Presents a contemporary approach to the experience of international students in Higher Education. Using empirical and qualitative data, the book explores their social and cultural context and its impact on their learning experience.
CATHERINE MONTGOMERY is Associate Director for Research in the Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning at Northumbria University. She has taught in Higher Education for 20 years, most recently in the field of Sociolinguistics, and her research interests centre on the social and cultural context of student learning.
Preface.- PART I: THE CONTEXT: Culture in Higher Education; Research on the International Student Experience: A Cultural Landscape.- PART II: THE RESEARCH: Student Voices, Student Lives: International Students in Context; International Student Networks: A Community of Practice?; International Students and Home Students: Worlds Apart?; Preparing for Life in a Global Community?; Concluding Comments to the Research.- PART III: DISCUSSION: Paths Towards an International Experience for All: The Criticality of Discourse, Context and Internationalization at Home.- Postscript.- Appendix i.- Appendix ii.- List of References.- Index.