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Zainuddin, Siti Zaidah; Damiano-Nittoli, Alexander Charles; Zainal, Azlin Zaiti – SAGE Open, 2019
The main aim of the present study is to build knowledge and understanding regarding the linguistic use of hedging by Malaysian speakers of English in academic spoken discourse and, more specifically, doctorate students presenting their thesis in the candidature defense. It looks not only to describe the specific nature of spoken academic hedging…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Doctoral Students, Academic Language, Doctoral Dissertations
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Arshad, Kamaruddin; Lean, Qi Ying; Ming, Long Chiau; Mahalingam, Sundara Rajan; Tiong, Chua Say; Abdullah, Amir Heberd; Shafie, Farah Ayuni – SAGE Open, 2018
Environmental health (EH) is the study of environment and environmental factors affecting the health of human. Identifying the most relevant and up-to-date and updated teaching topics of EH programs is vital to ensure competent practitioners are nurtured. Thus, this study aimed to attain the view of current content of EH programs for EH…
Descriptors: Environment, Public Health, Health Conditions, Environmental Influences
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Ghasemy, Majid; Hussin, Sufean Bin; Abdul Razak, Ahmad Zabidi Bin; Maah, Mohd Jamil Bin; Ghavifekr, Simin – SAGE Open, 2018
The study was undertaken to identify the essential leadership capabilities and managerial competencies as the key leadership performance drivers in Malaysian focused universities. To collect data, the previously developed scales of capabilities, competencies, and leadership performance in the context of Malaysian Higher Education (HE) were…
Descriptors: Leadership Effectiveness, Foreign Countries, Public Colleges, Private Colleges
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Ghasemy, Majid; Hussin, Sufean; Megat Daud, Megat Ahmad Kamaluddin; Md Nor, Mariani; Ghavifekr, Simin; Kenayathulla, Husaina Banu – SAGE Open, 2018
This qualitative inquiry aims at identifying the main issues in Malaysian higher education (HE) system and its sectors from the perspectives of Malaysian academic leaders. For this purpose, four open-ended questions were distributed among 2,786 academic leaders in 25 universities. More than 235 completed questionnaires were collected, containing…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Public Colleges, Private Colleges
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Yusoff, Sarah; Yusoff, Rohana; Md Noh, Nur Hidayah – SAGE Open, 2017
This article describes the implementation of blended learning in a higher education institution by focusing on the less proficient students. Malaysia's Ministry of Higher Education has urged every university to introduce blended learning in their teaching and learning processes as a new approach. Nevertheless, there are less proficient students…
Descriptors: Blended Learning, Teaching Methods, College Students, Learning Processes
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Reza, Mohammad Imam Hasan – SAGE Open, 2016
Sustainability describes how a system remains diverse and productive; this is the potential for long-term maintenance of well-being having ecological, economic, political, and cultural dimensions. Education for sustainable development (ESD) emphasizes on including the key sustainable development issues into teaching and learning, that is, climate…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Sustainability, Higher Education, Ecology
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Tan, Mabel; Fatt Hee, Tie; Yan Piaw, Chua – SAGE Open, 2015
This study used Bolman and Deal's framework to examine the leadership frames of a vice-chancellor in a private university in Malaysia. Qualitative methods comprised interviews with the vice-chancellor and six of his staff reporting directly to him, document analysis, and observations. Atlas.ti was used to code the leadership frames. Content…
Descriptors: Leadership Styles, College Administration, Guidelines, Private Colleges
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Zainal Abidin, Saidatul Akmar; Jamil, Asiah – SAGE Open, 2015
Malaysia is fast becoming a major attraction for candidates from all over the world to pursue their higher education. Currently students (local and international) who pursue postgraduate (hereafter, PG) education in Malaysia use the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS) scores as…
Descriptors: Language Tests, Language Proficiency, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning