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Ramohai, Juliet – Transformation in Higher Education, 2019
Background: Today, transformation and diversity are concepts that form an integral part of the functioning of higher education institutions globally. These two concepts have drawn vast amounts of interest from scholars who work in the field of higher education studies. Aim: The current article considers the perspectives of black women academics in…
Descriptors: Blacks, Females, Attitudes, Diversity (Institutional)
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Shivley, Jacob M. – Transformation in Higher Education, 2019
Background: When practitioners of veterinary medicine enter academia as faculty or clinical instructors, they are asked to perform research, provide service and outreach, and educate students, yet the teaching component is a struggle for many. It has been posited that academic clinicians develop a teaching style similar to those they observed…
Descriptors: Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Land Grant Universities, Veterinary Medical Education, College Faculty
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Bakker, Cok; ter Avest, Ina – Transformation in Higher Education, 2019
Background: In the Netherlands, most of the academic curricula for teacher training in religious education (RE) focus on shortfalls of students, like a lack of knowledge about the plurality of worldviews and the diversity in interpretations of the Christian tradition. In our research project, the focus is not on the students, but on the university…
Descriptors: Religious Education, Christianity, Foreign Countries, World Views
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Lai, Ivy C. C. – Transformation in Higher Education, 2018
Background: 'Internationalisation' is what makes the University of Hong Kong (HKU) reputable. Ranked as the world top 25, in QS (Quacquarelli Symonds) 2019 World University Ranking, HKU provides students with ample opportunities to experience the global world, to possess a global mind. The HKU Worldwide Exchange Programme, established in 1998 by…
Descriptors: Student Exchange Programs, Foreign Countries, Personal Narratives, Global Approach
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Meganck, Erik – Transformation in Higher Education, 2018
Background: Recently, charity (re)appears in cultural discourse. It is no longer confined to (moral) theology. Objectives: The aim of this article is to defend the acceptance of charity as a major and fundamental category in the formulation of professional learning goals and in the transformation and development of curricula in higher education,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Sharing Behavior, Helping Relationship, Higher Education
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Sibiya, Anthony T.; Nyembezi, Nceba – Transformation in Higher Education, 2018
Background: This article seeks to examine factors that shape Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) engineering students' understanding of their future career choices. Moreover, given the promising and ambitious vision for growth in both TVET and Higher Education Institutions (HEIs), as envisaged by the policy framework, White Paper on…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, Engineering Education, College Students
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Rothmann, Jacques – Transformation in Higher Education, 2018
This article provides a theoretical contemplation on how reciprocation of an assimilationist, liberationist and/or transgressive approach by lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, queer and/or questioning (LGBTIQ+) individuals on university campuses may encourage transformation initiatives in South African universities. The author ascribes…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Homosexuality, Sexual Orientation, Sexual Identity
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Bazana, Sandiso; McLaren, Logan; Kabungaidze, Trust – Transformation in Higher Education, 2018
The importance of skills within the transformation of higher education is a crucial factor that has been insufficiently considered. Transformation in terms of higher education forms a fundamental part of the post-apartheid South African society. This transformation movement seems to exclude the possible role and contributions of the older…
Descriptors: Transfer of Training, Higher Education, Educational Change, Social Change
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Bitzer, Eli; Constandius, Elmarie – Transformation in Higher Education, 2018
In this article, we explore the term 'programme renewal' and then continue to point out why programme renewal bodes an essential topic for continuous inquiry and attention. We also highlight the importance of approaching programme renewal from a sound theoretical base and point to the important issue of promoting critical citizenship with students…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Program Development, Curriculum Development
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Mariaye, Hyleen; Samuel, Michael – Transformation in Higher Education, 2018
Background: This article is located in the context of governments of small island developing states supporting education hubs in collaboration with local and global partners. Whilst current literature on the development of education hubs focuses on the macro policy perspectives looking at how education hub policies are designed and enacted upon at…
Descriptors: Private Colleges, Educational Policy, Case Studies, Power Structure
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du Toit, Jean; Verhoef, Anné H. – Transformation in Higher Education, 2018
Background: The use of digital technology in higher education is overwhelmingly positively assessed in most recent research literature. While some literature indicates certain challenges in this regard, in general, the emphasis is on an encouragement and promotion of digital technology in higher education. While we recognised the positive…
Descriptors: Information Technology, Higher Education, Teaching Methods, Educational Change
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van de Laar, Mindel; Rehm, Martin; Achrekar, Shivani – Transformation in Higher Education, 2017
African PhD fellows who are interested in completing (part of) their research in Europe cannot always afford to leave their place of residency for prolonged periods of time. Yet, young researchers from African countries might be searching for particular guidance from experts in their field that might not be accessible in their home countries.…
Descriptors: Doctoral Programs, Graduate Students, Communities of Practice, Foreign Countries
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Becker, Anne – Transformation in Higher Education, 2017
The need to transform higher education in South Africa is indisputable. This article explores how the recent #mustfall protests, as an Event, could inform transformation. An Event follows three phases: reframing (shattering the frame through which we understand reality), the fall (the loss of a primordial unity which is a retroactive illusion) and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Change, Higher Education, Social Change
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Bazana, Sandiso; Mogotsi, Opelo P. – Transformation in Higher Education, 2017
South African government has been promulgating pieces of legislation aimed at ensuring racial integration, especially in higher education, and indirectly enforcing acculturation in historically white universities. Studies have proven that institutional cultures in historically white universities alienate and exclude black students' identities.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Blacks, Minority Group Students, Student Experience
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Gearon, Liam – Transformation in Higher Education, 2017
With intensified threats to global security from international terrorism, universities have become a focus for security concerns and marked as locus of special interest for the monitoring of extremism and counter-terrorism efforts by intelligence agencies worldwide. Drawing on initiatives in the United Kingdom and United States, I re-frame three…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Terrorism, School Security, Universities
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