ERIC Number: EJ1068692
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 56
Chinese Visiting Scholars' Academic Socialization in US Institutions of Higher Education: A Qualitative Study
Xue, Mo; Chao, Xia; Kuntz, Aaron M.
Asia Pacific Journal of Education, v35 n2 p290-307 2015
Socialization as a theoretical concept has been increasingly applied to higher education over the past several decades. However, little research examines international visiting scholars' overseas academic socialization experiences. Rooted in socialization theory, this one-year qualitative study explores 15 Chinese visiting scholars' lived experiences in socialization to the US academic community through observations and interviews. The data reveal that the strategies used for academic socialization include motivation, social networking development, academic recognition, goal orientation, and community involvement. Besides, this paper analyses the reasons for their encountered dilemmas such marginalization, time constraint, and external critique. Implications for Chinese Scholarship Committee (CSC) policy makers, international visiting scholars, and researchers are provided.
Descriptors: Higher Education, Qualitative Research, Socialization, Foreign Workers, Phenomenology, Social Experience, Observation, Interviews, Coping, Teacher Motivation, Social Networks, Recognition (Achievement), Goal Orientation, Community Involvement, Barriers, Social Justice, Time Management, Criticism, College Faculty, Content Analysis, Mixed Methods Research, Asians, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Surveys, Foreign Countries
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: China; United States