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dc.contributor.authorButcher, Andrew Pieter
dc.date.accessioned2010-12-01T01:47:37Z
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dc.date.available2010-12-01T01:47:37Z
dc.date.issued2002
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10179/1932
dc.descriptionIrregular pagination: missing page 205en_US
dc.description.abstractThis thesis on the experiences of Southeast Asian tertiary international students and their re-entry into their countries of origin falls broadly into three parts. The first part examines the political and philosophical background of export education in New Zealand; the second part examines the perceptions of and about international students in New Zealand; and the third part examines returnees' experiences of re-entry. It charts the shift in education policy from the Colombo Plan through to neo-liberal government policies and current government policies. It identifies and analyses the perceptions of and about Asian migrants and students in New Zealand, historically and contemporarily. It identifies the re-entry transitions, particularly as experienced through disenfranchised grief and changing worldviews. It argues that these transitions challenge returnees' notions of self-identity, self-narrative, and ontological security. In particular, it argues that returnees' sense of 'home' is disrupted and challenged and that a sense of homelessness is a defining feature of the re-entry experience. It is argued that home can be defined beyond geographical boundaries, transnationally and through computer mediated communities. The difficulties of re-entry can be mediated someway through self-reflexive preparation and social support in returnees' countries of origin. Together, these can lead to re-entry being an ultimately positive and enriching experience.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherMassey Universityen_US
dc.rightsThe Authoren_US
dc.subjectForeign studentsen_US
dc.subjectExport educationen_US
dc.subjectReverse culture shocken_US
dc.subject.otherFields of Research::370000 Studies in Human Society::370400 Human Geography::370402 Social and cultural geographyen_US
dc.titleNo place like home? : the experiences of South-East Asian international university students in New Zealand and their re-entry into their countries of origin : a thesis presented in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Doctorate of Philosophy in Sociology at Massey University, Albanyen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineSociologyen_US
thesis.degree.grantorMassey Universityen_US
thesis.degree.levelDoctoralen_US
thesis.degree.nameDoctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)en_US


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