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Korniienko, Alina Yu. – International Journal of Higher Education, 2020
The purpose of this research was to identify how the use of a debate-based course delivery approach merged with a flipped classroom model influenced the students' academic outcomes and motivation in relation to their intelligence type and how the sampled students perceived the course delivery approach and certain debate-related activities. Sampled…
Descriptors: Debate, Teaching Methods, Blended Learning, Student Motivation
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Alanzi, Awad Ali – International Journal of Higher Education, 2020
This research motivates to identify the legal education model in the Arab region and Saudi Arabia in particular. It is found that Arab legal system is derived from the Roman law and French models. The French teaching model is spread in the Kingdom through the professors educated from the French law schools. The french model of legal education…
Descriptors: Legal Education (Professions), Comparative Education, Foreign Countries, Arabs
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Alsulami, Naif Daifullah Z. – International Journal of Higher Education, 2020
The purpose of this research is to describe the characteristics of the re-entry experiences of Saudis returning to Saudi Arabia after studying abroad. The total number of participants in the study was 21, consisting of 13 male and 8 female participants returning from studying in the U.S., U.K., and Australia. By conducting semi-structured…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Experience, Study Abroad, Reentry Students
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Khoza, Simon Bheki. – International Journal of Higher Education, 2020
Online teaching results in knowledge-building. Knowledge-building is the teaching and learning process that helps academics and students to generate specific personal values used to understand their personal identities. Academics have been forced by COVID-19 lockdowns to go online in teaching their students. The purpose of this study is to explore…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, Knowledge Level, Higher Education
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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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Cherkashchenko, Olesia M.; Vysotska, Tetiana M.; Korotkova, Svitlana V.; Savina, Yuliia O.; Khurtak, Iryna V. – International Journal of Higher Education, 2019
The article deals with the analysis of innovations in the content of professional training of interpreters / translators at universities of Europe, the USA and Ukraine. It has been established that at European and American universities the innovation data involves directing professional education of translators and interpreters towards studying…
Descriptors: Innovation, Translation, Professional Training, Comparative Education
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Chipchase, Lucy; Davidson, Megan; Blackstock, Felicity; Bye, Ros; Clothier, Peter; Klupp, Nerida; Nickson, Wendy; Turner, Deborah; Williams, Mark – International Journal of Higher Education, 2017
Much has been written about why students engage in academic studies at university, with less attention given to the concept of disengagement. Understanding the risks and factors associated with student disengagement from learning provides opportunities for targeted remediation. The aims of this review were to (i) explore how student disengagement…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Alienation, Higher Education, College Students
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Tanaomi, Mohammad Mehdi; Asaadi, Robert Reza – International Journal of Higher Education, 2017
This article examines the similarities and differences in the systems for faculty career advancement in higher education institutions in the United States and the Islamic Republic of Iran. The analysis focuses on two specific cases: the University of Tehran and Portland State University. Through this paired comparison, we draw out the similarities…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Analysis, College Faculty, Faculty Promotion
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Niu, Lian – International Journal of Higher Education, 2016
This study uses National Postsecondary Student Aid Study of 2012 data to examine disparities in graduate students' borrowing tendency. Results show Black and Hispanic students, students in education, humanities, and social sciences, and students of parents with lower education level are more likely to borrow for graduate education, even after…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Student Loan Programs, Racial Differences, Intellectual Disciplines
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Tung, Mei-Ling – International Journal of Higher Education, 2016
Recent economic development in China not only has improved the overall living standards of Chinese people, but it has also created a new middle class. Another impact of the economic development is the increasing demand for educated workers. Subsequently, the demand for quality higher education has also increased. With more than 50% of the world's…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Adjustment, Undergraduate Students, Foreign Students
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Hansen, Bobbi; Buczynski, Sandy – International Journal of Higher Education, 2013
This paper offers a comparative reflection on how two nations, the U.S. and Lithuania, are implementing inquiry-based science in elementary classrooms. The qualitative study explored how fourth grade teachers in Southern California and in Lithuania employed effective inquiry-based strategies in their classrooms. A teacher's use of questioning…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Science Instruction, Inquiry, Elementary School Science
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Semali, Ladislaus M.; Baker, Rose; Freer, Rob – International Journal of Higher Education, 2013
Public and private universities in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, South Africa, and elsewhere in Africa, were experiencing all time high enrollments since the late 1990s. To address these demands, university administrators sought partnerships with universities of the global North to facilitate the necessary educational reform and curriculum…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Partnerships in Education, Cooperation