ERIC Number: EJ1127999
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Abstractor: As Provided
Cross-Border Higher Education in China: How the Field of Research Has Developed
Qin, Yunyun; Te, Alice Y. C.
Chinese Education & Society, v49 n4-5 p303-323 2016
The aim of the research was to investigate how the field of cross-border Chinese higher education has developed from 1990 to 2015. Ninety-five articles in international journals and 470 articles in national journals were collected and analyzed in terms of authorship pattern, thematic clusters, and research methods. Results show that cross-border Chinese higher education has become an important topic in both the international and national academic community. In general, researchers from Mainland China and Hong Kong have dominated the field. Articles covering overviews, trends, and policy issues constituted the largest proportion of the total literature. However, students' experiences as a research focus is underrepresented in the current literature. The methods of document analysis and case study are used widely by the researchers. To see growth in the field, more collaboration between national researchers and international scholars is needed; so too are more empirical studies at the microlevel, particularly the experiences of students and teachers; and finally, more diversified and intensive research methods, for example longitudinal or ethnographic study, are suggested.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Educational Development, Educational Research, Journal Articles, Content Analysis, Bibliometrics, Authors, Thematic Approach, Research Methodology, Educational Cooperation, International Educational Exchange
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: China
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