Transformational, inclusive and multicultural or empty rhetoric? Perceptions and experiences of international academic staff

Bailey, W., Bordogna, C. ORCID: 0000-0001-5636-4135, Harvey, H., Glynn, J. and Sean, W., 2020. Transformational, inclusive and multicultural or empty rhetoric? Perceptions and experiences of international academic staff. Journal of Further and Higher Education. ISSN 0309-877X

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Abstract

Using a bi-dimensional, fourfold model as a thinking tool to contemplate acculturation strategies we analyse the intercultural experience of international academic staff (IAS) in the United Kingdom higher education. The literature suggests that IAS feel undervalued as a professional group and that institutions do not capitalise on their diverse contributions. We position IAS within the strategic sphere of ethnocultural groups and the institution within the larger society. In a single case study, we analyse IAS acculturation strategies and their perceptions of how their institution accepts diversity. Findings show that IAS are willing to integrate, but do not aim to remove all traces of their own culture and values, adopting integration strategies. Their perceptions are that the larger society does not seek to segregate IAS; however, it does not provide the conditions for IAS to flourish in professional practice, especially at the early stage of transition.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: Journal of Further and Higher Education
Creators: Bailey, W., Bordogna, C., Harvey, H., Glynn, J. and Sean, W.
Publisher: Taylor and Francis
Date: 1 December 2020
ISSN: 0309-877X
Identifiers:
NumberType
10.1080/0309877X.2020.1762848DOI
1321635Other
Divisions: Schools > Nottingham Business School
Depositing User: Linda Sullivan
Date Added: 30 Apr 2020 13:37
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2020 19:04
URI: http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/39768

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