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Johnson, Martin; Shaw, Stuart – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2019
With the introduction of a new initiative in a teaching and learning environment there is an ethical responsibility to consider whether the impact of the introduction has met its intended goals, and whether it has harmed those who are influenced by it. Technology and infrastructure developments have encouraged a continued growth in the development…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Testing, Testing Problems, Evaluation Research, High Stakes Tests
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Jansen, Dorien; Emmers, Elke; Petry, Katja; Mattys, Laura; Noens, Ilse; Baeyens, Dieter – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2018
Because of a better understanding of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in all stages of life and the improvement of support of students with ASD in primary and secondary education, an increasing number of students with ASD are accessing higher education. Previous research suggests that these students have fewer opportunities in higher education due…
Descriptors: Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Higher Education, Autism, Mentors
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Doolan, Karin; Puzic, Saša; Baranovic, Branislava – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2018
This article provides a panoramic view of research findings on social inequalities in access to higher education in Croatia since the 1960s, guided by the question of what has changed in the findings. Our review shows that there is stark continuity over the last five decades: students from better educated family backgrounds tend to be…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Access to Education, Higher Education, Social Justice
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Hall, V. J. – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2017
A small-scale action research project was used to consider the policy and rhetoric surrounding development of the "expert learner" and how this might be further explored to provide opportunities for learners to have greater direct involvement in reflection and discussion with teachers. The research was based within a further education…
Descriptors: Teacher Student Relationship, Interaction, Communities of Practice, Ecological Factors
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Emmers, Elke; Jansen, Dorien; Petry, Katja; van der Oord, Saskia; Baeyens, Dieter – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2017
Due to an increasing number of students with ADHD in higher education and the difficult course of their academic career, a comprehensive overview of participation and functioning of this group is needed. A comprehensive search was performed in MEDLINE (PubMed), EMBASE, CINAHL and ERIC electronic databases in June 2014. This systematic literature…
Descriptors: College Students, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Literature Reviews, Student Characteristics
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Leach, Linda – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2016
Student engagement is important to further and higher education institutions: it is understood to be a proxy for quality teaching and governments attach a proportion of funding to student retention and completion. Many institutions are taking part in student engagement surveys, using the data generated to initiate changes to policies and practice.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Learner Engagement, Instructional Effectiveness, Instructional Improvement
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Turri, Matteo – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2016
The evolution of Italian universities in terms of growth, economic sustainability and reforms can be interpreted in the light of the élite, mass and universal access categories defined by Martin Trow. The findings from this analysis show that although the number of enrolled students and funding problems propel the Italian university system towards…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Educational Change, Educational Finance
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Graham, Andrew T. – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2015
Higher education in the UK is under increasing pressure to manage the workload of its academic staff in a way that maximises the outputs from teaching and research. The emergence of this trend can be traced back to 1989 and the government legislation that introduced neo-liberal managerialism into the sector mirroring the laissez-faire approach to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Faculty Workload, Neoliberalism
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Parameswaran, Ashvin; Bowers, Jack – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2014
There is a long history of universities perceiving residences as pivotal in the learning process. Over the last 50 years, the nature and efficacy of residential environments as an educational tool have been extensively researched. However, within some sections of the tertiary residential sector, in the United States, the United Kingdom, New…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, On Campus Students, College Housing, Academic Achievement
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Chown, Nick; Beavan, Nick – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2012
As autism is a social learning disability it is a disadvantage in any social setting such as a classroom. The 1990s saw a surge of young people diagnosed with autism who are now approaching college age; indeed there is evidence that students with autism are becoming a significant cohort in further education. However, anecdotal evidence suggests…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Adult Education, Autism, Socialization
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Lawson, Tony – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2011
In the context of the tension between classroom observation as a form of empowerment and as an instrument of control, the partnership between three 16-19 colleges and a university School of Education in delivering a programme of sustained observation over eight years is explicated. Drawing on the literature about continuing professional…
Descriptors: Observation, Content Analysis, Teaching Methods, Classroom Observation Techniques
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Lang, Iain; Canning, Roy – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2010
This article provides a citation analysis of Lave and Wenger's work on "communities of practice" and "situated learning" over the period 1991-2001. The data relate to educational research in the UK, although comparisons are made with the USA. The findings indicate that although the text was incorporated and heavily used within…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Social Sciences, Citation Analysis, Communities of Practice
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Kerridge, Joanna; Kyle, Gaye; Marks-Maran, Diane – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2009
Many programmes in further and higher education contain sensitive areas of content, such as diversity, racism, power and privilege, breaking bad news, counselling, sex education and ethical decision making. Team teaching may be a useful method for delivering sensitive areas of course content. This article presents a pilot study that was undertaken…
Descriptors: Sex Education, Nurses, Course Content, Team Teaching
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Bull, Heather – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2009
Maths anxiety interferes with maths cognition and thereby increases the risk of maths errors. To initiate strategies for preventing anxiety-related errors progressing into nursing practice, this study explored the hypothesis that student nurses experience high maths anxiety in association with poor maths performance, and that high maths anxiety is…
Descriptors: Questionnaires, Symptoms (Individual Disorders), Correlation, Scores
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Klugman, Craig; Stump, Benjamin – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2006
Researchers identified two divergent theories concerning ethics education. The first states that ethics education increases an individual's ability to reason critically when confronted with decisions through the identification and analysis of problems and various outcomes. The second suggests that ethics training is about manipulating core values…
Descriptors: Ethics, Ethical Instruction, Critical Thinking, Quasiexperimental Design
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