Pathway from vocational education and associate degree to higher education: Chinese international students in Australia

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Author: Cao, Ling; Tran, Ly Thi


Understanding factors influencing international students’ decision to engage in international education is essential for education providers to better cater for students’ educational expectations and enhance their attractiveness to international students. Whilst there has been extensive research on the reasons why international students undertake cross-border higher education, international students’ motivations for enrolling in vocational education and associate degree programmes are still under-researched. Drawing on semi-structured interviews with 30 international students from China,...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Pathways; Vocational education and training; Higher education; Students; Teaching and learning; Migration; Research; Qualifications

Keywords: Cross sectoral education; Technical education and training; Graduates; Education and training opportunity; Immigration; International educational exchange; Survey; International students

Geographic subjects: Australia; China; Oceania; Asia

Published: London, England: Routledge, Taylor and Francis, 2015

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Journal volume: 35

Journal number: 2

Journal date: 2015

Pages: pp. 274-289

ISSN: 0218-8791, 1742-6855 (online)

Resource type: Article

Peer reviewed: Yes

Call number: TD/TNC 116.634

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