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Toyoshima, Mihoko – London Review of Education, 2007
The "internationalisation" of universities has recently become a keyword in many countries. With the progress of globalisation, the mobility of students and academic staff at universities has drastically increased in the past few decades. As a result, more universities are now trying to bring an international dimension to their…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Global Approach, Educational Change
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Wilde, Stephanie; Wright, Susannah – London Review of Education, 2007
This paper examines the views of staff at higher education institutions on how well 14-19 education and training prepares young people for higher education (HE) study. It draws upon research involving focus groups with approximately 250 academic and admissions staff at 21 higher education institutions in England and Wales. The data collection was…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Secondary Education, Articulation (Education), Readiness
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Baker, Sally; Brown, B.; Fazey, J. A. – London Review of Education, 2006
We provide an analysis of some recent widening participation literature concerning the barriers preventing non-traditional students accessing higher education. This literature criticizes higher education institutions and staff, opening up the academics' attitudes and skills to inquiry. We follow the genesis of four themes in the literature and…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Barriers, Nontraditional Students, Literature Reviews
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Saunders, Murray – London Review of Education, 2006
This paper outlines a vision of evaluation and its place in social and educational policy and practice. It focuses on the "presence" of evaluation in theory, organizational learning and internationalization and the "voice" of participants in the evaluation process drawing on a range of examples of evaluation practice. It argues…
Descriptors: Evaluation Methods, Educational Policy, Social Development, Foreign Countries
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Batchelor, Denise – London Review of Education, 2006
Challenges to become what you want to be permeate higher education recruitment literature, inviting students to realize their dreams. Students do not interpret this invitation only in vocational terms. Other aspects of meaning for being and becoming are important for them: self-realization, and becoming who as well as what they want to be. A…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Foreign Countries, Student Recruitment, Self Actualization
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Strohl, Nicholas M. – London Review of Education, 2006
Current debate on higher education in Britain is focused on its instrumental functions and largely ignores its social and cultural value. This paper considers the "idea of the university" in an historical perspective and critically examines current policy discourse while identifying robust alternatives to the utilitarian argument. It…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Postmodernism, Debate, Foreign Countries
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Nixon, Jon – London Review of Education, 2004
This paper argues that universities need to reclaim a public and inclusive language for education that reflects the moral ends and purposes of academic practice. It claims that there are certain moral goods implicit in the activities--of research, scholarship and teaching--that comprise such practice; and it defines these goods in terms of…
Descriptors: Relationship, Research, Scholarship, Instruction
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Barnett, Ronald – London Review of Education, 2004
While there is no recognised sub-discipline of "the philosophy of higher education", there has been a steady flow of writings having just such an orientation, a flow that has increased in recent years. That flow has mainly taken two courses. On the one hand, those of a conservative persuasion hold to an ideal of higher education largely separate…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Philosophy, Role of Education, Postsecondary Education as a Field of Study
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