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Yonezawa, Akiyoshi; Hammond, Christopher D.; Brotherhood, Thomas; Kitamura, Miwako; Kitagawa, Fumi – Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management, 2020
This paper examines shifts in the knowledge production policy agenda at Japanese research universities -- a transition from discipline-based academic tradition towards interdisciplinary forms of knowledge production -- through a case study of a leading interdisciplinary research institute. We examine this transition through the case of Tohoku…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Interdisciplinary Approach, Natural Disasters, Research Universities
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Ito, Hiroshi; Kawazoe, Nobuo – Applied Environmental Education and Communication, 2018
This study analyzes relationships between socio-demographic factors (age, sex, education, and household income) and environmental awareness related to the eco-policy in Toyota City, Japan. Previous research has shown that citizens' environmental awareness improved significantly after the city was designated as an environmental model city by the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Demography, Environmental Education, Social Influences
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Huang, Futao; Horiuchi, Kiyomi – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education Research, 2020
The purpose of this study is to depict how the public goods of internationalizing higher education in Japan, especially inbound international students, are viewed by various stakeholders based on the main findings from semi-structured interviews. The interviewees include key persons from different levels or fields in Japan: officials from MEXT…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, College Students, Foreign Countries, Student Attitudes
Suggs, David Welch, Jr.; May-Trifiletti, Jennifer; Hearn, James C. – Council of Independent Colleges, 2020
The popular image of college football is that of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I programs whose nationally known student athletes participate in televised bowl games before being drafted by the National Football League (sometimes entering the draft before finishing college). The salaries of Division I team coaches can…
Descriptors: Team Sports, College Athletics, Private Colleges, Small Colleges
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Fukui, Fumitake – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education Research, 2021
As constraints on government funding to public universities become a trend in higher education internationally, clarifying the impact of government policies on donor behavior from a comparative perspective is an issue of higher education research. This paper aims to explore the impact of government appropriations and tax policies on macro trends…
Descriptors: Federal Aid, Cross Cultural Studies, Research Universities, State Universities
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Flanagan, Brendan; Ogata, Hiroaki – Knowledge Management & E-Learning, 2018
In recent years, learning analytics has become a hot topic with many institutes deploying learning management systems and learning analytics tools. In this paper, we introduce learning analytics platforms that have been established in two top national Japanese universities. These initiatives are part of a broader research project into creating…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Learning Analytics, Higher Education, Integrated Learning Systems
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Dusdal, Jennifer; Powell, Justin J. W.; Baker, David P.; Fu, Yuan Chih; Shamekhi, Yahya; Stock, Manfred – Minerva: A Review of Science, Learning and Policy, 2020
The world's third largest producer of scientific research, Germany, is the origin of the research university and the independent, extra-university research institute. Its dual-pillar research policy differentiates these organizational forms functionally: universities specialize in advanced research-based teaching; institutes specialize intensely…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Research Universities, Scientific Research, Educational History
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Sato, Manabu – Educational Studies in Japan: International Yearbook, 2020
The World Education Research Association (WERA) 10 Year Anniversary Focal Meeting, "Future of Democracy and Education: Realizing Equity and Social Justice Worldwide," was held on August 5th at the University of Tokyo Yasuda Auditorium, and on the 6th, 7th, and 8th at Gakushuin University. This focal meeting convened 1,313 participants…
Descriptors: Democracy, Democratic Values, Equal Education, Social Justice
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O'Loughlin, Valerie Dean; Husmann, Polly R.; Brokaw, James J. – Anatomical Sciences Education, 2019
Education research is increasingly being recognized as a legitimate route for faculty development in universities. However, many anatomy faculty lack the appropriate training and access to experienced mentors who can help them develop their own education research projects. Inspired by the American Physiological Society's Institute for Teaching and…
Descriptors: Anatomy, College Faculty, Faculty Development, Mentors
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Yashchuk, Sergiy – Comparative Professional Pedagogy, 2019
The article analyzes the organization of the educational process in the Regional Institute of Social Work Aquitaine. It is found that the following departments of the Institute are responsible for organizing the educational process: the department of initial professional training in social work; the department of constant social formations; the…
Descriptors: Educational Administration, Social Work, Caseworkers, Foreign Countries
Balossi, Matt; Hern├índez, Natalie R. – Independent School, 2016
While numerous studies measure teacher effectiveness in public schools, there is little research on teacher quality among independent schools. In fact, the topic of teacher quality in public schools receives widespread media coverage, funding, and special interest. In order to better understand how independent schools describe high-quality…
Descriptors: Private Schools, Teacher Selection, Teacher Persistence, Teacher Effectiveness
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Wang, Guohao; Yu, Liying – Education Sciences, 2019
Collaborative innovation, with universities as the main body, is an important foundation for deepening the cooperation between industry, universities, and research institutes. Taking the collaborative innovation of five universities in Japan Shikoku area as an example, this paper summarizes the content of collaborative innovation in colleges and…
Descriptors: Innovation, School Business Relationship, Foreign Countries, Universities
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Han, Ying – English Language Teaching, 2014
The paper takes 414 graduates from ZJU in 2011 and 2012, NIT as a case, analyzing the status of their writing of graduation thesis. It is found that a considerable number of students have problems in selection and report of topics, writing of each part and debating in the whole process of graduation thesis. In view of the situation, based on the…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Theses, Foreign Countries, English
Brody, Josh – ProQuest LLC, 2016
Most California independent schools are failing the benchmark set by Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) to enroll 20%--25% of their students on financial aid. The evidence is clear that many school leaders do not fully understand the impact of socioeconomic diversity on their students' experiences; thus, they cannot make the most informed…
Descriptors: Socioeconomic Status, Student Diversity, Private Schools, High School Students
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Huang, Futao – Studies in Higher Education, 2014
The aim of this paper is to identify key challenges facing Japan's higher education since the early 1990s and their impacts on major research themes. In this paper key challenges include those resulting from the decline in the 18-year population, the cultivation of high-quality university graduates, the incorporation of national universities, the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Educational Research, Population Trends
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