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ERIC Number: EJ1160807
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 17
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-2162-3104
Recurring Themes across Fractal Issues Facing International Students: A Thematic Analysis of 2016 Dissertations and Theses
Bista, Krishna; Gaulee, Uttam
Journal of International Students, v7 n4 p1135-1151 2017
This section shares recent dissertations and theses with the "Journal of International Students" readers. There were about 139 graduate dissertations and theses related to the issues and challenges of international students in 2016. The complete versions of these selected dissertations are available in the ProQuest, Michigan-based electronic publisher. ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global is the world's most comprehensive collection of dissertations and theses from around the world, spanning from 1743 to the present day. This database has found 17,164 results from 1922-2018 while searching the keywords "international student" in its search engine. Across the 139 dissertations that came out in 2016, the authors found about a dozen themes. The most common theme was acculturation, with 32 dissertations. Other themes in order of the frequency were writing/academic skills (16), retention (13), language (9), counseling (9), global awareness (8), social media technology and online education (6), discrimination (6), identity (7), recruitment (5), teaching assistants (4), community engagement (4), career (4), college choice and mobility trends (4), community college (3), and miscellaneous (9). This article provides a more detailed list of key ideas that were addressed in these various themes.
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