publication . Article . Other literature type . 2017

Troubling Metaphors and International Student Adjustment: Reflections from a Transnational Place

David Starr-Glass;
Open Access English
  • Published: 25 Oct 2017 Journal: Journal of International Students (issn: 2162-3104, eissn: 2166-3750, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Journal of International Students
Abstract
On many campuses, offices of International Student Affairs address the perceived needs of international students. However, a number of underlying assumptions and persistent metaphors shape these efforts and influence their outcomes. All students are uniquely different and face equally different challenges in adjusting to higher education. Labeling students “international” may make institutional sense, but it can potentially hinder their transition, adjustment, and ultimate success. Applying restrictive labels can perpetuate stereotypes, reinforce institutional silos, and potentially fracture international students from the rest of the student body. This article ...
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free text keywords: cultural capital, inclusion, integration, labeling theory, perceived difference, self-identity, stereotyping, Special aspects of education, LC8-6691, cultural capital, inclusion, integration, labeling theory, perceived difference, self-identity, stereotyping
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Other literature type . 2017
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