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Problematizing "International Student Integration" in International Education: Toward a Methodology of Thematic Investigation in Problem-Posing Education

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Contextualizing in international education programming, I take a Freirean perspective in this paper and argue that the problems facing international educators in the U.S in addressing the segregation of international students and domestic students does not merely lie in the “integration” or “assimilation” of international students into U.S academic and cultural systems, but to rethink the purpose of international education, and education in general, and restructure the content and method of international education programs. By developing a framework towards a genuine education based on the methodology of thematic investigation in problem-posing education, I argue that international education should search for the content and the method of its programs dialogically with international students.