Tuesday, January 27, 2009

International students and social inclusion

In Campus Review 20/01/2009 Stephen Connolly writes, "The recent article by Sushi Das in The Age (November 15 2008) portraying the tragic tale of Jimmy, the international student who ended up sleeping under a bridge in Melbourne, tells us nothing about the broad social issues of social inclusion of international students that need to be tackled. It is the type of sensational, error-prone journalism that is common in the press when it comes to international education, and takes energy away from tackling the real issues."

What are the real issues about social inclusion? What should jounalists do to properly represent the issues? What 'good news' do you have about social inclusion of international students?