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Jackson, Denise – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2017
This study explores the challenges experienced by international students during Work Integrated Learning (WIL) in Australia. Student participation in WIL not only enhances individual student employability but also the attractiveness of Australia as a study destination. WIL, in particular work placements, is in high demand by international students…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, Work Experience, Employment Potential, Work Experience Programs
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Liyanage, Indika; Walker, Tony; Singh, Parlo – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2015
Australian teacher education programmes that prepare teachers of English to speakers of other languages (TESOL) are confronting the nexus of two facets of globalization: transformations in the Asian region, captured in the notion of the "Asian century", and shifting conceptions of professionalism in TESOL in non-compulsory education. In…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Language Teachers
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Cao, Ling; Tran, Ly Thi – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2015
Understanding factors influencing international students' decision to engage in international education is essential for education providers to better cater for students' educational expectations and enhance their attractiveness to international students. Whilst there has been extensive research on the reasons why international students undertake…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, Associate Degrees, Foreign Students
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Pullman, Ashley – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2015
Through ethnographic research, this paper explores narratives of failure constructed within a private Australian accounting college in China. The accounts provided by teachers and students are problematized in order to address how racialization is enacted through accounts of failure within the research site. Through an interpretive theoretical…
Descriptors: Race, International Education, Ethnography, Personal Narratives
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Lin, Isadora Jung-Hsiu – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2014
This paper reports on first year experiences of international students who use English as an additional language (EAL) in higher education in Australia. It examines how valued resources can foster a positive educational experience of these students from sociological perspectives. It draws data from an interview study, exploring narrative accounts…
Descriptors: Educational Experience, Higher Education, Foreign Students, English (Second Language)
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Kong, Melinda – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2014
Many TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) programmes focus on providing professional knowledge to Asian teachers who are pursuing their degrees in English-speaking countries. However, not much attention is given to their expectations, personal lived experiences and identity construction while studying in these countries. These…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning
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Burnett, Greg – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2013
English literacy competence in the Central Pacific Republic of Kiribati is considered important for employment, overseas study and general engagement with a globalizing world. It is also considered as a key factor in the current government's response to climate change and sea level rise, enabling skilled relocation of I-Kiribati to other countries…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Literacy
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Briguglio, Carmela; Smith, Robina – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2012
This short-term longitudinal study sought to identify the issues faced by a group of international Chinese students undertaking study in an Australian university. While the focus was on educational issues, socio-cultural and personal factors were also examined in an attempt to identify the sorts of strategies students used in settling into a new…
Descriptors: Speech Communication, Intercultural Communication, Student Attitudes, Study Skills
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Trent, John – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2011
Short-term international experience programmes are a common element of English second language (ESL) teacher education in many countries. This study problematizes the belief that such programmes necessarily result in beneficial changes in pre-service teachers thinking about themselves as teachers--their beliefs, habits, and values--by exploring…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Student Teachers, Foreign Countries, English (Second Language)
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Arkoudis, Sophie; Tran, Ly Thi – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2007
A number of international students, predominately from Asian countries, are present in universities in the UK, United States, and Australia. There is little research exploring their experiences as they negotiate the disciplinary requirements of their courses. This paper investigates students' agency as they write their first assignment for their…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Foreign Students
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Kettle, Margaret – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2005
As more and more students pursue an international education, there is a need to investigate how these students deal with the demands of their study programs in the new academic context. This paper introduces one such student, a Thai English teacher named Woody, and looks at the ways that he engaged with a Master of Education program in Australia.…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, International Education, Discourse Analysis, Foreign Countries