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Shapiro, Rebecca – CATESOL Journal, 2015
This article is a reflection on teaching British literature to multilingual/Generation 1.5 students in the US. By studying the literature and culture of England, undergraduates were better able to examine and write about the language and culture of the US. Students learned about variation among World Englishes, including variations in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Literature, Undergraduate Students, Cultural Awareness
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Finefter-Rosenbluh, Ilana; Levinson, Meira – Philosophical Inquiry in Education, 2015
Grade inflation is a global phenomenon that has garnered widespread condemnation among educators, researchers, and the public. Yet, few have deliberated over the ethics of grading, let alone the ethics of grade inflation. The purpose of this paper is to map out and examine the ethics of grade inflation. By way of beginning, we clarify why grade…
Descriptors: Grade Inflation, Ethics, Social Problems, Victims
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Baker, Adria L.; Matherly, Cheryl; Leite, Vitor B. P. – International Research and Review, 2015
Through the years, many governments around the globe have invested in sending postsecondary students abroad through providing scholarships for university-level study -- at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Filling their country's immediate and future demands for professional and academic development through offering grants, and then…
Descriptors: Institutional Characteristics, Partnerships in Education, International Educational Exchange, Educational Research
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Chacko, Jacob B.; Lin, Miranda – FIRE: Forum for International Research in Education, 2015
As globalization lessens the distance between peoples and diversifies the common classroom, teacher education programs lag behind in producing globally-minded educators. One approach used by some teacher education programs to remedy this issue is to offer international student teaching experiences. While the literature related to these programs is…
Descriptors: Student Teaching, Teacher Education, Foreign Students, Student Teachers
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Stockley, Denise; McDonald, Jeanette; Hoessler, Carolyn – Journal of Faculty Development, 2015
Building on the rich faculty development literature worldwide, recent scholarship on the advancement, professionalism, and career paths of individuals entering the field has received greater attention. Through focus group discussions, faculty developers from colleges and universities around the world shared their pathways into and through faculty…
Descriptors: Discovery Processes, Faculty Development, Focus Groups, Higher Education
Canadian Association of University Teachers, 2015
Increasingly, university and college administrators are contracting out their institutions' operational information technology (IT) needs. Specifically, this means moving from an IT system with a server based at the institution with an in house IT support staff to a cloud based system outside the institution where most of the staff resources are…
Descriptors: Outsourcing, Information Technology, Universities, Privacy
Paradise, Andrew – Council for Advancement and Support of Education, 2015
In 2011, the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) founded the Center for Community College Advancement to provide training and resources to help community colleges build and sustain effective fundraising, alumni relations, and communications and marketing programs. A goal for the center is to collect data on best practices at…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Fund Raising, Alumni, Institutional Advancement
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Russell, William Benedict, III, Ed. – International Society for the Social Studies, 2015
The "International Society for the Social Studies (ISSS) Annual Conference Proceedings" is a peer-reviewed professional publication published once a year following the annual conference. The following papers are included in the 2015 proceedings: (1) Local History and Local Culture at the Core of Elementary Social Studies Curriculum (C.…
Descriptors: Conference Papers, Social Studies, Elementary Education, Local History
FitzGibbon, John – British Columbia Council on Admissions and Transfer, 2015
There has been considerable interest in British Columbia in improving secondary to post-secondary transitions, and the provincial government and secondary and post-secondary institutions have adopted a number of strategies intended to aid in successful student transition from one system to the other. This paper looks specifically at the policy and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Dual Enrollment, High School Students, College Credits
Dohaney, Jacqueline; Brogt, Erik; Kennedy, Ben – Journal of Geoscience Education, 2015
Field note-taking skills are fundamental in the geosciences but are rarely explicitly taught. In a mixed-method study of an introductory geothermal field lesson, we characterize the content and perceptions of students' note-taking skills to derive the strategies that students use in the field. We collected several data sets: observations of the…
Descriptors: Science Education, Geology, Field Studies, Notetaking
Oguz, Fatih; Chu, Clara M.; Chow, Anthony S. – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2015
This paper presents a large scale study of online MLIS students (n = 910), who completed at least one online course and were enrolled in 36 of the 58 ALA-accredited MLIS programs in Canada and the United States. The results indicate that the typical student is female, White, lives in an urban setting, and is in her mid-30s. Online students were…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Library Science, Library Education, Masters Programs
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Jones, Janice K.; Batorowicz, Beata; Ladislas Derr, Robert; Peters, Sarah – International Journal of Pedagogies and Learning, 2015
In an era of globalisation, positivist research methodologies and voices are privileged and funded over those of qualitative researchers. This has led to narrowing beliefs about what constitutes knowledge, and about the ways in which knowledge is constructed and evaluated, impacting upon the conduct, funding and reporting of arts research, and…
Descriptors: Research Methodology, Teaching Methods, Art Education, Foreign Countries
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Kuo, Ming-Sung – Journal of Legal Studies Education, 2015
The relationship between research and teaching has long been at the core of the unsettled debate over the development and distribution of human knowledge. Recently ways to bridge teaching and research has come to the fore in higher education reform again. Partly pushed by the adoption of national academic assessment regimes, most of which are…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Research, College Instruction, Relationship
Coryell, Joellen E.; Fedeli, Monica; Tyner, Jonathan; Frison, Daniela – Commission for International Adult Education, 2015
This paper describes a component of a larger cross-national comparative study on faculty development for teaching international students. Here we describe the study and report preliminary findings that offer analyses of the informal and formal means by which Italian and US university instructors enhance the knowledge and skills they find necessary…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Foreign Students, Global Approach, Comparative Education
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Banyard, Philip; Hulme, Julie A. – Psychology Teaching Review, 2015
In George Miller's famous address to the American Psychological Association in 1969 he explored the aims and future direction of psychology. Psychology could develop as a professional elite that develops specialised knowledge that experts can hold on to or it could aim to "give psychology away" and to allow the general public access to…
Descriptors: Psychology, Change Agents, Educational Development, Educational Trends
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