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ERIC Number: EJ1055587
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Nov
Pages: 20
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1443-2110
Comparative Analysis of Student Surveys on International Student Experience in Higher Education
Grebennikov, Leonid; Skaines, Ivan
Journal of Institutional Research, v13 n1 p97-116 Nov 2007
This article seeks to contribute to the current discourse on internationalisation of higher education in Australia and to understanding and managing the increasing diversity of the student body. Its specific concern is a comparison of international versus domestic student experience regarding a range of a university's academic and general services provision. The research sample consisted of 5,090 students who participated in three University of Western Sydney (UWS) surveys in 2004-05. The results indicated that international and domestic student experience at UWS was largely similar in learning and teaching; however, overseas undergraduate students were significantly less satisfied with course outcomes, provision of facilities and resources--and access to them, than domestic students. No such differences were evident at postgraduate and research higher degree levels. One practical outcome of this study was a clear need for promotion and communication of various support services and facilities for international students, especially at the early stages of their program.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Tests/Questionnaires; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Australia
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