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ERIC Number: EJ816762
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Dec
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 19
ISSN: ISSN-1356-2517
Supporting International Students in Higher Education: Constructions, Cultures and Clashes
Bartram, Brendan
Teaching in Higher Education, v13 n6 p657-668 Dec 2008
The article focuses on support issues relating to students on international degree programmes, and draws on the findings of a qualitative research project involving students enrolled on a joint degree course in English and education studies delivered at two higher education institutions in England and the Netherlands. Students on the programme were recruited from both these countries, as well as a number of other states in Europe, Africa and Asia. The paper examines the differing support priorities of international students and the ways in which these needs might be classified. In the process, associations between student characteristics (including age, ethnicity, nationality and aspects of personality) and perceived support requirements are explored. Particular attention is paid to an analysis of international students' understandings of support, and the ways in which these understandings may be socially constructed at different levels, with regard to the wider ideological influences of the students' educational backgrounds, and the more context specific social dynamics of "being on the course". (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Africa; Asia; Netherlands; United Kingdom (England)