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Day, Indira N. Z.; van Blankenstein, F. M.; Westenberg, P. Michiel; Admiraal, W. F. – Educational Studies, 2018
Universities introduce intermediate assessment because it is understood to have positive effects on student behaviour and achievement. Yet, how intermediate assessment is perceived might be conditional for its success. The current study investigates both teachers' and students' perceptions of intermediate assessment. Teachers and students were…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Student Attitudes, Foreign Countries, Higher Education
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Mahajna, Sami – Educational Studies, 2017
This study examines the relation between perceived career barriers, future orientation and career decisions among young Palestinian-Israeli youth. The study employs a theoretical model that links perceived career barriers and career decisions via variables of future orientation. Three hundred eighty-eight young Palestinian-Israeli women (73.20%)…
Descriptors: Minority Groups, Family Problems, Ethnic Groups, Social Discrimination
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Herman, Emilia; Stefanescu, Daniela – Educational Studies, 2017
This paper approaches the issue of higher entrepreneurship education in motivating young people to start their own business as a viable alternative to the successful integration of university graduates on the labour market. The fundamental question of this research is if, currently, entrepreneurship education influences students' entrepreneurial…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Stimulation, Entrepreneurship, Engineering
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Jin, Jun – Educational Studies, 2017
Problem-based learning (PBL) has been increasingly employed as a teaching and learning approach in many disciplines in higher education. In English medium of instruction (EMI) universities in Asia, PBL can further enhance knowledge construction as well as development of disciplinary language and communicative skills. It is necessary to explore how…
Descriptors: Interaction, Student Empowerment, Problem Based Learning, Small Group Instruction
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Ahmad, Syed Zamberi; Buchanan, Frederick Robert – Educational Studies, 2016
Traditional assumptions favouring native English language countries in transnational higher education (TNHE) overlook experiences of international students in new emerging Asian education hubs. Specifically, there has been limited research relating to international students' choice for studying in Malaysia. Drawing from the "push-pull"…
Descriptors: Higher Education, International Education, Foreign Students, College Choice
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Lautenbach, Geoffrey – Educational Studies, 2014
The emphasis of this paper is on the derivation of design principles from qualitative analysis of student reflections based on their participation in authentic, collaborative and technology-mediated activities. This paper reports on the initial phases of a design-based research project at a comprehensive university in South Africa where the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Qualitative Research, Student Attitudes, Higher Education
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Wilkins, Stephen; Shams, Farshid; Huisman, Jeroen – Educational Studies, 2013
Recent changes in the English tuition fee policies have spurred a debate on the impacts on student choices for higher education. Expectations range from a sharp decrease in participation in higher education to relatively little change in student demand. We surveyed 1549 year 12 sixth-form students from four institutions spread geographically…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Fees, Tuition, College Choice
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Shaw, Angela – Educational Studies, 2013
This paper details a case study undertaken in 2011 which examined a small group of female students', and their parents', perceptions of the purpose of a university education. The research is underpinned by a review of the literature examining the views held by academics and politicians as to the benefits of higher education and of research in the…
Descriptors: Educational Benefits, Females, Student Attitudes, Student Educational Objectives
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Androushchak, Gregory; Poldin, Oleg; Yudkevich, Maria – Educational Studies, 2013
We estimate the influence of classmates' ability characteristics on student achievement in exogenously formed university student groups. The study uses administrative data on undergraduate students at a large selective university in Russia. The presence of high-ability classmates has a significant positive effect on individual grades in key…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Academic Achievement, Student Characteristics, Undergraduate Students
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Vidovich, Lesley; O'Donoghue, Thomas; Tight, Malcolm – Educational Studies, 2012
Radical curriculum policy transformations are emerging as a key strategy of universities across different countries as they move to strengthen their competitive position in a global knowledge era. This paper puts forward a "global case study" research agenda in the under-researched area of university curriculum policy. The particular…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Educational Policy, Curriculum
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Brink, Roelien; Lautenbach, Geoffrey – Educational Studies, 2011
Assessment is an important cornerstone of education. A world trend in staying abreast of the latest developments in the field of information and communication technology (ICT) has led to an increased demand for electronic assessment in education circles. The critical need and responsibility for higher education to stay on par with the latest…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Student Evaluation, Foreign Countries, Qualitative Research
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Torenbeek, Marjolein; Jansen, Ellen; Hofman, Adriaan – Educational Studies, 2011
Central in this study is the degree to which the pedagogical-didactical approach in undergraduate programmes aligns with the pedagogical-didactical approach in secondary schools, and how this is related to first-year achievement. Approaches to teaching at secondary schools and in first-year university programmes were examined by interviewing…
Descriptors: Secondary Schools, Interviews, Multiple Regression Analysis, Teaching Methods
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Buckley, Sheryl; Du Toit, Adeline – Educational Studies, 2010
Institutions of higher education (HE), public and private, are moving through a crisis period of tapped-out states, funding cuts, tuition increases and layoffs. It makes good sense to rise to meet these new realities with new ways of doing things, and the places that succeed will be the ones that do. A holistic approach is necessary whereby…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Educational Finance, Educational Change
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Molseed, Timothy R. – Educational Studies, 2009
The intentional development of continuity as it applies to programme structure, themes and outcomes is examined for their power in providing a coherent circular connection between the philosophy, operation, assessment and outcomes of a graduate teacher education programme. It is argued that the intentional development of programme continuity will…
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Graduate Students, Teacher Education, Higher Education
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Rix, Jonathan – Educational Studies, 2009
The production of simplified language materials (SLMs) is a widespread practitioner response to delivering a curriculum to a diverse student population across mainstream settings. This paper examines the approaches of two groups of teachers and support staff in producing SLMs. It firstly reports on SLMs produced by 33 practitioners, identifying…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Teaching Models, Instructional Materials, Language Acquisition
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