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ERIC Number: EJ980929
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Apr
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 61
ISSN: ISSN-0004-9441
A Highly-Regulated "Free Market": Commonwealth Policies on Private Overseas Students from 1974 to 2005
Megarrity, Lyndon
Australian Journal of Education, v51 n1 p39-53 Apr 2007
This article traces the evolution of Commonwealth policies on private overseas students from the 1970s to the present, emphasising the Commonwealth government's role in the creation of an international education market. It will be argued that while neoliberal "market forces" rhetoric has been a key feature of its international education policies since the 1980s, the Commonwealth has shown by its actions that it fears the consequences of a truly free market in international education services.
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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