-Gutiérrez, Santiago; Vance, Hillary; Çalikoglu, Alper; Kramer, Vannessa; Liu, Shuiyun; Marei, Mahmoud Sayed; O'Toole, Leslie; Pavlyutkin, Ivan; Peel, Cassandra – Journal of Higher Education, 2019
Globalizing forces have both transformed the higher education sector and made it increasingly homogenous. Growing similarities among universities have been attributed to isomorphic pressures to ensure and/or enhance legitimacy by imitating higher education institutions that are perceived as successful internationally, particularly universities…
Descriptors: Universities, Strategic Planning, Institutional Characteristics, Organizational Theories
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Cummins, Phyllis A.; Yamashita, Takashi; Millar, Roberto J.; Sahoo, Shalini – Adult Learning, 2019
Automation and advanced technologies have increased the need for a better understanding of the skills necessary to have a globally competitive workforce. This study used data from the Program for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies to compare problem-solving skills in technology-rich environments among adults in South Korea,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Global Approach, Employment Qualifications, Problem Solving
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Wongsothorn, Achara; Yordchim, Suwaree; Thitivesa, Duangkamol; Pongsurapipa, Siriporn – LEARN Journal: Language Education and Acquisition Research Network, 2019
"Innovative use of English language teaching as an international language in graduate studies in Thai universities" is a mixed method proactive and responsive action research study exploring learning management in teaching English as an International Language (EIL). The research has 3 objectives: (1) to study the opinions on the use of…
Descriptors: English Instruction, Graduate Study, Universities, Educational Media
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Aljaber, Abdullah – Research in Comparative and International Education, 2018
E-learning is a sector of Saudi Arabian education that is witnessing significant growth, particularly in higher education. This article aims to provide a historical overview of the development and evolution of e-learning in Saudi Arabia. With the Ministry of Higher Education at the core of education and e-learning, the article will explore recent…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Teaching Methods
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Lai, Ivy C. C. – Transformation in Higher Education, 2018
Background: 'Internationalisation' is what makes the University of Hong Kong (HKU) reputable. Ranked as the world top 25, in QS (Quacquarelli Symonds) 2019 World University Ranking, HKU provides students with ample opportunities to experience the global world, to possess a global mind. The HKU Worldwide Exchange Programme, established in 1998 by…
Descriptors: Student Exchange Programs, Foreign Countries, Personal Narratives, Global Approach
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Lilley, Kathleen; Barker, Michelle; Harris, Neil – Journal of Studies in International Education, 2017
Universities' aims for educating global citizens are rarely supported by a theoretical underpinning or evidence of outcomes. This study explored how international higher education experts conceptualize the global citizen or related terms representing the "ideal global graduate." A global notion of citizenship was accepted by the majority…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Global Approach, International Education, Higher Education
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Shahriar, Ambreen, Ed.; Syed, Ghazal Kazim, Ed. – IGI Global, 2017
The pursuit of higher education has become increasingly popular among students of many different backgrounds and cultures. As these students embark on higher learning, it is imperative for educators and universities to be culturally sensitive to their differing individualities. "Student Culture and Identity in Higher Education" is an…
Descriptors: Higher Education, College Students, Identification (Psychology), Cultural Awareness
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Doan, Ngoc Ba – Education Sciences, 2017
The current virtual and physical mobility of humans, ideas, knowledge and epistemologies has major implications for education, especially in settings where English is seen as the default medium of instruction. While diversity is inherent in mobility, English-only pedagogy is a denial of the richness and potential of diverse resources learners…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Language of Instruction, English, Foreign Countries
Siekmann, Gitta; Fowler, Craig – National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER), 2017
The digital revolution and automation are accelerating changes in the labour market and in workplace skills, changes that are further affected by fluctuations in international and regional economic cycles and employment opportunity. These factors pose a universal policy challenge for all advanced economies and governments. In the workplace, people…
Descriptors: Job Skills, Skill Development, Global Approach, Foreign Countries
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Bataille, Gretchen M. – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2017
Bringing international students to study at U.S. campuses is increasingly viewed as the best option to globalize the campus, yet the United States lags behind other countries in providing opportunities for international students, particularly at the undergraduate level. Although the one million international students studying in the United States…
Descriptors: College Students, Foreign Students, Student Recruitment, School Choice
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Finkelstein, Martin J.; Conley, Valerie Martin; Schuster, Jack H. – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2017
In the past few decades, especially since the 2008-09 economic downturn, the faculty of American colleges and universities has undergone a far-reaching transformation. Multiple factors, mainly extraneous to the campus itself, are reshaping higher education, and as a result a reprioritizing of the internal allocation of resources is occurring. The…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Educational Change, Teacher Role, Socialization
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Verger, Antoni; Fontdevila, Clara; Zancajo, Adrián – Journal of Education Policy, 2017
Over the last two decades, education privatization has become a widespread phenomenon, affecting most education systems and giving place to a consistent increase in private school enrolment globally. However, far from being a monolithic phenomenon, privatization advances through a variety of context-sensitive policy processes that translate into…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Privatization, Global Approach, Educational Policy
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