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Castiello-Gutiérrez, Santiago – Journal of Comparative and International Higher Education, 2020
Mexico is often portrayed as a colorful country through its art, clothing, architecture and landscapes; but all that color carries in itself contrast. Education, as well as other aspects of public life in Mexico, has been a matter of contrasts since the settlement of the first civilizations. At the beginning of the modern era, as a result of the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Access to Education, Higher Education, Educational Quality
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Nwokedi, Peace Ginika; Khanare, Fumane Portia M. K. – Journal of Comparative and International Higher Education, 2020
This study uses the agentic capability theory of Albert Bandura (Bandura 2009; 2012) as its lens to explore international students' experiences in a South African higher educational institution. The agentic capability theory "adopts an agentic perspective toward human development, adaptation, and change" (Bandura 2006:164). This implies…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Foreign Students, Educational Experience, Educational Environment
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Shchepetylnykova, Ielyzaveta; Alvis, Samantha – Journal of Comparative and International Higher Education, 2020
In the era of globalization, increasing interdependence between countries' economic, political, and social processes creates global challenges and opportunities. Extreme variations in the international distribution of wealth have elevated developed countries as important players in tackling the world's biggest issues, such as poverty, climate…
Descriptors: State Universities, International Education, Educational History, Institutional Mission
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Drabier, Renee; Ramirez, Linda Y.; Fimmen, Carol P. – Journal of Comparative and International Higher Education, 2020
This study is an analysis of student reflective advice written to future semester abroad students based upon their personal experience in a semester study abroad program. In December 2018, 36 Mexican students wrote individual letters during an end-of-term session in which they were asked to reflect upon their semester abroad experience in San…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Foreign Students, Study Abroad, Student Experience
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Rai, Sarita – Journal of Comparative and International Higher Education, 2020
Using the University of Hawai'i Manoa Study Abroad Center as a case study, this essay argues that in all areas of programming and functioning, a viable Study Abroad Center must involve faculty from all areas of the institution. The author argues that positive outcomes for students depend on shared governance, and the key to shared governance is…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, College Faculty, Design, Integrated Services
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Geibel, William Robertson – Journal of Comparative and International Higher Education, 2020
Over the last several decades, universities around the world have initiated processes of internationalization in an effort to respond to the growing influence of globalization and remain leaders in the vastly competitive space of higher education (Helms, Brajkovic, and Struthers 2017; Knight 2012). Universities have focused their…
Descriptors: Student Mobility, Humanism, Educational Objectives, Global Approach
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Bilas, Kirsten A. – Journal of Comparative and International Higher Education, 2020
Global student mobility is growing in importance as students increasingly turn their interest worldwide. International student spouses and their personal experiences is an emerging problem of practice in higher education due to their connection to international student retention rates. In particular, what support systems are provided to this…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, Spouses, Student Personnel Services, Experience
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Ghazarian, Peter G. – Journal of Comparative and International Higher Education, 2020
This mixed methods study identified obstacles to internationalization in the Republic of Korea by examining differences in stakeholder perceptions at a large, private regional university. Questionnaire data (n = 127) and interview transcripts (n = 17) were analyzed. Independent samples t-tests of Korean and international stakeholders…
Descriptors: Barriers, International Education, College Faculty, Higher Education
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Maruza, Fadzayi Marcia; Langa, Patricio; Augusto, Geri; Nkhoma, Nelson – Journal of Comparative and International Higher Education, 2020
This paper sets out to critically explore the way disability policies are framed in African higher education. Presented in this paper is a review of published studies that detail the dominant framing perspectives that have influenced disability policies in African Higher Education (HE). Review of literature was done using the Yair Levy and Timothy…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Students with Disabilities, Educational Policy, Higher Education
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Kwasi-Agyeman, Fredua; Langa, Patrício Vitorino; Swanzy, Patrick – Journal of Comparative and International Higher Education, 2020
Globally, the increasing cost of university education, growing student enrolments and weak economic of nations have caused a reduction in public funding for university education. This decline in public funding seems to have increased tuition fees, caused deterioration of infrastructure, thereby affecting student access to university education. In…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Finance, Public Support, Public Colleges
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Gülen, Salih; Yadigar, Tugba – Journal of Comparative and International Higher Education, 2020
This study is to determine the effect of using a fun book in a science course to enhance academic achievement and retention and to investigate student's views on the use of the fun book. Another aim of the study is to set an example for process evaluation in using fun lessons for higher education students. Participants used the fun book for…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Teaching Methods, Student Attitudes, Science Achievement
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Thompson, Shaun; Clarke, Emma; Quickfall, Aimee; Glazzard, Jonathan – Journal of Comparative and International Higher Education, 2020
Teacher well-being is frequently high-lighted as a significant contributor to poor retention rates. Whilst there remains a focus on the well-being of serving teachers and pupils, there is a paucity of research directly focusing on the well-being of trainee teachers. This pilot study sought to compare the experiences of trainee teachers from three…
Descriptors: Well Being, Cross Cultural Studies, Preservice Teachers, Comparative Analysis
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Karkour, Islam; Jusseaume, Sarah – Journal of Comparative and International Higher Education, 2020
This study uses qualitative and quantitative methods to explore the intercultural sensitivity (IS) of international students at an American university--specifically, whether international students' IS improved over the course of a semester on campus. The findings indicate that the participants did not, on average, achieve progress in their levels…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, Undergraduate Students, Asians, Public Colleges
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Heuser, Brian L.; Lyken-Segosebe, Dawn E.; Braxton, John M. – Journal of Comparative and International Higher Education, 2020
Boyer's four domains of scholarship provided the basis for a comparative investigation of the scholarly output of faculty members in 14 countries and at 100 English-speaking universities on the Times Higher Education World University Rankings (2013-2014) top-400 institutions. Full-time university faculty members who held tenured, tenure-track, and…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Faculty Publishing, Productivity, Cross Cultural Studies
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Schüller, Jessica – Journal of Comparative and International Higher Education, 2020
Transnational education (TNE) is predicted to play a large role in the future landscape of international higher education. Binational universities are transnational, higher education institutions formed by two governments constituting a collaborative form of TNE. Despite career factors being one of the primary motivators for participating in TNE…
Descriptors: International Programs, International Cooperation, Higher Education, Labor Market
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