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Fostering social cohesion in universities : Bridging the cultural divide

Smart, D., Volet, S. and Ang, G. (2000) Fostering social cohesion in universities : Bridging the cultural divide. Australian International Education, Canberra.

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Australia currently has on its university campuses one of the highest proportions of international students of any country in the world. This report reveals a fairly strong separation between the local Australian students and the international, mostly Asian, students. It offers an examination of the evolution of official Australian policy towards international students, reviews relevant research literature, reports on students' experiences, and describes some successful Australian university initiatives aimed act fostering interactions. It offers observations on what is being done, what kinds of principles and strategies seem to be important and suggests some future directions for research.

Publication Type: Report
Murdoch Affiliation: School of Education
Series Name: DETYA No. 6407 BULD 99A
Publisher: Australian International Education
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