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International Scholarships in Higher Education – Pathways to Social Change

J. Dassin, R. Marsh, M. Mawer, International Scholarships in Higher Education - Pathways to Social Change, Palgrave Macmillan 2018, Pages: 407, ISBN: 978-3-319-62733-5

This book explores the multiple pathways from scholarships for international study to positive social change. Bringing together studies from academic researchers, evaluators and program designers and policymakers from Africa, Asia, Latin and North America, Europe, and Australia, the book compiles the latest research and analysis on the policy, practice, and outcomes of international scholarship programs. Contributions examine the broad trends in sponsored overseas study, program design considerations, the dynamics of the immediate post-scholarship period and the impact of scholarships on international education and development. Particular attention is focused on assessment and evaluation, the complexities of selecting awardees, the dynamics of returning home and concerns about brain drain and the state of knowledge and research on long-term outcomes of international scholarships with social change aims.