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Robinson, Carol – London Review of Education, 2018
This article reports findings from a recent research project, commissioned by the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE), which explored the current landscape of professional doctorate (PD) provision in English higher education institutions (HEIs) (Mellors-Bourne et al., 2016). Given the absence of a clear definition by the Quality…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Doctoral Degrees, Educational Quality, Quality Assurance
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Muthanna, Abdulghani; Sang, Guoyuan – London Review of Education, 2018
Brain drain is a context-based issue and has direct impact on the quality of higher education for institutions where a significant number of instructors migrate to take up work in other countries. This is a critical problem in Yemen where higher teacher education programmes still lack teachers. Interpretive analysis of in-depth interviews with two…
Descriptors: Brain Drain, Higher Education, Educational Quality, Labor Turnover
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Nada, Cosmin Ionut; Araújo, Helena Costa – London Review of Education, 2018
Non-English-speaking countries are attracting burgeoning numbers of foreign students, yet research regarding these students' experiences remains rather scarce. In line with global tendencies, Portuguese universities are seeing substantial growth in foreign student enrolment. This paper addresses the lived experiences of foreign students in the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Migration, Foreign Students, Student Experience
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Gande, Andrea; Kruse-Weber, Silke – London Review of Education, 2017
In response to Europe's societal challenges, such as current issues about migration, the Institute of Music Education at the University of Music and Performing Arts Graz established Meet4Music (M4M), a low-threshold community music project. M4M is open to individuals from all sociocultural and musical backgrounds and ages, and provides them with…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Music Education, Higher Education, Community Programs
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Kaufhold, Kathrin – London Review of Education, 2017
Academic literacy practices are increasingly varied, influenced by the diverse education and language backgrounds of students and staff, interdisciplinary approaches, and collaborations with non-university groups such as business partners. Completing a master's dissertation thus requires students to negotiate literacy practices associated with…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Masters Theses, Writing (Composition), Literacy
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Standish, Alex; Hawley, Duncan; Willy, Tessa – London Review of Education, 2016
The London Geography Alliance was established to provide a network of subject-based support to primary and secondary schools, by linking teachers and university lecturers. Workshops and fieldwork were conducted over a 17-month period to address different aspects of the geography curriculum. The effects of the project were evaluated using…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Geography, Partnerships in Education, College School Cooperation
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Menghini, Michela – London Review of Education, 2016
This article illustrates the findings on multilingualism related to the educational sphere in the city of Rome, within the scope and theoretical framework of the international project LUCIDE (Languages in Urban Communities--Integration and Diversity for Europe). Particularly, it describes the type of linguistic and cultural support offered to…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Second Language Learning, Educational Policy, Foreign Countries
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Forsyth, Rachel; Cullen, Rod; Ringan, Neil; Stubbs, Mark – London Review of Education, 2015
This paper reflects on the work done at a large UK university to redesign assessment procedures in a way that was intended to contribute to an improvement in assessment literacy for staff. Existing practice was reviewed and showed that changes in assessment processes were needed to make the organization of assessment more consistent and more…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Evaluation Methods, Evaluators
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Poole, Brian – London Review of Education, 2015
The doctoral viva voce examination has existed in Britain since the PhD (or DPhil) was introduced at Oxford University almost a hundred years ago. However, despite some recent research studies, it seems that the viva remains somewhat under-researched and that viva voce examinations continue to take place according to largely unchanged and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Attitudes, Doctoral Programs, Questionnaires
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Lahiff, Ann – London Review of Education, 2015
This paper draws on case-study research that focused on teaching observations conducted as part of vocational teachers' initial teacher training (ITT) in further education (FE) colleges in England. It analyses the post-observation feedback discussion, drawing on a rich sociocultural tradition within work-based learning literature. It argues that…
Descriptors: Vocational Education Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Case Studies, Feedback (Response)
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Huang, Xian-Han; Adamson, Bob; Lee, John Chi-Kin – London Review of Education, 2014
This paper investigates quality assurance in Chinese higher education by looking at the Evaluation of the University Baccalaureate Programmes Project (EUBPP) conducted in China. It analyses factors that bring about tensions between policy and practice in this area through a study of two contrasting tertiary institutions. The results show that the…
Descriptors: Quality Assurance, Higher Education, Conflict, Educational Practices
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Pon, Kevin; Ritchie, Caroline – London Review of Education, 2014
This paper is an exploratory study of the benefits that institutions of higher education can gain when entering into partnerships of academic franchising, an international activity which has been increasing in popularity over the past few decades. The paper looks at the current literature on academic franchising and then goes on to study, through…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Institutional Characteristics, International Schools, Partnerships in Education
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Kandiko, Camille B.; Kinchin, Ian M. – London Review of Education, 2013
Competing notions of what a Ph.D. has been, is and should be are undercurrents in doctoral education. A longitudinal study of Ph.D. supervision based on interviews and concept mapping was used to surface understandings of the purpose of a Ph.D. This research tracks change over time for both the student and the supervisor. The data were analysed…
Descriptors: Longitudinal Studies, Concept Mapping, Supervision, Doctoral Programs
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Taylor, Mark P. – London Review of Education, 2012
Burton Clark's 1998 monograph, "Creating Entrepreneurial Universities: Organizational Pathways of Transformation," has become seminal in the literature on entrepreneurialism in universities. In this paper I re-examine the validity of Clark's analysis through an interview study of one of his original entrepreneurial universities, namely…
Descriptors: Entrepreneurship, Universities, Organizational Change, Interviews
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Kandiko, Camille B. – London Review of Education, 2012
Many organisations are under increasing pressures to recruit and retain creative individuals as a core asset in the emerging knowledge economy. In universities, such people are often academics who focus on high impact, innovative and interdisciplinary research. Yet, instead of feeling supported, many of these academics face structural,…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Creativity, Leadership Styles, Foreign Countries
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