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Title:Chinese only children: Experiences in U.S. universities
Author(s):Tang, Xiaokang
Director of Research:Herrera, Linda
Doctoral Committee Chair(s):Herrera, Linda
Doctoral Committee Member(s):Liao, Tim; Pak, Yoon; Witt, M. Allison
Department / Program:Educ Policy, Orgzn & Leadrshp
Discipline:Educational Policy Studies
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Degree:Ph.D.
Genre:Dissertation
Subject(s):Chinese international students
One-child policy
Abstract:Chinese international students have become an important student group for U.S. higher education institutions. However, unlike students from other countries, the current generation of Chinese students has grown up under the government’s population control policy, which has resulted in the unique family pattern of having only one child. Although researchers have recognized the importance of learning about Chinese students, this unique family structure and its impact are still understudied. In this research, I would like to review the relationship between the one-child policy and Chinese students studying in the U.S. and examine how family dynamics impact Chinese only children students’ experiences during their time overseas in the United States. Through this study, I would like to build a more comprehensive understanding of Chinese students in the U.S. by not only studying their college experience in the U.S. but also exploring their life and family relationships. This research aims at contributing to the questions of how international students’ home countries’ policy and cultures shape their lives as they study in the U.S. and how U.S. higher education practitioners could improve their services and support for Chinese students. In addition, this research includes interviews and a discussion about Covid-19’s impact on Chinese students, seeking to provide early insight on how the latest global events may influence the golden era for Chinese students studying in the U.S.
Issue Date:2020-12-01
Type:Thesis
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/2142/109611
Rights Information:Copyright 2020 Xiaokang Tang
Date Available in IDEALS:2021-03-05
Date Deposited:2020-12


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