As a growing number of international students who attempt to obtain a further education diploma or expand their horizons, has been increasing, it is often the case that they would face various challenges while studying abroad. The main barrier that they have to overcome is “academic learning that consists of strangeness, difference and integration (Teekens, 2006:17, cited in Hyland, 2008). According to Hyland et al (2008:29), to improve the quality of higher education not only the individual needs to endeavor, but also the departmental and institutional effort would be indispensable. This essay will illustrate that the main factors of overseas students who study for least one year result in academic learning challenges, are adapting to a new educational system’s assessments and English speaking only environments, then will provide possible solutions, for example, giving sufficient guidance from enrolled universities, revolutionising language certified test in reducing these difficulties.
The first main factor that directly causes learning challenges is that overseas students would probably face different methods of assessment. Most postgraduate students wish their overseas journeys were the same as ‘back home’ (Pointon, 2009, cited in The Higher Education Academy, 2012). However，for those students who graduated in other educational systems, team projects, presentations would become the barriers they have to confront. Firstly team-based learning appears to be more strange and complicated to these students because it not only depends upon academic competence，but also has to be relevant to their abilities of communication and coordination. Group work can be even more stressful because a silent student is effectively excluded, whether voluntarily or not. It is also something that many international students have not really encountered before (Sovic,2008). Subsequently, quite a number of overseas students seem to be unfamiliar with presentations as well. According...
Assessment: Final Essay
Assessment Title: Discusssome of the challengesfacinginternationalstudents in highereducation and suggestsomepossiblesolutions.
Tutor Name: Kinga Maior
Student ID Number: 2060494
Date of Submission: Thursday 2nd May 2013
Word Count: 1,004
The number ofinternationalstudents studying in the UK has soared over the past decade due to globalization. Paige (1990) defined Internationalstudents as those individuals who temporarily lived in the foreign countries and received the education as exchanged students. The main reason why internationalstudents come to the foreign countries is that they want to receive better education compared to their origin countries (Hayes and Lin, 1994; Marcketti et al, 2006). Therefore, internationalstudents have become an important part in the highereducation and significantly increase the income of the universities in the UK. For this reason, this essay will argue that, the internationalstudents will face different kinds of challenge mainly focusing on language difficulty, culture barrier and...
...CHALLENGES FOR ADULT STUDENTS IN FOSTERING EDUCATIONHighereducation continues to change, particularly in terms of the student body. In the past, colleges and universities were often populated by recent high school graduates who were training for their first jobs. Today, the highereducation institution includes people in just about every phase of life. No longer are people expected to stay in the same vocational field, and schools are increasingly gearing their programs and services to older learners who are interested in new fields, career changes, and simply learning about unique subjects. Of course, it can be a bumpy road for some adults, particularly if they have not been in school for quite some time. While some of these adults may be confident when it comes to professional skills, it can be an intimidating experience to step onto a college campus. With that in mind, here are a few of the major challenges that are sometimes experienced by adult learners.
The first challenged has something to do with time and energy, and how it is prioritized. The job or the family takes too much energy and the person does not intend to use the free time left on learning activities. We call this category "lack of time and/or energy". At first sight, this factor falls well into Cross (1981) and Darkenwald & Merriam...
...customers want to move towards global integration strategy and a hung competition from emerging markets like China and India.
IBM wants its senior managers to view themselves as global citizens because those managers can travel all over the world and do business in an effective way within local cultures.
If those senior managers can achieve this, IBM can manage its employees in an efficient way, as it said people is their important global asset in terms of countries, regions and business units.
3. What challenges do you see for IBM as it pursues its new globally integrated approach to markets? How might this strategy create economies of scale and scope for the firm?
When IBM pursues its new approach to markets, it wants to solve the large differences between standardization and localization. It is not easy to exploit market and production discrepancies, Furthermore, how IBM correctly and efficiently combines the outcomes of different regions is a challenge.
Since the strategy emphasizes that IBM produces products in a global level, so they can cut costs. Also, IBM can find a cheapest way to produce such as seeking the cheapest materials and producing products in developing countries rather than developed countries. Moreover, specialization can be achieved through this strategy, so the costs can decrease. In short words, when they product more computers, the amount must be...
...Benefits and Challenges of InternationalEducation
As U.S government provide more opportunities for internationalstudent to study in U.S, the education of internationalstudents in US universities has grown greatly over recent years and California has very high ratio of internationalstudents to local students. A question comes up into my mind that should students study abroad? If the answer is yes, what are the benefits on both side of internationalstudents and local students? According to Byrd, many U.S colleges and universities have received internationalstudents into their programs without thinking about what they were doing. (Byrd 1) What are the challenges for the internationalstudents and how can they overcome them? Is it worth to overcome these obstacles to study abroad?
