ERIC Number: EJ997842
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Mar
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 56
British Degrees Made in Hong Kong: An Enquiry into the Role of Space and Place in Transnational Education
Leung, Maggi W. H.; Waters, Johanna L.
Asia Pacific Education Review, v14 n1 p43-53 Mar 2013
The fundamental logic of transnational education programmes is a one-to-one transfer of institutional capital across space and an unimportance of place. This article interrogates these presumptions and argues that space and place play an important role in transnational education. Drawing on research that examines the experiences of students and graduates of British degree programmes offered in Hong Kong, we conclude that institutional capital does not always travel wholly and smoothly due to a combination of policy-related, social, cultural and economic factors. Our findings also underline the importance of place in students' experiences, which are not sufficiently recognised by the providers. This, in turn, affects the ability of students to cultivate institutional and other forms of social capital, with implications for subsequent employment opportunities and social mobility.
Descriptors: Higher Education, Foreign Countries, Social Capital, Employment Opportunities, Economic Factors, Social Mobility, Academic Degrees, International Education, Role, Social Influences, Educational Experience
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
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Identifiers - Location: Hong Kong; United Kingdom