Discuss about the Catholic Education Leadership Internationally.
There has been lack of proper education for those people who are poor and unprivileged in the Country of Australia therefore many students struggle to have a better future. The fee charged by the Universities to the International students is a global issue and it is the shred responsibility to bring a change which will be for common good. (Hare 2015). Australia is a Country which gives opportunities to various students all over the World to pursue their career. The Australia has many universities which provide various education facilities to the students. Many students from all over the places like Asia, Africa and Germany come to study in this Country (Charlesworth and Macdonald 2014.).
The common good is not being realized by those Universities and those colleges do not give facilities to those people or students who deserve to get the position. Many students dream to study in particular colleges but because of the lack of money and financial conditions they are not able to study in good colleges. There are financial problems and constraints posed on those students and they cannot study in those colleges. The situation becomes bad when they are not able to pay higher than that of the local Australian candidate. There is a partiality between the local candidates and the International candidates. The inequity of fees structure in the Universities are of great concern since there are many students who are good and wants to pursue their career, but they cannot do it because of the high charges imposed by those Universities. Therefore equal opportunity of scholarship and facilitates should be given to them so that they can pursue their future studies (Gibson 2017).
First and foremost, the issue of equity needs to be addressed. Australia has the most competitive education system in the world – parents with a reasonably high level of disposable income can exercise wide choice. But Australia also has a significant equity issue as schools in communities with low socio-economic status (SES) are the most under-resourced both in facilities and in expert teaching staff. Their students often need targeted assistance and support for those with particular need. As known by us that a basic issue that is being faced by the foreign students those who are coming in Australia are facing the problem of paying a fees which is 400 percent higher than the fees that are being paid by the natives of the country (Gleeson 2015).
According to the statistics of the year 2012 almost 299,474 number of students passed out from the universities of Australia and about one third of them are foreigners who have struggled their way through with hard work and dedication. These differences in fees are a major cause of differentiation among the students which sending a wrong message to the foreign students and also hampering the relation and trust (Hulme et al. 2014). There are several problem that is being faced by these students which should be solve to the earliest in order to gain trust of the students. In order to do so there are some initiatives that is needed to be taken.
To solve this problem, steps should be taken by the Government as well as those Universities to help the candidates globally to resolve the issue. This discrimination is a big problem which needs to be solved and until and unless all students get united against this problem the issue will not get resolved. They should protest against this discrimination, so that are treated equally along other students who are locals in Australia (Jiang 2014).
The Australian government needs to intervene in this problem, to end this discrimination and differentiation between the local and the foreign students. The government should form a body of members who will have a control over the university fees structure. The Government should control the fees structure of the universities of Australia so that there can be an end in the discrimination of fees structure between the locals and the foreign students. This body can further look into the matter that the foreign students does not get discriminated in any way and further helps them for any kind of support in relation to the university and studies. Intervention from the government is very important and this is the easiest way to resolve the issue (McCowan 2016).
Until and unless the government of Australia intervenes in the situation there will always be a gap that will exist and this gap will create further differentiation in fees structure. The universities in the name of imparting good knowledge and utilizing there fame are luring the foreign students to pay much higher fees than that is being charged from the local students. This needs to be stopped by the government which may harm the relation with the foreign countries and further loosing the trust and weakening the relation between the students and the universities.
The Government of Australia shall lay down certain regulation on the universities so that the students who are coming from different background and different countries having different financial position can pay their fees equal to the local student in Australia. This will help in resolving the issue and fixing the fees structure so that there is no discrimination of the International students with the foreign students (Perry, Lubienski and Ladwig 2016).
The universities should come up with scholarship program for the students so that it helps the students. There are number of students who are not financially equipped well enough to pay the fees for the course but are very bright as a student in such a case the scholarship will help the student who is lacking behind financially to support their studies. The scholarship should be awarded upon the merit of the students and their performance so that there should be no discrimination between the students the scholarship is awarded to the deserving student (Probert, 2016).
Apart from the scholarship the universities should come-up with different types of earning program such as internships which will create an extra earning for the students so that it become easy for those to support their course fees and side by side they also learn through working. This is a two way benefit program where a student learns while earning.
The government of Australia should try their best to support the students who are coming from different countries and are considered to be the best brains that are being drained out from different countries and these youth contribute a lot to the growth of the country. It is the duty of the government to support them so as to attract further youth who may contribute in the country’s growth. They should be given equal opportunity as that of the local student with special support that can equalize the fees structure and help these students to compete with the locals financially. All these students may not come from a financially well built background so it is the duty of the government to take several in initiative so a help them which will help the country in its growth (Wilkins and Stephens Balakrishnan 2013).
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