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Journal of International Students, v6 n2 p451-477 2016

This phenomenological study provided an in-depth description of the internal meaning of the lived experiences of Canadian-born and foreign-born Chinese students in Canada and uncovered the differences in their social experiences. The study used semi-structured interviews to allow the participants to express their views on their lives in Northern Ontario, Canada. Four themes emerged: (a) perceptions of ethnic identity; (b) cultural integration; (c) perceptions of academic performance and (d) the effect of Canadian education on career options. The study revealed that Canadian-born Chinese students differed from their foreign-born counterparts in their viewpoints on ethnic identity; their perceptions concerning acculturation; and academic performance. They shared similarities in their views about Canadian and Chinese educational systems, teaching styles, and their career expectations.

Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Phenomenology, Social Experience, Student Experience, Semi Structured Interviews, Student Attitudes, Ethnicity, Cultural Influences, Student Adjustment, Academic Achievement, Career Development, Teaching Styles, Expectation, Immigrants, Parent Attitudes, Occupational Aspiration, Language Proficiency, Qualitative Research

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Autor: Wang, Fei

Fuente: https://eric.ed.gov/?q=a&ft=on&ff1=dtySince_1992&pg=2983&id=EJ1094888



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