Positive Model: Facilitating Cultural Diversity in the First Year International Business Students' Learning at Victoria University

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Webb, Janis, Sillitoe, James and Zhang, Christabel Ming (2002) Positive Model: Facilitating Cultural Diversity in the First Year International Business Students' Learning at Victoria University. In: 6th Pacific Rim First Year in Higher Education Conference 2002 : changing agendas " te ao hurihuri". Nulty, Duncan, ed. Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, QLD, pp. 1-10.

Abstract

International students have diverse needs when undertaking education in Australian universities. It is in the interest of both international students and the host institution to ensure these students achieve success in their studies. This qualitative research study investigated the academic adjustment experiences of first year international Business students from Chinese Confucian heritage cultures at Victoria University, Australia. Individual in-depth interviews were conducted for data collection. The transcribed data was analysed under focus questions and themes identified in the literature review. The paper reports the final results of the study, focusing on the cultural factors which impinged on the adjustment of the cohort of students; the emerging patterns; processes of the adjustment; strategies for future students to adjust well; and implications on curriculum development and delivery.

Additional Information

First Year in Higher Education. Conference (6th : 2002 : Christchurch, New Zealand), Christchurch, New Zealand, 8-10 Jul. 2002

Item type Book Section
URI https://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/10711
Official URL http://fyhe.com.au/past_papers/papers02/ZhangPaper...
ISBN 1864355832
Subjects Historical > RFCD Classification > 330000 Education
Current > FOR Classification > 1301 Education Systems
Current > FOR Classification > 1503 Business and Management
Current > FOR Classification > 2002 Cultural Studies
Current > Division/Research > VU College
Keywords ResPubID3922, ResPubID3715, student population, diversity, academic adjustment, international students, teaching styles, learning styles, cultural values
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