ERIC Number: EJ1124882
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Abstractor: As Provided
Why International Students Have Been "TEF-ed Out"?
Educational Review, v69 n2 p218-231 2017
The article offers a critical review of the developments in the proposals for the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) in the UK, focusing particularly on international students. The analysis points to the absence of views and discussions regarding the group of international learners, which warrants the claim that international students have been "TEF-ed out." The article provides the answer "why." The article draws on the coverage of the TEF in the "Times Higher Education" and relevant literature on international students. It is concluded that the TEF reveals signs of "othering" of international students, pointing to the fundamental problem with the TEF as a national tool that legitimises subordination of this group in recent moves and changes to higher education. The article also discusses Internationalisation at Home (IAH) as a possible metric that could create more equal conditions for cultural plurality in the TEF.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Foreign Students, Educational Quality, College Students, Literature Reviews, Higher Education, Equal Education, Cultural Influences, Equal Opportunities (Jobs)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom
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