Australian Universities Delivering Educational Programs in Other Countries: A Study of Off-Shore Higher Education

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With colleges building branch campuses, transnational education has become a new trend, not only in Australia, but throughout the world. Focusing on the way colleges have accepted a global approach to their educational process, this book looks at Australian educational programs that try to capture a growing market in Asia. It shows the intricacies of working at an offshore campus against the backdrop of an expanding transnational education in a globalizing world.


“What I like about this book is that it focuses on an often neglected aspect of transnational education – the practitioners’ experiences and perspectives of the whole business. It provides for its readers an alternative angle of viewing the effects of transnational education – how it affects the professional lives of academics, both on the home campus and at the offshore campus. It also presents an extensive examination of possible pitfalls and areas of development in the field of transnational education from the academics’ perspective.”
-Prof. Pak Tee Ng,
Nanyang Technological University

“This manuscript provides valuable insight into the experience of staff engaging in the offshore teaching of international students at a time when many Australian Universities are either considering or are already engaged in offshore delivery.”
-Prof. Christopher Brooke,
Curtin University

“The authors’ study has filled a vacuum in the area of offshore education because an insufficient theory has been generated on academics’ perspectives on their work with offshore stakeholders. This work pays heed to academic staff with a view to enhancing offshore students’ educational experience.”
-Prof. Joseph M. Fernandez,
Curtin University

Table of Contents

Foreword by Pak Tee Ng
Author's Preface
Chapter 1 Introduction
Chapter 2 Context and Background
Chapter 3 Literature Review
Chapter 4 Research Methodology
Chapter 5 Interpersonal Relations between Staff
Chapter 6 Industrial Relations
Chapter 7 Curriculum
Chapter 8 Summary and Conclusion

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