Publication Date: Nov 2011
RRP: $29.95
ISBN: 9781921867224
Format: Paperback
Size: 153mm by 234mm
Pages: 200
Category: Education

A Home Away from Home?

International Students in Australian and South African Higher Education

Edited by Ilana Snyder and John Nieuwenhuysen

Open Access

More than ever before, students have the option of studying abroad. The character of the higher education experience in many countries has been dramatically changed by the international flow of students. An increasing diversity and cosmopolitanism in higher education has been accompanied by that sector’s increasing financial dependence on students from overseas, and the fees they pay. Higher education, once perceived as a public good, is now driven by principles of business and marketing.

With a focus on Australia and South Africa, this book enhances understanding of the complex issues associated with international education in globalising times. The authors question the adequacy of many current higher education policies, challenge the contemporary emphasis on international education as a commodity rather than a public good, and put forward alternative ways of framing debates and formulating policies.

Ilana Snyder

Ilana Snyder is a Professor in the Faculty of Education, Monash University. Her research has investigated the changes to literacy practices associated with the use of digital technologies. Books that explore these changes include: Hypertext (1996), Page to Screen (1997), Teachers and Technoliteracy, with Colin Lankshear...
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John Nieuwenhuysen

John Nieuwenhuysen is Foundation Director of the Monash Institute for the Study of Global Movements, Visiting Professor, King’s College, University of London, and a member of Council, RMIT University in Melbourne. He was previously Foundation Director of the Bureau of Immigration,...
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