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Sasson, Ayelet – Qualitative Research in Education, 2017
Motivations for study abroad have been studied mostly from a quantitative point of view. This study attempted to understand those motivations through qualitative methodology, by getting "into the heads" of international students using a multiple case study approach. Participants were 15 Israeli Hebrew-speaking graduates. Data sources…
Descriptors: Student Motivation, Study Abroad, Qualitative Research, Foreign Students
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Shagrir, Leah – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2015
The objective of this research study was to identify the factors affecting the professional characteristics of teacher educators by comparing two models of teacher education. The research findings revealed four major focal points that have an impact on professional characteristics: the operational model adopted by the institution where teacher…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Educators, Professional Identity, Models
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Davidovitch, Nitza; Sinuany-Stern, Zilla – Journal of International Education Research, 2014
Teachers in academia are usually not required to have teacher training but must often be evaluated by their students who expect them to have much better teaching qualifications than their high school teachers. However, teachers in elementary and high schools are required to go through several years of teacher training, resulting in a teaching…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, College Faculty, Teacher Salaries
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Shin, Jung Cheol; Lee, Soo Jeung; Kim, Yangson – Studies in Higher Education, 2013
This study analyzed whether research collaboration patterns differ across higher education systems based on maturity of the systems, their language, and their geographical region. This study found that collaboration patterns differ across higher education systems: academics in developed systems are more collaborative than their colleagues in…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Research, International Cooperation, Cooperation
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Davidson, Oranit B.; Eden, Dov; Westman, Mina; Cohen-Charash, Yochi; Hammer, Leslie B.; Kluger, Avraham N.; Krausz, Moshe; Maslach, Christina; O'Driscoll, Michael; Perrewe, Pamela L.; Quick, James Campbell; Rosenblatt, Zehava; Spector, Paul E. – Journal of Applied Psychology, 2010
A rigorous quasi-experiment tested the ameliorative effects of a sabbatical leave, a special case of respite from routine work. We hypothesized that (a) respite increases resource level and well-being and (b) individual differences and respite features moderate respite effects. A sample of 129 faculty members on sabbatical and 129 matched controls…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Sabbatical Leaves, Quasiexperimental Design, Hypothesis Testing
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Krohn, Nitza – Journal of Jewish Education, 2009
In the field of second/foreign language teaching, needs analysis is widely recognized as an essential step in curriculum design and program evaluation. A needs-based approach to Hebrew language education has been advocated by a number of researchers and educators. In a study that employed interviews and surveys, the Hebrew language learning needs…
Descriptors: Semitic Languages, Curriculum Design, Program Evaluation, Second Language Instruction
Gordon, Neve – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2007
While both the author and Norman Finkelstein were reviled by American Zionists for their opinions regarding Israel's policies in the occupied Palestinian territories when they came up for tenure, the author ultimately gained tenure at an Israeli university, while Finkelstein was denied tenure at an American one. Drawing on this experience, the…
Descriptors: Tenure, Academic Freedom, Universities, Foreign Countries
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Gordon, Sue; Petocz, Peter; Reid, Anna – International Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 2007
In this paper, we report on the results of a series of e-mail interviews with statistics educators around the world, focusing on their views of the nature of teaching statistics as a "service" subject. What do they think are the important aspects of statistics to focus on in such servicing teaching? What do they think are the…
Descriptors: Interviews, Statistics, Teacher Attitudes, Mathematics Teachers
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Welch, Anthony R. – Higher Education, 1997
A survey of 20,000 college and university faculty in 14 countries, particularly in large teaching and research institutions, investigated the extent of international mobility within this group. Issues examined in relation to mobility include gender differences, distribution among disciplines, patterns of employment (full- vs. part-time,…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Comparative Analysis, Comparative Education, Employment Patterns
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Poole, Millicent; Bornholt, Laurel; Summers, Fiona – Higher Education, 1997
Examines gender-related nature of academic work, based on an international survey of college and university faculty. Describes commonalities for areas of discrimination among men and women faculty in Australia, Germany, Hong Kong, Israel, Mexico, Sweden, United Kingdom, and United States. Focuses on working conditions, professional activities…
Descriptors: College Administration, College Faculty, College Instruction, Comparative Analysis
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Gottlieb, Esther; Keith, Bruce – Higher Education, 1997
Examines the research-teaching relationship in faculty work in Germany, Sweden, United Kingdom, United States, Australia, Israel, Japan, and South Korea, drawing on an international survey of college and university faculty. Results indicate research and teaching are not mutually exclusive activities, but the two activities have differing effects…
Descriptors: College Faculty, College Instruction, Comparative Analysis, Comparative Education
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Fraser, Barry J.; And Others – Higher Education, 1992
A survey of 1,720 students in 71 university science laboratory classes in the United States, Canada, England, Australia, Israel, and Nigeria investigated student and teacher perceptions of dimensions of classroom environment (student cohesiveness, open-endedness, integration, rule clarity, material environment). Results and the utility of the…
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, College Faculty, College Science, College Students
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Lacy, Fiona J.; Sheehan, Barry A. – Higher Education, 1997
A study examined aspects of college faculty's satisfaction with their jobs across eight nations (Australia, Germany, Hong Kong, Israel, Mexico, Sweden, United Kingdom, United States) and the implications for governance and administration. Results indicate that factors related to work environment (university atmosphere, morale, sense of community,…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Collegiality, Comparative Analysis, Foreign Countries
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Altbach, Philip G.; Lewis, Lionel S. – Change, 1995
Results of a survey of almost 20,000 college faculty in 14 countries (Australia, Brazil, Chile, England, Germany, Hong Kong, Israel, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Netherlands, Russia, Sweden, United States) are summarized. The survey investigated faculty demography, attitudes toward teaching and learning, academic governance, national and international…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Comparative Education, Educational Attitudes, Foreign Countries