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ERIC Number: EJ827882
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Jul
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 24
ISSN: ISSN-0218-8791
International Students in Australia: Read Ten Thousand Volumes of Books and Walk Ten Thousand Miles
Arkoudis, Sophie; Tran, Ly Thi
Asia Pacific Journal of Education, v27 n2 p157-169 Jul 2007
A number of international students, predominately from Asian countries, are present in universities in the UK, United States, and Australia. There is little research exploring their experiences as they negotiate the disciplinary requirements of their courses. This paper investigates students' agency as they write their first assignment for their Master's of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages course and the academics who teach them. Talk around texts and the positioning theory are used to analyse the data. It is argued that the students demonstrate strategic agency, which allows them to better understand the academic requirements of their disciplines. The analysis reveals the complexities involved in international students' adaptation to disciplinary discourse and the implications for teaching and learning in higher education. (Contains 1 figure.)
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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: Australia