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Gowrie, George; Ramdass, Mala – International Journal of Higher Education, 2012
The study examined the extent to which there were changes in pre-service teachers' beliefs, expectations and other teacher preparation issues over a four-year period at the University of Trinidad and Tobago. The study was guided by the conceptual framework of Calderhead and Shorrock (1997)--the personal, critical, academic, practical and technical…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes, Expectation
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Kyridis, Argyris; Papadakis, Nikos; Kalerante, Evagelia; Zagkos, Christos – International Journal of Higher Education, 2012
The issue of research within the Greek Universities pushes forward the learning and maturation procedure through action, a procedure that will change the framework of the University Community function by developing, on the basis of a rational reorganization, structural relationships with society. This study presents and analyzes the state of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Scientific Research, Ethics, Politics
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Zhang, Xinrui; Gao, Yan – International Journal of Higher Education, 2012
This paper first introduces the background of the AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business) accreditation, and then analyzes the current status of the participation of Chinese business schools in AACSB accreditation. Based on the data analysis, the paper points out that there are two main problems in the Chinese business…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Business Administration Education, Accreditation (Institutions), Professional Associations
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Willmot, Peter; Pond, Keith – International Journal of Higher Education, 2012
Self and peer assessment offers benefits for enhancing student learning. Peer moderation provides a convenient solution for awarding individual marks in group assignments. This paper provides a significant review of peer-mark moderation, and describes an award winning, web-based tool that was developed in the UK and is now spreading across the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Self Evaluation (Groups), Peer Evaluation, Group Activities
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Walsh, Christine Ann; Hewson, Jennifer – International Journal of Higher Education, 2012
While various curriculum strategies have been presented for teaching research, little is known about the effectiveness of different teaching approaches. This study compared two models for teaching research to MSW students: a mentorship model (TM1) and a more structured, didactic model (TM2). Students (n = 23) self-completed the Research Self…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Teaching Methods, Social Work, Research Skills
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Cumming, John M.; De Miranda, Michael A. – International Journal of Higher Education, 2012
Retroactive interference (RI) in list learning occurs when the learning of a second list of words interferes with the recall of the first learned list. Having the lists be thematically different can reduce retroactive interference within list learning; however, this study demonstrates how RI can be reduced when the lists contain similar words.…
Descriptors: Memory, Word Lists, Interference (Learning), Cognitive Processes
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Sommer, Lutz; Haug, Manuel – International Journal of Higher Education, 2012
Studies show that many students struggle with properly organizing their academic activities; what makes things even worse is that up to 90% of students are at least part-time procrastinators. In order to clarify how these students could be supported, the article at hand deals with the influences and possible benefits of implementation intentions…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Goal Orientation, Behavior Theories, Time Management
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Bélanger, Charles H.; Leonard, Valorie M.; LeBrasseur, Rolland – International Journal of Higher Education, 2012
This study links moral reasoning, academic dishonesty, and business students. Undergraduate business students (N = 1357) from eight Ontario (Canada) universities responded to a survey to express their perceptions and expectations of their academic environment and the variables that can help them to understand what is morally right and what is…
Descriptors: Moral Values, Cheating, Business Administration Education, Correlation
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Morales, Erik E. – International Journal of Higher Education, 2012
This study of fifteen first generation American college freshmen documents their initial semester with a focus on factors and dispositions contributing to eventual success or failure. Students were identified prior to campus arrival, allowing for immediate and real-time data collection as they were experiencing the beginning of their college…
Descriptors: First Generation College Students, Help Seeking, Time Management, Academic Standards
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Fayombo, Grace A. – International Journal of Higher Education, 2012
This study investigated emotional intelligence (attending to emotion, positive expressivity and negative expressivity) and gender as predictors of academic achievement among 163 undergraduate psychology students in The University of the West Indies (UWI), Cave Hill Campus, Barbados. Results revealed significant positive and negative correlations…
Descriptors: Emotional Intelligence, Predictor Variables, Gender Differences, Academic Achievement
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Rany, Sam; Zain, Ahmad Nurulazam Md; Jamil, Hazri – International Journal of Higher Education, 2012
In the context of global and national economic development, higher education in Cambodia plays a significant role to develop human capital with technical knowledge, skills, values, and attitudes for sustainable economic growth, social development, and alleviation of poverty. When the civil war in 1998 was over, the Royal Government of Cambodia…
Descriptors: Educational Quality, School Policy, Academic Achievement, Universities
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Maleki, Zinat; Pazhakh, AbdolReza – International Journal of Higher Education, 2012
The present study was an attempt to investigate the effects of premodified input, interactionally modified input and modified output on 80 EFL learners' comprehension of new words. The subjects were randomly assigned into four groups of pre modified input, interactionally modified input, modified output and unmodified (control) groups. Each group…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Control Groups, Experimental Groups
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Ponce, Juan; Loayza, Yessenia – International Journal of Higher Education, 2012
This paper offers new evidence and methods for understanding the distributive effect of a universal government policy to eliminate user fees in public universities in Ecuador. The main argument to eliminate user fees in higher education is that it will increase enrollment among the poor. In this regard, eliminating tuition fees is supposed to be a…
Descriptors: Postsecondary Education, Fees, Public Colleges, Educational Policy
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Walsh, Christine Ann; Baynton, Myra – International Journal of Higher Education, 2012
Social work is a discipline that emphasizes personal contact and has traditionally been taught face-to-face. This paper examines whether online learning is appropriate for educating social workers about family violence. It describes a newly-developed online course in family violence and evaluates its effectiveness. Two surveys of the class and an…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Work, Caseworkers, Distance Education
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ALmahasneh, Ebtisam Z.; ALhabees, Mahmoud A. – International Journal of Higher Education, 2012
The objective of this study is to evaluate the experience of the Open Arab University/Jordan branch, in terms of accepted students as well as the graduates from 2002 to 2005, and to conclude on one hand the relation between the students' genders, the majors and the scientific programs, and to study the differences between the number of graduates…
Descriptors: Arabs, Open Universities, Decision Making, Higher Education
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