The Academic Adaptation of Mainland Chinese Doctoral Students in Education at McGill University

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The Academic Adaptation of Mainland Chinese Doctoral Students in Education at McGill University
Abstract
The author investigates the academic adaptation of five Mainland Chinese doctoral students in the Faculty of Education at McGill University. Using individual interviewing as the primary research method, the author found twelve major challenge areas for these students: English as a second language, financial difficulties, outsider feelings, worries about career paths, course work, research network, TA/RA experiences, differences between doctoral and master's studies, isolation, pace of the PhD, motherhood and doctoral study, and adjusting research directions. Through comparing the findings with the literature and the data from secondary sources, the author concludes that the academic adaptation of Mainland Chinese doctoral students in Canada is a process in which cross-cultural adaptation intertwines with disciplinary socialization.
Type
Master's Thesis
University
McGill University
Place
Montreal
Date
2007
Language
en
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Chen, Shuhua. “The Academic Adaptation of Mainland Chinese Doctoral Students in Education at McGill University.” Master’s Thesis, McGill University, 2007. http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/obj/thesescanada/vol2/QMM/TC-QMM-101877.pdf.
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