ERIC Number: EJ787699
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Mar
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The Chinese Government Scholarship Program: An Effective Form of Foreign Assistance?
Dong, Lili; Chapman, David W.
International Review of Education, v54 n2 p155-173 Mar 2008
This study investigates the effectiveness of Chinese international education assistance through an examination of student experience in the Chinese Government Scholarship Program, an important mechanism of Chinese foreign aid. Grounded in Pascarella's (1985) model of the impact of college on students, the study investigates participants' level of satisfaction with their higher education experience in China and their perception of the role of the scholarship program in promoting positive relationships between China and the scholarship students' home countries. Findings indicate that participants are generally satisfied with their experiences in China and are positive about the impact of the program in building friendships with their home countries. The authors discuss the implications of these findings in terms of China's emerging prominence as a provider of international development assistance.
Descriptors: College Students, International Education, Program Effectiveness, Foreign Countries, Student Experience, Scholarships, Educational Experience, Higher Education, Financial Support
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
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Identifiers - Location: China