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Hulme, Moira; Wood, Jeffrey – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2022
Across the UK and internationally high rates of attrition among recently qualified teachers has focused attention on strengthening early career support. Policy attention has shifted from recruitment to the issue of sustainability. While the importance of induction is widely recognised, few studies investigate the components of early career support…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Beginning Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Preservice Teacher Education
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Scott, Fraser J.; Willison, Debra – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2021
For many years, a key driver for Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) has been ensuring that students are prepared for employment post-graduation. This has often resulted in HEIs providing specific modules of study focussing on employability and soft skills. The existing research literature presents a variety of strategies for embedding…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Graduate Students, Undergraduate Students, Employment Potential
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Irwin, A.; Irvine, C.; Bekes, B.; Nordmann, E. – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2021
Incivility has been reported as having an adverse impact on student learning, faculty staff retention and student commitment within Higher Education. As such this behaviour has the potential to reduce student achievement and could have a financial impact. The aim of this research was to examine the impact of teaching context (lecture versus…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, College Faculty, Interpersonal Relationship
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Hulme, Moira; Beauchamp, Gary; Clarke, Linda – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2020
The role and activities of national advisers engaged in the translation of globally mobile ideas on effective teacher education has received little attention. Drawing on in-depth semi-structured interviews, this article explores how government-appointed advisers acted as intermediaries in the translation of policy ideas in national reviews of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Education, Educational Policy, Expertise
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Bolger, Janine – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2020
This research study was undertaken to map out inter-professional education (also known as inter-professional learning) provision across higher education institutions (HEIs) delivering qualifying social work programmes in Scotland, identify the strengths and weaknesses of those approaches and ascertain the views of those working in the social…
Descriptors: Social Work, Counselor Training, Interprofessional Relationship, Higher Education
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Kanuka, Heather; Holmes, Jason; Cowley, Summer – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2020
The purpose of this study was to extend an understanding of success experienced by leaders in teaching development units. Using a framework comprised of narratives of constraint, this qualitative study interviewed 38 academics in leadership roles from Finland, Australia, Sweden, Norway, the United States, Canada, Scotland, and England. Findings…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Leadership Qualities, Higher Education, Research Universities
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McMurray, Stephen – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2019
This article explores the impact of funding cuts to the Further Education colleges in Scotland. The reduction in the number of students in the colleges has been hugely politically controversial. The research utilised the Infact database on the Scottish Funding Council's website and also a literature review. The research found there had been a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Retrenchment, Educational Finance, Adult Education
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Bamber, Veronica; Choudhary, Carolyn J.; Hislop, Jane; Lane, Judith – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2019
Transitions are increasingly recognised as difficult, and less has been written about transitions to postgraduate taught programmes than about transitions into undergraduate or doctoral study. A Scotland-wide project found that new taught Post-graduate (PG), and staff teaching them, can be unclear about what is expected at Master's level, and…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Masters Programs, Readiness, Professionalism
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Balwant, Paul T.; Birdi, Kamal; Stephan, Ute; Topakas, Anna – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2019
Researchers are becoming increasingly interested in the use of transformational leadership theory in higher education teaching (often referred to as transformational instructor-leadership). Much of this body of research investigates a direct association between transformational instructor-leadership and student outcomes. In the present study, we…
Descriptors: Models, Learner Engagement, Teacher Student Relationship, Correlation
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Kempenaar, Larissa; Murray, Rowena – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2019
Universities' performance indicators for scholarly outputs depend on academics having productive and sustainable writing behaviours. Research shows that writing programmes can increase research output, but less is known about which writing processes are productive. A project was initiated at a university which widened access to writing support to…
Descriptors: Academic Language, Writing Processes, Scholarship, Faculty Publishing
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Irwin, A.; Cederblad, A. M. H. – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2019
This paper investigated rudeness experienced by academic staff from students, co-workers and senior staff members. The focus of much of the rudeness literature in an educational setting has been on the student experience of rudeness, predominantly in the classroom. The aim of the current study was to focus on the experience of academic staff…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Faculty, College Students, Teacher Student Relationship
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Frempong, Irene; Spence, William – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2019
Many studies have investigated university students' attitudes to people with mental disorder (PMD) but most have used medical student participants. No Scottish studies were found on this topic where students of a broad range of subjects had participated. A mixed methods research design was employed where the topic was qualitatively explored (n =…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mental Disorders, Social Bias, Student Attitudes
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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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Brown, Julie – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2017
This article presents an overview of the findings of a recently completed study exploring the potentially transformative impact upon learners of recognition of prior informal learning (RPL). The specific transformative dimension being reported is learner identity. In addition to providing a starting point for an evidence base within Scotland, the…
Descriptors: Transformative Learning, Prior Learning, Self Concept, Informal Education
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Lowe, Janet; Gayle, Vernon – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2016
This article explores aspects of the experience of higher education students in a Scottish college within the context of widespread contemporary concern about youth unemployment. Analysis of published data reveals a marked shift in the demographic profile of higher education students in colleges in favour of young people. An unseen consequence of…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Foreign Countries, Lifelong Learning, Youth Employment
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