QUT ePrints

Expectations And Reality – International Student Reflections On Studying In Australia

Dalglish, Carol L. & Chan, Annie O. (2005) Expectations And Reality – International Student Reflections On Studying In Australia. In Australian International Education Conference 2005, October 2005, Gold Coast, Australia.

Abstract

International student numbers studying within the Faculty of Business at Queensland University of Technology now make up more that 20% of total student numbers and come from increasingly diverse parts of the world. Through strategic action by the university this diversity will increase.

This study tried to identify the differing expectations of students from different geographical regions, and how reality met these expectations. The data was collected through a series of informal groups where students from particular regions were encouraged to discuss their expectations and the nature of the reality of their study. It cannot be assumed that students coming from very different cultural backgrounds and geographical locations have the same expectations of the educational experience they will be receive. To provide an effective learning environment for all students institutions need to have a better understanding of the differing issues that are of importance to students.

Impact and interest:

Citation countsare sourced monthly from Scopus and Web of Science® citation databases.

These databases contain citations from different subsets of available publications and different time periods and thus the citation count from each is usually different. Some works are not in either database and no count is displayed. Scopus includes citations from articles published in 1996 onwards, and Web of Science® generally from 1980 onwards.

Citations counts from the Google Scholar™ indexing service can be viewed at the linked Google Scholar™ search.

Full-text downloads:

795 since deposited on 28 Oct 2005
114 in the past twelve months

Full-text downloadsdisplays the total number of times this work’s files (e.g., a PDF) have been downloaded from QUT ePrints as well as the number of downloads in the previous 365 days. The count includes downloads for all files if a work has more than one.

ID Code: 2337
Item Type: Conference Paper
Additional URLs:
Keywords: foreign students
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > SPECIALIST STUDIES IN EDUCATION (130300) > Educational Administration Management and Leadership (130304)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2005 (please consult author)
Deposited On: 28 Oct 2005
Last Modified: 05 Jan 2011 23:25

Export: EndNote | Dublin Core | BibTeX

Repository Staff Only: item control page