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Administrating transnational education: a cross-cultural application of Hodgkinson's values paradigm


Eldridge, K and Cranston, N, Administrating transnational education: a cross-cultural application of Hodgkinson's values paradigm, Journal of Educational Administration and History, 41, (2) pp. 97-113. ISSN 0022-0620 (2009) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1080/00220620902808137


This article reports on an exploratory study which employed Hodgkinson's values paradigm as an analytical tool for explaining how administrators of transnational education programmes understand national cultural values to affect their work and working environment. In particular, interviews with managers responsible for Australia's provision of transnational higher education in Thailand were examined against Hodgkinson's values paradigm in an attempt to identify whether any of his particular value types might appear more prominently in decision-making undertaken in either the Australian or the Thai educational administrative setting. The findings suggest that rational consequential decision-making might be more significant in Australia, while decision-making using rational consensual, transrational and subrational values might be more prominent in Thailand.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:educational administration, Hodgkinson, values, cross-cultural, transnational education
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Other education
Research Field:Other education not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Other education and training
Objective Field:Other education and training not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Cranston, N (Professor Neil Cranston)
ID Code:62487
Year Published:2009
Deposited By:Education
Deposited On:2010-03-12
Last Modified:2015-03-12
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