On Tutoring and Border Policing

tut_bdrFour Corners recently aired an ‘expose’ of the Australian university system: a report purportedly focused on the increased profit focus and subsequent academic erosion of the tertiary sector that instead had more to say about the border than about capital. Of particular interest to the report was the educational excellence (or otherwise) of a number of international and ‘poor English’ students who had been allowed to graduate from nursing degrees in Australian universities. According to this discourse, these ‘international’ or ‘otherwise low English’ students – thus marked by their relation to the border – are now practising in Australian hospitals, endangering the health and lives of the Australian patients treated therein. Continue reading “On Tutoring and Border Policing”

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On Tutoring and Border Policing