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

Blackmore, Jillian, Gribble, Catriona 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. 58, no. 1, pp. 1-21, 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, JillianORCID iD for Blackmore, Jillian orcid.org/0000-0002-1049-2788
Gribble, Catriona
Rahimi, MarkORCID iD for Rahimi, Mark orcid.org/0000-0002-9278-3537
Journal name Critical studies in education
Volume number 58
Issue number 1
Start page 1
End page 21
Total pages 21
Publisher Taylor & Francis (Routledge)
Place of publication Oxford, Eng.
Publication date 2015-12
ISSN 1750-8495
Keyword(s) Accounting education
Bourdieu
International education
Graduate
Employability
Chinese students
Social Sciences
Education & Educational Research
graduate employment
skilled migration
STUDENTS
FIELD
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 stratifying society under its socialist market economy with the shift from wealth creation for all to wealth concentration for a few. Previously, a foreign qualification was considered a passport to success in either the host or home country’s labour market. But the growing popularity of overseas study, coupled with the massification of the Chinese higher education, means Chinese international students are seeking to distinguish themselves in an increasingly competitive global labour market. This longitudinal study of international graduates, backgrounded by Australian employer perceptions, examines the journeys of 13 Chinese accounting graduates as they attempt to transition from an Australian university into the Australian labour market. Bourdieu’s thinking tools of field, capital, disposition and habitus are utilised to consider how different cultural, social and linguistic capitals inform employer understandings of ‘employability’ meant Chinese 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
ERA Research output type C Journal article
Copyright notice ©2015, Taylor & Francis (Routledge)
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