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Research Outputs

  • Dilemmas experienced by 15 VET teachers when teaching international students in Brisbane, Australia.
  • By responsive interviewing and inductive data analysis, the research showed that these VET teachers experienced various inter-related professional, educational and personal dilemmas, which resulted from ethical tensions in their interactions with international students, teaching colleagues and their employing institutions.
  • The dilemmas were often influenced by current economic and political conditions of international education.
  • The findings indicate significant implications for teachers, students, VET institutions and the government at a time of rapid economic, political, cultural and educational change.
  • The findings contribute evidence for ongoing review and development of student enrolment and teacher employment in the culturally diverse VET sector, and thus further goals of educational equity and quality learning experiences and outcomes.