The impact of educational migration on the professional lives of Colombo Plan scholarship holders
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Citation:Collins, J. (2010). The impact of educational migration on the professional lives of Colombo Plan scholarship holders [unpublished Unitec Research Committee Research Report].
Permanent link to Research Bank record:http://hdl.handle.net/10652/1636
This project is producing new knowledge that will add to our understandings of the long term impacts of educational migration on the cultural, economic and professional lives of education migrants and their ongoing engagement as „global‟ citizens. Phase one of this project has now been completed. In 2009 the researcher interviewed 11 former Colombo Plan Scholars in Malaysia and undertook archive searches in Singapore, Wellington, and Dunedin. Phase two is now underway. In 2010 the researcher has undertaken follow-up archive searches in Singapore, Wellington and Christchurch (taking advantage of other travel opportunities and not using URC funding). Follow-up interviews with New Zealand host families; foreign affairs contacts etc are planned. This project is still ongoing. In 2010 the Researcher took up a new programme leadership role and as a consequence of this and the restructuring within the Department of Education there have been some delays in regard to publications emerging of phase one. However, progress in this regard is back on track with an abstract accepted for an international conference (Australia and New Zealand History of Education Society), an invitation to write a chapter for an edited book on Australasian Universities and a paper underway for submission to an international refereed journal.