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The Need to Investigate Greek Students' Experiences in British Universities: The Use of Ethnography in the Identification of Such a Need


Rania Katsara
Department of Social Anthropology and History, University of the Aegean
raniakatsara@sa.aegean.gr

 

 

 

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Abstract

The growth in international students coming to the United Kingdom has well been documented, but little research has been undertaken into the implications for specific national cohorts, particularly with regard to students form Greece. There is lack of research into the nature and persistence of issues faced by such students.  This article presents the results of the initial interviews, which were held in order to decide the parameters of the research and to understand the sort of issues, which it would be helpful to investigate further. The article also underlines the importance of ethnographic perspectives in the identification of research questions in research. 

Greek students, Ethnographic research, semi-structured interviews,
support mechanisms, British Universities

 

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Katsara. R. (2004) The Need to Investigate Greek Students' Experiences in British Universities: The Use of Ethnography in the Identification of Such a Need. International Education Journal, 5 (1), 79-89.
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