TNE - trans-national education or tensions between national and external?: a case study of Malaysia

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Author: Hill, Christopher; Cheong, Kee-Cheok; Leong, Yin-Ching; Fernandez-Chung, Rozilini

Abstract:

Transnational education, primarily at the tertiary level, has been growing rapidly, bringing with it high hopes and expectations of benefits to institutions in the countries of origin and destination. However, these potential benefits come with a set of challenges that must be overcome. These challenges include the need to reconcile the often-conflicting objectives of the stakeholders involved, bridge learning traditions/styles and cultural divides, and harmonise cross-national standards. These challenges are on display in transnational higher education involving UK and Malaysian institutions, which have not only had a long history but also host a large number of students. In the Malaysian case, education policies that are designed to serve affirmative action complicate this collaboration.

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Forthcoming article first published online 14 January 2013 by Taylor and Francis.

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Transnational education, primarily at the tertiary level, has been growing rapidly, bringing with it high hopes and expectations of benefits to institutions in the countries of origin and destination. However, these potential benefits come with a set of challenges that must be overcome. These challenges include the need to reconcile the often-conflicting objectives of the stakeholders involved, bridge learning traditions/styles and cultural divides, and harmonise cross-national standards. These challenges are on display in transnational higher education involving UK and Malaysian ...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Research; International education; Higher education; Providers of education and training; Culture and society; Globalisation; Policy; Quality

Keywords: Case study; Partnership in education and training; Cultural aspects; Institutional cooperation; Educational policy

Geographic subjects: Malaysia; Asia; Great Britain; Europe

Published: London, England: Routledge, Taylor and Francis, 2013

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Journal title: Studies in higher education

ISSN: 0307-5079; 1470-174X (online)

Resource type: Article

Peer reviewed: Yes

Call Number:
TD/TNC 111.321



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