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ERIC Number: EJ785125
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Oct
Pages: 22
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0018-1560
Choosing Canadian Graduate Schools from Afar: East Asian Students' Perspectives
Chen, Liang-Hsuan
Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education and Educational Planning, v54 n5 p759-780 Oct 2007
This study seeks to explain why and how international graduate students from East Asia choose to come to Canada to pursue advanced education. A synthesis model is developed to explain their decision-making "process," while a push-pull model is used to understand the strengths of and relationships among various "factors" that influence the choice of a country, institution, program, and city. The research sample comprised 140 students from China, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, and Taiwan who enrolled in graduate programs at two large Ontario universities. The research findings reveal the influence of "Institutional Academic Pulling Factors," "Institutional Administrative Pulling Factors," the "Canadian Environment," the "Economics of Canadian Education," and the ease of "Visa/Immigration." The research shows a three-stage process, guided first by the focus of the program (i.e., research-oriented vs. professional programs). Other factors--country, institution, and city--interplay simultaneously at the later two stages.
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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: Canada; China; Hong Kong; Japan; South Korea; Taiwan