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dc.contributor.authorBaker, Wendy
dc.contributor.authorPanko, Mary
dc.date.accessioned2012-09-27T00:07:30Z
dc.date.available2012-09-27T00:07:30Z
dc.date.issued1998-07
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10652/1984
dc.description.abstractOver the last decade academic staff at tertiary institutions have been confronted by increasing internationalisation of their classes. In an attempt to support staff development in this area a collaborative research project was undertaken by a combination of interviews and observations to investigate the issues and strategies adopted by staff to improve the learning of Non English Speaking Background (NESB) students. In the study lecturers identified the overwhelming problem when teaching NESB students as language difficulties which they attempted to address by altering their oral delivery patterns but not supporting this with other 'good practice' strategies. Other issues raised were: cultural factors such as limited participation in group work by NESB students, and that NESB students 'unpreparedness' for Student-Centred Learning. Few lecturers were observed to attend to these issues. The study also revealed problems and attitudes changed according to who was the minority - in some classes first language English-speaking New Zealand students formed the minority group while in others it was NESB students. Without exception lecturers valued the presence of NESB students but felt that institutions that encourage large numbers of NESB students should become more accountable for lecturer difficulties and frustrations. The research paper concludes by the advocacy of 'best practice' which will go a long way to overcoming difficulties with NESB students for both lecturers and institutions.en_NZ
dc.language.isoenen_NZ
dc.subjectnon-English speaking background studentsen_NZ
dc.subjectNESB studentsen_NZ
dc.subjectstaff developmenten_NZ
dc.subjecttertiary educationen_NZ
dc.titleStaff development needs on an international campusen_NZ
dc.typeConference Contribution - Oral Presentationen_NZ
dc.rights.holderAuthorsen_NZ
dc.subject.marsden130313 Teacher Education and Professional Development of Educatorsen_NZ
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitationBaker, W., & Panko, M. (1998, July). Staff development needs on an international campus. Paper presented at the Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia Conference, Auckland.en_NZ
unitec.institutionUnitec Institute of Technologyen_NZ
unitec.conference.titleHigher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia Conferenceen_NZ
unitec.conference.orgHigher Education Research and Development Society of Australasiaen_NZ
unitec.conference.locationAucklanden_NZ
unitec.conference.sdate1998-07
unitec.conference.edate1998-07
unitec.peerreviewedyesen_NZ


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