CHINESE HIGHEREDUCATION AND CURRENTHOT TOPICS    Yung-Hwa Anna Chow    Washington State University
What We will Cover Today:   4 things you should know about Chinese    higher ed.   Current hot topics:     Use  of paid...
4 Things You Should Know aboutChinese Higher Ed.   Chinese Higher Ed: Cultural Values   Major differences between Chines...
Chinese Higher Ed: CulturalValues   Confucian influence = great emphasis on    education   Meritocracy   Harmony and gr...
Major Differences BetweenChinese and U.S. Higher Ed.   College entrance—gao kao   Majors   Cohorts   Mentoring/advising
Why Are Students Coming to theU.S.?   Prestige—Institute of International Education    survey (2009)   Growing middle cl...
Facts and Figures about ChineseInternational Students in the U.S.   1 in 5 international student is Chinese   2010 – 201...
Hot topic # 1: Use of paidagents   Define types of education agents     Commissioned     Hired   by university vs. stud...
Agents—cont’d   Pros     Saves  institutions money     Essential for small universities and community      colleges in ...
Agents—cont’d   Cons     Paid based on numbers = leads to abuse     Uncertified, lack of training, not regulated     U...
Discussion   Do you agree with the use of agents?   Implications for advisors?   How does your institution recruit inte...
Hot topic # 2: Plagiarism   Define plagiarism   Statistics of plagiarism   Plagiarism and Chinese international students
Discussion   Have you dealt with students who were    confronted about plagiarism?   How do your institutions educate in...
Hot topic # 3: Community CollegeEnrollment   Data from Open Door—leading inst. by type                          # of Stud...
Community college, cont’d   Perceptions   Different student population   Visa process   Green River Community College,...
Discussion   What are the advantages of starting at a    community college?
Hot topic # 4: Best Practices   Good transfer agreements   International outreach   Cross-cultural training for advisor...
Discussion   What are exemplary practices on your    campuses?   How do you envision a ―good‖ international    program?
Hot topic # 5: Tiger moms and ourPerception of the Chinese InternationalStudent   What is a tiger mom? Quote from Amy Chu...
Tiger moms, cont’d   PISA: Programm for International Student    Assessment (65 countries)       Countries    Reading   S...
Tiger moms, cont’d   Tiger moms in China?   What the "Chinese mom" debate swirling around Amy Chuas    book fails to ade...
Discussion   How does the ―tiger mom‖ phenomenon    influence our perception of Chinese    (international) students?
References and Resources   http://www.columbiatribune.com/news/2011/nov/13/chinese-students-bring-money-    work-ethics/...
Questions/Comments?           Yung-Hwa Anna Chow             Academic AdvisorGeneral Studies, Critical Culture, Gender, an...
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  1. 1. CHINESE HIGHEREDUCATION AND CURRENTHOT TOPICS Yung-Hwa Anna Chow Washington State University
  2. 2. What We will Cover Today: 4 things you should know about Chinese higher ed. Current hot topics:  Use of paid agents  Plagiarism  Community college enrollment  Best practices from international programs around the nation  ―Tiger mom‖ and our perception of Chinese international students
  3. 3. 4 Things You Should Know aboutChinese Higher Ed. Chinese Higher Ed: Cultural Values Major differences between Chinese and U.S. higher ed. Why are students coming to the U.S.? Facts and figures about Chinese international students in the U.S.
  4. 4. Chinese Higher Ed: CulturalValues Confucian influence = great emphasis on education Meritocracy Harmony and group mentality vs. individualism Population with degrees = 9 % (Chronicle of Higher Education) Class inequalities and education attainment
  5. 5. Major Differences BetweenChinese and U.S. Higher Ed. College entrance—gao kao Majors Cohorts Mentoring/advising
  6. 6. Why Are Students Coming to theU.S.? Prestige—Institute of International Education survey (2009) Growing middle class in China Marketability Flexibility of U.S. education system Recruitment
  7. 7. Facts and Figures about ChineseInternational Students in the U.S. 1 in 5 international student is Chinese 2010 – 2011: 157,558 students came from China (up 23% from previous year) 67% with personal funding = major contribution to U.S. economy Top majors: 1) BUS/MGMT; 2) ENG/MATH; 3) PHYS/Life Sciences/Social Sciences Data from Open Door (opendoor.iie.org)
  8. 8. Hot topic # 1: Use of paidagents Define types of education agents  Commissioned  Hired by university vs. students Data from 2010 National Association for College Admissions Counseling  421member institutions surveyed about the use of agents for international recruitment
  9. 9. Agents—cont’d Pros  Saves institutions money  Essential for small universities and community colleges in the U.S.  Local agents are helpful to families with little English = local access
  10. 10. Agents—cont’d Cons  Paid based on numbers = leads to abuse  Uncertified, lack of training, not regulated  Unfair to students that can’t pay  Conflict of interest = transcript and test score integrity (Zinch China 2011 survey)
  11. 11. Discussion Do you agree with the use of agents? Implications for advisors? How does your institution recruit international students?
