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Pressing on: persistence through a doctoral cohort program in education

The focus of this research was to investigate the characteristics that led to persistence in a doctoral cohort program of study. The significance of this study is to provide insights into the specific aspects of the individuals that made them successful in an intensive program. A phenomenological case study approach, utilizing a comprehensive interview format, was used to gain a profound understanding of the phenomenon. The case for this study was the three-year Instructional Management and Leadership (IML) research doctoral cohort program at Robert Morris University. Nine graduates from Cohort I, II, and III served as participants. The four characteristics that were revealed in this study were Commitment / Discipline, Putting the Doctorate First, Prefer to Work Independently and Research Alone, and Full-time Employment.

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Authors: Santicola, Leslie
Conference name: Clute Institute International Academic Conference
Date: 2013
Geographic subjects: United States; North America
Resource type: Conference
Subjects: Students; Higher education; Participation;

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Why individuals invest in their education?: a comparative study Romania-Spain of the determinants to invest in education

The paper investigates the determinants of the individual's decision to invest in education. The study was carried out with respondents from Romania and Spain, having tertiary education, using a questionnaire with 15 items as a research tool. Individuals are deciding to invest in their education influenced by the family, friends and teachers. The main factors of influence are: the education and the income of the parents and the health status. The future benefits: higher earnings, personal and professional development, a superior social status, a better life, are the main reasons to invest in education. There are no sizeable differences between the results of the study in Romania and in Spain.

The paper investigates the determinants of the individual's decision to invest in education. The study was carried out with ...  Show Full Abstract  

Authors: Neagu, Olimpia
Conference name: Clute Institute International Academic Conference
Date: 2012
Geographic subjects: Europe; Romania; Spain
Resource type: Conference
Subjects: Higher education; Finance; Outcomes;

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A model for recognition of prior learning in higher education institutions in South Africa

The South African education and training system has for many years been fragmented and unfair towards underprivileged population groups. Since 1994, many changes have been initiated via legislation to ensure a unified and equal national system of education and training. Higher education has not been excluded from this and is undergoing major changes. These changes are mainly driven by current higher education legislation together with the regulations of the South African Qualifications Authority towards establishing a National Qualifications Framework (NQF). Higher education transformation is built around three central features, namely increased participation, greater responsiveness, and increased co-operation and partnerships. One of the ways in which participation and responsiveness can be achieved is through Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).

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Authors: Venter, Anita
Date: 1999
Geographic subjects: South Africa; Africa
Resource type: Thesis
Subjects: Pathways; Governance; Providers of education and training;

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The activation, appropriation and practices of student-equity policy in Australian higher education

Current national reforms in Australian higher education have prioritised efforts to reduce educational disadvantage within a vernacular expression of neoliberal education policy. Student-equity policy in universities is enmeshed in a set of competitive student recruitment relations. This raises practice-based tensions as universities strive to meet specific institutional targets for low-socio-economic status (SES) and Indigenous student participation, whilst broadening participation more generally within the sector.

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Authors: Peacock, David; Sellar, Sam; Lingard, Bob
Date: 2014
Geographic subjects: Australia; Oceania
Journal title: Journal of education policy
Resource type: Article
Subjects: Higher education; Policy; Equity;

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The development of higher education in Albania

Albania is looking to take its place within Europe. It needs to have a more skilled and educated working population. After the political and economic changes of 1991, higher education has been presenting difficulties and has encountered problems in organization as well as in quality. This article presents problems of developing higher education in Albania during the transition and today, concluding with some suggestions for improving this system and for increasing its quality.

Albania is looking to take its place within Europe. It needs to have a more skilled and educated working population. After ...  Show Full Abstract  

Authors: Xhafa, Sonila
Conference name: Clute Institute International Academic Conference
Date: 2012
Geographic subjects: Albania; Europe
Resource type: Conference
Subjects: Higher education; Governance; Quality

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Quality assurance at U21Global Graduate School

U21Global Graduate School, Singapore is [an] online business school created in 1997 by the Universitas 21 consortium of several universities including the University of Virginia, the University of Melbourne, the University of Birmingham, and the University of Nottingham. This case study highlights the quality assurance (QA) system established by the consortium at the time of inception of U21Global and how over the years, the school has extended its QA to the framework of [European Foundation for Management Development Technology Enhanced Learning] EFMD CEL accreditation standard, which it successfully secured in 2005. While dwelling upon the QA framework of U21Global, the case study provides insights on the challenges faced and ways in which they were overcome in the journey of the school to establish itself as a premier online academic institution.

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Authors: Wong, Amy; Bedi, Kanishka
Conference name: Clute Institute International Academic Conference
Date: 2012
Geographic subjects: Singapore; Asia
Resource type: Conference
Subjects: Providers of education and training; Higher education; Quality;

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Investigating student academic failure at the College of Applied Studies and Community Services (CASCS)

This study has sought to investigate the causes of students' academic failure at the College of Applied Studies and Community Service(CASCS). The data for this study included the [grade point averages] GPAs for all college students. In addition, some qualitative data was obtained from the interviews conducted with 100 'failing students'. In the interviews the failing students were asked to provide the causes of their failure.

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Authors: Omar, Abdulaziz; Alrubayea, Abdullah
Conference name: Clute Institute International Academic Conference
Date: 2012
Geographic subjects: Saudi Arabia; Middle East
Resource type: Conference
Subjects: Students; Teaching and learning; Participation;

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International students in higher education and their role in the Australian economy

This policy note provides a brief overview of the size and scale of Australia's higher education exports and their importance to the economy. Each year, around 300 thousand international students commence study in Australia, the majority of which are enrolled in higher education. Australia is the third most popular destination for international students, attracting nearly seven per cent of the world's international students. This $15 billion industry is Australia's fourth largest export, following just iron ore, coal and gold.

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Corporate authors: Group of Eight Australia (Firm) (Go8)
Date: 2014
Resource type: Policy document
Subjects: Higher education; Students; Economics;

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Chances and challenges of a tuition-free online university: educating the underprivileged

Many individuals around the world do not have the opportunity for higher education. This has a huge impact in the socioeconomics of any society. Upper and middle-class individuals have a better opportunity and access to pay tuition for higher education and having the time to study, while poorer individuals do not get the same opportunities, especially since they would need to work to support their families giving them less time and funds for higher education. Within a society, this increases the education level gap between the middle-class and those with lower-income. This paper identifies the problem and recommends a collaborative tuition-free online university to ensure accessibility of higher education to the underprivileged. The paper looks into the challenges facing such a university and possible solutions. It recommends that a pilot project is done with further study to ensure the expediency of the model before a full implementation.

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Authors: Galadari, Abdulla
Conference name: Clute Institute International Academic Conference
Date: 2012
Resource type: Conference
Subjects: Equity; Disadvantaged; Higher education;

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Chinese international students' perspective and strategies in preparing for their future employability

Graduate employability and the contribution graduates make to the UK economy have been widely debated by policy-makers; however, little attention has been paid to the employability of international students. Given the growing significance of international students to the UK economy this is an interesting oversight; this article addresses this issue. Students from the Mainland China currently represent nearly 16 per cent of the international student population; therefore, [the authors] focused on this group; firstly, to examine their perspectives on their future employability; and then, to examine how they prepared for their future careers.

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Authors: Huang, Rong; Turner, Rebecca; Chen, Qian
Date: 2014
Geographic subjects: Great Britain; Europe; China;
Journal title: Journal of vocational education and training
Resource type: Article
Subjects: International education; Students; Employment;

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