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Jaspal, Rusi – Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education, 2015
UK higher education (HE) has become increasingly diverse. Despite the clear social, economic and pedagogical benefits of diversity, it can also be challenging for identity as it may bring about psychological change and compel both the "dominant majority" and "minorities" to adjust to the presence, identities and worldviews of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Self Concept, Social Psychology
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Foster, Ian – Language, Culture and Curriculum, 2019
A greater level of informal language learning is now taking place than at any time in human history. Much of that learning is linked to unprecedented levels of migration across the globe. This poses challenges to the identity of higher education language teachers, particularly in the UK, where numbers of modern language students have stagnated,…
Descriptors: Futures (of Society), Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Modern Languages
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Danvers, Emily; Hinton-Smith, Tamsin; Webb, Rebecca – Teaching in Higher Education, 2019
The paper explores questions of power arising from feminist facilitators running a doctoral writing group at a UK university. Butler's [2014. Re-thinking Vulnerability and Resistance. [Online]. Accessed September 12, 2017.…
Descriptors: Power Structure, Feminism, Doctoral Programs, Writing (Composition)
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Wood, Heather – Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, 2014
In this essay I explore the constraints and opportunities confronting me as a newly qualified teacher and how these affect my pedagogy. I have reflected on my own development from beginning to newly qualified teacher and considered how such forces have shaped my identity as a teacher, my values and my approach to the job. As part of my exploration…
Descriptors: English Teachers, English Instruction, Educational Change, Teacher Attitudes
Bhopal, Kalwant – Trentham Books Ltd, 2010
More Asian women are entering higher education in the UK than ever before, and the number looks likely to rise. Their engagement with higher education reflects widespread changes in the attitudes and cultural expectations of their various communities, as awareness grows of the greater long-term value associated with continuing in education. Today…
Descriptors: Asians, Females, Higher Education, Foreign Countries
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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
Riddell, Richard, Ed. – Trentham Books Ltd, 2010
This book presents the evidence gathered from original interviews to show how the aspirations of young people develop in light of their social circumstances. Those who attend independent schools will find that the relationship between what goes on at home and at school makes it socially almost impossible not to have achievable aspirations for a…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Aspiration, Working Class, Social Status
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Ellaway, Rachel; Begg, Michael; Dewhurst, David; Macleod, Hamish – E-Learning, 2006
Learning technologies are becoming a common, and in many cases essential, component of the contemporary learning environment. As such, those who design, implement and control these encompassing technologies have emerged as major contributors to the success (or otherwise) of such systems. This article considers the power and responsibilities of…
Descriptors: Interviews, Educational Technology, College Environment, Classification