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Chaudhry, Harish; Gupta, Sunil; Nargundkar, Rajendra; Chauhan, Anurag – Journal of Education, 2018
With increasing demand for quality education, it is imperative for universities to attract and retain good faculty. This study explores the effect of demographic and some external factors on faculty satisfaction. The analysis is based on a nationwide survey of full-time faculty across 1,000 colleges and institutes in India. Results show that…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Foreign Countries, Educational Quality, Universities
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Hollier, David R. – Journal of Education, 2018
The successes of the Finnish approach in teacher preparation and related school practices and policies are discussed. A narrative literature review methodology is used to determine the key policy underpinnings, program designs and methods, and other essential elements related to teacher preparation in various countries. An international…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Achievement Tests, Foreign Countries, International Assessment
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Code, Jonathan M. – Journal of Education, 2017
Due to the complexity of agroecological studies and contexts, some agroecology educators are seeking to innovate in their pedagogical approach and course design. Through action research enquiries, "action education" innovations are being developed which not only shift and explore new approaches to the learning process, but also shift the…
Descriptors: Educational Innovation, Agricultural Education, Ecology, Teaching Methods
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Sommerfeld, Amanda K.; Bowen, Paul – Journal of Education, 2013
Bachelor's degree attainment has become essential for U.S. labor market participation. However, degree attainment is differentially accessible across racial and economic lines. One explanation of degree disparities is that urban students often lack the social and cultural capital needed to succeed in higher education institutions. This article…
Descriptors: Cultural Capital, Urban Youth, Success, College Readiness
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Cronin, Joseph M.; Bachorz, Patricia M. – Journal of Education, 2005
Academic leaders are not sure how to deal with for-profit universities, especially those that offer degrees online. One perspective is that they may disappear, victims of criticism, fraud, and abuse. However, thoughtful analysts believe that an Internet revolution is transforming higher education worldwide. If that is true, educators had better…
Descriptors: Proprietary Schools, Colleges, Higher Education, Distance Education
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Healea, Christopher Daryl – Journal of Education, 2005
Character education in higher education is a challenging enterprise. There are concerns regarding academic freedom, debates about the role of the university, and criticisms of purported indoctrination. Character education initiatives in the past have often erred by neglecting what is known about individual human development, at one extreme, or by…
Descriptors: Ethical Instruction, Personality, Campuses, Values Education
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McClay, Wilfred M. – Journal of Education, 2005
Americans are increasingly drawn to their own version of "muddling through," and are likely to view the process of reasoning from intellectual or moral principles with grave suspicion, if not outright hostility, as a form of undemocratic confinement. One sees this with especial clarity in today's institutions of higher education, in…
Descriptors: Cultural Influences, School Culture, Higher Education, College Students
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Vryhof, Steven C. – Journal of Education, 2004
Historically, the American system of higher education has been a patchwork of denominational colleges (along with public institutions), however, the more recent histories of several institutions of higher education seem to have a common theme: the jettisoning of a distinctive identity grounded in a particular worldview in order to create an…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Schools of Education, Accreditation (Institutions), School Organization
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Wians, William – Journal of Education, 2003
A philosophy professor narrates his teaching experience. He shares his experience at University of Notre Dame and how he dealt with the students possessed by devil.
Descriptors: Teaching Experience, Philosophy, College Faculty, Self Esteem
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Delattre, Edwin J. – Journal of Education, 2002
This commencement speech encourages graduates to aspire to moral and intellectual integrity, asserting that i they are well educated, they will experience failure as well as success and know that failing does not make them failures. It encourages graduates to neither underestimate nor overestimate themselves and to learn to cope as inhabitants of…
Descriptors: College Graduates, Coping, Democracy, Higher Education
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Silberman, Richard – Journal of Education, 2002
Suggests the importance of finding a way back from the scientific conception of education to an alternative, humanistic understanding, noting that the scientific concept applies general positivist and utilitarian principles to education. Suggests that the teacher-student relationship cannot be scientific, and teachers must view students as fellow…
Descriptors: Curriculum, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Scientific Concepts
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Blum, Christopher O. – Journal of Education, 2002
Asserts that when college mathematics is taught as one of the liberal arts, Euclid's Elements of Geometry, which is one of the oldest math textbooks, may still be the best, because it helps students understand what is "lovely about mathematics". Suggests that "Elements of Geometry" promotes the mental exercise that comes from…
Descriptors: College Mathematics, Geometry, Higher Education, Mathematics Instruction
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Fisher, Kathleen M. – Journal of Education, 2000
Invites college professors to look at curiosity as an operative, intellectual virtue giving impetus to the moral lives of students. Addresses the objection that professors are simply too specialized in their professional content areas to help students develop virtue, asserting that curiosity well fostered promotes a set of other moral virtues,…
Descriptors: College Students, Curiosity, Ethical Instruction, Higher Education
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Evans, Faun Bernbach; Youmans, Madeleine – Journal of Education, 2000
Examined group discussions among English as a Second Language college students and teachers regarding plagiarism. Through negotiation with more experienced peers and instructors, students negotiated and co-constructed notions of plagiarism by working in their zones of proximal development. Concludes that such socially situated discourse is…
Descriptors: College Students, English (Second Language), Group Discussion, Higher Education
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LaBelle, Melissa Tobey – Journal of Education, 2000
Investigated the interplay of second language pedagogy and cultural insights through the lens of Boston University's Lisa Loeb cross-cultural travel fellowship. Three graduate students in the Modern Foreign Language education program spent 6 weeks in the countries that spoke the languages they taught. The fellowship offered participants an…
Descriptors: Cross Cultural Training, Cultural Awareness, Elementary Secondary Education, Fellowships
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