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Bacevic, Jana – European Journal of Higher Education, 2014
Recent analyses of education policy discourses in Europe and beyond note the rise of the discourse of "employability" as a new form of regulating the relationship between universities, markets and the state. Education and labour market relationships are also considered to be one of the main aspects of postsocialist transition. This…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Employment Potential, Higher Education, Discourse Analysis
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Oleksiyenko, Anatoly – European Journal of Higher Education, 2014
Mixed data analysis from 14 national research universities in Ukraine provides insights into the challenges faced by higher education reformers, as they push academic science to a higher position in the emerging knowledge economy, but are halted by deeply entrenched economic and political legacies. This paper examines competing forces that…
Descriptors: Socioeconomic Influences, Research Universities, Higher Education, Educational Change
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Burlaka, V.; Churakova, I.; Aavik, O. A.; Goldstein, D. – European Journal of Higher Education, 2014
We examined perceived barriers to professional help among Ukrainian college students, psychologists and psychiatrists. Students from eight universities and psychologists participated in qualitative stage. A survey of barriers to mental health treatment was developed based on qualitative data and used with psychiatrists to validate understanding of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Barriers, College Students, Mental Health
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Kwiek, Marek – European Journal of Higher Education, 2014
The paper locates the past two decades of changes in Polish universities in a comparative European context. It shows a wider transition: from an expanding, privatized and disciplinarily divided university of the 1990s to a publicly funded, increasingly contracting and stratified university of the 2000s (and beyond). The gradual political and…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Synthesis, Educational Change, Comparative Education
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Wood, Margaret; Su, Feng – European Journal of Higher Education, 2014
In this paper, we have developed the concept of dialogic space to elaborate our view of the importance of creating future academic practice together in relationship with others in a higher education context. We see scope and potential for the dialogic space as a forum for "interthinking" to engage the voices of stakeholders in…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Foreign Countries, Professional Identity, Learner Engagement
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Kember, David; Hong, Celina; Yau, Vickie; Ho, Amaly – European Journal of Higher Education, 2014
This study examined the pace and degree of adaptation of study behaviour and personal epistemological beliefs between school and university through interviews with 110 final-year university students. The study took place in Hong Kong, where the highly competitive school system encourages remembering modelling answers for the public examinations;…
Descriptors: Intellectual Disciplines, Epistemology, College Seniors, Study Habits
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Sousa, Sofia Branco; Magalhães, António M. – European Journal of Higher Education, 2014
The paper focuses on the European Charter of Researchers and the Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers in the framework of the construction of the European Research Area. These documents are discussed in the light of the debate of Mode-1 and Mode-2 typology, and academic and post-academic science. In the second part, the paper…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Researchers, Careers, Career Development
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Culver, Steven M.; Kniola, David – European Journal of Higher Education, 2013
The globalization of science and scholarship and the worldwide massification of post-secondary/tertiary education is creating an atmosphere that is at once competitive between and collaborative among colleges and universities. Because of the importance of these institutions to the shared economic futures of individuals and countries, there are…
Descriptors: Global Approach, Higher Education, Colleges, Educational Quality
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Kniola, David J. – European Journal of Higher Education, 2013
Accountability is among the least understood policy issues in higher education (Burke 2005). The rapid rise in tuition costs in both public and private institutions (Heller 2006) in all corners of the globe (Altbach, Reisberg, and Rumbley 2009) has challenged the idea of higher education as a public good. Student learning outcomes is one…
Descriptors: Accountability, Administrative Organization, Higher Education, Educational Facilities
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Soh, Kay Cheng – European Journal of Higher Education, 2013
Although its history is short, peer review has fast become a fixture of journal publications acquiring the status of a ritual in the academia. Many relevant and important issues have been raised leading to doubts about the value of peer review. The advent of electronic publishing further threatens the future of peer review. For peer review to…
Descriptors: Peer Evaluation, Writing for Publication, Journal Articles, Educational History
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Culver, Steven M.; Warfvinge, Per – European Journal of Higher Education, 2013
In both Europe and the United States, accountability pressures have continued to increase, spurred by the higher-level policy groups represented by the EC in Europe and by the federal government in the US, forcing institutions to measure their effectiveness in ways that are more transparent to governmental bodies and the general public. These ways…
Descriptors: Accountability, Educational Policy, Educational Change, Foreign Countries
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Yarkova, Tatiana; Cherp, Aleh – European Journal of Higher Education, 2013
The assessment of student learning driven by learning outcomes is often viewed as a tool to promote excellence in higher education. At the same time, many professors do not see a value in such approach, while nonetheless sincerely seeking to promote teaching and learning excellence. Is this a result of misunderstanding or is there an inherent…
Descriptors: Graduate Study, College Faculty, Universities, Educational Quality
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Olsson, Thomas; Roxå, Torgny – European Journal of Higher Education, 2013
In this article we describe and analyse a system for rewarding excellence in university teaching developed at the Faculty of Engineering at Lund University in Sweden. Individual teachers are rewarded for the effort they invest in the support of student learning. However, it is the organization that establishes a reward system and it does so for…
Descriptors: Educational Quality, Teacher Competencies, College Faculty, Engineering Education
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Wahlgren, Marie; Ahlberg, Anders – European Journal of Higher Education, 2013
In Swedish higher education, quality assurance mainly focuses on course module outcomes. With this in mind we developed a qualitative method to monitor and stimulate progression of learning in two modularized engineering study programmes. A set of core professional values and skills were triangulated through interviews with students, teachers,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Educational Quality, Quality Assurance
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McConnell, Kathryne Drezek – European Journal of Higher Education, 2013
Rubrics have received increased attention in recent years in assessment and accountability efforts in higher education as tools that provide faculty with rigorous frameworks for translating authentic examples of student work into high-quality, useable data. These same tools may represent powerful vehicles for prompting and facilitating…
Descriptors: Scoring Rubrics, Higher Education, College Faculty, Evaluation Methods
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