• Robert N. Coffey, Jr. - The influence of education agents on student choice making in the Canadian postsecondary search process

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    Globalization has had an ongoing and significant impact on postsecondary education, with international student migration as one of the most visible markers. Education agents have emerged as middlemen in international student recruitment industry, mediating the admissions process on behalf of their institutional and student clients. The commission-based model within which most agents operate has prompted concern about whether agent profit and not student welfare drives decision-making in the search process. While agents have become ubiquitous in international admissions, little is known about their impact of their involvement on the outcome for their student clients.

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