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Oleksiyenko, Anatoly – Frontiers of Education in China, 2015
This study conceptualizes the internationalization of higher education as a legacy-bound response driven by geopolitical, cultural and economic dependencies. It examines the Russian case, and considers how Russian academics deal with complex sets of dependencies and rivalries, while sorting European, Asian and Soviet drivers in university…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Global Approach, International Cooperation
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Yan, Chunmei; He, Chuanjun – Frontiers of Education in China, 2015
The philosophy of "publish or perish" has already been adopted as a yardstick by the vast majority of Chinese higher education institutions in their attempts to benchmark Western research universities in recent years, which has led to increasing pressure on university teachers to produce research publications. This paper addresses this…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Educators, English Teachers, Writing for Publication
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Takagi, Kohei – Frontiers of Education in China, 2015
In the changing higher education environment, universities increasingly engage in areas outside the traditional teaching and research missions. The new missions extend over wide yet specialized areas, such as technological advancement, internationalization, entrepreneurship, and enhancement of teaching and learning. To effectively handle these…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Universities, Educational Change, College Faculty
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Liu, Qin; Jiang, Yumei – Frontiers of Education in China, 2015
This article examines the outcomes of the overseas experiences of Chinese visiting scholars and the implications of visiting scholar programs for faculty development at Chinese universities. On the basis of semi-structured interviews with 17 returned Chinese visiting scholars who spent six to 12 months in a faculty of education at one of five…
Descriptors: International Programs, Institutional Cooperation, Faculty Development, College Faculty
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Cheng, Qiang; Wang, Jian; Zhang, Shaoan – Frontiers of Education in China, 2013
Guided by cultural border crossing and teacher identity development theories, this case study explores the bumpy process of a junior Chinese faculty member's border crossing into the U.S. teaching culture and analyzes the challenges, coping strategies, and consequences of his border crossing on teaching and teacher identity development. The…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Teacher Attitudes, Cultural Differences, Asians
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Yan, Fengqiao – Frontiers of Education in China, 2013
Through experiencing and reviewing multiple-country endeavors in academic profession study and participating in a new project regarding the academic profession in Asia, the author pinpoints and anticipates the shortcomings of study alone or dominantly questionnaire-based and ignoring the broader social context. The author proposes a new…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Analysis, Questionnaires, College Faculty
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Yuhao, Cen – Frontiers of Education in China, 2013
The cognitive interview method was applied to evaluate survey questions translated and adapted from a US-based college student survey instrument. This paper draws data from cognitive interviews with 45 undergraduate students in China and explores the different meanings they attribute to the term "college teacher." Students understood…
Descriptors: Interviews, Undergraduate Students, Definitions, College Faculty
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Chen, Qianyi; Yeager, John L. – Frontiers of Education in China, 2011
Along with the "massification" of higher education in China since the late 1990s, the issue of quality and excellence appeared at the top of China's higher education agenda. Since faculty evaluation of teaching is one of the major approaches adopted by China's higher education sector to pursue quality and excellence, it is valuable to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Faculty Evaluation, Comparative Analysis
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Apple, Rima D. – Frontiers of Education in China, 2010
Many societies view the world as composed of two distinct and complementary spheres: the female (domestic) sphere and the male (public) sphere. Because science was part of the male sphere, women were inhibited from pursuing a career in scientific research. However, the more limited female sphere often found within university departments of home…
Descriptors: Home Economics, Scientific Research, Women Scientists, Gender Differences
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Du, Ping; Lai, Manhong; Lo, Leslie N. K. – Frontiers of Education in China, 2010
Research on work life and job satisfaction of university professors is becoming an important research issue in the field of higher education. This study used questionnaires administered to 1 770 teachers from different levels, types, and academic fields of Chinese universities to investigate job satisfaction among university professors and the…
Descriptors: Job Satisfaction, Organizational Climate, Career Development, Teacher Salaries
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Zhang, Lili – Frontiers of Education in China, 2010
This study intends to gain an understanding of the sources of stress among women academics in research universities of China. Studies have shown that, compared with their male counterparts, women report higher level of stress in work/family conflicts, gender barriers and career development. Based on the results of this study, the following…
Descriptors: Productivity, Research Universities, Stereotypes, Females
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Zhang, Jijia; Lu, Aitao – Frontiers of Education in China, 2008
To summarize the widely dispersed literature concerning Chinese teachers' mental status, the present paper conducted a quantitative research synthesis with a focus on the current situation and development in teachers' mental disorders. On one hand, the results demonstrated that many critical problems existed in the exploration of this issue, such…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Mental Disorders, Foreign Countries, Statistical Analysis
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Yang, Jie – Frontiers of Education in China, 2007
Through a quantitative analysis on the school conditions of 71 key universities in the light of some measurable indicators, this paper concludes that all these universities have positively adapted themselves to the massification and diversification of higher education. Suggestions are as follows: (1) the construction of the quality assurance…
Descriptors: Colleges, Quality Control, Foreign Countries, Human Resources
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Feng, Li – Frontiers of Education in China, 2007
Developing a professional ethics is crucial towards amassing the ranks of high-quality teachers, which contributes to the improvement of national education. This study bases its analysis on the survey of humanistic qualities of Chinese citizens. 3348 teachers at three different levels from 31 provinces, autonomous regions and municipalities of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Moral Values, Ethics, Teacher Behavior
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Zhao, Yezhu – Frontiers of Education in China, 2007
This paper examines the changing status of women faculty through an analysis of statistics on China's universities from 1994 to 2004. This paper first presents the trend of a drastic increase in women faculty members in recent years. Further details on the academic ranks of women faculty, their age and highest degrees obtained are also presented.…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Women Faculty, Females, Foreign Countries
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