Crossing the language and cultural divide : the challenges of educating Asian law students in a globalising world

Freeland, Steve, Li, Grace, & Young, Angus (2004) Crossing the language and cultural divide : the challenges of educating Asian law students in a globalising world. Legal Education Review, 14(2), pp. 219-238.

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In 2004, there were sweeping, radical changes made to the underlying legal framework regulating life in China. This reflected such things as the incorporation of basic international human rights standards into domestic law - not only in China but in countries worldwide which highlights the increasingly global nature of many important legal issues. China is not immune from this development of cross pollination of legal processes. This has led to an increase in the internationalisation of legal education and the rapid rise in the number of overseas students who undertake at least part of their university studies in a foreign country. Academics need to develop cross-cultural sensitivity in teaching these overseas students; there are important reasons why the educative process needs to meet the different set of needs presented by international students who come to study in Australia. This teaching note sets out the experiences of two particular situations, the teaching of Business Law to Asian students and an innovative Australian postgraduate program taught in Mandarin.

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ID Code: 32302
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: Australia, International students, Teaching methodology, Cross - cultural education, Asian students
ISSN: 1033-2839
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > SPECIALIST STUDIES IN EDUCATION (130300) > Comparative and Cross-Cultural Education (130302)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Current > Schools > School of Accountancy
Deposited On: 20 May 2010 00:33
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2011 15:34

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