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Sneyers, Eline; De Witte, Kristof – Educational Review, 2018
This article provides a meta-analysis on the effect of academic probation, student-faculty mentoring and need-based grants on various student outcomes. Using 25 (quasi-) experimental studies, we find that academic probation has a significant negative effect on retention (d = -0.17), while it does not have an effect on graduation. Student-faculty…
Descriptors: Intervention, Higher Education, Academic Achievement, Meta Analysis
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Washington-Ottombre, Camille; Bigalke, Siiri – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2018
Purpose: This paper aims to compose a systematic understanding of campus sustainability innovations and unpack the complex drivers behind the elaboration of specific innovations. More precisely, the authors ask two fundamental questions: What are the topics and modes of implementation of campus sustainability innovations? What are the external and…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Innovation, Sustainability, Program Implementation
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Parker, Philip D.; Marsh, Herbert W.; Guo, Jiesi; Anders, Jake; Shure, Nikki; Dicke, Theresa – Journal of Educational Psychology, 2018
In this paper, we develop an information distortion model (IDM) of social class differences in self-beliefs and values. The IDM combines psychological biases on frame-of-reference effects with sociological foci on ability stratification. This combination is hypothesized to lead to working-class children having more positive math self-beliefs and…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Academic Aspiration, Social Class, Longitudinal Studies
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Finch, David; Falkenberg, Loren; McLaren, Patricia Genoe; Rondeau, Kent V.; O'Reilly, Norm – Industry and Higher Education, 2018
The tension between the rigour and the relevance of higher education research remains an important and hotly contested topic among scholars, administrators, practitioners and policymakers. This debate is most evident in professional programmes in which scholars are challenged to pursue new knowledge independent of its immediate relevance to…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Foreign Countries, Knowledge Management, Relevance (Education)
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Hailemariam, Abebe – Journal of Education and Work, 2018
This article examines the long-run effect of higher education, measured in average years of tertiary schooling, on the level and growth rate of national per capita income. It uses an improved dataset on educational attainments which not only reduces measurement error but also overcomes data comparability issues and allows us to estimate the…
Descriptors: Outcomes of Education, Higher Education, Educational History, Human Capital
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Farhan, Bayan Yousef – Interchange: A Quarterly Review of Education, 2017
Financial challenges have forced many publicly funded academic institutions in Ontario to adopt a corporate model and to use market tools to compete in the higher education market and maintain their enrolment and revenue levels. This study has analyzed how competition affects publicly funded universities in Ontario. Competition was examined by…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Competition, Higher Education, Commercialization
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Henderson, Joseph; Bieler, Andrew; McKenzie, Marcia – Canadian Journal of Higher Education, 2017
Climate change is a pressing concern. Higher education can address the challenge, but systematic analyses of climate change in education policy are sparse. This paper addresses this gap in the literature by reporting on how Canadian postsecondary educational institutions have engaged with climate change through policy actions. We used descriptive…
Descriptors: Climate, Change, Higher Education, Educational Policy
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Cash, Ceilidh Barlow; Letargo, Jessa; Graether, Steffen P.; Jacobs, Shoshanah R. – CBE - Life Sciences Education, 2017
Large class learning is a reality that is not exclusive to the first-year experience at midsized, comprehensive universities; upper-year courses have similarly high enrollment, with many class sizes greater than 200 students. Research into the efficacy and deficiencies of large undergraduate classes has been ongoing for more than 100 years, with…
Descriptors: Large Group Instruction, Class Size, Biology, Teacher Attitudes
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Norton, Cole; Martini, Tanya – Canadian Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 2017
Canadian university students tend to endorse employment-related reasons for attending university ahead of other reasons such as personal satisfaction or intellectual growth. In the present study, first- and fourth-year students from a mid-sized Canadian university reported on the benefits they expected to receive from their degree and rated their…
Descriptors: Educational Attainment, Higher Education, Intellectual Development, Foreign Countries
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Murdoch, Jake; Guégnard, Christine; Koomen, Maarten; Imdorf, Christian; Kamanzi, Canisius; Meyer, Thomas – European Journal of Higher Education, 2017
In this article we wish to clarify not only if, but also how--through which institutional settings--higher education (HE) is accessed by students from vulnerable immigrant groups in France, Switzerland and Canada. We are interested in the possible educational mobility that immigrant youths can experience arising from country-specific educational…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Immigrants, Foreign Countries, Educational Attainment
Vickers, Tracy Simone – ProQuest LLC, 2017
The economic value of international students to higher education had become important and global competition to attract and retain these lucrative students was fierce. In British Columbia, educational goals were set to ensure that all students receive quality learning experiences and provide maximum economic benefit. Cultural values affect…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, Higher Education, Foreign Countries, Statistical Analysis
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Hoelscher, Michael – Research in Comparative and International Education, 2017
This article argues that strong interrelations between methodological and theoretical advances exist. Progress in, especially comparative, methods may have important impacts on theory evaluation. By using the example of the "Varieties of Capitalism" approach and an international comparison of higher education systems, it can be shown…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Comparative Education, Research Methodology, Cross Cultural Studies
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Luker, Julie Marie; Curchack, Barbara C. – Adult Learning, 2017
In this study, we investigated perceptions of cyberbullying within higher education among 1,587 professionals from Australia, Canada, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Regardless of country or professional role, participants presented essentially the same bleak picture. Almost half of all participants observed cyberbullying between…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Attitudes, Administrator Attitudes, Bullying
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Sokal, Laura; Vermette, Laurie Anne – Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 2017
Over eight thousand test administrations across two universities were examined to determine whether students with disabilities were being given the necessary extended testing time accommodations and whether their use of extended time decreased over the course of their programs. Findings revealed that commonly accepted recommendations about…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Student Needs, Testing Accommodations, Time
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Llanes, Àngels; Serrano, Raquel – Language Learning Journal, 2017
Given the growing importance of English as a lingua franca, this study examines which context (classroom instruction in the students' home country vs. studying abroad in an English-speaking country) better facilitates the acquisition of English by learners of different ages: children, adolescents and adults. Participants (N = 197) completed…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Oral Language, Written Language
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