Managing Australia's aid- and self-funded international students

Stuart C. Carr, Darren McKay, Robert Rugimbana

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    In Australia, market-oriented studies involving overseas students have not kept pace with the regional economic development that has freed prospective students from relying on aid money and contributed towards the commercialisation of international education. A sample of 336 Asian and Pacific Island students from a range of faculties at the University of Wollongong reported their perceptions of prejudice in the local and university communities, their attitudes towards the quality of service provided by the university, and their intentions to recommend Australia on returning home. Compared to aid-funded students (N = 57), the self-financing majority were more likely to discern prejudice and inferior service, but ratings on these two factors, for both groups, sharply differentiated those who later intended to recommend Australia from those who did not. Today's business ethos suggests that techniques from managerial psychology could be applied to improve the quality of delivery of our higher educational services, thereby preventing further erosion of international social capital.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)167-172
    Number of pages6
    JournalInternational Journal of Educational Management
    Issue number4
    Publication statusPublished - 1999


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