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Higher education teaching in China described by a foreign scholar: Based on the experience of Beijing Normal University


Pedersen, SJ, Higher education teaching in China described by a foreign scholar: Based on the experience of Beijing Normal University, Comparative Education Review, 6, (257) pp. 87-90. ISSN 1003-7667 (2011) [Refereed Article]

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International academic exchange programs are becoming an exciting reality for a growing number of academics; however much preparation is required to yield a fruitful outcome. With the expansion of global society and growing economic relationships, more and more academic administrators are encouraging their faculty members to embark on international academic exchanges in hopes of expanding the pedagogical diversity of both the sending and receiving university (Weifang, 1999). Recently, I was approached by one of my administrators with an opportunity to teach inferential statistics at the Beijing Normal University (Beishida) College of Education in Beijing, China. This paper is about one professorís perspective as a foreign scholar teaching in China. It is important to note that as an American academic this paper should be interpreted as one individualís opinion, rather than the definitive truth (Mohrman, 2003). In addition, suggestions are provided to help clarify what exchange professors might expect upon arrival during an academic exchange and what host universities can do to facilitate transition.

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Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:Assimilating foreign exchange teachers into Chinese academic exchange programs
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Specialist studies in education
Research Field:Comparative and cross-cultural education
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Schools and learning environments
Objective Field:Equity and access to education
UTAS Author:Pedersen, SJ (Dr Scott Pedersen)
ID Code:70277
Year Published:2011
Deposited By:Education
Deposited On:2011-06-15
Last Modified:2012-05-24
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