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Hickel, Jason – Learning and Teaching: The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences, 2013
Participation in development projects in the Global South has become one of the most sought-after activities among American and British high school graduates and college students. In the United States this often takes the form of Alternative Spring Break trips, while in Britain students typically pursue development work during their "gap…
Descriptors: Poverty, Student Development, Undergraduate Students, Service Learning
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Cororaton, Claire; Handler, Richard – Learning and Teaching: The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences, 2013
This article documents and analyses the uneasy, if not contradictory, relationship between service learning and liberal arts thinking in an undergraduate programme in Global Development Studies (GDS) at a North American University. As an undergraduate, Cororaton participated in a service-learning project to build a greenhouse in Mongolia; at the…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Liberal Arts, Global Education, Curriculum Development
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Somerville, Siobhan B. – Learning and Teaching: The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences, 2013
This article offers a first-person account of the author's experience teaching an undergraduate course on local queer culture, using her own campus as the site for primary research. The course asks how students might understand the role of Midwestern public universities in the production of queer culture. And how might such knowledge revise…
Descriptors: Homosexuality, Universities, Ethnography, Archives
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Kwon, Soo Ah – Learning and Teaching: The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences, 2013
Drawing on existing literature and student ethnographic projects, this article examines Asian American undergraduates' overwhelming focus on individual racial identity and practices of racial segregation in their ethnographic research about the University of Illinois. The author examines how such racial segregation is described and analysed as a…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Racial Identification, Ethnicity, Racial Segregation
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Rana, Junaid – Learning and Teaching: The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences, 2013
My Ethnography of the University (EUI) course "Muslims in America" introduces undergraduate students to the racialisation of Islam and Muslims in the U.S. at large, and in the University in particular. In this article, I describe how an anti-racist pedagogy coupled with student ethnographic research can yield a rich learning process.…
Descriptors: Racial Bias, Islam, Muslims, Ethnography
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Ramos, Teresa – Learning and Teaching: The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences, 2013
The Ethnography of the University Initiative (EUI) joins a long history of critique, challenge and transformation of higher education. EUI courses are an important site for the creation of non-traditional narratives in which students challenge "business-as-usual" in higher education. For under-represented students, this includes inquiry…
Descriptors: Critical Theory, Race, Ethnography, Higher Education
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Fortier, Priscilla – Learning and Teaching: The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences, 2013
This article describes the findings of an undergraduate Ethnography of the University Initiative (EUI) course in which students examined the university's efforts to improve the racial climate of the campus. These institutional efforts are intended to create a more comfortable environment for under-represented minority students who often comprise a…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Educational Environment, Racial Attitudes, Minority Group Students
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Prendergast, Catherine – Learning and Teaching: The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences, 2013
This article reports on the multi-year collaboration between the Ethnography of the University Initiative (EUI) at the University of Illinois and the University's Rhetoric Program, a required first-year writing course. I argue that this collaboration was successful in large part because the goals of writing programmes in American higher education…
Descriptors: Ethnography, Freshman Composition, Required Courses, Educational Cooperation
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Cain, Timothy Reese – Learning and Teaching: The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences, 2013
This concluding contribution to the special issue on the Ethnography of the University Initiative based at the University of Illinois locates the project at the intersections of several of the main currents in modern higher education: the push for undergraduate research, calls for critical inquiry into higher education, an interest in pedagogical…
Descriptors: Ethnography, Higher Education, Student Research, Undergraduate Students
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Landes, Xavier; Marchman, Martin; Nielsen, Morten – Learning and Teaching: The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences, 2012
The social benefits expected from academia are generally identified as belonging to three broad categories: research, education and contribution to society in general. However, evaluating the present situation of academia according to these criteria reveals a somewhat disturbing phenomenon: an increased pressure to produce articles (in…
Descriptors: Competition, Journal Articles, Evaluation Criteria, Faculty Publishing
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Bathurst, Laura – Learning and Teaching: The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences, 2012
In the tradition of anthropological reflexivity, this article examines how the structure of early doctoral training contributes to the construction of particular kinds of anthropologists. Based on research conducted in an anthropology department in the U.S.A. during the late 1990s, the experience of the transition from undergraduate to doctoral…
Descriptors: Anthropology, Doctoral Degrees, Doctoral Programs, Cultural Awareness
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Macia, Laura – Learning and Teaching: The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences, 2012
This paper examines the decisions and motivations of graduate students in cultural anthropology when defining the field sites and topics of their final projects. The decisions among students at the Universidad de los Andes in Colombia are contrasted with those at the University of Pittsburgh in the United States. A review of recent final projects…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Graduate Students, Anthropology, Field Studies
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Louise Sarauw, Laura – Learning and Teaching: The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences, 2012
Critics often see the European Bologna Process as a univocal standardisation of higher education. By exploring how different qualifications frameworks project different social imaginaries of globalisation, this article takes a different stance. The overarching qualifications framework of the Bologna Process rests on a socially constituted and…
Descriptors: Global Approach, Higher Education, Qualifications, Educational Quality
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Christensen, Soren – Learning and Teaching: The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences, 2012
Focusing on Singapore's "Global Schoolhouse" project, this article discusses how efforts to transform Singapore into a "world class" knowledge economy entail changes to the status of citizenship in Singapore. The project of wooing top foreign universities to Singapore is permeated with an entrepreneurial ideal of Singapore as…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Foreign Countries, Citizenship, Knowledge Economy
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Valentin, Karen – Learning and Teaching: The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences, 2012
An explicit marketisation and national profiling of Denmark as an attractive country for foreign students has resulted in an increasing number of students from poor countries in the global South, including Nepal, being admitted to Danish colleges and universities. The influx of students from these countries has led to several accusations against…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Marketing, Immigration, Public Policy
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