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Qi, Wenjin; Sorokina, Nadezda; Liu, Yan – International Journal of Higher Education, 2021
As the education for sustainable development (ESD) has been advocated in diverse educational contexts, increasingly more attention has been paid to facilitate teachers as the promoters of such educational practice in higher education. Yet, less sufficient research has focused on the ESP (English for Specific Purposes) teachers, who are regarded as…
Descriptors: Professional Identity, Language Teachers, Faculty Development, English for Special Purposes
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Yue, Xiaoyao; Feng, Yongjun; Ye, Yan – International Journal of Higher Education, 2021
Owing to the context in which higher education institutions function, models of sustainable leadership have not been applied to this area. Yet China is now the world's second largest economic entity, and higher education plays an integral role in the country's development. In August 2015, China's State Council published the "Overall Plan for…
Descriptors: Sustainability, Higher Education, Economic Development, Foreign Countries
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Liu, Meihua; Yan, Yi – International Journal of Higher Education, 2020
As revealed by literature, anxiety and stress are complicated yet serious issues among teachers at all educational levels. Though widely studied, research on them often focuses on pre-service or primary and middle school teachers, with little research on in-service university teachers. It is especially so in China. The present study thus examined…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Anxiety, College Faculty, Art Teachers
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Hussaini, Nilofer – International Journal of Higher Education, 2020
South Asian economies has witnessed very slow growth over the years and the gap has widened manifold between other nations of Asia particularly East Asian nations and South Asian nations. This paper examines co-integration between the economic growth and reach of higher education in South Asian nations explaining this disparity. The research…
Descriptors: Economic Development, Developing Nations, Higher Education, Correlation
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Tang, Tao; Aldhaeebi, Maged A.; Lan, J. Q.; Bamanger, Ebrahim – International Journal of Higher Education, 2020
In this study, a comparison of the graduate education program between Canada and China is presented. Compared with some developed countries in Europe and America, Canada's graduate education does not start too early. After World War II, especially in recent decades, its graduate education has developed rapidly. The reason is that under the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Graduate Study, Cultural Differences, Educational History
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Fomunyam, Kehdinga George – International Journal of Higher Education, 2020
The doctorate degree ranks third on the academic hierarchy, and is commonly viewed as an approval on a student by an institution, to conduct original research in at least one academic discipline. Several motivations drive the need to acquire a doctorate degree, and they include intrinsic interest, employment considerations, personal, and…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, Doctoral Students, Student Experience, Study Abroad
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Sivarethinamohan, R.; Sujatha, S. – International Journal of Higher Education, 2019
Ethical academicians are perfectly virtuous. They always strive for greater virtue and follow strictly the moral stands of their profession. The ethical living and self-efficacy are important to them because of being fair and honest in their academics. Determinants of ethics include knowledge, values, attitude and intention. The domain-specific…
Descriptors: Ethics, Self Efficacy, College Faculty, Moral Values
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Bu, Xin; Kero, Patty – International Journal of Higher Education, 2019
Cross-border higher education co-delivered by Chinese and American universities has grown in recent decades. The study focuses on six International Branch Campuses (IBCs) in China, a joint venture between American universities and their Chinese partners. Fourteen Western faculty members who have worked at IBCs were interviewed face-to-face on a…
Descriptors: International Education, Multicampus Colleges, Higher Education, Educational Cooperation
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Zhou, Rong; Hu, Yan; Yu, Dengke; Cao, Qian; Bai, Xue – International Journal of Higher Education, 2019
Teaching effect is a core index for measuring the validity of teaching practices in universities. How to improve it in class? It is an important issue in educational reform. From students' cognition perspective, the study analyzed students' statements about the knowledge, personalities and behaviour of their teachers. Through the process of text…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Teacher Characteristics, Personality, Personality Traits
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Hussain, Mudassir; Ali, Hashim – International Journal of Higher Education, 2019
This narrative inquiry study was undertaken, recruiting 06 successful PhD students in China. The participants were invited and semi-structured interviews were taken one-by-one. The study aimed to explore information about supervisor-supervisee relationship and factors that motivate international PhD students to enhance their research outcomes in a…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, Graduate Students, Supervision, Foreign Countries
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He, Chunxiu – International Journal of Higher Education, 2019
Given the practical significance of vocabulary testing in language teaching and the theoretical foundations of developing a vocabulary test, four well-established vocabulary tests are introduced for diagnostic purpose together with their corresponding validation studies, with a focus on the designed purpose, the selection of the items, the…
Descriptors: Vocabulary Development, Language Tests, Validity, Test Format
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Zhang, Yanfang; Chen, Pengfei; Yu, Tao – International Journal of Higher Education, 2019
This study aimed at applying English reading and writing strategies' training to improve the low English proficiency students' competence of English reading and writing. It was a quasi-experiment design. In total, 70 non-English major undergraduates at a private university in China participated in the research, 35 students in the experimental…
Descriptors: Reading Strategies, Writing Strategies, Learning Strategies, Language Proficiency
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Sun, Xiaodong; Jia, Yanrui; Li, Zhenchun; Song, Yu – International Journal of Higher Education, 2018
The Washington Accord is an internationally recognized agreement in engineering education of undergraduates. China joined the agreement as the 18th member country in 2016. The exploration technology and engineering major of China University of Petroleum has obtained the professional certification from international engineering education system and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Education, Engineering Education, Undergraduate Students
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Huang, Simin; Xu, Peng; Feng, Lie; Lu, Chunting; Yang, Jing – International Journal of Higher Education, 2018
History taking is an extremely important skill for medical students to master. In China, medical students usually have opportunities to practise this skill on real patients after they have learned diagnostics and basic relevant theoretical knowledge. Today, however, several factors, such as increased enrolment of medical students and the need to…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Instructional Effectiveness, Role Playing, Observation
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Zeng, Jinyuan – International Journal of Higher Education, 2018
As China runs towards the forefront of global economic power, people begin to pay growing attention to the quality of life and medical education that play a significant role in sustaining the development by providing healthier labor force. It is evident that in the process of globalization new curricula in line with international standards top…
Descriptors: Medicine, Global Approach, Foreign Countries, Higher Education
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