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Malcolm, Matthew R. – Education Research and Perspectives, 2017
In the "Asian century," Asian liberal arts education is bucking the trend of its counterpart in the US, and is on the rise. This article considers the case study of one substantial faculty of liberal arts in Indonesia, in order to contribute to our understanding of this important phenomenon. Within the broader question of what…
Descriptors: Liberal Arts, Christianity, Spiritual Development, Case Studies
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Malcolm, Matthew R.; O'Donoghue, Tom – Education Research and Perspectives, 2016
Issues arising from relationships between academic departments in universities and external stakeholders are numerous and complex. The matter is illustrated in this paper by focusing on a dispute in the theology department at the University of Pretoria, South Africa, which came to a head from 2004 to 2007. The dispute itself is detailed and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Universities, Departments, Theological Education
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Dobinson, Toni – Education Research and Perspectives, 2015
International and transnational education has become common place. Australian universities have embraced the rise in international enrolments from students in the Asia-Pacific region. There are many considerations, however, if these courses are to avoid being labelled neo-colonial exercises, not least of which is the necessity for informed…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Graduate Students, College Faculty, Higher Education
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Bussert-Webb, Kathy – Education Research and Perspectives, 2009
This paper describes a community service learning (CSL) project that helped sixteen Latino/a teacher trainees in the areas of caring, social justice, bias reduction, teaching experience, personal growth, joy, and collaboration. The project was significant because the participants and the children they tutored were all Latinos who had shared…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Hispanic Americans, Gardening, Tutors
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Tully, Kaye; Whitehead, Clive – Education Research and Perspectives, 2009
There have been various published histories of Australasian universities but none as rich as the two most recent relating to the universities of Sydney (1991) and Melbourne (2003). The latter, in particular, was the catalyst for this exploratory study. How was it that at a time when many major British cities lacked a university institution, towns…
Descriptors: Educational History, Foreign Countries, Universities, Socioeconomic Influences
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Harford, Judith – Education Research and Perspectives, 2008
The establishment of the National University of Ireland (NUI) in 1908 brought an end to a protracted dispute over the "Irish university question" which had dominated the Irish political agenda at least since the 1850s. The central issue throughout this entire period was the provision of acceptable university education for lay Catholics,…
Descriptors: Females, College Admission, Universities, Catholics
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O'Toole, Kevin – Education Research and Perspectives, 2007
Assessment is a significant issue for learning in the workplace. In some professions there are key indicators of success shared by workplace and academic supervisors alike. Beyond specific professions, however, assessment becomes more diffuse in workplaces that do not have explicit criteria established to judge performance of students in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Experiential Learning, Educational Assessment, Public Policy
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Katter, Norman – Education Research and Perspectives, 2006
This article focuses on misrepresentation and the exposure of universities to legal liability for innocent, fraudulent or negligent statements by academics or administrative staff made to students or prospective students. A greater public awareness of consumer rights through media coverage of damage awards, speculative actions by lawyers, and a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Universities, School Responsibility, Legal Responsibility
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Robinson, Wendy – Education Research and Perspectives, 2006
Policy, theory and practice in initial teacher education in England has a long history of turbulence. This paper reflects upon this history and examines those key aspects of initial teacher education which have shaped past, present and future developments. Following a brief historical overview of key developments in the field, the issue of where…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Education, Educational History, Schools of Education
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Crittenden, Brian – Education Research and Perspectives, 2005
In recent years, Australian universities, like many in other countries, have been increasingly driven by the values of commercial enterprise. A key consequence has been the growing emphasis on the kinds of vocational education likely to attract large enrollments and be financially profitable. In strengthening such programs (and related research),…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, General Education, Educational Change, Role of Education