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Internationalization Of Higher Education In China: A Case Study Of The University System In Shandong, Ying Zhu Oct 2021

Internationalization Of Higher Education In China: A Case Study Of The University System In Shandong, Ying Zhu

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This case study explores the current situation and problems associated with the internationalization of China’s higher education institutions. The collection of research data was completed online from 12 universities in Shandong Province. This research shows that the organizational arrangements for the internationalization of higher education in China are diversified and improving gradually. Especially local non-research-oriented universities are more flexible and innovative in the specific organization and arrangement of internationalization. In addition, the research results also show that there are many difficulties and conflicts between academic and cultural integration in the internationalization of universities.


Cultural Integration And English Language Learning Of Chinese Students In Canadian Contexts, Hailun Ma Jan 2021

Cultural Integration And English Language Learning Of Chinese Students In Canadian Contexts, Hailun Ma

Major Papers

Canada has an increasing number of Chinese international students, and although they demonstrate advanced language skills in English standardized tests, they encounter various cultural integration problems. This paper focuses on Chinese students studying in Canadian universities and analyzes the potential problems with English language education in China based on Chinese international students’ cultural integration experiences. The findings suggest that although cultural awareness is currently being emphasized in the English educational reforms in China, it will take time for its advantages to be noticed. The problems with English language education in China have led to a relatively weak cultural awareness of …


Facing Detroit: Assumption College As A Cross-Border Institution 1870-1948, Matthew R. Charbonneau Mr. Jan 2020

Facing Detroit: Assumption College As A Cross-Border Institution 1870-1948, Matthew R. Charbonneau Mr.

Major Papers

“Facing Detroit: Assumption College as a Cross-Border Institution 1870-1948” argues that Assumption College in Windsor, Ontario was more connected with Detroit and the US Midwest than it was with southern Ontario until the 1930s. It does this by considering Assumption College’s student population, alumni activities, and contemporary perceptions of the school. Emphasis is placed on exploring how the primary sources created by those who lived at Assumption College reveal that it was more connected with Detroit and the US Midwest than it was with Windsor or southern Ontario. The work of Michael Power and George McMahon, the two greatest contributors …


Variability By Individual Student Characteristics Of Student Satisfaction With Promising International Student Teaching Practices, Clayton A. Smith, George Zhou, Michael Potter, Deena Wang, Miranda Pecoraro, Renan Paulino Sep 2019

Variability By Individual Student Characteristics Of Student Satisfaction With Promising International Student Teaching Practices, Clayton A. Smith, George Zhou, Michael Potter, Deena Wang, Miranda Pecoraro, Renan Paulino

Education Publications

This paper explores promising teaching practices for teaching linguistically and culturally diverse international students by identifying the teaching practices that have high levels of international student satisfaction and student perceptions of learning. Data were collected through an online survey at a mid-sized Canadian public comprehensive university. Variability of student satisfaction by individual student characteristics (e.g., level of study, year of study, age, gender, field of study, country of origin, length of time studying outside country of origin, parents’ educational level, and study location) is presented. Recommendations for professional practice are discussed


A Comparison Study Of Using Origami As A Teaching Tool In Middle-School Mathematics Class In North America And China, Yueying Liu May 2019

A Comparison Study Of Using Origami As A Teaching Tool In Middle-School Mathematics Class In North America And China, Yueying Liu

Major Papers

This Major Paper compares origami-based mathematics school activities in North America and China. It introduces the current situation of the use of origami in mathematics classes to identify the similarities and differences of using origami as a teaching approach in these two regions. The Paper also attempts the analysis from various perspectives, including mathematics reform, mathematics learning system and environment, as well as the benefits of using origami in mathematics class, and how it relates to students’ mathematics achievement. Both North American and Chinese mathematics educators’ focus on integrating origami into middle schools’ mathematics classes can be found in the …


Exploring Chinese International Students’ Sense Of Belonging In North American Postsecondary Institutions, Jia Chen Jan 2018

Exploring Chinese International Students’ Sense Of Belonging In North American Postsecondary Institutions, Jia Chen

Major Papers

Since 2000, an increasing number of Chinese international students have been entering North American universities, and many have experienced issues with a sense of belonging, which can in turn impact their academic, social performance, and psychological wellbeing. However, there is limited research on this topic that is exclusively focused on Chinese international students. Therefore, in order to establish the direction that future research should take, a thorough literature review has been conducted with the aim of establishing the factors that shape this phenomenon, the impact it has on students and institutions, and strategies that help to overcome this issue. Based …


Factors That Contribute To Acculturative Stress Of Chinese International Students, Fei Xue Jan 2018

Factors That Contribute To Acculturative Stress Of Chinese International Students, Fei Xue

Major Papers

Chinese international students in English-speaking countries experience an array of culturally-based stressors while adjusting to different pedagogical styles and cultural environments. Consequently, Chinese international students experience substantial levels of acculturative stress. Because this is a relatively new phenomenon, at least with respect to scale, insufficient research has been done on developing effective programs to address this issue. Thus, the current study conducts a literature review on Chinese international students’ experiences and challenges to determine the possible causes of the acculturative stress. Based on this research, it is clear that the acculturative stress is often a result of insufficient English, cultural …


A Literature Review And Meta-Analysis Of Digital Games And Second Language Learning, Hui Zhang Ms. Jan 2018

A Literature Review And Meta-Analysis Of Digital Games And Second Language Learning, Hui Zhang Ms.

Major Papers

Exposed to traditional language learning strategies, students will gradually lose interest in and motivation to not only learn English, but also any language or culture. Hence, researchers are seeking technology-based learning strategies, such as digital game-mediated language learning, to motivate students and improve learning performance. This paper synthesizes the findings of empirical studies focused on the effectiveness of digital games in language education published within the last five years. Nine qualitative, quantitative, and mixed-method studies are collected and analyzed in this paper. The review found that recent empirical research was conducted primarily to examine the effectiveness by measuring language learning …