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Bailey, Wayne – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2021
This case study illustrates why a group of young adults from a working-class community in the UK choose not to participate in HE despite having the necessary qualifications. It highlights the impact that parents have on HE participation decisions, and the network of social connections participants are able to mobilise from their parents. It shows…
Descriptors: Parent Influence, Decision Making, Cultural Influences, Social Structure
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Bailey, Wayne; Bordogna, Claudia M.; Harvey, Halina; Jones, Glynn; Walton, Sean – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2021
Using a bi-dimensional, fourfold model as a thinking tool to contemplate acculturation strategies we analyse the intercultural experience of international academic staff (IAS) in the United Kingdom higher education. The literature suggests that IAS feel undervalued as a professional group and that institutions do not capitalise on their diverse…
Descriptors: Acculturation, College Faculty, Foreign Nationals, Higher Education
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Nie, Jinghua; Hossain, Ashrafee – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2021
Graduate admission has become critical for quality assurance. An innovative solution is needed to achieve efficiency and consistency in the admission process at institutions. However, the existing research is lack of a simple practical method for informed decision-making for admissions. We develop a multi-criteria decision-making (MCDM) model to…
Descriptors: Grade Prediction, Graduate Students, Academic Achievement, Case Studies
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Kim, Jeongyeon – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2020
As global competition has intensified in Higher Education (HE) over the past decade, HE institutions of many non-English-speaking societies have strategically concentrated on internationalisation and increased the international population of their campuses. This case study investigated non-native English-speaking international students' academic…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, Cultural Awareness, Case Studies, International Education
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Burston, Mary A. – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2020
A government report criticised Australian universities for low proficiency in commercialising epistemic production (research and knowledge). A critical omission was a comparable measure of academic productivity to substantiate whether underperformance correlated with the commercialisation value of research output or whether academic productivity…
Descriptors: Epistemology, Productivity, Correlation, Commercialization
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Mamas, Christoforos – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2018
This study primarily applied social network analysis (SNA) to explore the relationship between friendships, peer social interactions and group work dynamics within a higher education undergraduate programme in England. A critical case study design was adopted so as to allow for an in-depth exploration of the students' voice. In doing so, the views…
Descriptors: Peer Relationship, Friendship, Group Dynamics, Social Networks
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Abualrub, Iyad; Stensaker, Bjørn – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2018
Globally, universities are currently facing increased external demands to strengthen and develop their learning environments. The article examines how a sample of Norwegian universities responds to governmental demands concerning establishing good learning environments. Based on document analysis and interviews, the article demonstrates that the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Universities, Educational Improvement, Educational Environment
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Naylor, Ryan; Chakravarti, Sumone; Baik, Chi – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2018
This study describes research examining the expectations and experiences of PhD students undertaking a PhD in off-campus research institutes and hospitals that are affiliated with an Australian research-intensive university. Much of our knowledge of the expectations and experiences of PhD students in Australia stem from those that undertake…
Descriptors: Student Experience, Expectation, Doctoral Programs, Graduate Students
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Schofield, Cathy; McKenzie, Liz – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2018
Deciding what degree to study and where are very important decisions to make for a range of practical and economic reasons, and much research has been undertaken in this area. What has not been considered previously is the decision-making processes of students who have completed an associate degree, such as a Higher National Diploma or Foundation…
Descriptors: Decision Making, Partnerships in Education, Mixed Methods Research, Case Studies
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Nehls, Kimberly; Livengood, Jake – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2018
The purpose of this study is to enhance our understanding of how college students connect online prior to their first year. Before students ever set foot on a college campus, they are making friends, joining clubs, locating activities, finding roommates and discussing future student activities all through the social network site, Facebook.…
Descriptors: Social Media, Transitional Programs, Case Studies, High School Students
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Mwale, Shadreck; Alhawsawi, Sajjadllah; Sayed, Yusuf; Rind, Irfan. A. – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2018
The internationalisation of higher education has influenced the dramatic rise in the mobility of students, academics and knowledge across borders. There has been growing research interest focusing on international students studying abroad. While the student experience is an area of education that is often researched, most research focuses on…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Foreign Students, Graduate Students, Student Research
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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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Vásquez-Colina, María D.; Russo, Marianne Robin; Lieberman, Mary; Morris, John D. – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2017
This study investigated a feedback exchange activity for engaging pre-service teachers and the nature of such feedback in two undergraduate classes, a distance learning (DL) and a face-to-face (F2F) class. The research question asked if the nature of peer feedback was different between F2F and DL class formats. Students' work samples were…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Peer Evaluation, Feedback (Response), Conventional Instruction
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Carter, Alan; Bathmaker, Ann-Marie – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2017
This article examines the evolution of assessment policy and practice in technician-level vocational education. Using the example of an advanced-level BTEC National programme in Engineering in one college in the UK, the article highlights how the origins of current assessment practice lie in genuine concerns since the late 1950s about the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Technical Education, Evaluation Methods, Engineering Education
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Chamberlain, John Martyn – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2017
Against the backdrop of contemporary debates surrounding the public role of criminology, this article argues that a key barrier to ensuring that the next generation of criminologists is equipped with the skills necessary to engage in critical forms of citizenship, is the quantitative "skills gap" that undergraduate students possess as a…
Descriptors: Criminology, Statistical Analysis, Case Studies, Mathematics Skills
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