A reflection on adaptability, achievement motivation and success of Central and Eastern European students in one English university

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10547/224595
Title:
A reflection on adaptability, achievement motivation and success of Central and Eastern European students in one English university
Authors:
Jankowska, Maja
Abstract:
This article focuses Central and Eastern European (CEE) students’ adaptability and achievement in one English post-1992 university. There are few studies that discuss values, beliefs, attitudes and needs as well as achievement (and factors contributing to it) between CEE and other learners. Since the expansion of the European Union, CEE students’ presence in British higher education has become more pronounced. CEE learners are treated as home students and yet they come from a distinctively different socio-historical background and pedagogic tradition, which is, to a certain extent, common in CEE countries as a result of the sovietisation of education systems within post communistic countries of Central and Eastern Europe. In the British higher education sector there is a move in curriculum delivery towards more personalised learning, which underlines that effective teaching and learning starts with understanding the individual student. Therefore, it is important that universities with a high proportion of EU students attempt to understand where CEE students come from and what their aspirations might be. This article attempts to provide some insights into CEE learners’ values, attitudes and motivations to learn and looks for possible reasons for their success.
Citation:
Jankowska, M. (2011) 'A reflection on adaptability, achievement motivation and success of Central and Eastern European students in one English university', Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 41(6 pp.801-818
Publisher:
Taylor and Francis
Journal:
Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education
Issue Date:
Sep-2011
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10547/224595
DOI:
10.1080/03057925.2011.602536
Additional Links:
http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/03057925.2011.602536
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
0305-7925; 1469-3623
Sponsors:
Bridges-CETL
Appears in Collections:
Comparative and International Education and Lifelong Learning Research Group

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dc.contributor.authorJankowska, Majaen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-05-18T11:42:13Z-
dc.date.available2012-05-18T11:42:13Z-
dc.date.issued2011-09-
dc.identifier.citationJankowska, M. (2011) 'A reflection on adaptability, achievement motivation and success of Central and Eastern European students in one English university', Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 41(6 pp.801-818en_GB
dc.identifier.issn0305-7925-
dc.identifier.issn1469-3623-
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/03057925.2011.602536-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10547/224595-
dc.description.abstractThis article focuses Central and Eastern European (CEE) students’ adaptability and achievement in one English post-1992 university. There are few studies that discuss values, beliefs, attitudes and needs as well as achievement (and factors contributing to it) between CEE and other learners. Since the expansion of the European Union, CEE students’ presence in British higher education has become more pronounced. CEE learners are treated as home students and yet they come from a distinctively different socio-historical background and pedagogic tradition, which is, to a certain extent, common in CEE countries as a result of the sovietisation of education systems within post communistic countries of Central and Eastern Europe. In the British higher education sector there is a move in curriculum delivery towards more personalised learning, which underlines that effective teaching and learning starts with understanding the individual student. Therefore, it is important that universities with a high proportion of EU students attempt to understand where CEE students come from and what their aspirations might be. This article attempts to provide some insights into CEE learners’ values, attitudes and motivations to learn and looks for possible reasons for their success.en_GB
dc.description.sponsorshipBridges-CETLen_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherTaylor and Francisen_GB
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/03057925.2011.602536en_GB
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Educationen_GB
dc.subjectCentral and Eastern European (CEE) studentsen_GB
dc.subjectreflectionen_GB
dc.subjectadaptationen_GB
dc.subjectattainmenten_GB
dc.subjectsocio-historical and cultural backgrounden_GB
dc.titleA reflection on adaptability, achievement motivation and success of Central and Eastern European students in one English universityen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalCompare: A Journal of Comparative and International Educationen_GB
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