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Into the Academy: Preparing and Mentoring International Doctoral Students

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Educational Technology Research and Development Volume 56, Number 3, ISSN 1042-1629


This qualitative case study was an examination of a team-based faculty/mentor-led International Doctoral Student Support Group (IDSSG) designed specifically around issues in preparing and mentoring international doctoral students for careers in academia. Twelve participants were selected to participate in a support/focus group that met twice a month for an academic year to attend workshops and discuss their lives as doctoral students. The data set was comprised of two pre- and post-surveys and two in-depth pre- and post-interviews. Findings in the themes of international doctoral students' graduate school experiences and the impact of the faculty-led support group are presented and discussed.


Ku, H.Y., Lahman, M.K.E., Yeh, H.T. & Cheng, Y.C. (2008). Into the Academy: Preparing and Mentoring International Doctoral Students. Educational Technology Research and Development, 56(3), 365-377. Retrieved October 1, 2020 from .

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