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EDEV_505 Week 2_3

Alongside worldwide trends towards globalisation (or internationalisation)(see many of the essays in Forest & Altbach, 2006), rapid advances in technology (Brown, 2013; Christopher, 2012; Dew, 2012) and the perception of increased marketization (Coaldrake & Stedman, 1999; Ek, Ideland, Jonsson & … Continue reading

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EDEV_506 Week 2 Initial Post

For the next two weeks the cohort members collaborated (or cooperated–take your pick, there were elements of both working styles evident) on a joint report that described some of the major influences on policies relating to student achievement in HEIs. … Continue reading

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EDEV_506 Week 1_7

Thanks for your questions: they allow me to escape from what has been so far the ennui of negativity this week. You ask about relationships, and what you heard is indeed correct: the in-group tendencies in Japan result in trust … Continue reading

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EDEV_505 Week 9_4

To counteract your incipient cynicism, let me offer these two famous and contradictory quotations. The power of accurate observation is commonly called cynicism by those who have not got it.—George Bernard Shaw A cynic is a man who knows the … Continue reading

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