ERIC Number: EJ1109215
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Sep
Abstractor: As Provided
Meeting the Needs of Chinese International Students: Is There Anything We Can Learn from Their Home System?
Liu, Wei; Lin, Xiaobing
Journal of Studies in International Education, v20 n4 p357-370 Sep 2016
Discussed in this article are the different governance models in international student services in Canadian and Chinese universities. Informing this study were 39 international student service providers from 38 top Chinese universities while interacting with their Canadian counterparts in a professional development program in Canada. The derived comparative data serve to show that a reactive decentralized model is used in international student services in Canada, while practiced in China is a more centralized proactive model. Although both models are rooted in their own social and cultural contexts, mutual learning is possible to some extent. The article ends with some discussion about possible ways Canadian universities can borrow from the Chinese system.
Descriptors: Student Needs, Need Gratification, Governance, Foreign Students, Student Personnel Workers, Student Personnel Services, Comparative Education, Comparative Analysis, Models, Educational Objectives, Student Organizations, Efficiency, Foreign Countries, Universities
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: Canada; China
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