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Hartley, Matthew – Learning and Teaching: The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences, 2009
American colleges and universities have historically sought to promote an enlightened citizenry. In the early 1980s many felt that this civic purpose was in danger of being lost. What unfolded was a widespread educational reform movement aimed at reasserting the public and democratic purpose of American higher education. This article traces the…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Democracy, Citizen Participation, Citizenship Education
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Thomas, Nancy L. – Learning and Teaching: The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences, 2009
Across the U.S.A, everyday citizens, civic leaders, policy makers, and educators are experimenting with inclusive, deliberative approaches to addressing social, economic, and political issues. Some academics and civic leaders describe this renewal in citizen engagement as a movement, a significant, transformative shift in the way we interact with…
Descriptors: Democracy, Political Issues, Teaching Methods, Citizenship Education
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Kadi-Hanifi, Karima – Learning and Teaching: The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences, 2009
This interdisciplinary paper is about applying Adult Education methods of learning and teaching to higher education. I argue that higher education students need to be stimulated via interactive methods that improve their motivation and lead them to question the value system/s that exist around them. A Freirean approach as used in the teaching of…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Social Class, Adult Education, Values
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Greenwood, Davydd J. – Learning and Teaching: The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences, 2009
This article summarises/analyses the higher education reforms proposed by the "Spellings Commission" in the United States on quality assurance and accountability, and draws attention to the links I see between these reform proposals and the Bologna Process. I trace a brief history of the Spellings Commission and analyse it in order to…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Quality Control, Educational Change, Foreign Countries
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Dahl, Bettina; Lien, Eirik; Lindberg-Sand, Asa – Learning and Teaching: The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences, 2009
The aim of the Bologna Process is to make higher education systems across Europe more transparent. It is crucial for this purpose that confusion concerning the characteristics of the systems should be replaced by conformity. But, as we will show, conformity brought about at one level may create confusion at another. The curricular aspect of the…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Grades (Scholastic), Measures (Individuals), Grading
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Avruch, Kevin – Learning and Teaching: The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences, 2009
This article describes the role graduate students can play in transforming their education in the emergent field of Conflict Analysis and Resolution, as occurs at the Institute for Conflict Analysis and Resolution (ICAR), at George Mason University, Washington, DC. It also unpacks how anthropology plays a role in the education of these students at…
Descriptors: Role, Graduate Students, Conflict, Anthropology
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Viteri, Maria-Amelia; Tobler, Aaron – Learning and Teaching: The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences, 2009
This article illustrates the multiple ways in which anthropology graduate students crossed the boundaries of educational discourses by encouraging themselves, other students, activists and community leaders to speak in dialogical contexts (Giroux 2005: 73). They did this through the organisation of the Interrogating Diversity Conference. The…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Anthropology, Interdisciplinary Approach, Conferences (Gatherings)
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Vasquez-Leon, Marcela; Burke, Brian; Radonic, Lucero – Learning and Teaching: The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences, 2009
A critical interest of applied anthropology is to educate students to be theoretically grounded and capable of assuming a level of social responsibility that extends beyond academia. In this paper, we reflect on the issue of student preparation for work in the policy arena by focusing on the experiences of a five-year applied research project that…
Descriptors: Student Research, Anthropology, Foreign Countries, Social Responsibility
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Welch, Penny – Learning and Teaching: The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences, 2009
Using statistics, documentary evidence and commentary from academics and academic trades unions, this article analyses the key features of U.K. government policy towards higher education in England since 1979. The focus is on England because the details of policy and policy implementation vary between the four nations of the U.K. My findings…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Foreign Countries, Public Policy, Policy Analysis
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Starkey, Hugh; Savvides, Nicola – Learning and Teaching: The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences, 2009
This article evaluates ways in which students on an online Master's programme are learning about citizenship and developing intercultural awareness in spite of the lack of face-to-face interaction. There is still debate about the effectiveness of online courses and whether they provide an adequate substitute for, or even an improvement on,…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Cultural Awareness, Citizenship Education, Masters Programs
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Smith, Michael – Learning and Teaching: The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences, 2009
Many disciplines in the social sciences and humanities can offer profound insights into what it means to be human. History, however, encompasses the totality of human experience: economics, politics, philosophy, art, ethics, sociology, science--all of it becomes part of history eventually. Therefore, the opportunities for incorporating…
Descriptors: Citizenship, Social Sciences, Service Learning, Honors Curriculum
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Keating, Mike; O'Siochru, Cathal; Watt, Sal – Learning and Teaching: The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences, 2009
This article describes a C-SAP-funded project evaluating the introduction of a new tutorial programme for first year Sociology students, which sought to integrate a "skills framework" to enable students to develop a range of academic skills alongside their study of the subject. The pegagogical and institutional background to the decision…
Descriptors: Sociology, Skill Development, College Freshmen, Tutorial Programs
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Ciancanelli, Penny – Learning and Teaching: The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences, 2008
A feature of globalisation is encouragement of universities to become more businesslike, including adoption of the type of accounting routines and regulations used by businesses. The question debated in higher education policy research is whether this focus on being businesslike is compatible with the statutory public benefit obligations of…
Descriptors: Higher Education, College Role, Nonprofit Organizations, Educational Change
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Goodman, Roger – Learning and Teaching: The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences, 2008
This article looks at current university reforms in Japan through two slightly different social science prisms: how social science methodologies and theories can help us understand those reforms better and how social science teaching in universities will be affected by the current reform processes. (Contains 3 tables and 7 notes.)
Descriptors: Higher Education, Social Sciences, Educational Change, Foreign Countries
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Wright, Susan; Orberg, Jakob Williams – Learning and Teaching: The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences, 2008
In 2003 the Danish government reformed universities to "set them free" from the state. Yet ministers are actively trying to shape universities and even set research agendas. How does the government's notion of "freedom" reconcile independence with control? We identify three discourses of freedom: freedom to use academic…
Descriptors: Freedom, Educational Finance, Public Policy, Governance
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