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Baratta, Alex; Smith, Paul Vincent – Educational Studies, 2019
The purpose of this study is to investigate the ways in which religious students manage the dual identities of student and member of faith. If an "identity clash" occurs, how is it managed? A total of 17 students from a British university were interviewed to investigate the nature of this identity management. The results show that many…
Descriptors: College Students, Self Concept, Identification (Psychology), Role Conflict
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Young, Jennifer T.; Natrajan-Tyagi, Rajeswari; Platt, Jason J. – Journal of Experiential Education, 2015
Study abroad is one aspect of global movement that connects individuals of diverse backgrounds. Individuals studying abroad are proffered to negotiate self-identity when they confront novelty and new contexts. This study chose to use the qualitative method of phenomenological interviews to examine how individuals experience themselves and others…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Study Abroad, Qualitative Research, Phenomenology
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Gallucci, Sonia – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2014
In this article, I describe the ways in which two British university students negotiated their identity as second language learners during a year abroad in Italy and the extent to which their struggles helped them to "fit in" into the new social and cultural contexts. Building upon the lived experiences of the two participants, I follow…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Self Concept, College Students, Foreign Countries
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Thiele, Tamara; Pope, Daniel; Singleton, Alexander; Snape, Darlene; Stanistreet, Debbi – British Educational Research Journal, 2017
Pervasive socio-economic differences in relation to participation in higher education in the United Kingdom are particularly prominent in the most prestigious institutions. This study provides insight into why some individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds are successful in being admitted into one of these institutions. Underpinned by…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Economically Disadvantaged, Working Class, College Students
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Gu, Qing – Learning and Teaching: The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences, 2015
This article discusses the nature of Chinese students' transnational experiences and its impact on their identities within and beyond national and cultural boundaries. The discussion is located in the theoretical framework of transnationalism and explores in detail the ways in which students adapt, change and develop, both in the host country of…
Descriptors: Asians, Emotional Experience, Study Abroad, Transformative Learning
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Tymms, Mark – Research in Post-Compulsory Education, 2018
The aim of this study has been to explore and understand the implementation of PDP as an educational innovation in a single institutional context. Adopting a Sartrean ontology in which the subjective individual takes precedence over the systems within which that same individual exists, an interview process sought to understand the attitudes of…
Descriptors: Educational Philosophy, Educational Innovation, Professional Identity, Psychological Patterns
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Baxter, Jacqueline – International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, 2012
Student retention and progression has exercised the HE sector for some time now, and there has been much research into the reasons why students drop out of Higher Education courses. (Allen, 2006; Buglear, 2009;). More recently the Higher Education Academy Grants Programme Briefing (HEFCE, 2010), outlined a number of areas that emergent project…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, School Holding Power, Open Universities
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Williams, James; Kane, David – Tertiary Education and Management, 2010
Part-time study is one of the foci of the widening participation agenda in the UK. The experiences of part-time students, however, have received remarkably little attention from scholars, especially in a comparative context. This paper explores existing historical data going back over a decade to identify the main themes of part-time experience at…
Descriptors: Part Time Students, College Students, Student Experience, Higher Education
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Tomlinson, Michael – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2015
The move towards a market-driven HE system in the UK and active policy promotion of students as consumers has generated much commentary on the ways in which students' expectations and experiences have been transformed. This article introduces and develops a conceptualization of contemporary higher students' views of their relationship to higher…
Descriptors: Marketing, Higher Education, Commercialization, Foreign Countries
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Bunning, Karen; Steel, Gabriela – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2007
A small pilot study was conducted to explore the self-concept of young people with a learning disability from a Jewish community in an inner city area. Four young people participated in the project. All attended a college dedicated to the further education of people with special needs from the Jewish community. Semi-structured interviews were…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Urban Areas, Young Adults, Learning Disabilities
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Dibben, Nicola – British Journal of Music Education, 2006
Research into student experience in Higher Education has largely focused on students' role as learners. However, the student experience encompasses a much wider range of behaviours and beliefs than can be captured through a focus on teaching and learning alone. I report the findings of a research project which explored student experience in the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Music Education, Middle Class, Social Class