Internationalising the University: The Chinese Context [NOOK Book]

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The Chinese Higher Education market is the biggest in the world Chinese Students are looking for education and training outside China in ever growing numbers and Chinese and Western education providers are developing more and more partnerships. Western institutions have taken big strides in understanding the needs of their Chinese students and in adapting to this growing market. At the same time, Chinese institutions and their regulatory bodies are changing. Chinese students are becoming ever more discriminating....
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Overview

The Chinese Higher Education market is the biggest in the world Chinese Students are looking for education and training outside China in ever growing numbers and Chinese and Western education providers are developing more and more partnerships. Western institutions have taken big strides in understanding the needs of their Chinese students and in adapting to this growing market. At the same time, Chinese institutions and their regulatory bodies are changing. Chinese students are becoming ever more discriminating. Now forms of partnership and different relationships are needed to meet new circumstances and to develop the existing friendly cooperation to new levels. This volume brings together contributions form experts in this diverse and constructive response on curriculum development and teaching delivery. The work consists of new and original contributions from both Chinese and Western writers and adds to our understanding of issues and of each other.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780230253735
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 12/11/2008
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 2 MB

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

List of Figures

List of Tables

Introduction Cooperation with Chinese UniversitiesIssues and Trends Paul Rastall Rastall, Paul

Theme I Institutional Perspectives

1 Conceptions of Internationalisation and Their Implications for Academic Engagement and Institutional Action: A Preliminary Case Study Yvonne Turner Turner, Yvonne Sue Robson Robson, Sue

2 Chinese Universities' Motivations in Transnational Higher Education and Their Implications for Higher Education Marketisation Lin Zheng Lin, Zheng

3 The Internationalisation of Higher Education in China: The Case of One University Junju Wang Wang, Junju

4 Global Connections - Local Impacts: Trends and Developments for Internationalism and Cross Border Higher Education Don Olcott, Jr. Olcott, Don, Jr.

5 Using Policy Initiatives to Support Both Learning Enhancement and Language Enhancement at a Hong Kong University Carmel McNaught McNaught, Carmel Andy Curtis Curtis, Andy

Theme II Student and Staff Perspectives

6 Cultivators, Cows and Computers: Chinese Learners' Metaphors of Teachers Martin Cortazzi Cortazzi, Martin Lixian Jin Jin, Lixian Wang Zhiru Wang, Zhiru

7 The Dissonance between Insider and Outsider Perspectives of the 'Chinese Problem': Implications for One of the UK's Largest Undergraduate Programmes Paul Vincent Smith Smith, Paul Vincent Xiaowei Zhou Zhou, Xiaowei

8 Decoding Students' Value Orientations in Contemporary China Shu Yang Shu, Yang

Theme III Practical Approaches

9 Overcoming Linguistic and Cultural Barriers to Integration: An Investigation of Two Models Siobhan Devlin Devlin, Siobhan Nicola Peacock Peacock, Nicola

10 Building on Experience: Meeting the Needs ofChinese Students in British Higher Education Viv Edwards Edwards, Viv An Ran An, Ran

11 Chinese Learners and Interactive Learning William Littlewood Littlewood, William

Afterword: Responses to Internationalisation in the UK and the International Context and a Survey on Responses to Intercultural Communication Teaching Tricia Coverdale-Jones Coverdale-Jones, Tricia

Index

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