Show simple item record

dc.contributor.authorBurke, Rachel
dc.date.accessioned2016-11-15T01:36:18Z
dc.date.available2016-11-15T01:36:18Z
dc.date.issued2012
dc.identifier.citationBurke, R. (2012). Contesting Notions of an “Education Industry”: Media Commentary on the Transition to a Trade- Orientated International Student Program in Australia. The Flinders Journal of History and Politics, 28.en
dc.identifier.issn0726-7215
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2328/36695
dc.description.abstractIn 1985, the Australian government instituted major changes to its international student policy. These changes signalled a shift in International Student Program intent from an emphasis on international enrolments as a form of humanitarianism – the main focus of the Program since its inception in 1950 – to a tradeorientated approach in which international student fees represented an important source of revenue for tertiary institutions. Whilst this paradigmatic shift in the conceptualisation of international student enrolments is well documented, the manner in which this transition to a market-oriented Program is represented in the media of the time has attracted less scholarly attention. This paper reports on research that examines Australian newspaper coverage of the International Student Program and its transition to a trade-orientated model during the 1980s and into the 1990s and early 2000s. Importantly, it identifies two discursive constructions of the international student population that co-exist within the textual corpus, expressing contrasting views about the nature and purpose of education.en
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherFlinders Universityen
dc.rights© 2012 FJHP, The Flinders Journal Of History & Politicsen
dc.subjectInternational studentsen
dc.subjectUniversity educationen
dc.subjectTertiary educationen
dc.subjectGovernment policyen
dc.titleContesting Notions of an ‘Education Industry’: Media Commentary on the Transition to a Trade- Orientated International Student Program in Australiaen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.rights.holderThe Flinders Journal Of History & Politicsen


Files in this item

Thumbnail

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record