International Students in Higher Education

International Students in Higher Education

Language, Identity, and Experience from a Holistic Perspective

von: Vander Tavares

49,99 €

Verlag: Lexington Books
Format: EPUB
Veröffentl.: 30.07.2021
ISBN/EAN: 9781793641120
Sprache: englisch
Anzahl Seiten: 246

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<p><span>Applying a critical and holistic framework, </span><span>International Students in Higher Education: Language, Identity</span><span>,</span><span> and Experience from a Holistic Perspective</span><span> explores the lived experiences of four multilingual international students at a Canadian University. Vander Tavares investigates how the students experience life in the host community, construct their multiple identities, and develop their proficiency in the English language. Additionally, Tavares examines the ways in which the institutional context impacts the students’ experiences by foregrounding the voices of domestic students, faculty and support staff, and their experiences and perspectives on international students, multiculturalism, and multilingualism. Drawing from theories of cultural and social psychology, post-structuralism, multilingualism, and a sociocognitive approach to second language acquisition, this project presents rich ethnographic portraits of the students’ experiences. This contextualised and humanised portrayal of the students’ individual journeys challenges the prevailing discourse of deficit that has traditionally been used to characterise the multilingual international student experience. Overall, this book demonstrates that an ethical understanding of multilingual international students’ experiences requires critical attention to the sociocultural and sociolinguistic contexts of their academic communities and a holistic approach that considers the multiple domains of lived experience that the students navigate.</span></p>
<p><span>This book sheds light on lived experience, identity construction, and language acquisition in presenting the portraits of four multilingual international students and of their university. It approaches the students’ experiences from a critical and holistic perspective that showcases experiences of challenge, resilience, and success.</span></p>
<p><span>Chapter 1: A Book on Multilingual International Students in Higher Education</span></p>
<p><span>Chapter 2: Setting the Context</span></p>
<p><span>Chapter 3: Language, Identity and Second Language Learning</span></p>
<p><span>Chapter 4: Surveying the Community</span></p>
<p><span>Chapter 5: Claire: “It’s very Lonely Here”</span></p>
<p><span>Chapter 6: Seth: “I Wanna Go Back”</span></p>
<p><span>Chapter 7: Pablo: “English is my Real Life”</span></p>
<p><span>Chapter 8: Sabrina: “The World is Yours”</span></p>
<p><span>Chapter 9: A Final Collage of Portraits</span></p>
<p><span>Vander Tavares</span><span> is a postdoctoral research fellow in the Faculty of Education at Høgskolen i Innlandet (Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences).</span></p>

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