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Hanh, Nguyen Duc; Loan, Vu Quynh; Viet, Nguyen My – Higher Education Studies, 2020
The purpose of this study is to investigate how Vietnam, Malaysia and Nigeria quality assurance agencies operate towards ensuring quality in higher education institutions. Quality assurance systems was investigated with respect to social demands and it was compared based on the key concepts: autonomy, accountability and improvement. The study…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Quality, Educational Policy, Quality Assurance
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Tuyen, Kim Thanh; Bin Osman, Shuki; Dan, Thai Cong; Ahmad, Nor Shafrin Binti – Higher Education Studies, 2016
Research Paper Writing (RPW) plays a key role in completing all research work. Poor writing could lead to the postponement of publications. Therefore, it is necessary to develop a program of (RPW) to improve RPW ability for EFL/ESL writers, especially for undergraduate students in Higher Education (HE) institutions, which has caught less attention…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Process Approach (Writing), English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Chapman, David W.; Errecaborde, Kaylee Myhre – Higher Education Studies, 2016
Faced with increasing pressure to generate more of their own budgets, universities in low and middle income countries are increasingly banding together as country and regional-level networks to bid on and subsequently implement externally funded development projects (a pattern already seen in high income countries). While working as a network may…
Descriptors: Universities, College Role, Educational Finance, International Cooperation
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Migin, Melissa W.; Falahat, Mohammad; Yajid, Mohd Shukri Ab; Khatibi, Ali – Higher Education Studies, 2015
In recent years, Malaysia has witnessed an influx of foreign students in the local higher education institutions with the aggressive support from the Malaysian government to build Malaysia as the educational hub within the region. This is in line with Malaysia's aspiration to be a global education hub by year 2020. Besides the country level…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Institutional Characteristics, Foreign Students, Correlation
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Chapman, David W.; Chien, Chiao-Ling – Higher Education Studies, 2015
Faced with escalating demand for instructional staff to serve the expanding undergraduate enrolments, many middle income countries in Southeast Asia are investing heavily in expanding their provision of graduate education. An attractive secondary benefit is that graduate programmes contribute to a local university-based research capacity that…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Graduate Study, Graduate Students, Accountability
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Awang, Amran; Ibrahim, Ima Ilyani; Nor, Mohamad Niza Md; Razali, Mohd Fazly Mohd; Arof, Zakaria Mat; Rahman, Ahmad Redzuan Abdul – Higher Education Studies, 2015
Institutional support and recognition led to less happier and committed academicians. Previous empirical findings justified that intentions to leave an organization has been due to issues in commitment and job performance. The study observes 130 academicians in five Malaysian public higher learning institutions in a cross-sectional data collection…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Job Performance, Observation, College Faculty
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Hassan, Aminuddin; Abiddin, Norhasni Zainal; Yew, Sim Kuan – Higher Education Studies, 2014
It is important to consider the concepts of traditional classroom and online learning in evaluating effective learning and listening conducted in higher learning institutions. To reach the depth of both concepts, one should understand them in the philosophical point of view. Both traditional classroom and online learning play a role in the…
Descriptors: Educational Philosophy, Teaching Methods, Online Courses, Listening Skills
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Singh, Manjet Kaur Mehar – Higher Education Studies, 2014
This article focuses on research into academic reading practices of international graduate students in taught Master programmes in a Malaysian university. The purpose of the study was to examine the challenges faced in the academic reading practices as well as the strategies employed to overcome the challenges in the academic reading practices.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Foreign Students, Case Studies, Masters Programs
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Wahid, Akma Hidayu Dol Abdu; Abu, Nor Asyiqin; Latif, Wannoraini Abdul; Smith, Malcolm – Higher Education Studies, 2013
This study was conducted to examine the perception of academics towards intellectual capital (IC) and governance practice at two Malaysian universities: University A (a Public University) and University B (a Private University). It also examines the factors which contribute to the retention of qualified academics and the relationship between…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Governance, Human Capital, Public Colleges
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Suryani, Ina; Hizwari, Shafiq; Islam, Md. Aminul; Desa, Hazry – Higher Education Studies, 2012
This study looks at the correlation of the English learning which is by using weblog and the adaptation for international students at Universiti Malaysia Perlis. The study was conducted on the first batch of International students. There were 37 students from three countries with the majority from China followed by Indonesia and Sudan. The…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning
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Ghadi, Ibrahim; Alwi, Nor Hayati; Bakar, Kamariah Abu; Talib, Othman – Higher Education Studies, 2012
This research aims to evaluate the psychology properties of the construct validity for the Critical Thinking Disposition (CTD) instrument. The CTD instrument consists of 39 Likert-type items measuring seven dispositions, namely analyticity, open-mind, truth-seeking, systematicity, self-confidence inquisitiveness and maturity. The study involves…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, Construct Validity, Critical Thinking
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Cyprian, Onwubiko Emeka – Higher Education Studies, 2012
This study seeks to understand how adult learning takes place in homestay programme at Kanchong Darat, Banting, and Selangor in Malaysia. The study seeks to provide an overview evaluation and some salient lessons that could be derived in providing quality homestay services to learners. More so, the study succinctly covers socio-cultural issues in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adult Students, Adult Learning, Program Evaluation
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Ahmad, Abd Rahman; Farley, Alan; Naidoo, Moonsamy – Higher Education Studies, 2012
The Malaysian Government intention to implement the higher education reforms is observable in the implementation of National Higher Education Strategic Plan beyond 2020 in 2007. This plan emphasises on improving the research and teaching in higher education in accordance with the government objectives. Parallel to the introduction of this plan,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Finance Reform, Public Policy, Funding Formulas
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Seng, Ernest Lim Kok; Khoo-Lattimore, Catheryn – Higher Education Studies, 2012
The number of international students enrolling at higher learning institutions in Malaysia is increasing each year. However, the quality of learning environment is not always easy to measure, particularly for private universities which are not financially aided by the government, where the learning environment is characterized by their physical…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Foreign Students, Student Attitudes, College Students
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Issa, Jinan Hatem; Jamil, Hazri – Higher Education Studies, 2011
Rapid technological advances in communication technologies and computational power are altering the nature of knowledge, skills, talents and the know-how of individuals. A CD-ROM dictionary is an interesting and effective teaching tool, which captures pre-service teachers' interest and does much more than just translates especially with the…
Descriptors: Electronic Libraries, Performance Factors, Dictionaries, Student Teacher Attitudes
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