Constructing the 'Study in Australia [TM] experience' : full fee paying overseas students in state government schools - a small but integral player
This study investigates the ways in which Australian state government schools have
taken on a 'small but integral role' in the much larger international education industry
over the previous fifteen years, and the dominant meanings that have emerged
through related processes of neoliberal styled commodification. International student
programs involving full fee paying overseas students in these schools have been
represented and promoted to both local and overseas audiences for different
purposes but with the unifying theme of 'success'. This publically available overriding
discourse of 'success' however, did not always correspond with critical scholarly
research. The aim of this study therefore, was to collect and consider sources of
available knowledge about International student programs as a distinct part of a much
larger industry, and to analyse and discuss the construction and representations of
these programs. The study will contribute to a small, neglected, but distinct part of a
much larger field of research; international education.
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