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Doerr, Neriko Musha – Learning and Teaching: The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences, 2017
Though the concept "global learner" has become a buzzword in education, few have critically analysed it. This article examines three types of "unlikely global learners" who are not usually considered global learners even though they could be, according to a current definition: Maori- English bilingual students in Aotearoa/New…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Global Approach, Ethnic Groups, Pacific Islanders
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Housee, Shirin – Learning and Teaching: The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences, 2011
This article explores the everyday experiences of minority ethnic students at a university in the West Midlands. Based on interviews with 23 second-level students taking Sociology modules, it seeks to highlight the key social, personal and pedagogic issues for this group of minority ethnic students and to deepen understandings of cultural identity…
Descriptors: Minority Groups, Learning Experience, Higher Education, College Students
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Canaan, Joyce E. – Learning and Teaching: The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences, 2010
English higher education, like other parts of the public sector and higher education in other countries, is currently undergoing considerable change as it is being restructured as if it were a market in which universities, departments and academics compete against one another. This restructuring is producing new processes of subjectivity that…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Accountability, Political Attitudes, Foreign Countries
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Evans, Mary – Learning and Teaching: The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences, 2010
In debates about the admission of state school pupils to Oxbridge various individuals within those institutions have challenged the idea that universities should be vehicles of social change. At the same time, Oxbridge and other universities have accepted the responsibility of "enabling" entrepreneurship and other market-led initiatives.…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Access to Education, College Admission, Entrepreneurship
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Kadi-Hanifi, Karima – Learning and Teaching: The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences, 2009
This interdisciplinary paper is about applying Adult Education methods of learning and teaching to higher education. I argue that higher education students need to be stimulated via interactive methods that improve their motivation and lead them to question the value system/s that exist around them. A Freirean approach as used in the teaching of…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Social Class, Adult Education, Values
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Welch, Penny – Learning and Teaching: The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences, 2009
Using statistics, documentary evidence and commentary from academics and academic trades unions, this article analyses the key features of U.K. government policy towards higher education in England since 1979. The focus is on England because the details of policy and policy implementation vary between the four nations of the U.K. My findings…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Foreign Countries, Public Policy, Policy Analysis
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Gregor, Claire – Learning and Teaching: The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences, 2008
"Informacy", the learning of information technology skills, is now a key element of all Social Work curricula in the U.K. following the General Social Care Council's accreditation requirements. These stipulate that all undergraduates acquire computer literacy skills to the level of the European Computer Driving Licence (ECDL) or its…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Information Technology, Computer Literacy, Social Work