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ERIC Number: EJ1153107
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1361-3324
A Narrative Inquiry into the Identity Formation of Chinese Doctoral Students in Relation to Study Abroad
Ye, Lily; Edwards, Viv
Race, Ethnicity and Education, v20 n6 p865-876 2017
The present study explores a topic which has been under-studied to date, namely the identity formation of Chinese PhD students in relation to study abroad. Underpinned by Giddens' "reflexive project of the self," which privileges agency and reflexivity, and using a narrative inquiry approach, it presents four students "stories" collected through semi-structured interviews and focus group discussions. In building a picture of the ways in which students' self-identity is shaped by and shapes their experience of study abroad, the stories illustrate individual agency, motivation, self-determination and reflexivity. In doing so, they challenge the essentialised view of Chinese students as a homogeneous and sometimes problematic group and point to implications for action by the host institutions.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: China
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