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Caruana, Viv; Montgomery, Catherine – Learning and Teaching: The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences, 2015
This article presents a comprehensive review of research on transnational higher education published between 2006 and 2014. It aims to provide an overview of a highly complex field that is both nascent and shifting, with research developing unevenly and concentrated in particular areas. This overview will enable academics working in transnational…
Descriptors: Literature Reviews, International Cooperation, Partnerships in Education, Higher Education
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Denskus, Tobias; Esser, Daniel E. – Learning and Teaching: The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences, 2015
We review the ontological and pedagogical origins of International Development graduate education in the context of increasing pressures to "professionalise" graduate curricula. We apply Giroux's concept of "vocationalisation" to argue that professionalisation risks undermining the field's intellectual foundations in an elusive…
Descriptors: Masters Programs, International Studies, Graduate Study, Professional Development
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Yamada, Naomi C. F. – Learning and Teaching: The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences, 2015
In both China and in the United States, policies of "positive discrimination" were originally intended to lessen educational and economic inequalities, and to provide equal opportunities. As with affirmative action in the American context, China's "preferential policies" are broad-reaching, but are best known for taking ethnic…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Neoliberalism, Educational Change, Foreign Countries
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Ross, Heidi; Chen, Yajing – Learning and Teaching: The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences, 2015
Vincent Tinto's theory of academic and social integration provides a framework for investigating perceived problems associated with Chinese international students' engagement at a public research-intensive university in the U.S. Midwest ("Midwest" University). These "problems"--classroom silence, segregation and…
Descriptors: Social Integration, Asians, Foreign Students, Sociocultural Patterns
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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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Gu, Qing – Learning and Teaching: The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences, 2015
This article discusses the nature of Chinese students' transnational experiences and its impact on their identities within and beyond national and cultural boundaries. The discussion is located in the theoretical framework of transnationalism and explores in detail the ways in which students adapt, change and develop, both in the host country of…
Descriptors: Asians, Emotional Experience, Study Abroad, Transformative Learning
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Follis, Karolina S.; Rogler, Christian R. – Learning and Teaching: The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences, 2015
Casualisation takes different forms in different academic contexts, from the "adjunctification" of teaching in the U.S.A. to precarious grant-funded postdoc positions common in Europe and the U.K. and the efforts to introduce other forms of temporary academic employment in New Zealand (Shore and Davidson 2014) and Australia (Barcan…
Descriptors: Anthropology, Entry Workers, Employment Potential, Foreign Countries
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Maghbouleh, Neda; Childress, Clayton; Alamo-Pastrana, Carlos – Learning and Teaching: The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences, 2015
Marx's critique of capitalism remains foundational to the university social science curriculum yet little is known about how instructors teach Marx. In post-industrial, service-oriented economies, students are also increasingly disconnected from the conditions of industrial capitalism that animate Marx's analysis. Inspired by the discussion of how…
Descriptors: Marxian Analysis, Social Systems, Social Sciences, Role Playing
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Hansen-Thomas, Holly; Sourdot, Ludovic A. – Learning and Teaching: The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences, 2015
This article examines the severe educational crisis in the United States regarding the ability of institutions of higher education to recruit, retain and appropriately serve Latin@ English Language Learners (ELLs). In particular, it highlights the plight of undocumented ELLs who attend U.S. high schools and universities, but cannot work upon…
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, English Language Learners, Undocumented Immigrants, High School Students
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Vonderau, Asta – Learning and Teaching: The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences, 2015
Drawing upon ethnographic data, this article investigates the effects of a new online campus management system in one of the largest universities in Germany. It shows the various ways in which this technological innovation influenced students', teachers' and administrative personnel's relations and everyday working practices and how it is…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Universities, Management Systems, Integrated Learning Systems
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Gross, Joan – Learning and Teaching: The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences, 2015
The author, having directed, taught and evaluated five study-abroad programmes in three different countries, created her own programme based on the pros and cons she had observed. In December 2013, she completed a pilot run of a binational learning community focused on food, culture and social justice in Ecuador and Oregon, and here she shares…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, Foreign Countries, College Programs, Program Effectiveness
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Sidhu, Ravinder – Learning and Teaching: The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences, 2015
This article uses postcolonial scholarship to understand the knowledge and cultural politics that underpin Australian-provided transnational higher education (TNHE) programmes in Singapore and Malaysia. A case is made for TNHE practices to develop an "engaged pedagogy" and "ethics of care" as it relates to transnational…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Foreign Countries, International Education, Teaching Methods
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Mifsud, Dione – Learning and Teaching: The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences, 2015
This article explores the decision by two universities, the University of Malta and the University of Maryland, College Park, U.S.A., to create a dual master's degree in transcultural counselling. The difficulties encountered by the two universities in creating a harmonised system encompassing tuition, assessment, accreditation and regulatory…
Descriptors: Dual Enrollment, Masters Degrees, International Programs, Intercollegiate Cooperation
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Haines, Kevin – Learning and Teaching: The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences, 2015
This article uses a narrative approach to investigate the learning experiences of third-year medical students in a transnational higher educational setting, specifically during an elective period abroad. The students evaluate their learning experiences in an unfamiliar environment both in relation to previous learning and in relation to their…
Descriptors: Professional Identity, Medical Students, Learning Experience, Personal Narratives
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Trahar, Sheila – Learning and Teaching: The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences, 2015
Transnational higher education is the term that is most commonly used to describe programmes that allow students to obtain a degree from an overseas university in their local context. Such programmes are often marketed on their similarity with those offered at home by the overseas university. Perhaps as a consequence, the related literature…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, International Educational Exchange, Delivery Systems
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