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Maadad, Nina, Ed.; Tight, Malcolm, Ed. – International Perspectives on Higher Education Research, 2014
Academic mobility promotes the development of joint research activities, broadens the horizons of researchers, lecturers and professors, and promotes knowledge flows between institutions. This book offers a contemporary perspective on the mobility of academics across the globe with contributions by authors based in Australia, Germany, Ireland,…
Descriptors: Faculty Mobility, Foreign Countries, Foreign Workers, Adjustment (to Environment)
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Sanderson, Kay – International Perspectives on Higher Education Research, 2014
This study gathers the experiences of a group of academics who have chosen to take up temporary residence in the United Arab Emirates. It explores, from the perspective of the academic, the move from the familiar to the unfamiliar, determines the challenges they faced and what factors assisted in their integration into this new environment. The…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Faculty, Foreign Workers, Faculty Mobility
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Kreber, Carolin; Hounsell, Jenny – International Perspectives on Higher Education Research, 2014
In response to a dearth of research on the experience of non-UK nationals in UK universities, this chapter reports on a qualitative study involving 40 international academics, including lecturers, senior lecturers and professors, who, within the past five years, had moved to the United Kingdom, specifically Scotland, to join a research-intensive…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Faculty, Foreign Workers, Adjustment (to Environment)
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Balasooriya, Chinthaka; Asante, Augustine; Jayasinha, Ranmalie; Razee, Husna – International Perspectives on Higher Education Research, 2014
The internationalisation of academia has significantly altered the higher education environment. Interactions between academic staff and students from a range of social, political and cultural backgrounds are now commonplace. Within this context, it is important to explore the professional and personal impact of internationalisation on academics…
Descriptors: Faculty Mobility, College Faculty, Foreign Workers, Foreign Countries
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Maadad, Nina – International Perspectives on Higher Education Research, 2014
The tertiary education system has become an international phenomenon in recent decades, and, increasingly, Australian institutions are employing academic staff and postgraduate students from other countries. This now poses a number of challenges. International academics are reporting that cultural differences and stresses are impacting on their…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Faculty Mobility, College Faculty, Foreign Workers
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Netz, Nicolai; Jaksztat, Steffen – International Perspectives on Higher Education Research, 2014
This chapter identifies factors influencing doctoral candidates' mobility plans based on empirical studies as well as theories of social inequality and migration. The relative importance of the identified factors is assessed through a series of linear and logistic regressions, which are calculated based on data from a 2010 online survey of…
Descriptors: Doctoral Students, Doctoral Programs, Foreign Countries, Social Differences
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Potts, Anthony – International Perspectives on Higher Education Research, 2014
This chapter explores the migration decisions and motives of a group of academics who were recruited to three Australian higher education institutions during the period 1965-2003. The chapter furthers our understanding of historical patterns of academic mobility and the experience of academic mobility and adds to our understanding of the academic…
Descriptors: Decision Making, College Faculty, Faculty Recruitment, Educational History
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Suárez-Ortega, Magdalena; Risquez, Angelica – International Perspectives on Higher Education Research, 2014
Exploring the personal and professional implications of academic mobility, with a special emphasis on the influence of gender, is essential for our understanding of career development in higher education. This chapter focuses on the subjective experiences around career and professional performance of a group of 'mobilized' academics. Through data…
Descriptors: Faculty Mobility, College Faculty, Women Faculty, Gender Differences
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Hurst, Ellen – International Perspectives on Higher Education Research, 2014
This chapter analyses interviews with 13 African scholars from a range of countries who are currently working at a South African university. The interviews explore aspects of their migration journeys and the role that language, particularly the English language, has played in their mobility. The majority of the participants originate from…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Language of Instruction, College Faculty, Teacher Attitudes
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Bokek-Cohen, Ya'arit; Davidovitch, Nitza – International Perspectives on Higher Education Research, 2014
Most studies of foreign-born faculty have documented various difficulties in their careers in academic institutions. This chapter offers data regarding the successful careers of foreign-born faculty in the Israeli academic world and identifies the factors that contributed to this success. Our data are based on several measures for success of…
Descriptors: Foreign Nationals, College Faculty, Evaluation Criteria, High Achievement
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Beiter, Klaus – International Perspectives on Higher Education Research, 2014
Scholarly excellence in higher education depends in part on the ability of members of the academic community to be able to travel abroad, to return home and to move freely within a state for the purposes of study, teaching and research. Articles 12 and 13 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights of 1966 protect the right to…
Descriptors: Civil Rights, International Law, Higher Education, College Faculty
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Hallett, Fiona; Eryaman, Mustafa Yunus – International Perspectives on Higher Education Research, 2014
This chapter presents an analysis of the lived experiences of academic mobility for three educational researchers, at various stages of their research career, from different European national contexts. Lived experiences were explored by examining the metaphors used by each educational researcher to convey their experiences of academic mobility.…
Descriptors: Educational Researchers, College Faculty, Faculty Mobility, Figurative Language
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Kastberg, Signe M. – International Perspectives on Higher Education Research, 2014
Prior studies of academics' career migration patterns typically focused on middle- and upper-class faculty. The "push/pull" or "hard/soft" factors relevant to faculty from more privileged groups emerged from those analyses. This phenomenological study used qualitative interviews with 12 faculty members from lower social-class…
Descriptors: Working Class, College Faculty, Teacher Characteristics, Career Choice
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Fraser, Kym, Ed. – International Perspectives on Higher Education Research, 2014
Typically New Generation Learning Spaces (NGLS) across the international higher education sector are being designed to support a more student-centred approach to teaching, through more active and collaborative learning opportunities, often using new technology (Keppell et al. 2012). However, the promise of NGLS appear to remain unfulfilled. This…
Descriptors: Futures (of Society), Learning Strategies, Higher Education, International Education
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Crisp, Jeffrey T. – International Perspectives on Higher Education Research, 2014
Gamification of learning and assessment will require new approaches to defining tasks as teachers will need to decide how to incorporate diagnostic, formative, and summative assessment components within a more holistic educational environment. Game theory will be blended with learning theory in curriculum design and will result in the redesign of…
Descriptors: Formative Evaluation, Summative Evaluation, Holistic Approach, Learning Theories
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