Internationalising the University: The Chinese Context


The contributors to Internationalising the University: the Chinese Context offer an in-depth understanding of the rapidly changing developments in the fields of institutional, social, management, curriculum and student concerns and changes.

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The contributors to Internationalising the University: the Chinese Context offer an in-depth understanding of the rapidly changing developments in the fields of institutional, social, management, curriculum and student concerns and changes.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780230203518
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 1/15/2009
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 5.60 (w) x 8.60 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

TRICIA COVERDALE-JONES is Principal Lecturer and eLearning Coordinator, School of Languages and Area Studies at the University of Portsmouth, UK. She has considerable experience of dealing with Chinese students on a daily basis in the UK Higher Education context. This is reinforced by an understanding of and profound interest in intercultural issues. As a convinced internationalist she believes that the transnational experience can be enhanced through greater understanding and research.

PAUL RASTALL is a Principal Lecturer and Faculty International Coordinator, University of Portsmouth, UK. He has had responsibility for the development and management of international programmes for several years. He is currently responsible for developing numerous collaborative arrangements with universities in China, Hong Kong, and other Far Eastern countries. His academic background and publications are in Linguistics and English Language but he has also published on the needs of Chinese learners and worked with Tricia Coverdale-Jones on organizing conferences and publishing Chinese academic collaboration.

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Table of Contents

Notes on Contributors
Introduction: Cooperation with Chinese Universities Issues and Trends—P.Rastall
Conceptions of Internationalisation and their Implications for Academic Engagement and Institutional Action: A Preliminary Case Study—Y.Turbaner&—S.Robson
Chinese Universities Motivations in Transnational Higher Education and their Implications for Higher Education Marketization—L.Zheng
The Internationalisation of Higher Education in China: The Case of One University—J.Wang
Global Connections Local Impacts: Trends and Developments for Internationalism and Cross Border Higher Education—D.Olcott Jr.
Using Policy Initiatives to Support Both Learning Enhancement and Language Enhancement at a Hong Kong University—C.Mcnaught&—A.Curtis
Cultivators, Cows and Computers:Chinese Learners Metaphors of Teachers—M.Cortazzi, L.Jin, &—W.Zhiru
The Dissonance Between Insider and Outsider Perspectives of the Chinese Problem: Implications for one of the UKs Largest Undergraduate Programmes—P.V.Smith&—X.Zhou
Decoding Students Value Orientations in Contemporary China—S.Yang
Overcoming Linguistic and Cultural Barriers to Integration: An Investigation of Two Models—S.Devlin&—N.Peacock
Building on Experience: Meeting the Needs of Chinese Students in British Higher Education—V.Edwards&—A.Ran
Chinese Learners and Interactive Learning—W.Littlewood
Afterword: Responses to Internationalisation in the UK and the International Context and a Survey on Responses to Intercultural Communication Teaching—T.Coverdale-Jones

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