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International mobility and educational desire : Chinese foreign talent students in Singapore

Author: Peidong Yang
Publisher: New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2016.
Series: Anthropological studies of dducation.; Palgrave pivot.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book examines the Singapore government's controversial practice of recruiting students from China and granting them full scholarships on the condition of a service "bond". It offers detailed ethnographic accounts of the Chinese "foreign talent" students' educational and cross-cultural experiences in Singapore to illustrate the complex intersections between international mobility and educational desire. In doing  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Printed edition:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Peidong Yang
ISBN: 9781137591432 1137591439 1137591420 9781137591425
OCLC Number: 952108661
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: 1. Introduction --
2. Contexts: Singapore's foreign talent programs and the Chinese middle school as a recruiting ground --
3. Selecting scholars for Singapore: the SM2 program --
4. Singlish and the Singaporean: cross-cultural encounter and othering --
5. Being "very China": self-consciousness and identity transformation --
6. Desiring an education: scholarly idealism and anti-scholarly entrepreneurialism.
Series Title: Anthropological studies of dducation.; Palgrave pivot.
Responsibility: Peidong Yang.

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