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Frempong, Irene; Spence, William – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2019
Many studies have investigated university students' attitudes to people with mental disorder (PMD) but most have used medical student participants. No Scottish studies were found on this topic where students of a broad range of subjects had participated. A mixed methods research design was employed where the topic was qualitatively explored (n =…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mental Disorders, Social Bias, Student Attitudes
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Forster, Nick – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2018
This article explains why there are so few world-class universities in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region today. It first summarises the systemic exogenous economic, political and social problems facing all countries in the region, and the impact of these on the development of their higher education sectors in recent times. Then, with…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Universities, Reputation, Global Approach
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Hulme, Moira; Thomson, Alex; Hulme, Rob; Doughty, Guy – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2014
As state subsidies to higher education contract, the recruitment of international students is becoming a strategic priority for many UK universities. Academic roles are reconfigured as the commercialisation of higher education and the commodification of education services re-position the student as consumer, academic as entrepreneur, and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Recruitment, Case Studies, Correlation
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Frumkin, Lara A.; Koutsoubou, Maria – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2013
There is evidence that ethnic minority learners in further education in England either under-achieve or are under-represented because they face various inhibitors connected to their ethnicity. Motivators may be in place, however, which increase attainment specifically for some ethnic groups. This exploratory study intends to examine what works and…
Descriptors: Educational Attainment, Minority Group Students, Student Motivation, Learning Motivation