Learning on two campuses: students' transition experiences in a China- UK Articulation programme

Hou, Junxia (2011) Learning on two campuses: students' transition experiences in a China- UK Articulation programme. Doctoral thesis, Northumbria University.

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Abstract

This thesis presents a longitudinal ethnographic research study of the intercultural transition experiences of 50 engineering students in the China- UK Articulation programme. The aim is to explore the factors that have influenced their transition and the impact of their transition on the educational context on both campuses. The field work was carried out over fifteen months in China and the UK. Data have been collected mainly through participants observations, document analysis and in-depth interviews with 16 Chinese programme students (3 rounds), 5 home students, 2 international students, 10 Chinese academic and administrative staff, 8 British academic and administrative staff and 2 parents. Data were analysed by using the data analysis principles advocated in grounded theory.

Item Type: Thesis (Doctoral)
Uncontrolled Keywords: ethnography, longitudinal study, intercultural transition
Subjects: X900 Others in Education
Department: Faculties > Health and Life Sciences > School of Health, Community and Education Studies > Education and Lifelong Learning
University Services > Research and Innovation Services > Graduate School > Doctor of Philosophy
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Depositing User: Ay Okpokam
Date Deposited: 22 Mar 2012 12:14
Last Modified: 10 May 2017 05:11
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/5847

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