Impact of international education on general, cognitive outcomes of students: an empirical analysis

Athiyaman, Adee, and Shehadie, Elias (2004) Impact of international education on general, cognitive outcomes of students: an empirical analysis. In: Proceedings of the 4th Teaching, Learning, and Research Conference. pp. 7-23. From: Back to Basics: Inspire to seek knowledge, 22-25 November 2004, Ballarat.

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This paper explores overseas alumni perceptions of skills acquired during university study. Research conducted by the National Board of Employment, Education and Training (NBEET Skills required of graduates: One test of quality in higher education) identified a set of twelve skills and attributes that are considered essential for a graduate seeking employment. For this paper, a random sample of overseas alumni of a regional university in Australia, who had graduated during the 1990s, were requested to rate the importance of each of these skills and attributes in their career. In addition, they were also requested to rate the extent to which they believed that the university education helped them develop these skills and attributes. In order to identify any deficiencies in the University's education, the following model was constructed and fitted to the data: Δi = Ii (Ideal - Bi) where, Δi = Deficiency score for the ith skill or attribute Ii = Importance rating for the ith skill or attribute Ideal = The ideal skill or attribute development score Bi = Belief as to the extent to which the University helped the graduate develop the skill or attribute. Statistical analysis of the model highlights deficiencies in skills and attributes perceived by overseas alumni. From this, we evaluate university performance in international education.

Item ID: 14755
Item Type: Conference Item (Research - E1)
ISBN: 978-1-876851-19-4
Keywords: international education
Date Deposited: 04 Sep 2017 03:31
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