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Influence of multiculturalism on the study programs in Malaysian public universities: international students' perceptions

Pandian, Ambigapathy, Baboo, Shanthi B. and Mahfoodh, Omer H. A. (2016). Influence of multiculturalism on the study programs in Malaysian public universities: international students' perceptions. Studies in Higher Education,41(7):1133-1152.

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Title Influence of multiculturalism on the study programs in Malaysian public universities: international students' perceptions
Author Pandian, Ambigapathy
Baboo, Shanthi B.
Mahfoodh, Omer H. A.
Journal Name Studies in Higher Education
Publication Date 2016
Volume Number 41
Issue Number 7
ISSN 0307-5079   (check CDU catalogue  open catalogue search in new window)
eISSN 1470-174X
Scopus ID 2-s2.0-84907893495
Start Page 1133
End Page 1152
Total Pages 19
Place of Publication United Kingdom
Publisher Routledge
Field of Research 1303 - Specialist Studies in Education
HERDC Category C1 - Journal Article (DIISR)
Abstract In response to the emphasis on the benefits of enhanced multicultural educational experiences of international students in higher education, this study examined international students' perceptions of the influence of multiculturalism on the study programs in Malaysian public universities. Both quantitative and qualitative data were collected. The respondents were 794 international students from 11 Malaysian public universities. Results show that international students perceive that the content of the courses had little consideration for including topics from countries of international students. In addition, the results reveal that the presence of international students in the study programs can be one of the factors to encourage lecturers to bring updated contents from international materials. Furthermore, the results reveal that motivation for learning, encouragement for active participation, and improvement of intellectual atmosphere in the study programs can be enhanced by the presence of international students. Practical implications for universities are provided.
Keywords multiculturalism
international students
higher education
perceptions
Malaysia
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/03075079.2014.968538   (check subscription with CDU E-Gateway service for CDU Staff and Students  check subscription with CDU E-Gateway in new window)
 
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