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Greg Stein; Yvonne Wei – Higher Education Studies, 2024
This study investigates undergraduate student satisfaction at a small private university in Japan, focusing on factors like social environment, instructors, facilities, support, academic grit, and student engagement. Given Japan's demographic challenges and the heightened competition in higher education, understanding these factors is crucial for…
Descriptors: Student Satisfaction, Small Colleges, Private Colleges, Foreign Countries
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Futagami, Tsuneji – Higher Education Studies, 2022
It was investigated why Southeast Asian recipients of engineering or related fields studied at Japanese private universities. Scholarships were the most popular reason. The reasons that they liked Japan and that the research or education level at Japanese universities was high were less popular. About a half of questionnaire respondents had been…
Descriptors: Student Motivation, Doctoral Students, Study Abroad, Foreign Countries
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Davidovitch, Nitza; Cohen, Erez – Higher Education Studies, 2021
For over six decades Israel's system of higher education has been managed by the Ministry of Education and the Council for Higher Education (CHE). During this period, significant transitions have occurred in the academic system throughout the world and in Israel, leaving their mark on research and teaching and on the related regulatory agencies.…
Descriptors: Neoliberalism, Case Studies, Global Approach, Educational Administration
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Pan, Tianhong; Zhu, Yi; Chen, Shan – Higher Education Studies, 2020
In order to enrich the training modes for internationalized and innovative talents, universities from China, Japan and Korea have cooperated each other since 2012, and established a consortium named Innovative Research & Education of Asia (IRE). The consortium proposed the "student-centered, innovation-oriented and multiple…
Descriptors: International Cooperation, Teacher Collaboration, College Faculty, Consortia
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Kanellopoulou, Eurydice-Maria; Darra, Maria – Higher Education Studies, 2019
The lesson study is a teaching practice that was first applied to the educational system of Japan. It is a form of classroom research in which teachers cooperatively plan, teach, observe and share the results in a class lesson. The purpose of this study is to review the effectiveness of the implementation of the lesson study in basic teacher…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Teacher Collaboration, Instructional Effectiveness, Foreign Countries
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Oie, Mayumi – Higher Education Studies, 2017
This paper examined how the interdisciplinary field of volunteer motivation and creativity research helps improve our understanding of social issues. This research focused on the victims of the Great East Japan Earthquake, which occurred on March 11, 2011, and discussed how volunteer motivations support volunteer activities, positive youth…
Descriptors: Creativity, Volunteers, Natural Disasters, Self Determination
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Ito, Hiroshi – Higher Education Studies, 2014
This paper examines the challenges and strategies of twenty-three Japanese universities working towards the improvement of employability skills. These universities have been selected for the national project "Improving Higher Education for Meeting Industrial Needs" funded by Japan's Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Employment Potential, School Business Relationship