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Original article | International Journal of Progressive Education 2008, Vol. 4(3) 6-33

Political, Economic, Socio-Cultural, and Educational  Challenges  of  Administering a Sino-US Joint Venture Campus in   China

Osman Özturgut

pp. 6 - 33   |  Manu. Number: ijpe.2008.002

Published online: October 15, 2008  |   Number of Views: 78  |  Number of Download: 316


This qualitative study explored the  political,  economic,  socio-cultural,  and  educational challenges of administering a Sino-U.S. joint-venture campus in the  People’s Republic of China. China American University  (CAU)  is  an  educational  joint venture between China Investment Company (CIC) and  American  University (AU) in the U.S. that resulted in naming CAU a branch campus of AU. Data were acquired through semi-structured interviews, surveys, and  participant  observations.  The researcher interviewed, surveyed and observed U.S.  administrators  and  executives, American teachers, Chinese students, and Chinese staff. This study concluded that there are many challenges of administering such a Sino-U.S. joint venture campus in China. Administering a Sino-U.S. joint venture campus in China requires a broad understanding of the host country and a significant amount of flexibility. More research is needed to understand how American the so-called  American education is in China, including what the standards are and  who  is,  as Knight (2004) says, “monitoring” and “assuring the relevance and quality” of such programs (p. 84).


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APA 6th edition
Ozturgut, O. (2008). Political, Economic, Socio-Cultural, and Educational  Challenges  of  Administering a Sino-US Joint Venture Campus in   China . International Journal of Progressive Education, 4(3), 6-33.

Ozturgut, O. (2008). Political, Economic, Socio-Cultural, and Educational  Challenges  of  Administering a Sino-US Joint Venture Campus in   China . International Journal of Progressive Education, 4(3), pp. 6-33.

Chicago 16th edition
Ozturgut, Osman (2008). "Political, Economic, Socio-Cultural, and Educational  Challenges  of  Administering a Sino-US Joint Venture Campus in   China ". International Journal of Progressive Education 4 (3):6-33.

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