This must-read book combines carefully selected contributions to form a collective scholarly critique of existing research with international students, focusing on key critical and conceptual considerations for research where international students are participants or co-researchers. It pushes forward new agendas for the future of research with international students in global contexts, posing new sets of problems, provocations, and possibilities.
Bringing together a range of interdisciplinary scholars, this book explores the many facets of research, which centres international students and their experiences. Each chapter concludes with practical reflection questions, suggestions for researchers, and examples in existing research to support research designs and aid in developing high-quality, critical research on this topic.
Bringing fresh perspectives to the topic of research with international students, the book focuses on:
- Outlining current problems with existing research, including the ways that international students may be stereotyped, homogenised, Othered, or framed through deficit and colonial narratives
- (Re)-conceptualising key ideas that underpin research which are currently taken for granted
- Developing reflection points and practical guidance for new research designs which centre criticality and ethics
- Outlining ways that discourses and narratives about international students can be made more complex, particularly in reflection of their intersectional identities
This key text is essential reading for researchers at all career stages to reflect on issues of power, inequality, and ethics, whilst developing understandings about critical choices in research design, analysis, and the presentation of findings.
The Open Access version of this book, available at https://www.taylorfrancis.com, has been made available under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives (CC-BY-NC-ND) 4.0 license.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
section Section 1|24 pages
How is current research positioned?
chapter 1|10 pages section Section 2|52 pages
What currently inhibits critical research?
chapter 3|9 pages
Unpacking the devaluation of international students and moving towards the humanisation of international student experiences
chapter 4|10 pages chapter 5|10 pages section Section 3|60 pages
How can understandings of international students be made more complex?
chapter 9|11 pages chapter 10|9 pages chapter 11|10 pages section Section 4|59 pages
What concepts might be reconsidered?
chapter 14|8 pages chapter 15|10 pages chapter 16|9 pages
Re-conceptualising multiple and multi-dimensional transitions of international students and significant others
chapter 17|9 pages section Section 5|69 pages
How can research be designed better?