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Resnik, Julia – Critical Studies in Education, 2019
The recognition of the DP (diploma programme) for university admission is crucial for the development of International Baccalaureate (IB) schools and the expansion of the IB network worldwide. In an era of higher education (HE) massification, accompanied by high failure and dropout rates, intense debates on access to HE are taking place in many…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Access to Education, Advanced Placement Programs, Higher Education
OECD Publishing, 2018
"Education at a Glance: OECD Indicators" is the authoritative source for information on the state of education around the world. It provides data on the structure, finances and performance of education systems in the 35 OECD and a number of partner countries. With more than 100 charts and tables, Education at a Glance 2018 imparts key…
Descriptors: Educational Indicators, Foreign Countries, Educational Practices, Outcomes of Education
Fielden, John; Middlehurst, Robin – Higher Education Policy Institute, 2017
In this HEPI paper, two authors with considerable expertise in evaluating higher education systems around the world assess higher education institutions that are not funded directly by taxpayers--known in the UK as alternative providers. Since the start of the century, alternative providers have been growing rapidly. This raises a number of…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Private Education, Institutional Characteristics, Access to Education
Wyness, Gill – Sutton Trust, 2017
This report reviews literature on both sides of the Atlantic to study the admissions process, specifically focusing on elements of the process which may prove to be particular barriers to disadvantaged students--including the University and College Admissions Service (UCAS) form, course choices, predicted grades, and personal statements--and looks…
Descriptors: College Admission, Disadvantaged Youth, Barriers, Access to Education
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Kirkness, Verna J.; Barnhardt, Ray – Journal of College and University Student Housing, 2016
American Indian/First Nations/Native People have been historically under-represented in the ranks of college and university graduates in Canada and the United States. From an institutional perspective, the problem has been typically defined in terms of low achievement, high attrition, poor retention, weak persistence, etc., thus placing the onus…
Descriptors: American Indian Education, Canada Natives, Access to Education, Postsecondary Education
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Giroux, Catherine M.; Corkett, Julie K.; Carter, Lorraine M. – Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 2016
Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS) is a complex, often invisible, connective tissue disorder that has arguably profound psychosocial and academic impact on postsecondary students. It is an underdiagnosed and misunderstood condition that is the focus of little research, particularly within the social sciences. Several factors influence the academic…
Descriptors: College Students, Physical Disabilities, Student Needs, Psychological Patterns
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Jerrim, John; Vignoles, Anna – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education Research, 2015
In this paper, we consider whether certain countries are particularly adept (or particularly poor) at getting children from disadvantaged homes to study for a bachelor's degree. A series of university access models are estimated for four English-speaking countries (England, Canada, Australia and the USA), which include controls for comparable…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Access to Education, Higher Education, Academic Achievement
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Hughes, Katie; Brown, Claire – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2014
This paper begins by outlining the "education revolution" policy direction of the Australian federal government, and the ways in which it envisages meeting its goal of having a 40% of the population between 25 and 34 with a Bachelor's degree by 2025, and ensuring that 20% of tertiary students come form LSES backgrounds. This is…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary Education, Postsecondary Education, Cultural Capital
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Cutright, Marc – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2014
National development conditions and goals in Uganda, as in many nations, are such that the robust establishment of community colleges could provide many solutions. Yet the creation of such has been inhibited by a number of factors including the historic roots of higher education in former colonial contexts and a lack of Ugandan familiarity with…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Community Colleges, Models, Educational Development
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Kruisselbrink Flatt, Alicia – College Quarterly, 2013
The number of students on university and college campuses that are struggling with depression, anxiety, suicidal thoughts, and psychosis across North America is rising (Gallagher, 2008). This intensification of students' psychological needs has become a mental health crisis. The age at which many mental disorders manifest themselves is between 18…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, College Students, Mental Health
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Geiger, Natalie M. – College Quarterly, 2013
Despite the fact that both the Canadian and American intercollegiate athletic leagues are highly competitive, there are significant differences between the two intercollegiate athletic systems, which may produce different experiences for student-athletes enrolled in each system. The differences between the two systems are related to the…
Descriptors: Intercollegiate Cooperation, Athletics, Financial Support, Professional Associations
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Longden, Bernard; Bélanger, Charles – Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management, 2013
Funding higher education has increasingly become a paradox for many nation states. The paradox rests with the recognition that the nation state acknowledges that university education has long-term benefits for the state with a better educated society, an increased opportunity to provide an innovative, creative and high technology work force for…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Finance, Role of Education, Public Education
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Teranishi, Robert T. – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2012
As the global work environment continues to evolve, the United States needs to increase its human capital in order remain economically competitive. Whether the nation can meet the demands of the global economy and maintain its standing as a global leader will be tied inextricably to its ability to increase the proportion of Americans with advanced…
Descriptors: Human Capital, Pacific Islanders, Global Approach, Work Environment
Wendler, Cathy; Bridgeman, Brent; Markle, Ross; Cline, Fred; Bell, Nathan; McAllister, Patricia; Kent, Julia – Educational Testing Service, 2012
Historically, graduate education in the United States has played a critical role in the success of the U.S. workforce and economy, attracting and producing many of the world's most influential researchers, innovators, and leaders. As demonstrated in the landmark 2010 report, "The Path Forward: The Future of Graduate Education in the United…
Descriptors: Careers, Graduate Study, Global Approach, Educational Opportunities
OECD Publishing (NJ3), 2012
Canada weathered the global economic crisis well, mainly reflecting sustained growth in domestic pending, and the economy is continuing to grow despite the persistence of international turbulence, most recently stemming from the euro zone sovereign debt crisis. In Canada's case, several factors are acting in its favour. Federal fiscal plans are…
Descriptors: Innovation, Living Standards, Foreign Countries, Banking
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