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Kim, Dongbin; Song, Quirong; Liu, Ji; Liu, Qingqin; Grimm, Adam – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2018
Employing a glonacal (global, national and local) heuristic as a theoretical lens, and a qualitative analysis with interview data, this study highlights how Chinese faculty members interpret the definitions and implications of pursuing world class universities (WCUs) and struggle with the multiple dimensions of their academic lives across global,…
Descriptors: Universities, Foreign Countries, College Faculty, Teacher Attitudes
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Cen, Yuhao – Teaching in Higher Education, 2018
Teaching and learning in higher education can integrate and accomplish student developmental goals in addition to promoting student learning of subject matter knowledge and transferrable skills. Drawn from the theoretical concept of self-authorship, the Learning Partnerships Model was implemented in teaching a graduate-level course on social…
Descriptors: Graduate Study, Qualitative Research, Epistemology, Student Development
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Weinberger, Yehudith – Professional Development in Education, 2018
The study described here analyses a faculty-wide change designed to foster the communication proficiencies of students in a large teacher education college, gathering data from various sources over three years of the new agenda's implementation. Qualitative and quantitative data analysis revealed that implementation was progressing on two distinct…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Instructional Innovation, Program Implementation, Educational Strategies
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Marine, Susan B.; Martínez Alemán, Ana M. – Review of Higher Education, 2018
In an exploratory qualitative study, the generational dispositions of tenured women faculty from the Boomer Generation were examined. As pioneers and now senior members in the academic profession in the Golden Era of American higher education, they exist in a common historical location characterized by cultural forces and events that helped to…
Descriptors: Women Faculty, Professional Identity, Feminism, Qualitative Research
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Adachi, Chie; Tai, Joanna Hong-Meng; Dawson, Phillip – Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, 2018
Despite compelling evidence of its potential effectiveness, uptake of self and peer assessment in higher education has been slower than expected. As with other assessment practices, self and peer assessment is ultimately enabled, or inhibited, by the actions of individual academics. This paper explores what academics see as the benefits and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Faculty, Teacher Attitudes, Self Evaluation (Individuals)
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Gresham, Gina – Journal of Teacher Education, 2018
Inservice teachers, participants in a prior study on mathematics anxiety, were revisited to determine whether their levels of mathematics anxiety still existed and/or continued to change after 5 years teaching experience. A 98-item Likert-type survey, informal discussions, informal interviews, and questionnaire-guided narrative interviews were…
Descriptors: Mathematics Anxiety, Teaching Experience, Likert Scales, Questionnaires
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Scales, Roya Q.; Wolsey, Thomas DeVere; Lenski, Susan; Smetana, Linda; Yoder, Karen K.; Dobler, Elizabeth; Grisham, Dana L.; Young, Janet R. – Journal of Teacher Education, 2018
This three phase longitudinal multiple-case study, framed by positioning theory, investigated how four novice teachers learned to use professional judgment in their literacy instruction. Data sources from coursework, student teaching, and novice teaching were included. Interviews, observations, researchers' observational notes, and school and…
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Education Programs, Evaluative Thinking
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Chen, Yingling – English Language Teaching, 2018
Student ratings of instruction can be a valuable indicator of teaching because the quality measurement of instruction identifies areas where improvement is needed. Student ratings of instruction are expected to evaluate and enhance the teaching strategies. Evaluation of teaching effectiveness has been officially implemented in Taiwanese higher…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Language Teachers
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Crompton, Helen; Burgin, Stephen R.; De Paor, Declan G.; Gregory, Kristen – International Journal of Mobile and Blended Learning, 2018
Asking scientific questions is the first practice of science and engineering listed in the Next Generation Science Standards. However, getting students to ask unsolicited questions in a large class can be difficult. In this qualitative study, undergraduate students sent SMS text messages to the instructor who received them on his mobile phone and…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Questioning Techniques, Handheld Devices, Science Education
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Kosnik, Clare; Menna, Lydia; Dharamshi, Pooja; Beck, Clive – European Journal of Teacher Education, 2018
This paper presents findings from the large-scale study "Literacy Teacher Educators: Their Backgrounds, Visions, and Practices" that includes 28 literacy/English teacher educators (LTEs) from four countries. The participants were interviewed three times and shared their course outlines. Six pre-service LTEs who use a constructivist…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Literacy Education, Constructivism (Learning), Teaching Methods
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Sinclair, Jane; Aho, Anne-Maria – Higher Education Research and Development, 2018
Learning management systems (LMSs) are widely used in higher education and offer a gateway to innovative, technology-enhanced teaching and learning. However, many university staff still choose not to adopt them or do not explore the more creative functionality. Previous research has developed models of technology adoption which map observed…
Descriptors: Management Systems, Teaching Methods, Higher Education, College Faculty
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Regan, Julie-Anne; Graham, Carroll – Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management, 2018
As part of a larger study, professional staff from two universities, Australian and British, were asked how they entered into a higher education career and what factors kept them in that career. Many participants reported that they found themselves in professional services almost by accident, or by a fortunate combination of circumstances.…
Descriptors: Career Choice, Career Development, Professional Services, College Faculty
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Cohen, Jonathan D.; Jones, W. Monty; Smith, Shaunna – Journal of Digital Learning in Teacher Education, 2018
This qualitative study examined preservice and early career teachers' preconceptions and misconceptions about making in education. Eighty-two preservice and early career teachers participated in brief, one-time maker workshops, then wrote reflections on their experiences. Using constant comparative analysis, researchers uncovered two common…
Descriptors: Misconceptions, Preservice Teachers, Beginning Teachers, Teacher Attitudes
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Biasutti, Michele; Makrakis, Vassilios; Concina, Eleonora; Frate, Sara – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2018
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to present a professional development experience for higher education academic staff within the framework of an international Tempus project focused on reorienting university curricula to address sustainability. The project included revising curricula to phase sustainable development principles into university…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Faculty Development, College Faculty, Sustainability
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Quan-Baffour, Kofi Poku; Arko-Achemfuor, Akwasi – Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education, 2018
The quality of experiential learning in distance education is a dominant concern of all major stakeholders and the public at large. Institutions of higher learning which train school teachers at a distance are often blamed for the poor quality of teachers and teaching. The perception among some sections of the society is that teachers trained at a…
Descriptors: Quality Assurance, Educational Quality, Experiential Learning, Qualitative Research
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