According to Krishna, the foreign student population in U.S has raised from 547,867 in 2000 to 690,923 in 2010. Chinese student enrollment has increased 30% and Indian students increased 15%. But they are facing many problems like financing, balancing work and study schedules and culture difference which hindering them to...
...Discuss One environmental problem facing cities and outline somesolutions
The issue of a severe problem called solid waste in Manila and Beijing is becoming a matter of concern. Causes of numerous waste aroused widespread attention. Therefore, the solution to reduce greenhouse gas emission from solid waste management can be regional and international (Ooi, 2009, p.189). It seems that waste has become an important part of the environmental problem in cities. Waste can be divided into two distinct parts, hazardous waste and non-hazardous waste, and the non-hazardous waste is consisted of municipal solid waste, industrial waste and some other types (United States Environmental Protection Agency, 2012). Because of the large amount of waste, government needs to spend more human and financial resources. Therefore, some additional environmental problems in cities are related to waste, such as air pollution, water pollution and the greenhouse effect. This article will introduce the causes of municipal solid waste, industrial waste and hazardous waste, and some effective prevention methods to solve these problems.
The spawning of municipal solid waste, which including residents living garbage, hospital waste and commercial waste, building waste, leads to the most serious problem. Most of human behaviour could cause the growth of solid waste. Materials...
...can be achieved. However, according to some previous researches, such as Rixon’ one (1993), those who learn English as a foreign language, especially in a non-native setting, find it difficult to acquire good listening skill. The listening problems involved hearing the sounds, understanding intonation and stress, coping with redundancy and noise, predicting, comprehending colloquial vocabulary, fatigue, understanding different accents, using visual and aural environmental clues (Ur, !990). To investigate thoroughly this matter, in this project, listening skill of second-year English major students researched to point out the attitude of students towards learning listening, which difficulties they often face when listening English and the reasons for these problems. This research would concentrate only on problems in term of redundancy, vocabulary and accents when students study listening English.
Materials and Methods
In order to gather the data for our study, a monolingual questionnaire (Appendix) was developed because of its advantages. For example, questionnaires are considered as reliable ways for collecting information since they are anonymous and this encourages greater honesty. Furthermore, they are also cheap and easy to answer. Our questionnaire was created including 9 closed items. Two first questions investigate whether listening skill is a hindrance for second-year English major students....
creator of overall values and direction, and will be
implemented by local HR departments in different
Technology, especially the Internet, will enable more
businesses to enter the global marketplace.
HR professionals will have advanced acumen in
international business practices, international labor
laws, multicultural sensitivities and multiple
HR professionals will need to be knowledgeable of
other cultures, languages and business practices to
help their companies find and enter more markets.
HR people will have to understand other cultures and
help people work with, and transfer among, various
Megaglobal business alliances will grow in number and
scope, requiring great finesse on the part of the HR
There will be an explosive growth of companies doing
business across borders, and it will be the most
significant change for the economy in modern times.
Cultural understanding and sensitivity will become
much more important for the HR professional of the
future, whereas multiple language ability isn’t going
to become a necessary competency.
The continued emergence of a world marketplace will
require development of an international workforce.
Small teams of HR professionals will focus on
providing performance improvement consulting services
to a variety of locations around the world.
Work and Society
Family and life interests will play a...
...ChallengesFacing the Adult Graduate Student
Jennifer L. Phillips, BSN
September 20, 2010
Janet L. Blenner RN., PhD. FAAN
Graduate study poses many challenges and obstacles for this student. This paper will identify specific challenges for this writer and outline strategies to overcome those obstacles. While challenges are unavoidable, there are many techniques this writer can equip herself with and be successful.
ChallengesFacing the Adult Graduate Student
The many challenges that face the potential graduate students may inhibit them from taking that first step to enrolling in graduate school. This paper will focus on personal challenges for this writer and strategies she will use to overcome them. Somechallenges for this writer are working full-time, being financially responsible for others while maintaining a mortgage and family responsibilities. Time management and a novice regarding some computer programs also provide other challenges. Many obstacles have to be conquered in an effort to ensure success. Hardin (2008) contends these barriers often put her at a greater risk for being unsuccessful.
The purpose for this writer entering graduate study is the hope of expanding her career opportunities to...