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ERIC Number: EJ960076
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 36
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1755-2273
Supporting International Students in Higher Education: A Comparative Examination of Approaches in the U.K. and U.S.A
Bartram, Brendan; Terano, Mayumi
Learning and Teaching: The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences, v4 n2 p30-44 Sum 2011
This discussion paper offers a critical examination of the ways in which international students are supported by the variety of systems commonly in place at universities in the U.K. and U.S.A.--two countries that attract large numbers of students from overseas. While acknowledging the difficultly of defining the term "support", the article describes, compares and critiques the approaches deployed in both nations. Though certain broad, structural similarities are identified, the authors discuss how a shared neoliberal instrumentality guiding student support leads to differently inflected institutional responses in both countries. Consideration is also given to the extent to which differences in "national" values and beliefs about higher education might be implicated in these diverse approaches and, finally, to what lessons might be learned from these comparisons.
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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: United Kingdom; United States