Transnational higher education (TNHE), where students study on a ‘foreign’ degree programme whilst remaining in their home country, has seen exponential development over the last decade. In addition to the increase in students engaged in TNHE across the globe, the involvement of university teachers in TNHE has also risen in response to the demand for this form of international education. Although research into transnational education has doubled since 2006, there is a paucity of research focusing on transnational teacher education, especially outside of North America. The global nature and scope of the expansion of TNHE remains underexplored, and the ways in which different countries are realising TNHE provision is little understood. This book explores the experiences and perceptions of teachers in transnational higher education, interrogating the ways in which university teachers negotiate cultural, linguistic, and disciplinary contexts in order to provide transformative learning experiences for their students. This book was originally published as a special issue of the Journal of Education for Teaching.
Table of Contents
Editorial Peter Gilroy
Introduction: Transnational and transcultural positionality in globalised higher education Catherine Montgomery
1. Examining the discourses of cross-cultural communication in transnational higher education: from imposition to transformation Sanja Djerasimovic
2. ‘This is Malaysia. You have to follow the custom here’: narratives of the student and academic experience in international higher education in Malaysia Sheila Trahar
3. ‘I like the people I work with. Maybe I’ll get to meet them in person one day’: teaching and learning practice development with transnational teaching teams Lynne Keevers, Geraldine Lefoe, Betty Leask, Fauziah K.P. Dawood Sultan, Sumitha Ganesharatnam, Vincent Loh and Jane See Yin Lim
4. Improving learning and teaching in transnational education: can communities of practice help? Jeanne Keay, Helen May and Joan O’ Mahony
5. Across borders and across cultures: Vietnamese students’ positioning of teachers in a university twinning programme Ha Vu and Stephanie Doyle
6. The transnational and the individual: a life-history narrative in a Danish university context Anne H. Fabricius
7. Exploring the diverse motivations of transnational higher education in China: complexities and contradictions Junxia Hou, Catherine Montgomery and Liz McDowell
Catherine Montgomery is Professor of International Higher Education in the Faculty of Education at the University of Hull, UK. She is a specialist in international and comparative education, with a particular interest in transnational higher education in China, Hong Kong, and Vietnam. Her most recent book is Understanding the international student experience (2010). Her most recent research interests centre on transnational higher education and inequalities in the context of globalised higher education. She is the co-founder of the East Asia Research Collaboration Network, a research network based in Hull which aims to establish research partnerships between East Asia and Northern Europe. She has strong and active links with universities in China, Vietnam and Mexico. She was awarded a National Teaching Fellowship in 2010 on the strength of her work in international education.