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Frontiers of Education in China

Front. Educ. China    2016, Vol. 11 Issue (3) : 338-355 3868/s110-005-016-0027-3
Research article
Racism, Equity, and Quality of Education for International Students in South Korean Higher Education Institutes
Jin-Hee KIM()
Office of Global Education Development and Cooperation Research, Korean Educational Development Institute (KEDI), Seoul 06762, South Korea
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This study aims to understand equity issues of international students’ learning in Korean higher education institutions by engaging with the issue of racism and identifies how international students in Korea reshape their learning trajectory and how we could provide equitable and quality education for international students. Espousing a qualitative case study design, six students from different background were interviewed to examine features of perceived institutional racism based on their learning experience in Korea. Major findings showed that internationalization has not been fulfilled in terms of engaging with international students although Korean government and higher education institutions have developed relevant policy to attract international students. This study indicates that Korean universities need to reconstruct their social, cultural, and institutional systems to embrace equity, diversity and inclusiveness to empower international students’ capacity.

Keywords diversity      equity      higher education      multicultural education      racism     
Issue Date: 10 October 2016
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Jin-Hee KIM. Racism, Equity, and Quality of Education for International Students in South Korean Higher Education Institutes[J]. Front. Educ. China, 2016, 11(3): 338-355.
 URL: 3868/s110-005-016-0027-3
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