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Amutuhaire, Tibelius – FIRE: Forum for International Research in Education, 2023
The 1998 UNESCO World Conference on Higher Education in Paris recommended that global higher education institutions should internationalize and reduce inequalities between developed and emerging countries. Since then, universities strive to incorporate an international dimension in their service. The aim was initially guided by the 20th century…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Equal Education, Higher Education, Global Approach
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Khan, Ruhi; Grijalva, Rebecca; Enriquez-Gates, Alejandra – FIRE: Forum for International Research in Education, 2019
Professional development is essential in supporting teachers as change agents to foster international educational reform. Arizona State University's Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College acknowledged its role in supporting visiting teachers from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in utilizing action research as an opportunity for professional development.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Role, Change Agents, Educational Change
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Yao, Christina W.; Garcia, Crystal E. – FIRE: Forum for International Research in Education, 2018
Higher education institutions in Vietnam have embraced opportunities to collaborate internationally to address specific educational needs that have emerged as a result of an accelerated economic and political society. The shift to a global market-driven economy has resulted in the need to produce better prepared graduates, advance in technology,…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Foreign Countries, Student Motivation, Educational Cooperation
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Chipindi, Ferdinand M.; Vavrus, Frances – FIRE: Forum for International Research in Education, 2018
This paper examines the implications of the neoliberal reforms of higher education in Zambia for the professional lives faculty at the University of Zambia (UNZA). It draws on interviews with junior faculty--in their positions for less than 10 years--to argue that their conception of academic identity illustrates the problem of the "ontology…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Professional Identity, Foreign Countries, Neoliberalism
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Mlambo, Yeukai Angela; Baxter, Aryn – FIRE: Forum for International Research in Education, 2018
International university partnerships are a prevalent internationalization strategy for both North American and African higher education institutions, yet the predominance of discourses that reflect the inequities of the global knowledge economy among participants perpetuate the very challenges that they are designed to address. Using a…
Descriptors: Universities, Partnerships in Education, College Faculty, International Education
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Nkhoma, Nelson Masanche – FIRE: Forum for International Research in Education, 2018
Some African higher education institutions (HEIs) were founded on the notion that they would serve the specific needs of African communities. Other HEIs have borrowed the concept of community-engaged scholarship (CES) from the USA as a strategy for achieving relevance. Nonetheless, African HEIs continue to be criticized as imitators of Western…
Descriptors: Medical Education, Relevance (Education), Foreign Countries, Medical School Faculty
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Lundy, Brandon D. – FIRE: Forum for International Research in Education, 2018
This article evaluates the potential for rebuilding tertiary education in Guinea-Bissau focusing on the reconstitution of the Universidade Amílcar Cabral, the operations of Universidade Lusófona da Guiné, and the development of the Bissau Campus Project through the West African Vocational Schools (WAVS) project. The article considers available…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Change, Higher Education, Educational Development
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Alemu, Sintayehu Kassaye – FIRE: Forum for International Research in Education, 2018
The purpose of this paper is to trigger scholarly debates over the meaning, idea, and history of the university or HEIs. It is also to manifest the prevalence of multiple forms of HEIs and to question why the narrative of one form of HEIs/university meaning, idea and history predominate the discourse. In spite of historical evidences that confirm…
Descriptors: Educational History, Higher Education, Foreign Countries, Power Structure
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Ramdé, Pascal; Lapointe, Pierre; Dembélé, Martial – FIRE: Forum for International Research in Education, 2018
Faced with the imperative to adapt to an environment marked by the internationalization of higher education and education policy transfers, universities in French-speaking sub-Saharan African countries adopted in 2006 a new policy called "Bachelor-Master-Doctorate (BMD) reform." Given the importance of the role of the actors in the…
Descriptors: International Education, French, Educational Policy, Technology Transfer
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Odhiambo, George – FIRE: Forum for International Research in Education, 2018
The contribution of university education to sustainable development of society has become one of the most important activities of higher education institutions. After 55 years of independence, it is time to take a critical look at the role of university education in nation building in Kenya. Since independence, access and difficulties of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Universities, School Role, Developing Nations