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ERIC Number: EJ1094861
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Apr
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0311-6999
"I'm Not Like That, Why Treat Me the Same Way?" The Impact of Stereotyping International Students on Their Learning, Employability and Connectedness with the Workplace
Tran, Ly Thi; Vu, Thao Thi Phuong
Australian Educational Researcher, v43 n2 p203-220 Apr 2016
A significant body of literature on international education examines the experiences of international students in the host country. There is however a critical lack of empirical work that investigates the dynamic and complex positioning of international students within the current education-migration nexus that prevails international education in countries such as Australia, Canada and the UK. This paper addresses an important but under-researched area of the education-migration landscape by examining how the stereotyping of students as mere "migration hunters" may impact their study and work experiences. It draws on a four-year research project funded by the Australian Research Council that includes more than 150 interviews and fieldwork in the Australian vocational education context. Positioning theory is used as a conceptual framework to analyse how generalising international students as "mere migration hunters" has led to the disconnectedness, vulnerability and marginalization of the group of international students participating in this research.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Australia
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