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Dobson Waters, Sharon; Torgerson, Carole J. – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2021
This systematic review assessed the effectiveness of published inventions, of an experimental design, used to promote learning for learners with dyslexia on HE programmes. Historical observations suggest that a notable number of learners with dyslexia express concern at the levels of support they receive and that support plans provided to their…
Descriptors: Dyslexia, College Students, Students with Disabilities, Intervention
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Duncan, Helen; Purcell, Catherine – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2020
Timed examinations continue to be a common educational assessment method employed to evaluate a student's knowledge, ability and skills in their subject area. Extra time is the most common adjustment that students with specific learning difficulties (SpLD) are granted in these exams. This adjustment aims to provide students with SpLD parity with…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Students with Disabilities, Testing Accommodations, Time
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Azaola, Marta Cristina – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2020
Although the support provided by extended family members to university students has recently been more investigated, it is rarely considered as an element worthy of analysis in its own right. Situated in an international context, this literature review provides a map of research on the support of extended family members to university students and…
Descriptors: Family (Sociological Unit), Higher Education, Social Support Groups, College Students
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Callaghan, Chris William; Nicholson, Denise Rosemary – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2020
The purpose of this paper is to provide a conceptual review of the literature pertaining to predatory publishing, so as to derive cornerstone themes for an ongoing research agenda to eliminate predatory publishing. Findings identify four key themes as important underpinnings of such a research agenda. The first relates to the influences and…
Descriptors: Periodicals, Ethics, Deception, Literature Reviews
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Johnson, Martin; Shaw, Stuart – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2019
With the introduction of a new initiative in a teaching and learning environment there is an ethical responsibility to consider whether the impact of the introduction has met its intended goals, and whether it has harmed those who are influenced by it. Technology and infrastructure developments have encouraged a continued growth in the development…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Testing, Testing Problems, Evaluation Research, High Stakes Tests
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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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Doolan, Karin; Puzic, Saša; Baranovic, Branislava – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2018
This article provides a panoramic view of research findings on social inequalities in access to higher education in Croatia since the 1960s, guided by the question of what has changed in the findings. Our review shows that there is stark continuity over the last five decades: students from better educated family backgrounds tend to be…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Access to Education, Higher Education, Social Justice
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Hall, V. J. – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2017
A small-scale action research project was used to consider the policy and rhetoric surrounding development of the "expert learner" and how this might be further explored to provide opportunities for learners to have greater direct involvement in reflection and discussion with teachers. The research was based within a further education…
Descriptors: Teacher Student Relationship, Interaction, Communities of Practice, Ecological Factors
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Emmers, Elke; Jansen, Dorien; Petry, Katja; van der Oord, Saskia; Baeyens, Dieter – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2017
Due to an increasing number of students with ADHD in higher education and the difficult course of their academic career, a comprehensive overview of participation and functioning of this group is needed. A comprehensive search was performed in MEDLINE (PubMed), EMBASE, CINAHL and ERIC electronic databases in June 2014. This systematic literature…
Descriptors: College Students, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Literature Reviews, Student Characteristics
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Leach, Linda – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2016
Student engagement is important to further and higher education institutions: it is understood to be a proxy for quality teaching and governments attach a proportion of funding to student retention and completion. Many institutions are taking part in student engagement surveys, using the data generated to initiate changes to policies and practice.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Learner Engagement, Instructional Effectiveness, Instructional Improvement
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Turri, Matteo – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2016
The evolution of Italian universities in terms of growth, economic sustainability and reforms can be interpreted in the light of the élite, mass and universal access categories defined by Martin Trow. The findings from this analysis show that although the number of enrolled students and funding problems propel the Italian university system towards…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Educational Change, Educational Finance
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Graham, Andrew T. – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2015
Higher education in the UK is under increasing pressure to manage the workload of its academic staff in a way that maximises the outputs from teaching and research. The emergence of this trend can be traced back to 1989 and the government legislation that introduced neo-liberal managerialism into the sector mirroring the laissez-faire approach to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Faculty Workload, Neoliberalism
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Parameswaran, Ashvin; Bowers, Jack – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2014
There is a long history of universities perceiving residences as pivotal in the learning process. Over the last 50 years, the nature and efficacy of residential environments as an educational tool have been extensively researched. However, within some sections of the tertiary residential sector, in the United States, the United Kingdom, New…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, On Campus Students, College Housing, Academic Achievement
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Chown, Nick; Beavan, Nick – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2012
As autism is a social learning disability it is a disadvantage in any social setting such as a classroom. The 1990s saw a surge of young people diagnosed with autism who are now approaching college age; indeed there is evidence that students with autism are becoming a significant cohort in further education. However, anecdotal evidence suggests…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Adult Education, Autism, Socialization
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Lawson, Tony – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2011
In the context of the tension between classroom observation as a form of empowerment and as an instrument of control, the partnership between three 16-19 colleges and a university School of Education in delivering a programme of sustained observation over eight years is explicated. Drawing on the literature about continuing professional…
Descriptors: Observation, Content Analysis, Teaching Methods, Classroom Observation Techniques
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