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ERIC Number: EJ1077269
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Jan
Pages: 29
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 62
ISSN: ISSN-1541-3446
Transformative Learning Experiences of International Graduate Students from Asian Countries
Kumi-Yeboah, Alex; James, Waynne
Journal of Transformative Education, v12 n1 p25-53 Jan 2014
This article investigates the transformative learning experiences of international graduate students from Asian countries. Data collection consisted of quantitative and qualitative methods. Participants included international graduate students from Asia, in the Colleges of Arts and Sciences and Engineering. Overall, 82.3% of the participants reported having experienced transformative learning, while 17.7% reported no transformative experiences. Among participants who experienced transformative learning, 31.8% of the transformative experiences were associated with education only, 33.3% were by both education and noneducation, while 17.2% were noneducational. Ten participants were randomly selected to ensure representations across gender, age-group, and college for follow-up interviews. Majority of the participants experienced transformative learning as a result of both educational and noneducational activities. Major life changes such as student and faculty support, classroom discussions, new life experiences, and learning a new language emerged from the follow-up interviews.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Asia; Florida