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The New Politics of Global Academic Mobility and Migration


Fred Dervin and Regis Machart

This book brings together recent research on Global Academic Mobility and Migration (GAMM) from a variety of perspectives and contexts. There is now a widespread consensus that most countries and world regions are witnessing GAMM. Bringing together leading scholars from Australasia and Europe, this volume offers readers detailed account of the new politics of such acts of mobility and migration. The following key issues are dealt with: mobility determinants, social injustice, management and administrative problems, as well as teaching–learning challenges. The book invites students, researchers and practitioners to reflect further on the nature of today’s education on the move.
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Writing Challenges Faced by International Students in Academic Writing



International students have an increasingly significant presence in many universities in Malaysia. Lecturers are aware of the problems that these students encounter ranging from language to adjusting to different educational practices and social customs. One of the adjustments students have to make is to use the English language in their studies. It is argued that many overseas students from non-English speaking backgrounds (NESB) encounter various levels of language difficulties, especially during their initial periods of study (Braine, 2002). Braxley (2005) believes that unless students’ existing proficiency is of quite a high standard, they will experience great difficulty in succeeding in tertiary studies.

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