Edition 120 - April 2011

Student Mobilities, Migration and the Internationalization of Higher Education

Brooks, R. & Waters, J. Student Mobilities, Migration and the Internationalization of Higher Education. Palgrave Macmillan, Hampshire, 2011. ISBN: 9780230578449. Pages: 208.

In Student Mobilities, Migration and the Internationalization of Higher Education, authors Rachel Brooks and Johanna Waters draw from the disciplines of sociology, education and geography to examine the motives, objectives and experiences of mobile students. Moreover, the book focuses on

  • policy context of student mobilities at regional, national and international levels;
  • mobility of East Asian students;
  • mobility within continental  Europe;
  • international mobility of UK students; and
  • geographies of student mobility, drawing on spatial differences.

 

Additionally, the book highlights the changing nature of student mobility and examines the relationship between international higher education and other types of migration, focusing namely on issues of citizenship and/or permanent residence in new countries. Furthermore, it offers discussion around

  • ‘employability’ and the relationship between overseas study and labour market advantage;
  • the role of student mobility in reproducing social advantage within families;
  • the construction of ‘cosmopolitan’ identities; and
  • the use of adopting geographical perspectives in the analysis of educational processes.

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