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This book focuses on desirable practices in institutions and their actual approaches to implement a more integrated, strategic, or comprehensive global engagement across their core missions: teaching, research, and service.
This book addresses the question of how students of higher education can emerge from their university life better equipped to dwell more effectively, ethically, and comfortably amidst the turmoils of a globalising world. It does this from a number of theoretical perspectives, illustrating the nature of the personal and educational challenges facing the individual student and the teaching professional.
This book reflects a broad range of issues linking globalization to education in an accessible yet theoretically grounded and detailed form. The authors analyze phenomena on the global plane, in local spaces, and in the connections between the global and the local.
This text offers a comprehensive overview and synthesis of current research, theories, and models related to the topic. The author introduces introduces the processes, institutions, and forces by which schooling has been globalized and examines the impact of these forces on schooling in local contexts.
This book examines the role of governments in relation to three key aspects of international education: student mobility; migration of international students; and transnational provision through collaboration or branch campuses.
This volume provides a nuanced empirical assessment of the extent to which the academic profession is internationalized at the beginning of the 21st century. It places the main theme in the wider context of the history of higher education’s internationalization and provides explanations on what drives and deters academics from international activity, and documents some of the consequences that internationalization has on academic work and productivity.
Strongly interdisciplinary in its focus, this book empirically addresses four main research questions: who goes abroad, how students reconstruct their social network abroad, whether intra-European student mobility leads to an increased sense of European identity, and whether participating in a European exchange programme influences future migratory behaviour. The text systematically combines quantitative and qualitative data, and adopts a firm international comparative approach, focusing on the cases of Austria, Belgium, Italy, Norway, Poland and the United Kingdom. The empirical data originates from a large-scale online survey, as well as in-depth interviews and focus groups conducted with students in higher education.
This book on the development of higher education over recent decades explores the context and consequences of the decline in public funding to support undergraduate teaching, and the increasing diversification and stratification within national systems.