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The social and economic security of international students : a New Zealand study

journal contribution
posted on 06.12.2017, 00:00 by Erlenawati SawirErlenawati Sawir, S Marginson, C Nyland, G Ramia, F Rawlings-Sanaei
International education has generated complex problems of governance. As well as being beneficiaries of educational services and consumers of a product, intrenational students are also migrant, workers and beings with civil rights. Arguably, the regulation of international student security as consumer protection fails to recognize this full range of human rights. The research consists of 70 semi-structured interviews with international students at two institutions in New Zealand, which has devised a unique consumer protection regime embodied in the New Zealand Code of Practice for the Pastoral Care of International Students. Students problems in relation to language difficulties, finances, accomodation, personal safety and freedom from discrimination, and social integration are discussed. The study finds that support services do not fully cater for for the needs of international students nor accord them the full range of potential rights. The Code covers some but not all aspects of students security; and the fact that international students know little about the Code constrains its efficacy as a regulatory framework.

Funding

Category 2 - Other Public Sector Grants Category

History

Volume

22

Issue

4

Start Page

461

End Page

482

Number of Pages

22

eISSN

0952-8733

Location

United Kingdom

Publisher

Palgrave McMillan

Language

en-aus

Peer Reviewed

Yes

Open Access

No

External Author Affiliations

International Education Research Centre (IERC); Monash University; University of Melbourne; University of New South Wales; University of Sydney;

Era Eligible

Yes

Journal

Higher education policy.