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Stephen Downes

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The main point of this story, to my mind, is let people know that the Canadian Bureau of International Education (CBIE) is "working on a code of ethics that it would like to become mandatory for every Canadian educational institution approved by a provincial or territorial government to host international students" (see page 10 (part 2) here). There are to be sure issues surrounding international education today, not just in Canada, but in every nation looking for international tuition revenue (and in Canada's case, potential future immigrants). I like the idea of being open to international students, but the way it's set up feels exploitative to me. Is that something the ethical code could address?

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