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McKay, Jane; O'Neill, Deborah; Petrakieva, Lina – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2018
Transition support for international students has traditionally adopted deficit models which attempt to "fix" assumed academic literacy problems. This study explores a more culturally inclusive initiative which supported international students at a UK university in a holistic and developmental way. The initiative was delivered across an…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Foreign Students, Cultural Awareness
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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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van Winkel, Monica A.; van der Rijst, Roeland M.; Poell, Rob F.; van Driel, Jan H. – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2018
This study explores how academics who expanded their teaching-only positions to include research view their (re)constructed academic identity. Participants worked in a higher professional education institution of applied research and teaching, comparable with so-called new universities. The aim is to increase our understanding of variations in…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Research, Professional Identity, Teacher Attitudes
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Ghenghesh, Pauline – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2018
Personal tutoring is considered to be an important support mechanism for students in higher education. However, the existing personal tutoring system at the British University in Egypt has needed for quite some time to be reviewed and improved as anecdotal evidence suggests that it is ineffective. This article therefore aims to identify the…
Descriptors: Tutoring, Tutors, Teacher Attitudes, Foreign Countries
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Selwyn, Neil; Henderson, Michael; Chao, Shu-Hua – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2018
Universities generate a mass of data related to students and the courses that they study. As such, "data work" using digital technologies and digital systems is integral to educational administration within higher education. Drawing on in-depth interviews with administrative and managerial staff in an Australian university, this article…
Descriptors: Information Systems, Management Systems, Universities, College Students
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Campbell, Natalie – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2018
This article presents the narrative accounts of six elite student-para-athletes attending higher education full time in the UK. Whilst literature concerning the student-athlete population in the UK is growing, there is no research at present that brings to the fore the voices of student-athletes who represent their country in Paralympic sports. In…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Foreign Countries, Athletes, Semi Structured Interviews
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Asghar, Mandy; Rowe, Nick – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2018
Service learning is an experiential pedagogic approach that is predicated on students learning in authentic situations. It is often problem-orientated and provides opportunities for community engagement in ways that enhance a student's capacity as a socially aware individual. There is evidence that such learning opportunities can enhance personal…
Descriptors: Mental Health Programs, Service Learning, Experiential Learning, Qualitative Research
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Morrison, Bruce; Evans, Stephen – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2018
One way that universities assess teaching effectiveness is by eliciting student feedback. However, what standards do students themselves use to judge whether a lecturer is a 'good' teacher? As part of a study carried out at a Hong Kong university, students were interviewed about their first-year learning experience and asked what they felt…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Student Attitudes, Student Evaluation of Teacher Performance
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Mwale, Shadreck; Alhawsawi, Sajjadllah; Sayed, Yusuf; Rind, Irfan. A. – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2018
The internationalisation of higher education has influenced the dramatic rise in the mobility of students, academics and knowledge across borders. There has been growing research interest focusing on international students studying abroad. While the student experience is an area of education that is often researched, most research focuses on…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Foreign Students, Graduate Students, Student Research
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Harvey, Andrew; Szalkowicz, Giovanna – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2017
Despite institutional strategies to prevent student withdrawal, attrition remains a concern across higher education sectors in the United States, the United Kingdom and Australia. In the case of Australian universities, attrition rates have remained consistently high since 2002. Some level of attrition is inevitable, but universities can influence…
Descriptors: Reentry Students, Withdrawal (Education), Nontraditional Students, Student Attrition
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Brown, Julie – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2017
This article presents an overview of the findings of a recently completed study exploring the potentially transformative impact upon learners of recognition of prior informal learning (RPL). The specific transformative dimension being reported is learner identity. In addition to providing a starting point for an evidence base within Scotland, the…
Descriptors: Transformative Learning, Prior Learning, Self Concept, Informal Education
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Henderson, Paul – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2017
The number of students entering higher education in the UK has increased over the last few years due to the previous Labour Government directives to widen participation to a range of socially disadvantaged and/or under-represented groups. Dyslexic students form the largest single group of minority students currently entering higher education.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Dyslexia, College Students, Self Disclosure (Individuals)
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McGrath, Simon; Madziva, Roda; Thondhlana, Juliet – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2017
The last decade has seen the rise of literature focused on the rapid expansion of international students in higher education globally and the growing policy discourse around improving graduate employability. However, both, inevitably, have limitations. Together, they tend to homogenise international learners and see them narrowly as simply…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, Higher Education, Employment Potential, Student Mobility
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Aubrey, Karl; Bell, Les – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2017
This article explores the impact of key teacher education policies created between 2000 and 2010 on further education teacher educators. Data was collected from a group of experienced teacher educators in the Midlands through a series of semi-structured interviews. This article argues that the reforms were driven by too great a concern for…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Adult Education, Teacher Educators, Professionalism
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Chapman, Amanda – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2017
This research draws on the experience of a group of mature students' studies during their first year at university. All experienced varying degrees of Imposter Syndrome, feelings of fraudulence and a lack of confidence in their ability. The process of "becoming" a mature student is one of identity change and risk. Gaining a sense of…
Descriptors: Nontraditional Students, College Freshmen, Adult Students, Student Experience
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