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The importance of higher education for developmental leadership: why context matters

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Post by Michele Schweisfurth. Over the past year a team of researchers has been investigating the relationship between education (especially higher education) and the formation of developmental leadership in the Philippines. Since the Education for All agreements of the 1990s and the Millennium Development Goals, the emphasis for investment in education in low-income countries has been… Continue reading

Supervisors to mentor ESL students

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By Oscar Odena. The trend of English as Second Language (ESL) students to come to established English-speaking universities is on the increase, particularly to enrol on research degree programmes. With their new research skills many will aim to bring about educational change in their countries after completion. Developing academic writing is a crucial skill for… Continue reading

‘A truly postmodern condition’: The unintended side-effects of global education rankings

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[image (c) Rob Ketcherside] Post By Barbara Kehm When the invitation came (in January 2013) to give a presentation at the 5th International Conference on World Class Universities in Shanghai to celebrate 10 years of Shanghai Jiao Tong Academic Ranking of World Class Universities I felt very honoured. But I was also in a split… Continue reading