Preparing the next generation of China’s computer scientists: a snapshot of challenges for Sino-foreign computer science education

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Abstract

The first Sino-foreign higher education institution (SFHEI) opened in
China over ten years ago, and was followed by a number of others, all offering
opportunities to the local Chinese student population to not just experience a
foreign education style, but also earn a foreign degree, and, in some cases, study
overseas as part of their student life. The experiences for students (and faculty)
at these institutions were not without difficulty, and a number of obstacles had
to be overcome, especially in the early years. As time has progressed, and these
institutions have become more accepted and mainstream, the kinds of
challenges facing the stakeholders have also evolved, but not yet disappeared.
Following an autoethnographic tradition, this paper draws on both semi-structured interview data, and the author’s own decade of experience teaching
computer science in Sino-foreign universities in China. It presents some
reflections on what are perceived as continuing challenges for computer science
education in these institutions.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Third International Conference on Open and Flexible Education (ICOFE 2016)
EditorsKam Cheong Li, Eva Tsang
Place of PublicationHong Kong
PublisherThe Open University of Hong Kong
Pages224-231
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9789888402786
ISBN (Print)9789888402786
Publication statusPublished - 2016
EventThe Third International Conference on Open and Flexible Education - Open University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Duration: 6 Jul 20168 Jul 2016
http://icofe2016.ouhk.edu.hk/

Conference

ConferenceThe Third International Conference on Open and Flexible Education
Abbreviated titleICOFE 2016
Country/TerritoryHong Kong
CityHong Kong
Period6/07/168/07/16
Internet address

Keywords

  • Computer Science Education
  • Sino-foreign Higher Education
  • Transnational Education
  • Staffing
  • Reflection

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