Universal Journal of Educational Research Vol. 5(12A), pp. 152 - 167
DOI: 10.13189/ujer.2017.051322
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Proposing a Managerial Model to Higher Education Sector: Lifelong Educational Experiences of Overseas Students on Impediments


Ali Erden *
Educational Sciences Faculty, Cyprus Social Sciences University, Turkey

ABSTRACT

Lifelong education is a process including positive and negative experiences at the same time. Negative experiences mostly appear as impediments to the overseas students. They need to overcome impediments they experience throughout their education. The paper discussed the key findings of a two-year research project for identifying the impediments and their frequency faced in the higher education sector and for proposing a managerial model. This case study adopted a descriptive methodology under qualitative research paradigm. Data were collected through focus-group-interviews (FGIs) and in-depth-interviews (I-DIs). Focus-group-members (FGMs) were 50-OSs studying various departments and various universities in NC. I-DIs were taken place with 75-different-overseas-university-students (dOSs) studying at various departments of universities in NC. The impediments are identified on mobility, adaptation, internationalization and maturation which are strongly affected by the feelings and affections, changes, irregularities and barriers. The managerial model is based on managing accommodation and transportation; managing studentship; managing student health; managing students' welfare and managing being worldwide.

KEYWORDS
Educational Lifelong Experiences, Impediments, Managerial Model, Overseas Students

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Ali Erden . "Proposing a Managerial Model to Higher Education Sector: Lifelong Educational Experiences of Overseas Students on Impediments." Universal Journal of Educational Research 5.12A (2017) 152 - 167. doi: 10.13189/ujer.2017.051322.