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ERIC Number: EJ771234
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Aug
Pages: 10
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 49
ISSN: ISSN-0309-877X
A Consideration of the Challenges Involved in Supervising International Masters Students
Brown, Lorraine
Journal of Further and Higher Education, v31 n3 p239-248 Aug 2007
This paper explores the challenges facing supervisors of international postgraduate students at the dissertation stage of the masters programme. The central problems of time pressure, language difficulties, a lack of critical analysis and a prevalence of personal problems among international students are discussed. This paper makes recommendations for the improvement of language and critical thinking skills, and questions the future policy of language requirements at HE for international masters students.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: International English Language Testing System