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Anderson, Vivienne; Rabello, Rafaela; Wass, Rob; Golding, Clinton; Rangi, Ana; Eteuati, Esmay; Bristowe, Zoe; Waller, Arianna – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education Research, 2020
Care has received relatively little attention in higher education (HE) literature. However, literature alluding to care reveals contrasting perspectives. Some scholars diminish care concerns as a product of the marketised university, where students-as-consumers insist on 'safe' teaching and the avoidance of 'troublesome knowledge'. Others position…
Descriptors: Caring, Higher Education, Ethics, Teaching Methods
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Schaeper, Hildegard – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education Research, 2020
The transition to higher education and the initial phase of studying play a crucial role in future educational decisions and academic development. To successfully manage this transition, a certain degree of integration into the new environment is required. For this reason, and drawing on the conceptual framework of Tinto's model of student…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Individual Characteristics, Student Adjustment, Self Esteem
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Barone, Carlo; Assirelli, Giulia – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education Research, 2020
Gender segregation in higher education (GSHE) is recognized as a key factor to explain the persistence of gender inequalities in the labor market despite the reversal of gender gap in educational attainment. Women are systematically overrepresented in fields of study, such as social sciences and the humanities, which offer relatively poor labor…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Gender Differences, Labor Market, Equal Opportunities (Jobs)
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Rakhshandehroo, Mahboubeh; Ivanova, Polina – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education Research, 2020
The adoption of English-medium instruction degree and non-degree programs in non-Anglophone universities has grown dramatically over the past 15 years. Japan is not an exception. In the Japanese context, a growing number of research works have addressed the implementation of English-medium degree programs at the undergraduate level; however,…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Language of Instruction, Foreign Students
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Mathies, Charles; Kivistö, Jussi; Birnbaum, Matthew – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education Research, 2020
Research on how performance-based funding influences the behaviour and performance of academics is limited in Europe. In this study, we investigate the changing publication patterns among Finnish academics associated with the introduction of awarding funding for publications within specific journals in the national performance-based funding model.…
Descriptors: Financial Support, College Faculty, Faculty Publishing, English (Second Language)
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Coates, Hamish; Croucher, Gwilym; Weerakkody, Umesha; Moore, Kenneth; Dollinger, Mollie; Kelly, Paula; Bexley, Emmaline; Grosemans, Ilke – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education Research, 2020
Doctoral training continues to grow in scale and scope in Australia, but has been subjected to far less design and improvement compared with other facets of higher education. Governments and universities engage in ongoing change which helps respond to opportunities and challenges but also leads to a proliferation of options and approaches. The…
Descriptors: Doctoral Programs, Program Design, Program Descriptions, Foreign Countries
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Yang, Po; Wang, Rong – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education Research, 2020
Regional higher education growth in non-federal states has not attracted much academic attention. This paper is one of the first attempts to explore China's latest higher education expansion and its systematic and regional impact from the perspective of multi-level governance. This article argues that the state had explicitly utilized the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Educational Development, Geographic Regions
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Raaper, Rille – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education Research, 2020
Informed by policy sociology and a Foucauldian theorisation, this article explores how a selection of sabbatical officers from English students' unions formed their political subjectivity during the policy consultation processes leading to the Higher Education and Research Act 2017. Discourse analysis demonstrated a strong influence of the unions'…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Unions, College Students, Professional Personnel
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Klassen, Mike; Sá, Creso – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education Research, 2020
New institutionalism predicts a global convergence in how higher education is organized. This convergence might be expected to intensify in professional education given accreditation requirements of professional bodies. Engineering presents an opportunity to study how international mobility agreements facilitate the development and normative…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Engineering Education, Accreditation (Institutions), Higher Education
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Parkinson, Tom; McDonald, Kevin; Quinlan, Kathleen M. – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education Research, 2020
This paper focuses on academic development for Syrian academics in exile. Academic development first emerged in resource-rich, global North environments including the UK, the USA, Australia, and Scandinavia nearly 50 years ago as reported by Gosling ("International Journal for Academic Development," 14(1):5-18, 2009), and the majority of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Refugees, College Faculty, Faculty Development
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Cotronei-Baird, Valeria Stella – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education Research, 2020
The development of employability skills is an important graduate outcome of most contemporary university degrees. Given the critical role of academics in teaching and assessing curriculum, they are held responsible for furthering the employability skills development of university graduates; yet little is known about the factors that hinder…
Descriptors: Barriers, Job Skills, Employment Potential, Skill Development
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Jalote, Pankaj; Jain, Bijendra Nath; Sopory, Sudhir – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education Research, 2020
Classification of higher education institutions (HEIs) of a country allows viewing higher education as a differentiated system which respects the diversity of purposes and aspirations of different HEIs. Classification is fundamentally different from ranking, which aims to rank universities in order with higher ranked HEIs being "better"…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Classification, Research Universities, Institutional Characteristics
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Han, Shuangmiao – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education Research, 2020
China has adopted policy experimentation (PE) as a means of introducing and testing innovative policy options for reforms in higher education (HE). This paper explores how PE plays out in the HE sector, involving state actors and university actors in a dynamic interactive process and bringing about institutional changes. This paper proposes a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Educational Innovation, Educational Change
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Lin, Le – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education Research, 2020
This paper adds an organizational dimension to the body of literature on international student mobility. Existing studies examine push/pull factors and student motivations, neglecting that students' motivations and demands are not necessarily spontaneous, but can be shaped by external forces. Drawing on interview, archival and observation data…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Study Abroad, Student Mobility, Test Preparation
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Liu, Xu – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education Research, 2020
In this qualitative study, the form and features of institutional governance in private universities in China are investigated. Using a comparative case study approach, it focuses on two private universities, each with differing institutional histories and forms of governance. It draws on thematic analysis of extensive documentation relating to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Governance, Private Colleges, College Administration
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