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Culture shock and HE performance: implications for teaching

Kelly, p and Moogan, YJ 2012, 'Culture shock and HE performance: implications for teaching' , Higher Education Quarterly,, 66 (1) , pp. 24-46.

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Abstract

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.

Item Type: Article
Schools: Schools > Salford Business School
Journal or Publication Title: Higher Education Quarterly,
Publisher: Blackwell
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 0951–5224
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Funders: Non funded research
Depositing User: YJ Moogan
Date Deposited: 12 Mar 2015 13:23
Last Modified: 05 Apr 2016 18:19
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/33737

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