Self-formation in international student mobility: A comparative biographical study of Turkish international higher education graduates

Yusuf Ikbal OLDAC, Maia CHANKSELIANI, Nigel FANCOURT

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Abstract

This biographical study investigates how internationally mobile students develop human capital, social capital and civic values while studying abroad and how these link with their perceived contributions to their home country. The study uses the framework proposed by Marginson (2014) that international higher education contributes to student self-formation.

The study adopts a biographical approach and focuses on the important moments in the lives of Turkish international education graduates (see Goodson & Sikes, 2001; Roberts, 2002). Semi-structured interviews and life timeline forms designed accordingly with this approach were used for data collection. Designed as a comparative research, the study's fieldwork took place in five countries. Several criteria were used in the selection of these countries.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 12 Dec 2019
Externally publishedYes
EventSociety for Research into Higher Education (SRHE) International Conference : Creativity, criticality and conformity in higher education - Celtic Manor, South Wales, United Kingdom
Duration: 11 Dec 201913 Dec 2019
https://srhe.ac.uk/arc/conference2019/conference-papers.html

Conference

ConferenceSociety for Research into Higher Education (SRHE) International Conference
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
CitySouth Wales
Period11/12/1913/12/19
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