TITLE

THE LEARNING EXPERIENCE OF CHINESE STUDENTS IN AMERICAN UNIVERSITIES: A CROSS-CULTURAL PERSPECTIVE

AUTHOR(S)
Wan, Guofang
PUB. DATE
March 2001
SOURCE
College Student Journal;Mar2001, Vol. 35 Issue 1, p28
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article reports a case study on the cross-cultural learning experiences of two Chinese students in American universities. It described their experiences in the following areas: motivations for learning, frustrations and satisfactions, strategies used to cope with language inefficiency, assumptions of the impact of their learning on their lives, and awareness of cultural differences in classroom and daily life. The study identified the differences in culture, language, and social and political system between China and the United States as the major sources for these students' positive and negative experiences. It also pointed out that educators can assist these students by becoming aware of their home culture, different learning styles, frustrations in adjusting to school life and in overcoming cultural shocks; and by helping them adjust to American educational system and learn about the American culture.
ACCESSION #
4397208

 

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