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TNE – Transnational education or tensions between national and external? A case study of Malaysia

Publication type
Hill, C, Cheong, K-C, Leong, Y-C and Fernandez-Chung, R. (2014) TNE – Transnational education or tensions between national and external? A case study of Malaysia . Studies in Higher Education, 39 (6). pp. 952-966.

Abstract

Transnational education, primarily at the tertiary level, has been growing rapidly, bringing with it hopes and expectations of benefits to institutions in the countries of origin and destination. However, these potential benefits come with a set of challenges that must be overcome, including the need to reconcile the often-conflicting objectives of the stakeholders involved, bridge learning traditions/styles and cultural divides, and harmonise cross-national standards. These challenges are evident in transnational higher education involving UK and Malaysian institutions, which have not only had a long history but also host a large number of students. In the Malaysian case, education policies that are designed to serve affirmative action complicate this collaboration.
Publication type:
Article
Theme(s) and sub-theme(s):
Economic and social context of higher education > Transnational education
Authors:
Hill, C, Cheong, K-C, Leong, Y-C and Fernandez-Chung, R
Publication title:
Studies in Higher Education
Official URL:
Reference number:
HEER000485
Summary deposited on:
7 Aug 2014
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