Educational Mobility in Transition: what can China and the UK learn from each other?

Quan, Rose, Pearce, Alison and Baranchenko, Yevhen (2016) Educational Mobility in Transition: what can China and the UK learn from each other? Journal of Management Development. ISSN 0262-1711 (In Press)

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Abstract

The purpose of this study is to explore the differences in international student mobility in two contrasting countries: UK and China at national, institutional and individual levels. They are countries in transition in a greater global context. The objective is to identify what these countries can learn from eachother about the issues and policies surrounding the management of educational mobility. An inductive approach was employed to understand real-life experience via case studies. Participant observation and semi-structured interview methods with a variety of stakeholders were used to collect data which were then subjected to a thematic analysis to identify in which areas countries had developed good practice. Over-arching themes were developed through comparing national findings. These reveal that national policy and family support are most influential in China, while British universities largely drive student mobility at an institutional level. Concluding that no one country has a comprehensive and complete approach, this study proposes the areas in which both could develop and details good practice. The value therefore emerges from the comparison and contrast and the practical focus of the research.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: student mobility, UK, People's Republic of China, transition
Subjects: N200 Management studies
Department: Faculties > Business and Law > Newcastle Business School > Business and Management
Depositing User: Alison Pearce
Date Deposited: 24 Jan 2017 13:46
Last Modified: 09 May 2017 01:13
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/28507

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