International Students in the Asia Pacific [electronic resource] : Mobility, Risks and Global Optimism / by Peter Michael Kell, Gillian Vogl
- Kell, Peter Michael
- Dordrecht : Springer Netherlands, 2012.
- Physical Description:
- XV, 197 pages 6 illustrations : digital
- Additional Creators:
- Vogl, Gillian and SpringerLink (Online service)
- Education in the Asia-Pacific Region: Issues, Concerns and Prospects ; 17
- 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 -- 2. Trans-national Education: Big Business around the Globe -- 3. The International Student: Exploring the Invisible Subject of Global Mobility -- 4. English and the International Student: Getting Started, Getting on and Being Understood -- 5. Internationalisation in the Asia Pacific: Education Hubs in Hong Kong, Singapore and Malaysia -- 6. East Asia, China and the “Asianisation” of Mobility -- 7. Experiencing Global Student Mobility in Hong Kong, Singapore and Malaysia -- 8. International Students, Anxiety and Risk in the Post September 11th Nation State -- 9. The Experience of Australia’s International Students: High Risks and Desperately Seeking Associations -- 10. Between the Flags! From Local Dangers to Global Risks for International Students -- 11. Welcoming Students to Our Town: Engaging Community Based Support -- 12. Integration Students: Towards Global Citizenship. Toward New Perspectives on Global Student Mobility -- References -- Index.
- 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.
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