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Adriansen, Hanne Kirstine; Madsen, Lene Møller – Learning and Teaching: The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences, 2019
This article studies issues of coloniality in so-called capacity-building projects between universities in Africa and Scandinavia. Even fifty years after independence, the African higher education landscape is a product of the colonial powers and subsequent uneven power relations, as argued by a number of researchers. The uneven geography and…
Descriptors: Capacity Building, International Cooperation, Educational Cooperation, Foreign Policy
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Gallinat, Anselma – Learning and Teaching: The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences, 2018
The prospect of the increase in tuition fees in England from 2012 pulled learning and teaching into the limelight as universities sought to safeguard student recruitment and league table positions in an envisioned new era of increased market competition. As each institution sought to market itself to potential students with a specific learning and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Change, College Students, Tuition
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Jaeger, Kirsten; Gram, Malene – Learning and Teaching: The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences, 2015
This article investigates the views of quality in higher education held by two groups of international students: Chinese students at a Danish university and Danish students at Chinese universities. Given that there are no agreed international "quality standards" in higher education, we analysed the students' understanding of the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Study Abroad, College Students, Student Attitudes
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Bal, Ellen; Grassiani, Erella; Kirk, Kate – Learning and Teaching: The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences, 2014
This article is based on our own experiences and that of several of our colleagues teaching social and cultural anthropology in different Dutch institutions for higher learning. We focus in particular on teaching and learning in two small liberal arts and science (LAS) colleges, where anthropology makes up part of the social science curriculum…
Descriptors: Neoliberalism, Anthropology, Foreign Countries, Core Curriculum
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Mihailova, Paulina – Learning and Teaching: The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences, 2014
The article investigates how university lecturers taking part in the compulsory teacher training at Stockholm University (SU) conceive of the effects of standardised and formalised training on their teaching. The study explores the emotions and responses evoked among academics when everyone is required to embrace the same pedagogic philosophy of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Education, Teacher Education Programs, Lecture Method
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Louise Sarauw, Laura – Learning and Teaching: The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences, 2012
Critics often see the European Bologna Process as a univocal standardisation of higher education. By exploring how different qualifications frameworks project different social imaginaries of globalisation, this article takes a different stance. The overarching qualifications framework of the Bologna Process rests on a socially constituted and…
Descriptors: Global Approach, Higher Education, Qualifications, Educational Quality
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Christensen, Soren – Learning and Teaching: The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences, 2012
Focusing on Singapore's "Global Schoolhouse" project, this article discusses how efforts to transform Singapore into a "world class" knowledge economy entail changes to the status of citizenship in Singapore. The project of wooing top foreign universities to Singapore is permeated with an entrepreneurial ideal of Singapore as…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Foreign Countries, Citizenship, Knowledge Economy
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Bregnbaek, Susanne – Learning and Teaching: The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences, 2011
This article is based on anthropological fieldwork undertaken at two elite universities in Beijing. It addresses the paradoxical situation of the many instances of suicide among Chinese elite university students in Beijing, which constitute a public secret. The pressure of education weighs heavily on the shoulders of China's only child in each…
Descriptors: Suicide, Foreign Countries, Educational Quality, Selective Admission
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Greenwood, Davydd J. – Learning and Teaching: The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences, 2009
This article summarises/analyses the higher education reforms proposed by the "Spellings Commission" in the United States on quality assurance and accountability, and draws attention to the links I see between these reform proposals and the Bologna Process. I trace a brief history of the Spellings Commission and analyse it in order to…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Quality Control, Educational Change, Foreign Countries