International Students in the Asia Pacific: Mobility, Risks and Global Optimism (Education in the Asia-Pacific Region: Issues, Concerns & Prospects 17
By: Gillian Vogl (author), Peter Kell (author)Paperback
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This book documents the growing mobility of international students in the Asia Pacific. International students comprise over 2.7m students and it is estimated by the OECD that this will top 8 million in 2020. The great majority of them are students from the Asian countries who study in the Europe, North America and Asia. In addition countries such as Singapore, Malaysia and Hong Kong are becoming "education hubs" and are proposing to attract international students. Over 42% of international students come from Asia and this is predicted to continue with the strong presence of students from China, India, Korea and Japan continuing. A younger population, a growing middle class and shortages of quality education providers in the Asia Pacific region means that this mobility will be a feature of the future. This book explores questions around the mobility of international students in the context of the global economy and an increasingly competitive trans-national education market.
It also explores questions about the experience of international students principally from the Asia Pacific region at a time of increased global insecurity and growing hostile reactions to foreigners in the post September 11th era. This book emerges from empirical work from several research projects funded by the World Bank and several community projects to support international students. The focus is also on the way in which student mobility promotes growing connection within the Asia Pacific, as well as other regions, and provides the foundations for new notions of global citizenships.
Introduction by the Series Editors; Rupert Maclean.- Acknowledgements.- Table of Figures.- Table of Tables.- 1. Trans-national Student Mobility: Introducing New Paradigms for Researching International Students Exploring Global Student Mobility as an Asian Phenomena Global Student Mobility: From Development and Donors to Markets and Consumption The Rise of Asia, Private Wealth and Student Mobility The Global Talent Pool and Mobility The Global Backlash and Resistance to Global Mobility Australia: Skills Shortages, Migration and the Backlash Politics International Education a Risky Business: Whose Risk is it anyway?.- 2. Trans-national Education: Big Business around the Globe Who is an International Student? What Motivates International Students? Australia: Aggressive Marketing and Sustained Growth The United States: At a Tipping Point post S11 The United Kingdom: Capitalising on Historic Global Connection France and Germany Canada and New Zealand New Contenders in the International Student Market Japan and Russia.- 3. The International Student: Exploring the Invisible Subject of Global Mobility Developing a New Theory to Interpret Global Students Mobility The Risk Society: Globalisation and Identity Implications of the Risk Society for Students 4. English and the International Student: Getting Started, Getting on and Being Understood English the Global Language of Higher Education? Australian English: Local Variation and International Education Internationalising Universities in Australia: From "Helping Hand to Commercialisation".- 5. Internationalisation in the Asia Pacific: Education Hubs in Hong Kong, Singapore and Malaysia Education Hubs in the Asia Pacific and Student Mobility: Myths or Reality? Hong Kong: Non-Local or International Students? Hong Kong and "Internationalisation" Singapore as an Education Hub: The Global Schoolhouse Concept Malaysia: 2020 Vision as an Education Hub Developments in the Internationalisation of Malaysian Higher Education Asian Education, Hubs, Internationalization and International Students.- 6. East Asia, China and the "Asianisation" of Mobility Higher Education in China: Modernisation, Local Growth and Global Mobility.- 7. Experiencing Global Student Mobility in Hong Kong, Singapore and Malaysia Hong Kong: Non-locals Experiencing the Local Why Hong Kong? First Impressions Making Friends Getting On and Getting Help The Future Singapore: Building the Global Schoolhouse? Why Singapore? First Impressions Making Friends Getting On and Getting Help Being Prepared The Future Malaysia: Muslim and Islamic Connections Why Malaysia? First Impressions Making Friends Status Research Getting Help Being Prepared Living in Malaysia The Future Key Issues in Global Student Mobility in Hong Kong, Singapore and Malaysia.- 8. International Students, Anxiety and Risk in the Post September 11th Nation State The North/South Global Divide and Student Mobility.- 9. The Experience of Australia's International Students: High Risks and Desperately Seeking Associations Global Student Mobility: Experience and Impressions.- 10. Between the Flags! From Local Dangers to Global Risks for International Students.- 11. Welcoming Students to Our Town: Engaging Community Based Support Local Government Puts the Local into Global for Students Welcome to Wollongong: A Case Study of Partnership of Students, Staff, the Academy, the Local Community and the Town.- 12. Integration Students: Towards Global Citizenship. Toward New Perspectives on Global Student Mobility Beyond Denial and Ambivalence Responding to Complexity and Diversity through Global Partnership Rituals and Symbols for Global Optimism.- References.- Index.
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