ERIC Number: EJ1023682
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 29
Transnational Higher Education for Capacity Development? An Analysis of British Degree Programmes in Hong Kong
Leung, Maggi W. H.; Waters, Johanna L.
Globalisation, Societies and Education, v11 n4 p479-497 2013
Drawing upon a project on British transnational education (TNE) programmes offered in Hong Kong, this paper interrogates the capacity development impact of TNE on the students, the Hong Kong Government and the programme providers. It addresses the questions: "What capacity is being developed in TNE operations?" and "For whom?" Our findings reveal multiple capacities at play. As TNE has been traded between British and Hong Kong universities and facilitated by the Hong Kong Government's "laissez-faire" doctrine, as a commodity in the neoliberal trade-in-education regime, students' interests are often sidelined. This paper calls for a critical reflection on this TNE model.
Descriptors: International Education, Foreign Countries, Neoliberalism, Models, Educational Policy, Capacity Building, Program Descriptions, Student Attitudes, Employment Interviews, Social Capital, Cultural Capital, College Faculty, Teacher Effectiveness, Social Networks, Government Role, Universities, Academic Degrees, Program Evaluation
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Information Analyses; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: Hong Kong; United Kingdom