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Guterman, Oz; Neuman, Ari – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2019
Research has indicated significant disparities in the academic achievement of minority and majority groups in most Western countries. In light of the role of academic achievement as the main component of social mobility, it is important to understand the source of these differences between the majority and minority groups. The present research…
Descriptors: Differences, Academic Achievement, Higher Education, Goal Orientation
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Snir, Raphael – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2017
Relocation of an academic unit affects not only the staff, but also the students. A pre- and post-move study examined the responses of undergraduate students to the relocation to a new and spacious campus carried out during the break between two semesters. The distance between the old and the new site did not require home relocation. However, it…
Descriptors: Pretests Posttests, Undergraduate Students, Relocation, Mobility
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Arar, Khalid; Abramovitz, Ruth; Bar-Yishay, Hanna; Notzer, Neta – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2017
Israel is a multi-cultural society with a Jewish majority and a large Arab minority. This study aims to examine whether Israeli Arab and Jewish students have different motivations and consider different factors when choosing a college for postgraduate studies. A case study, during the academic year 2010-11 administered questionnaires to 290 Jewish…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Educational Objectives, College Choice, Questionnaires
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Davidovitch, Nitza; Soen, Dan; Sinuani-Stern, Zila – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2011
This case study is the first to track the method used by an Israeli institution of higher education to assess and reward faculty members using a set of performance measures ("Excellence criteria"). The study profiles faculty members who received financial rewards for excellence during 2005-2007, based on the previous year's activities,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Faculty, Case Studies, Faculty Evaluation
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Kaplan, Oren – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2006
This article describes a process undergone by M.B.A. students in a graduate level course focusing on the subject of sexual harassment. As part of the assignments of the course the students conducted more than 200 interviews on this issue and wrote of their experiences and impressions gained from the process. The findings of the interviews are…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Graduate Students, Outcomes of Education, Student Attitudes
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Davidovitch, Nitza; Soen, Dan – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2006
This paper examines the relationship between quality of instruction of faculty members as assessed by students and the assessment periods involved. It is based on analysis carried out in Israel's largest public college. Our aim was to explore whether investments to improve the quality of instruction of faculty members are cost beneficial. The…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Public Colleges, College Faculty, Student Attitudes