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McMorran, Chris; Ragupathi, Kiruthika – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2020
This paper examines an alternative approach to grading at a public university in Singapore. Beginning in 2014, all incoming students were given a 'grade-free' period of assessment. This was designed to give new students time to adjust to university life and to inspire students to approach their learning free from the worry of grades. Similar to…
Descriptors: Alternative Assessment, Foreign Countries, Grading, Student Evaluation
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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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Pitman, Tim; Roberts, Lynne; Bennett, Dawn; Richardson, Sarah – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2019
Whether or not disadvantaged students are realising the same benefits from higher education as their peers is of fundamental importance to equity practitioners and policymakers. Despite this, equity policy has focused on access to higher education and little attention has been paid to graduate outcomes. The Australian study reported here used…
Descriptors: Disadvantaged, Outcomes of Education, Access to Education, Higher Education
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McKinnon, Sabine; Hammond, Angela; Foster, Monika – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2019
Increased interest in internationalisation of the curriculum (IoC) has led to the development of a range of resources designed to support staff in translating theory into practice. Studies on how such resources are actually used and impact on academic practice are scarce. This article aims to fill the gap by reporting on a cross-institutional…
Descriptors: International Education, Curriculum Development, Teaching Methods, College Faculty
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Barkas, Linda A.; Scott, Jonathan M.; Poppitt, Nicola J.; Smith, Paul J. – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2019
The Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF), originally proposed in the UK government's Higher Education White Paper, now the Higher Education and Research Act 2017, is a national mechanism to assess teaching quality in universities. This article provides a critical account of the TEF, underpinned by an overview of the policy context and marketisation…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Quality, Higher Education, Teacher Effectiveness
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Collier, Daniel A.; Mishra, Shubhanshu; Houston, Derek A.; Hensley, Brandon O.; Hartlep, Nicholas D. – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2019
In January 2015, President Obama captured headlines in the US by announcing America's College Promise (ACP), a policy that would reverse four decades of privatisation in higher education by making community colleges 'tuition-free'. This research explores the conversation that unfolded across the Facebook pages of various media sources. Key phrases…
Descriptors: Public Opinion, Public Support, Paying for College, Tuition
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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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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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Beer, Colin; Lawson, Celeste – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2018
This study situates student attrition within the strategic framework of Australian public universities. It draws on organisational theory to describe higher education within a bureaucratic framework. The study uses a quantitative approach to undertake a content analysis of attrition and retention policy statements from all Australian universities.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Student Attrition, School Holding Power
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Henderson, Holly – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2018
This paper first argues for the importance of continued analysis of marketising discourses in Higher Education (HE), both despite and because of their ubiquity. Secondly, the paper looks specifically at college-based HE provision in English Further Education (FE). Using the 'possible selves' concept alongside critical discourse analysis, the paper…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Higher Education, Discourse Analysis, Critical Theory
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Strauss, Pat; Hunter, Judy – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2018
This article deals with the work of polytechnic tutors on adult foundation programmes and describes how their work has been affected by the current neoliberal climate in the education sector. Inclusive neoliberalism is characterised by heightened regulation, reduced support for the public sector and a greater requirement for individual…
Descriptors: Disadvantaged, Neoliberalism, Tutors, Educational Policy
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Burnell, Iona – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2017
The further education (FE) sector in the UK, or post-compulsory education as it is often referred to, has undergone some radical changes in recent years. Historically, FE is synonymous with vocational education and training, providing communities with courses that tended to be in practical, non-academic subjects. Many FE lecturers came from…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adult Education, Adult Learning, Postsecondary Education
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Aubrey, Karl; Bell, Les – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2017
This article explores the impact of key teacher education policies created between 2000 and 2010 on further education teacher educators. Data was collected from a group of experienced teacher educators in the Midlands through a series of semi-structured interviews. This article argues that the reforms were driven by too great a concern for…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Adult Education, Teacher Educators, Professionalism
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Arafeh, Sousan – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2016
Best practice in curriculum development and implementation requires that discipline-based standards or requirements embody both curricular and programme scopes and sequences. Ensuring these are present and aligned in course/programme content, activities and assessments to support student success requires formalised and systematised review and…
Descriptors: Curriculum Design, Concept Mapping, Higher Education, Case Studies
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Harrison, Neil; McCaig, Colin – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2015
One form of ecological fallacy is found in the dictum that "you are where you live"--otherwise expressed in the idea that you can infer significant information about an individual or their family from the prevailing conditions around their home. One expression of this within higher education in the UK has been the use (and, arguably,…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Neighborhoods, Disadvantaged, Foreign Countries
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