South-east Asian students at Australian universities: A reappraisal of their tutorial participation and approaches to study

Renshaw P.D. and Volet S.E. (1995) South-east Asian students at Australian universities: A reappraisal of their tutorial participation and approaches to study. The Australian Educational Researcher, 22 2: 85-106. doi:10.1007/BF03219594


Author Renshaw P.D.
Volet S.E.
Title South-east Asian students at Australian universities: A reappraisal of their tutorial participation and approaches to study
Journal name The Australian Educational Researcher   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0311-6999
Publication date 1995-01-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1007/BF03219594
Volume 22
Issue 2
Start page 85
End page 106
Total pages 22
Subject 3304 Education
Abstract This study is a beginning-it begins to question the established literature, and hopefully to provoke university staff into reassessing their perceptions of Southeast Asian students and their assumptions that all students from South-east Asia fit a particular mould. On the other hand we acknowledge that adjustments need to be made by South-east Asian students studying at Australian universities, and depending on their English language proficiency and background these adjustments may be substantial and challenging. However, many of the adjustments South-east Asian students face in Australia will be similar in kind to those that confront all students moving from the more structured environment of the school to a university setting where greater self-reliance and self-management of study is required. Some of the adjustments will be unique to the particular circumstances of each individual student. Some of the adjustments will be related to reconciling the competing demands of university study, securing financial resources, maintaining personal relationships, and setting aside time for recreation. Within these overlapping sets of adjustments will be socially and culturally constituted strategies and resources that students will draw on as they move forward through their programs of study. We need to learn to recognise the resourcefulness of students in this process rather than presume that their differences are a deficiency.
Q-Index Code C1
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