ERIC Number: EJ995615
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 30
Why Do Chinese Study for a Master of Education Degree in Canada? What Are Their Experiences?
Li, Xiaobin; DiPetta, Tony; Woloshyn, Vera
Canadian Journal of Education, v35 n3 p149-163 2012
The purpose of this study was to understand why Chinese came to Canada to study for a Master of Education degree in an international student program at an Ontario university and what their experiences were in the program. We collected data from nine Chinese students in the program through one-on-one interviews. Research participants thought Canada had a safer environment than the United States, Canada had a better academic reputation than Australia and Britain, and Canada was less expensive than other developed countries. Most participants believed they fulfilled their purpose of leaving China for more education. Based on the findings, we made recommendations on how to improve the program and on further research in the future.
Descriptors: Asians, Foreign Countries, Reputation, Foreign Students, Graduate Students, Masters Degrees, Educational Experience, Student Attitudes, Interviews, Costs, Educational Attainment, School Choice, Program Improvement
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Identifiers - Location: Canada