Mainland China undergraduate learners' experiences in the Malaysian tertiary context

Radha M.K. Nambiar, Noraini Ibrahim

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Abstract

This paper explores how mainland China undergraduates navigate the academic literacy experiences they encounter in the Malaysian classroom. Data was collected using background and literacy experience interviews, literacy logs and analytical field notes over a period of 14 weeks. The interview transcripts were analyzed to identify instances of literacy difficulties and practices to cope with the difficulties. The literacy logs and field notes were used to inform the transcriptions for accuracy purposes. This paper will provide insights into the difficulties the learners faced and how they overcome these challenges and look at measures lecturers can take to help the learners in their academic socialization practices.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProcedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences
Pages3227-3231
Number of pages5
Volume15
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Event3rd World Conference on Educational Sciences, WCES-2011 - Istanbul, Turkey
Duration: 3 Feb 20117 Feb 2011

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Other3rd World Conference on Educational Sciences, WCES-2011
CountryTurkey
CityIstanbul
Period3/2/117/2/11

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Keywords

  • Academic literacy
  • Academic socialization
  • International students
  • Literacy practices
  • Tertiary classrooms

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences(all)
  • Psychology(all)

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Mainland China undergraduate learners' experiences in the Malaysian tertiary context. / Nambiar, Radha M.K.; Ibrahim, Noraini.

Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences. Vol. 15 2011. p. 3227-3231.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Nambiar, RMK & Ibrahim, N 2011, Mainland China undergraduate learners' experiences in the Malaysian tertiary context. in Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences. vol. 15, pp. 3227-3231, 3rd World Conference on Educational Sciences, WCES-2011, Istanbul, Turkey, 3/2/11. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sbspro.2011.04.276
Nambiar, Radha M.K. ; Ibrahim, Noraini. / Mainland China undergraduate learners' experiences in the Malaysian tertiary context. Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences. Vol. 15 2011. pp. 3227-3231
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