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Waters, Johanna; Brooks, Rachel – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2010
To date, scholarship on international students has generally focused on flows from non-western economies to the main English-speaking destination countries (such as the United States, the United Kingdom and Australia). In contrast, we draw on a qualitative study of 85 UK students who have either completed or are considering undertaking a degree…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Criticism, Foreign Countries, Foreign Students
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Brooks, Rachel – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2007
Theorists of friendship in contemporary society have suggested that our relationships with peers are characterised by their emphasis on openness, disclosure and emotional communication. Moreover, Beck and Beck-Gernsheim argue that friendship, as a deliberately sought, trusting partnership between two people, can play an important role in…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Friendship, College Students, Peer Relationship