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Lee, Wincy Wing Sze – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2019
The concept of the associate degree is new to the Hong Kong tertiary education system. Public discussion and research have focused much on the policy and operational aspects of this tier, but empirical efforts to examine associate degree students' learning experiences and how it relates to the policy are relatively sparse. The present study…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Associate Degrees, Two Year College Students, Student Attitudes
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Lee, Wincy W. S. – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2014
Associate (community college) degrees have expanded rapidly in the past decade in Hong Kong, but their value has been questioned due to the limited number of government-funded articulation opportunities available. This paper argues that associate degrees in Hong Kong are not valued solely for articulation purposes, but also for nurturing students'…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Associate Degrees, Community Colleges, Student Development
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Loo, Sai Y. – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2012
This article uses a conceptual approach to understand how qualified teachers in England with occupational experience use pedagogic and occupational knowledge and experiences in their teaching practices. The conceptual approach consists of two parts: (1.) "Putting Knowledge to Work" (PKtW), a generic concept which uses…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Experienced Teachers, Adult Education, Teaching Methods
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Kubiak, Chris; Rogers, Anita M.; Turner, Annie – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2010
Foundation degrees have been developed in the UK as a means of meeting the learning needs of paraprofessionals in health and social care and the services within which they work in a cost-effective fashion. Workplace learning is an intrinsic component to these degrees. Taking a socio-cultural perspective, this paper examines how the students'…
Descriptors: Learning Experience, Student Experience, College Students, Part Time Students
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Ayers, David Franklin; Carlone, David – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2007
The purpose of conducting this study was to understand how neoliberal discourses manifest within the local context of a short-term, job-training program offered at a two-year college in the USA. Ethnographic data were collected at the local site through interviews, observations and document analysis. We then situated these data within a global…
Descriptors: Data Analysis, Foreign Policy, Ethnography, Role of Education