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McKay, Jane; O'Neill, Deborah; Petrakieva, Lina – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2018
Transition support for international students has traditionally adopted deficit models which attempt to "fix" assumed academic literacy problems. This study explores a more culturally inclusive initiative which supported international students at a UK university in a holistic and developmental way. The initiative was delivered across an…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Foreign Students, Cultural Awareness
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Pizarro Milian, Roger; Davidson, Cliff – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2018
Existing research on marketing within PSE tends to focus on homogeneous groups of high-status organisations. This study ameliorates this gap in the literature, conducting a comparative analysis of promotional materials produced by public universities and community colleges in Ontario, Canada. We find that these two groups draw on unique strategies…
Descriptors: Public Colleges, Universities, Community Colleges, Marketing
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Chan, Carmen W. H.; Leung, Doris Y. P.; Lee, Diana T. F.; Chair, Sek Ying; Ip, Wan Yim; Sit, Janet W. H. – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2018
Hong Kong has introduced a senior intake admission scheme which is similar to the US model of credit transfer from community college programmes to university bachelor programmes. The study aimed to assess the outcomes, in terms of generic capabilities, of introducing a senior intake articulation scheme to a bachelor of nursing curriculum in Hong…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Nursing Students, Educational Environment, Program Implementation
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Sauvé, Louise; Fortin, Anne; Viger, Chantal; Landry, France – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2018
Study programme withdrawal and student perseverance in post-secondary education are major challenges for post-secondary institutions, especially in view of the increasing difficulty of retaining the student clientele during the first year of university studies. To analyse the challenges students face in terms of learning strategies, we asked…
Descriptors: Accounting, Learning Strategies, Academic Persistence, Barriers
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Wedawatta, Gayan – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2018
Undergraduate programmes on construction management and other closely related built environment disciplines are currently taught and assessed on a modular basis. This is the case in the UK and in many other countries globally. However, it can be argued that professionally oriented programmes like these are better assessed on a non-modular basis,…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Study, Construction Management, Interviews, Learning Modules
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Chevers, Delroy; Archie, Jonathon; Kerr-Gordon, Latoya; Hazel, Kerry – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2018
Most governments in both developed and developing countries are reducing their financial support to universities. This condition is further compounded in Jamaica because the Jamaican government has shifted its focus and support from tertiary to early childhood education. As a result, both students and universities in Jamaica are experiencing…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Tuition, Information Technology, Educational Finance
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Brachem, Julia-Carolin; Braun, Edith M. P. – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2018
All over the world, universities have to cope with the mission to promote the employability of their graduates, implying that competences should be trained which are relevant for the professional experience. In this context, it is of special interest where graduates work and what they are doing at work. In this study we focus on educational…
Descriptors: Graduate Surveys, Minimum Competencies, Graduation Requirements, Job Skills
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Bates, Madeleine; Curtis, Sally; Dismore, Harriet – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2018
There are arguably many factors that affect the way a student learns. A recent report by the Higher Education Policy Institute (HEPI) and the Higher Education Academy (HEA) on student academic experience in the UK states that class size is an important factor in the quality of the student experience and that smaller class sizes provide greater…
Descriptors: Lecture Method, Attendance, Medical Students, Learning Strategies
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Evans, Stephen – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2018
The academic year 2012/13 marked a major milestone in the history of Hong Kong higher education as it witnessed the admission of two markedly different cohorts of Cantonese-speaking freshmen to the city's English-medium universities: those embarking for the last time upon the traditional 3-year programme modelled on the British system of initial…
Descriptors: Transitional Programs, Higher Education, Foreign Countries, General Education
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Jansen, Dorien; Emmers, Elke; Petry, Katja; Mattys, Laura; Noens, Ilse; Baeyens, Dieter – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2018
Because of a better understanding of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in all stages of life and the improvement of support of students with ASD in primary and secondary education, an increasing number of students with ASD are accessing higher education. Previous research suggests that these students have fewer opportunities in higher education due…
Descriptors: Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Higher Education, Autism, Mentors
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Acquah, Emmanuel O.; Commins, Nancy L. – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2018
Studying in a foreign country, where one becomes a cultural outsider and where one lacks knowledge of and access to dominant cultural practices, can be a perfect context for challenging students' values, beliefs, and attitudes, particularly when these experiences are coupled with coursework on diversity. This study explored international students'…
Descriptors: Cultural Pluralism, Foreign Students, Student Attitudes, Student Journals
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Maharaj, Chris; Blair, Erik; Chin Yuen Kee, Sarah – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2018
The link between motivation and success is well documented; however, there is still room to problematise motivation in regards to the individual and contextual levels. This study looks at motivation in relation to students studying undergraduate engineering courses at a Caribbean university and seeks to discover the factors that motivate them to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Motivation, Undergraduate Students, Engineering Education
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Gibson, Ann-Marie; Shaw, Johanna; Hewitt, Allan; Easton, Chris; Robertson, Sarah; Gibson, Neil – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2018
During the transition from school to higher education, young adults experience a substantial amount of change where they progress from the highly controlled setting of school to the autonomous and self-motivated environment of university. Time spent at university is considered a critical period during which young adults establish a clear sense of…
Descriptors: Longitudinal Studies, Student Behavior, Health Behavior, College Freshmen
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Selwyn, Neil; Henderson, Michael; Chao, Shu-Hua – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2018
Universities generate a mass of data related to students and the courses that they study. As such, "data work" using digital technologies and digital systems is integral to educational administration within higher education. Drawing on in-depth interviews with administrative and managerial staff in an Australian university, this article…
Descriptors: Information Systems, Management Systems, Universities, College Students
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Childs, Stephen; Finnie, Ross; Mueller, Richard E. – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2018
This paper extends the current literature on access to post-secondary education by investigating the role played by various family background characteristics related to the home environment and family habits and behaviours. Exploiting the extraordinary richness of the Youth in Transition Survey in this regard, we include whether the family ate…
Descriptors: Cultural Capital, Correlation, College Attendance, Foreign Countries
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