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dc.contributor.authorJian, Hua-Li
dc.contributor.authorSandnes, Frode Eika
dc.contributor.authorHuang, Yo-Ping
dc.contributor.authorHuang, Yueh-Min
dc.contributor.authorHagen, Simen
dc.date.accessioned2010-11-08T15:05:08Z
dc.date.available2010-11-08T15:05:08Z
dc.date.issued2010-07
dc.identifier.citationJian, H., Sandnes, F.E., Huang, Y., Huang, Y. & Hagen, S. (2010). Towards harmonious East-West educational partnerships: a study of cultural differences between Taiwanese and Norwegian engineering students. Asia Pacific Education Review, 11 (4), 585-595en_US
dc.identifier.issn1598-1037
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10642/508
dc.description.abstractThe collaboration activities between educational institutions in the East and the West are on the increase as an increasingly globalized economy requires graduates to have the skills to work across cultural divides. Such collaborations are difficult and require patience. One challenge is that students or teachers may have misconceptions about aspects of the other culture that may cause problems. This study sets out to identify what values students in typical Eastern and Western societies associate with a good student, good student behavior, good teachers and good lectures with the purpose to identify discrepancies. This study is based on the results of a pair-wise ranking questionnaire completed by 233 Taiwanese and Norwegian students of both engineering and non-technical subjects. The results confirm some established beliefs regarding culturally related differences. However, several issues were found to be culturally neutral, and cultural differences were identified for several issues that were predicted to be culturally neutral. The results of this study may be useful to educators involved in East–West internationalization.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherEducation Research Institute, Seoul National Universityen_US
dc.publisherSpringer Verlagen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesAsia Pacific Education Review;11 (4)
dc.subjectCultural differencesen_US
dc.subjectInternationalizationen_US
dc.subjectEngineeringen_US
dc.subjectLearningen_US
dc.subjectVDP::Samfunnsvitenskap: 200en_US
dc.titleTowards harmonious East-West educational partnerships: a study of cultural differences between Taiwanese and Norwegian engineering studentsen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.typePeer revieweden_US
dc.description.versionPostprint version. The original publication is available at www.springerlink.comen_US
dc.identifier.fulltextfulltext https://oda.hio.no/jspui/bitstream/10642/508/2/543478post.pdf
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12564-010-9114-0


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