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Dervin, Fred; Simpson, Ashley – Frontiers of Education in China, 2019
This article examines a scholar's discourses related to edu-business in the context of Sino-Finnish edu-business. Based on a critical approach to interculturality, and the decade-long critiques of culturalism, a case study serves as an illustration of the use of the concept of culture by a scholar from Finland to retail Finnish education in China.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Interdisciplinary Approach, Ethics, Higher Education
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Zheng, Gaoming – Frontiers of Education in China, 2019
While socialization has become a major lens of research in doctoral education, this paper advances the theoretical foundation of the socialization process in doctoral education by using the institutional logics theory. Specifically, it proposes an analytical framework for understanding the socialization of doctoral students, where it is seen as a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Doctoral Students, Foreign Students, Socialization
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Li, Hanwei – Frontiers of Education in China, 2019
It has been recognized that international students studying in non-Anglophone countries face more challenges in integrating into local higher education institutions for a number of reasons, such as the local language barrier and cultural differences. This study aims to understand the challenges and coping strategies of academic integration in…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, Barriers, Coping, Foreign Countries
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Liu, Haiqin; Dervin, Fred; Xu, Huiling; Moloney, Robyn – Frontiers of Education in China, 2019
This paper was written in response to a growing need to address the perceptions and experiences of immigrant teachers. Based on a critical intercultural theoretical perspective, which moves beyond typical "culture shock" and "adaptation" models of understanding and explaining immigrants' experiences, this paper makes use of the…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Cultural Background, Immigrants, Chinese
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Cai, Yuzhuo – Frontiers of Education in China, 2014
This paper explores ways to enhance overseas Chinese graduate employability by taking Finnish-educated Chinese students/graduates as an example. In so doing, it understands that graduate employability development is a joint effort of multiple stakeholders including students, graduates, academics, program coordinators, employers, and policymakers.…
Descriptors: Employment Qualifications, Foreign Students, College Graduates, Foreign Countries
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Xing, Xin; Dervin, Fred – Frontiers of Education in China, 2014
Although there is an increased interest in overseas training for educational leaders in China, little is known about the value of such programs. This qualitative case study explores Chinese school principals' perceptions of leadership practices and professional development after undertaking a Finnish training program. The article also explores…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Principals, Administrator Attitudes, Qualitative Research