Expectations and Reality- a model for meeting international student needs

Dalglish, Carol L. (2005) Expectations and Reality- a model for meeting international student needs. In ISANA Conference, December 2005, Christchurch New Zealand.

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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 identifies 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, or respond in the same way to the processes they encounter. The study also contributes to the development of a model for providing an effective learning experience for international students.

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ID Code: 2388
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: foreign students, global classroom, student experience, HERN
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > SPECIALIST STUDIES IN EDUCATION (130300) > Educational Administration Management and Leadership (130304)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2005 (please consult author)
Deposited On: 04 Nov 2005 00:00
Last Modified: 27 Oct 2014 04:55

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