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Tange, Hanne – Learning and Teaching: The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences, 2019
The article builds on an empirical study of knowledge practices in international, interdisciplinary MA education, foregrounding the role of academic staff in identifying and explicating academic norms to students recruited from different subject areas and institutions. A central theme is transition, which refers to the state of liminality that…
Descriptors: Interdisciplinary Approach, Teaching Methods, Socialization, College Faculty
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Shore, Cris; Davidson, Miri – Learning and Teaching: The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences, 2014
As an early pioneer of market-led institutional reforms and New Public Management policies, New Zealand arguably has one of the most "neoliberalised" tertiary education sectors in the world. This article reports on a recent academic dispute concerning the attempt by management to introduce a new category of casualised academic employee…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Neoliberalism, Teacher Administrator Relationship, College Faculty
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Thogersen, Stig – Learning and Teaching: The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences, 2012
The article focuses on Chinese students' hopes and expectations before leaving to study abroad. The national political environment for their decision to go abroad is shaped by an official narrative of China's transition to a more creative and innovative economy. Students draw on this narrative to interpret their own educational histories and prior…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, Study Abroad, Democratic Values
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Shore, Cris – Learning and Teaching: The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences, 2010
This article explores the legacy of three decades of neoliberal reforms on New Zealand's university system. By tracing the different government policies during this period, it seeks to contribute to wider debates about the trajectory of contemporary universities in an age of globalisation. Since Lyotard's influential report on "The Postmodern…
Descriptors: Ethnography, Foreign Countries, Organizational Culture, Institutional Mission
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Dahl, Bettina; Lien, Eirik; Lindberg-Sand, Asa – Learning and Teaching: The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences, 2009
The aim of the Bologna Process is to make higher education systems across Europe more transparent. It is crucial for this purpose that confusion concerning the characteristics of the systems should be replaced by conformity. But, as we will show, conformity brought about at one level may create confusion at another. The curricular aspect of the…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Grades (Scholastic), Measures (Individuals), Grading