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Academia in two different parts of the world : cultural differences in international student perceptions’ regarding academic education

Rezai, B. (2021) Academia in two different parts of the world : cultural differences in international student perceptions’ regarding academic education.

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Abstract:This explorative research contributes to the cultural dimensions of academic education, by examining the existing cultural dimensions in this field. With help of an interview guideline, 20 international Asian students in the Netherlands were interviewed regarding the differences that they have experienced in academic education, between their home and host environment. The findings resulted in 3 main dimensions in academic education, namely: open mindedness towards diversity versus compliance, equality versus hierarchy and long term versus short term relation’. These dimensions were mainly created due cultural differences in individualism versus collectivism and power distance between the home and host environment. It can be concluded that national cultures affect the perception that international students have regarding academic education and that the existing cultural dimension are applicable in academic context.
Item Type:Essay (Bachelor)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:02 science and culture in general, 05 communication studies, 81 education, teaching
Programme:Communication Studies BSc (56615)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/88334
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