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The Challenges and Strategies of Internationalizing Hong Kong’s Higher Education in a Globalized World

International Journal of Educational Ref Rowman & Littlefield Publishers ePub

Shun-wing Ng

Sylvia Yee Fan Tang

ABSTRACT: This article presents a study of how to attract students from the Asian markets to pursue higher education in Hong Kong. The study found that the strategies of internationalization, at both the system level and the institutional level, attempted to address problems generated from the barriers of exporting higher education and so build on the attractions of studying in Hong Kong’s higher education system. These strategies are mainly driven by concerns of brain gain and income generation. Although these strategies help to attract overseas students, we caution the importance of going beyond recruiting overseas students and put forward a more humanized way of looking at internationalization to counteract the overriding economic-driven globalization.

Internationalization becomes increasingly important in higher education in a globalized world. Exporting higher education services by recruiting overseas students is an integral facet of the internationalization of higher education. Alongside this global trend, Singapore, Malaysia, and Hong Kong are of no exception. They have embarked on the process of internationalizing their higher education campuses by recruiting more nonlocal students and thereby striving to achieve the policy goal of developing themselves into regional education hubs.

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Appendix F Good Conduct Time

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Inside Connections: Local Teachers’ Perspectives on Parental Engagement in an Urban Elementary School

R&L Education ePub

WAYNE A. REED

ABSTRACT: This study examines the engagement of local teachers and parents in a low-income urban elementary school. Based on participant observation and interviews with 10 teachers who have residential histories in their school’s neighborhood, this phenomenological study examines the ways in which the presence of teachers in the neighborhood and their social ties to local residents contribute to trusting collaborative relationships with parents. By affirming the resources offered by local teachers and their important ties to parents, a school demonstrates its commitment to partnering with the community for the betterment of both students and families.

Over the past 15 years, two professional experiences—first as a community educator, then as a teacher educator at an urban university—have given me numerous opportunities to observe the tension between parents and teachers in low-income urban neighborhoods. An example of these observations took place several years ago on a day when I was supervising student teachers in an elementary school. Walking from the subway to the school, I ran into a woman I had known for years. She was standing on the corner outside the housing project where she lived. When I mentioned that I was bringing my student teachers into her child’s school, it was like striking a match to a firecracker. She said,

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Long-Term Rural Superintendents: Characteristics and Attributes

JOURNAL OF SCHOOL LEADERSHIP Rowman & Littlefield Publishers ePub

EDWARD W. CHANCE1

CHARLES BUTLER1

JOE LIGON2

RENDELL COLE3

ABSTRACT: This paper presents the results of a study of superintendents who have served in one rural school district for twelve years or more. Superintendents in twenty-four districts were identified and interviewed. The superintendents shared demographic information, insights into their school boards, and professional opinions as to the reasons for their longevity. Reasons for their success were a stable school board, open communication, hiring good employees, and working closely with the local community.

The role of the superintendent has changed dramatically over the years. Mirga (1985) stated that the position of superintendent has transformed from a fatherly, authority figure to a negotiator who primarily handles conflict. In other words, the time is gone when the superintendent simply ruled the school; now he/she constantly battles district employees and strives to stamp out fires of discontent before the district is engulfed. Gousha (1981) maintained that outside factors such as increased public access to government, more independent political activism, less deference to authority, and a loss of confidence in institutions and leaders have changed the role of the school superintendent. Regardless of the reason, today’s superintendency is quite different and perhaps more precarious than the role used to be.

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"L" Words: Praxis I Intermediate Vocabulary

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