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ERIC Number: EJ1167362
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1835-9132
A Typology of International Student Community Engagement
Fleischman, David; Raciti, Maria; Lawley, Meredith
e-Journal of Business Education and Scholarship of Teaching, v8 n1 p1-17 2014
This paper presents an empirical study undertaken to develop a typology of international student community engagement activities that incorporates the perceptions of three key stakeholder groups--the international students, the community and the university. Framed by the notion of value co-creation, our exploratory study was undertaken at a rapidly growing, regional Australian university. Qualitative data was collected via interviews with community members (n = 5) and university staff members (n = 4) and focus groups with international students (N = 22). Our resulting typology comprises three clusters of engagement activity--highly unstructured, semi-structured and highly structured--with two engagement types in each cluster. Thus, the six major types of international student university-community engagement activities are: spontaneous occurrences and daily interactions (highly unstructured), informal social gatherings and casual employment (semi-structured) and formal social organisation participation and professional work experience (highly structured). Our typology offers a useful platform for strategic endeavours related to international student university-community engagement.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Australia
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