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Harris, Suzy – London Review of Education, 2009
The demands and challenges posed by the global economy help explain the growing importance of the internationalisation of higher education in European, national and institutional policy arenas. The discourse of internationalisation is driven primarily by economic factors, and an emphasis on competition, standards and skills has shifted attention…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Translation, Global Approach, Economic Factors
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Beecham, Rod – London Review of Education, 2009
Quality has clear meanings when associated with specific phenomena. The relative nature of quality in commercial contexts, specifically in relation to manufactured goods, has been studied. In service industries there is no satisfactory indicator of quality. The Likert-scale questionnaire does not allow the researcher to distinguish between…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Student Evaluation, Questionnaires, Instructional Effectiveness
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Gourlay, Lesley – London Review of Education, 2009
Student transitions into the university are often conceived of via an apprentice-type model, or as entrance into a "community of practice". This paper disputes the applicability of these models to the indeterminate and opaque nature of student experiences of academic writing, and proposes that emotional destabilization and struggles…
Descriptors: Student Experience, College Students, Universities, Models
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Onsongo, Jane – London Review of Education, 2009
The article examines the outcomes of affirmative action policies aimed at improving access for women students to university education in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania. Different interpretations of affirmative action are found in the three countries. These include lower entry scores, remedial pre-university programmes and financial assistance. There…
Descriptors: Affirmative Action, Foreign Countries, Sex Fairness, College Admission
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Takagi, Hiroyuki – London Review of Education, 2009
The concept of the internationalisation of university curricula is being developed with more complex and critical views emphasising the cultural and social aspects of globalisation as well as its economic and political aspects. Putting these ideas into practice however, is a challenge to institutions, since that requires fundamental educational…
Descriptors: Universities, Private Colleges, Educational Change, Foreign Countries
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Peterson, J. Fiona – London Review of Education, 2009
The inherent opportunities for communication, collaboration and experiential learning in an online and global network create the impetus for the new network paradigm in higher education. A strategic knowledge network in education was designed and developed to build "Mode 2" knowledge capabilities; create new knowledge for innovative…
Descriptors: Global Education, Masters Programs, Experiential Learning, Foreign Countries
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Horsthemke, Kai – London Review of Education, 2009
Following the first democratic election in South Africa in 1994, there has been a strong drive towards democratising education at all levels, primary, secondary and tertiary. The present paper examines some of the key ideas in the debate around transformation in higher education in South Africa, namely the notions of an African essence, culture…
Descriptors: Higher Education, African Culture, Academic Achievement, Foreign Countries
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Oketch, Moses O. – London Review of Education, 2009
This article examines how recent changes, leading to a diversified supply in Kenya's university education system, is reflected in prospective students' aspirations, perceptions and preferences to undertake university education. The results, based on a combination of a convenience and snowball sampling of settings, within which random samples of…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Student Attitudes, State Universities, Private Colleges
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Gibbs, Paul – London Review of Education, 2009
Time and temporality have received little attention in the consumerism, marketing or, until recently, higher education literature. This paper attempts to compare the notions of timing implicit in education as "paideia" (transitional personal growth) with that implicit in consumerism and the marketing practices which foster it. This…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Student Recruitment, Time Perspective
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Favish, Judith; McMillan, Janice – London Review of Education, 2009
Challenges facing the higher education sector globally include questions over what counts as knowledge and what are valid forms of both its reproduction and production. This paper addresses the question of how what counts as valid knowledge is challenged and how it changes over time. It does this via an analysis of examples of social…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Research Universities, Role of Education
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Beecham, Rod – London Review of Education, 2008
Rhetoric, or persuasion, was recognised in classical times both as central to education and as dangerous when misused. Since the time of Kant, a feature of western thinking has been the creation of a special language to accompany a special idea. Making language prior to or separate from its referents is of its nature an authoritarian activity. The…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Rhetoric, Educational Administration
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Savin-Baden, Maggi; McFarland, Lorraine; Savin-Baden, John – London Review of Education, 2008
This review sought to locate key themes in the literature on teaching and learning thinking and practices, by examining areas of influence and mapping ideas about the themes of practice, transfer and communities in higher education or related contexts. The findings indicate that issues of pedagogical stance, disjunction, learning spaces, agency,…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Ethnography, Educational Principles, Educational Theories
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Tight, Malcolm – London Review of Education, 2008
This article analyses the obituaries of 100 academics published in the British quality press in 2007 to see what they tell us about the changing nature of contemporary academic work, and how it is presented in this particular genre of writing. It concludes that the influence of Oxbridge and the American higher education system, and the dominance…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Faculty, Academic Rank (Professional), Intellectual Disciplines
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Welikala, Thushari – London Review of Education, 2008
This paper explores how the English language privileges and empowers certain epistemologies and ontologies in international higher education in the UK. The author discusses how the English language is used to construct assumptions and practices to legitimise particular ways of constructing knowledge. The main argument is that language provides a…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Language Role, English, Foreign Countries
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Marie, Jenny – London Review of Education, 2008
This paper analyses three crucial research skills: problem identification, data collection and hypothesis formation. It concludes that science research students should be taught about the creative process as they are under pressures that can inhibit creative thought. They should also be taught the importance of tacit knowledge for learning how to…
Descriptors: Creativity, Identification, Research Skills, Hypothesis Testing
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