  12. 12. Hot topic # 2: Plagiarism Define plagiarism Statistics of plagiarism Plagiarism and Chinese international students
  13. 13. Discussion Have you dealt with students who were confronted about plagiarism? How do your institutions educate international students about plagiarism? As advisors, how can we curtail plagiarism?
  14. 14. Hot topic # 3: Community CollegeEnrollment Data from Open Door—leading inst. by type # of Students PhD M.A B.A/B.S # of Students AA 0 5000 10000
  15. 15. Community college, cont’d Perceptions Different student population Visa process Green River Community College, WA
  16. 16. Discussion What are the advantages of starting at a community college?
  17. 17. Hot topic # 4: Best Practices Good transfer agreements International outreach Cross-cultural training for advisors Bilingual counselors Living and learning communities that foster exchange between Chinese and domestic students From Karen Doss Bowman, International Educator, Mar. + Apr. 2012
  18. 18. Discussion What are exemplary practices on your campuses? How do you envision a ―good‖ international program?
  19. 19. Hot topic # 5: Tiger moms and ourPerception of the Chinese InternationalStudent What is a tiger mom? Quote from Amy Chua  attend a sleepover  have a playdate  be in a school play  complain about not being in a school play  watch TV or play computer games  choose their own extracurricular activities  get any grade less than an A  not be the No. 1 student in every subject except gym and drama  play any instrument other than the piano or violin  not play the piano or violin.
  20. 20. Tiger moms, cont’d PISA: Programm for International Student Assessment (65 countries) Countries Reading Science Math (496) (493) (501) Shanghai- 556 575 600 China Korea 539 538 546 Finland 536 554 541 Hong Kong- 533 549 555 China Singapore 526 542 562
  21. 21. Tiger moms, cont’d Tiger moms in China? What the "Chinese mom" debate swirling around Amy Chuas book fails to adequately consider is the fact that American classrooms—and society in general—are more conducive to individual expression and innovation. The rote learning that she stresses might work when her daughters, outside the home, are encouraged to think independently. But in China, where authoritarian parenting is coupled with an ossified higher education system, creativity is stifled. The father-knows-best Confucian approach is applied to a repressive degree. (Indeed, Chinese men dominate academia, and the "Chinese dad" phenomenon would be considered more relevant than that of the "Chinese mom" to begin with.) Quote from thedailybeast.com
  22. 22. Discussion How does the ―tiger mom‖ phenomenon influence our perception of Chinese (international) students?
  23. 23. References and Resources http://www.columbiatribune.com/news/2011/nov/13/chinese-students-bring-money- work-ethics/ http://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/story.asp?storycode=401564 http://www.nytimes.com/2011/11/06/education/edlife/the-china- conundrum.html?pagewanted=all http://www.washcouncil.org/documents/pdf/WIEC2011_Fraud-in-China.pdf http://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/story.asp?sectioncode=26&storycode=41765 0&c=1 http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704111504576059713528698754.ht ml http://www.thedailybeast.com/newsweek/2011/01/18/the-chinese-mom-backlash.html http://www.iie.org/Research-and-Publications/Open-Doors/Data http://www.nafsa.org/ http://chronicle.com/article/Community-College-Draws/128927/ http://chronicle.com/article/International-Student/127931/ http://www.nacacnet.org/research/briefing/international/Pages/InternationalResource s.aspx
  24. 24. Questions/Comments? Yung-Hwa Anna Chow Academic AdvisorGeneral Studies, Critical Culture, Gender, and Race Studies Washington State University ychow@wsu.edu
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