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Forkosh-Baruch, Alona; Hershkovitz, Arnon – Internet and Higher Education, 2012
The purpose of this study is to empirically examine cases in which Social Networking Sites (SNS) are being utilized for scholarly purposes by higher-education institutes in Israel. The research addresses questions regarding content patterns, activity patterns, and interactivity within Facebook and Twitter accounts of these institutes. Research…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Internet, Informal Education, Interpersonal Relationship
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Baader, Meike Sophia; Böhringer, Daniela; Korff, Svea; Roman, Navina – European Educational Research Journal, 2017
This paper discusses results of a research project on equal opportunities between women and men in the postdoctoral phase in German universities. It illustrates how the funding system is organized and whether this contributes to more equal opportunities for men and women, especially concerning the work-life interference. Although the system loses…
Descriptors: Sex Fairness, Gender Differences, Foreign Countries, Graduate Study
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Coleman, Marianne – Irish Educational Studies, 2020
Questions of gender equality pervade our culture, particularly in the world of work, where about three quarters of leaders are men. This paper draws on 60 interviews with women in the UK, in senior leadership roles, in a variety of fields. The research questions address the interviewees' perceptions of three areas: career challenges (or barriers)…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Women Administrators, Leadership, Sex Fairness
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Patton, Carol – Journal of College Admission, 2017
Whether it's your first day or first year on the job as an admission counselor at a university or college, you may be struggling with balancing the demands of your job with family needs, positioning yourself for advancement, or finding valuable programs that offer growth opportunities. Every generation of admission counselors at higher education…
Descriptors: Admissions Counseling, College Admission, Family Work Relationship, Social Networks
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Mwanza-Simwami, Daisy – International Journal of Mobile and Blended Learning, 2016
Mobile Web 2.0 technologies such as: mobile apps, social networking sites and video sharing sites have become essential drivers for shaping daily activities and meeting learning needs in various settings. However, very few studies link mobile Web 2.0 to supporting collaborative learning in real-life problem solving activities in semi-formal…
Descriptors: Web 2.0 Technologies, Computer Oriented Programs, Social Media, Technology Uses in Education
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Dos Santos, Luis Miguel – Education Sciences, 2019
In current school environments, teacher recruitment, turnover, and retention present significant problems, particularly for rural and remote international schools in archipelagic countries. Employing the Social Cognitive Career Theory (SCCT), this study analyzed international school teachers with teaching experience at a Fijian international…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Recruitment, Teacher Persistence, Rural Schools
Cedefop - European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training, 2018
National authorities across Europe have been developing outreach measures to address the needs of people who slip through the cracks of standard education, training and employment policies. People who lack basic life and work skills require holistic strategies, which may mobilize health, social and psychological services and delay standard…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Access to Education, Outreach Programs, Holistic Approach
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Russell, Jessica; Nazione, Samantha; Smith, Sandi – Journal of The First-Year Experience & Students in Transition, 2012
This study investigated a set of messages on a university group's Facebook page intended as advice for first-year college students. Investigators coded 108 different units of advice into three overarching categories focused on academics, the transition to college life, and comprehension of the college campus. Messages transmitted were similar in…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Social Networks, Web Sites, Social Support Groups
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Devine, Paula; Lloyd, Katrina – Child Care in Practice, 2012
This paper uses data from the 2009 Kids' Life and Times Survey, involving 3657 children aged 10 or 11 years old in Northern Ireland. The survey indicated high levels of use of Internet applications, including social-networking sites and online games. Using the KIDSCREEN-27 instrument, the data indicate that the use of social-networking sites and…
Descriptors: Females, Foreign Countries, Psychology, Internet
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Nelson, Larry J.; Coyne, Sarah M.; Howard, Emily; Clifford, Brandon N. – Developmental Psychology, 2016
An approach-avoidance model of social withdrawal (Asendorpf, 1990) identifies 3 types of social withdrawal including shyness, unsociability, and avoidance. Each appears to be uniquely associated with varying indicators of maladjustment in emerging adulthood (Nelson, 2013) but little, if any, work has been done to see how they might be linked to…
Descriptors: Withdrawal (Psychology), Young Adults, Social Media, Electronic Mail
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Baker, Sally; Stirling, Eve – Learning and Teaching: The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences, 2016
As technological developments accelerate, and neoliberal ideologies shift the ways that universities "do business," higher education is facing radical changes. Within this context, students' need to 'succeed' at university is more important than ever. Consequently, understanding students' transitions within this shifting higher education…
Descriptors: Social Media, Higher Education, Technological Advancement, Ethnography
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Voelker, Dana K. – Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance, 2016
Leadership is a powerful life skill that influences the future of our local, national and global communities. Despite the many positive and productive changes observed in the leadership opportunities for women and girls, they remain highly under-represented in positional leadership roles. The leadership development and empowerment of women and…
Descriptors: Leadership Training, Females, Student Empowerment, Physical Education
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Hiradhar, Preet; Gray, Jeremy – Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology, 2008
Social digital networking is a facet of living that recognizes no national borders or social boundaries and has become a way of life. This paper investigates the social networking habits of students at Lingnan University and considers how these habits can be channelled for academic purposes by introducing an ePortfolio system into their language…
Descriptors: Social Networks, Educational Technology, Foreign Countries, Technology Uses in Education
Morrison, Melanie A.; Jewell, Lisa; McCutcheon, Jessica; Cochrane, Donald B. – Canadian Journal of Education, 2014
In Canada, there is a dearth of research on school climate for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and questioning (LGBQ) students. Using social networking, 60 students from high schools in Saskatchewan participated in a climate survey. Results indicated that anti-LGBQ speech was widespread, as were other forms of harassment. The more victimization that was…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Homosexuality, Sexual Orientation, Sexual Identity
Roth, Ian Matthew – ProQuest LLC, 2019
This dissertation presents the details of a study that explored the experiences of "roninsei"--Japanese students who are preparing to re-attempt the university entrance examination. Though an influential population later in life, its defining educational experience has rarely been researched. The questions this study sought to answer…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Entrance Examinations, Student Experience, Test Coaching
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