Governing international education in Australia

Sidhu, Ravinder (2004) Governing international education in Australia. Globalisation, Societies and Education, 2 1: 47-66. doi:10.1080/146772042000177041

Author Sidhu, Ravinder
Title Governing international education in Australia
Journal name Globalisation, Societies and Education   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1476-7724
Publication date 2004-03
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/146772042000177041
Volume 2
Issue 1
Start page 47
End page 66
Total pages 20
Editor R. Dale
S. L. Robertson
et al.
Place of publication Abingdon, Oxfordshire, U.K.
Publisher Carfax Pub.
Collection year 2004
Language eng
Subject C1
330103 Sociology of Education
740300 Higher Education
Abstract This paper uses the international education sector in Australia as a case study to argue against understanding globalization as an exogenous force. It introduces the notion of globalization as a governmentality and discusses alternative interpretations which take into account notions of subjectivity, positionality and space/time. The paper examines the types of global imaginaries used to govern international education. A discourse of cultural hybridity is mobilized to construct Australia as a safe multicultural study destination. The expressions of hybridity which are sanctioned within the international university are scripted by a neoliberal text, limiting the possibilities for more sophisticated intellectual engagements with the global.
Q-Index Code C1

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collections: Excellence in Research Australia (ERA) - Collection
2005 Higher Education Research Data Collection
School of Education Publications
Version Filter Type
Citation counts: Scopus Citation Count Cited 0 times in Scopus Article
Google Scholar Search Google Scholar
Created: Wed, 15 Aug 2007, 04:56:07 EST