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Reagan, Timothy, Ed.; Sagintayeva, Aida, Ed. – Online Submission, 2013
This publication presents a diverse collection written by a well-respected group of speakers and authors which includes government leaders, policy makers, education experts and administrators from all over the higher education world. The papers collected hereunder represent the conference proceedings of the Eurasian Higher Education Leaders' Forum…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Policy, Educational Change, Governance
Zhang, Dianyu; Flora, Bethany H. – Online Submission, 2012
To ensure a student-centered campus, schools must integrate student empowerment in and out of the classroom. In China, this concept remains a novel idea. In the US, student empowerment outside of the classroom, for example, in student governance, is prevalent. However, faculty at-large still remains somewhat unaware that internal belief systems…
Descriptors: Student Empowerment, Learner Engagement, College Students, College Faculty
Gu, Tian-shi – Online Submission, 2010
Bilingual education is introduced in many Chinese colleges today. A number of studies on bilingual education have been done, but few has significant outcome. From a completely new perspective, the author suggests that there are several major obstacles limiting the development of the new trend, i.e., the limited competent faculty, limited…
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Language Proficiency, Bilingualism, Foreign Countries
Wang, Wei-wei – Online Submission, 2010
Weak effectiveness of bilingual education is an especially obvious phenomenon in non-key universities of China where students have poorer English ground and bilingual curriculums are unconstructive designed partly because of the scarcity of teaching resources. This paper discusses failures of these unconstructive curriculum systems from the view…
Descriptors: Academic Discourse, Interpersonal Communication, International Trade, Bilingual Education
Fallahi, Mitra; Korenman, Tamara; Zhao, Liang – Online Submission, 2010
Three professors of education reflected on education in their countries of origin, and compare their education with learning, teaching and the education in the United States. The three countries represented are China prior to the political and economical reforms starting from 1979, Iran prior to the Islamic Republic of 1979, and the Russian…
Descriptors: Textbooks, Curriculum, Educational Change, Foreign Countries
Lou, Xiang-yang; Zhi, Xi-zhe; Lu, Jin – Online Submission, 2008
Universities play an irreplaceable role in the process of harmonious society construction. It becomes a critical task to construct harmonious university because of strain relations among universities, governments and society, and internal unbalance of universities. To construct harmonious university demands internal and external endeavors:…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Higher Education, Universities, Cooperation
Zhang, Yin-ling; Cao, Bao-hua; Miao, Dan-min – Online Submission, 2006
Mental health has received increasing attention over the past few years as a common problem with serious consequences for the health and well-being of the people. But there is little attention paid to the problem for the special group of population, female teachers in China's colleges. Most of them are in a dilemma of how to perform and harmonize…
Descriptors: Mental Health, Women Faculty, College Faculty, Teacher Burnout
Miller, Michael T.; Lu, Mei Yan – Online Submission, 2006
American colleges and universities rely on a system of shared governance that includes the voluntary involvement of faculty to assist in the decision-making process. With a culture of democratic involvement and an expectation to participate in the democratic process generally, American citizens are accustomed to this type of involvement,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Community Involvement, Governance, Immigrants
Jacobs, George M.; Zhuo, Qiong-Yan; Jocson, Patricia C.; Ong, Chye Wah; Austria, Maria D. Elizabeth; Sevier, Marti; Teo, Winnie – Online Submission, 2001
All languages change (Fromkin and Rodman 1993). Language educators must be aware of these changes and help keep their students up to date with them. One area of change in the English language is the controversial shift from gender-exclusive language, such as "Everyone should do his duty" and "Man has done great damage to the…
Descriptors: Language Usage, English (Second Language), Gender Issues, Sex Fairness