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ERIC Number: EJ1137295
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0142-5692
"A Strategy of Distinction" Unfolds: Unsettling the Undergraduate Outbound Mobility Experience
Sidhu, Ravinder; Dall'Alba, Gloria
British Journal of Sociology of Education, v38 n4 p468-484 2017
Although short-term mobility programmes are increasingly promoted to university students as sources of competitive advantage, there is little research on academic learnings arising from these initiatives. A "field analysis" of outbound mobility is undertaken to identify convergences and disjunctures between institutional discourses, staff perceptions and student experiences at one Australian university where outbound mobility is actively promoted as a "strategy of distinction". Self-reported "personal transformations" commonly associated with the mobility experience are interrogated in favour of alternative constructions of self-other relationships. An argument is made for greater institutional effort to enable students to make critical connections with "other-ness" both in and out of place.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Australia
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