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ERIC Number: EJ879883
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Mar
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1476-7724
Social Networks and Educational Mobility: The Experiences of UK Students
Brooks, Rachel; Waters, Johanna
Globalisation, Societies and Education, v8 n1 p143-157 Mar 2010
A recurrent theme in the literature on transnational mobility--and particularly that pertaining to the young and/or highly skilled--is the "individualised" nature of such movement, as people move to take advantage of opportunities in an increasingly interdependent world. Drawing on research with 85 young adults who had moved overseas for their higher education, or were seriously contemplating doing so, this paper subjects this claim to critical scrutiny. Indeed, it suggests that while internationally mobile students are clearly only a subset of the broader category of transnational migrants, they nevertheless demonstrate important ways in which mobility is often socially-embedded, grounded within networks of both family and friends. It then points to the socially reproductive nature of such ties, and discusses their implications for the development of "mobility capital". (Contains 2 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom