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International education, the formation of capital and graduate employment : Chinese accounting graduates’ experiences of the Australian labour market

Blackmore, Jill, Gribble, Cate and Rahimi, Mark 2015, International education, the formation of capital and graduate employment : Chinese accounting graduates’ experiences of the Australian labour market, Critical studies in education, vol. In press, pp. 1-20, doi: 10.1080/17508487.2015.1117505.

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Title International education, the formation of capital and graduate employment : Chinese accounting graduates’ experiences of the Australian labour market
Author(s) Blackmore, JillORCID iD for Blackmore, Jill orcid.org/0000-0002-1049-2788
Gribble, Cate
Rahimi, MarkORCID iD for Rahimi, Mark orcid.org/0000-0002-9278-3537
Journal name Critical studies in education
Volume number In press
Start page 1
End page 20
Total pages 20
Publisher Routledge
Place of publication Abingdon, Eng.
Publication date 2015
ISSN 1750-8495
Keyword(s) accounting education
Bourdieu
Chinese students
employability
graduate employment
international education
skilled migration
Summary Since the late 1970s, international education has steadily gained in popularity in China.An emerging middle class seeks to strengthen its position in China’s rapidly stratifyingsociety under its socialist market economy with the shift from wealth creation for all towealth concentration for a few. Previously, a foreign qualification was considered apassport to success in either the host or home country’s labour market. But the growingpopularity of overseas study, coupled with the massification of the Chinese highereducation, means Chinese international students are seeking to distinguish themselvesin an increasingly competitive global labour market. This longitudinal study of internationalgraduates, backgrounded by Australian employer perceptions, examines thejourneys of 13 Chinese accounting graduates as they attempt to transition from anAustralian university into the Australian labour market. Bourdieu’s thinking tools offield, capital, disposition and habitus are utilised to consider how different cultural,social and linguistic capitals inform employer understandings of ‘employability’ meantChinese accounting graduates significantly adjusted their life goals.
Language eng
DOI 10.1080/17508487.2015.1117505
Field of Research 130103 Higher Education
160506 Education Policy
200206 Globalisation and Culture
1301 Education Systems
1608 Sociology
1303 Specialist Studies in Education
Socio Economic Objective 930501 Education and Training Systems Policies and Development
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2015, Taylor & Francis
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Document type: Journal Article
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