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Hovland, Ingie – Learning and Teaching: The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences, 2012
In this article I will present a range of experiences of graduate socialisation that have been discussed in past articles in the journal "Anthropology Matters". These are the experiences of social anthropology Ph.D. students in the United Kingdom. The overarching theme for the article is "regulating emotions", and the excerpts…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Graduate Students, Socialization, Psychological Patterns
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Gorry, Jonathan – Learning and Teaching: The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences, 2011
A wide variety of British universities are expanding efforts to attract international students. This article argues that higher education's implicit claim to all-inclusive "universality" may hereby be challenged by subsequent issues of cultural particularity. Here I set to conceptualise possible differences in the learning culture of…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, Learning, Cultural Differences, Asian Culture
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Petersen, Eva Bendix; Davies, Bronwyn – Learning and Teaching: The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences, 2010
In this article the authors take up the invitation to respond to the previous articles in the special issue. They discuss why it is so difficult to speak and write about gender and sexuality, and difference more generally, in the neoliberalised university. They make the case that the neoliberal university engages and uses categorical difference,…
Descriptors: Audits (Verification), Organizational Change, Sexuality, Political Attitudes
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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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Martinez, George A.; Nerad, Maresi; Rudd, Elizabeth – Learning and Teaching: The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences, 2010
This paper presents a workshop report that summarises the potentially far-reaching deliberations and results of a conference of experts in doctoral education from around the world. The conference was organised jointly by the U.S. Center for Innovation and Research in Graduate Education (CIRGE) at the University of Washington, Seattle and the…
Descriptors: Graduate Study, Doctoral Programs, Workshops, Foreign Countries
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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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Vasquez-Leon, Marcela; Burke, Brian; Radonic, Lucero – Learning and Teaching: The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences, 2009
A critical interest of applied anthropology is to educate students to be theoretically grounded and capable of assuming a level of social responsibility that extends beyond academia. In this paper, we reflect on the issue of student preparation for work in the policy arena by focusing on the experiences of a five-year applied research project that…
Descriptors: Student Research, Anthropology, Foreign Countries, Social Responsibility
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Smith, Michael – Learning and Teaching: The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences, 2009
Many disciplines in the social sciences and humanities can offer profound insights into what it means to be human. History, however, encompasses the totality of human experience: economics, politics, philosophy, art, ethics, sociology, science--all of it becomes part of history eventually. Therefore, the opportunities for incorporating…
Descriptors: Citizenship, Social Sciences, Service Learning, Honors Curriculum
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Ciancanelli, Penny – Learning and Teaching: The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences, 2008
A feature of globalisation is encouragement of universities to become more businesslike, including adoption of the type of accounting routines and regulations used by businesses. The question debated in higher education policy research is whether this focus on being businesslike is compatible with the statutory public benefit obligations of…
Descriptors: Higher Education, College Role, Nonprofit Organizations, Educational Change