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ERIC Number: EJ953715
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Jan
Pages: 23
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0951-5224
Culture Shock and Higher Education Performance: Implications for Teaching
Kelly, Philip; Moogan, Yvonne
Higher Education Quarterly, v66 n1 p24-46 Jan 2012
The globalisation of higher education brings together learners and teachers from differing systems, creating a heterogeneous and diverse environment. Yet many higher education institutions typically rely on foreign students themselves to adapt to their new higher education environments. An investigation was undertaken as to whether traditional approaches are effective and efficient in meeting the needs of the internationally mobile student. Using data from the last ten years (1999 to 2009) from a post-1992 University in the North West of England an analysis of over 15,000 postgraduate assessments found a significant performance difference between home country students and international mobile students. Results found that home country students perform significantly better than international students, although the latter perform better in examinations than in coursework. However, there is a substantive improvement during the dissertation stage for both groups. Possible reasons for such variations in performance are explored. (Contains 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)