The purpose of this case study was to explore eight Western teacher perceptions of Myanmar-based high school student college readiness to transition to a postsecondary educational setting in a Western country. The research question was answered using findings from individual teacher participant interviews. The five themes that emerged through the analysis of the interviews are (a) concerns over language barriers, (b) dependence on others, (c) mixed feelings over students’ ability to make friends, (d) adapting to a new culture, including mixed feelings over student immersion into Western culture and concerns over entitlement, and (e) preparedness for college-level academics, including mixed feelings over student preparedness for the academic transition, lack of specific academic skills, and concerns over academic integrity. Interpretation of the research findings, research limitations, and future research are discussed.
Speckien, Mark A. and Ku, Heng-Yu
"A Case Study of Western Teachers' Perceptions of Myanmar High School Student College Readiness in Western Society,"
Journal of Educational Research and Innovation: Vol. 10:
1, Article 6.
Available at: https://digscholarship.unco.edu/jeri/vol10/iss1/6