International Students 1860–2010

Policy and Practice round the World

Authors: Perraton, Hilary

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  • First book to provide a comparative and historical perspective on student mobility from the mid-nineteenth century to 2010
  • Examines the roles of governments, universities, international agencies and individuals in supporting student mobility, as well as the experiences of international students
  • Covers a broad geographical range of countries across Europe, the Soviet Union, Asia and North America
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This book describes how the number of international students has grown in 150 years, from 60,000 to nearly 4 million. It examines the policies adopted towards them by institutions and governments round the world, exploring who travelled, why, and who paid for them. In 1860 most international students travelled within Europe; by 2010 the largest numbers were from Asia. Foreign students have shaped the universities where they studied, been shaped by them, and gone on to change their own lives and societies. Policies for student mobility developed as a function of student demand and of institutional or national interest. At different times they were influenced by the needs of empire, by the cold war, by governments' search for soft power, by labour markets, and by the contribution students made to university finance. Along with university students, others travelled abroad to study: trainee nurses, military officers, the most deprived and the most privileged schoolchildren. All their stories are a vital part of the world's history of education and of its broader social and political history.

About the authors

Hilary Perraton worked for most of his career in international education. He is a former deputy chair of the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission in the United Kingdom and in recent years has been a research associate of the von Hügel Institute, St Edmund's College, Cambridge, and a visiting fellow at the University of London Institute of Education. His previous books include A history of foreign students in Britain and Learning abroad: A history of the Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Plan.

Table of contents (12 chapters)

Table of contents (12 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
International Students 1860–2010
Book Subtitle
Policy and Practice round the World
Authors
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-49946-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-49946-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-49945-7
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-49948-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 328
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