Giving voice to researchers, policy-makers and practitioners through a range of international case studies, Educational Approaches to Internationalization through Intercultural Dialogue interrogates processes of internationalization strategy and practice, from an educational and intercultural dialogue perspective.
Addressing this important, under-discussed area of internationalization – the role of intercultural dialogue – this book provides theoretical reflections and applicable, practical case studies that focus on:
Focusing on teaching and learning, and exploring the latest research within the context of internationalization, Educational Approaches to Internationalization through Intercultural Dialogue is a must-read for anyone interested in, or currently involved in designing and implementing internationalization strategies within a higher education institution.
By taking a resolutely educational approach, this book links internationalization to what should be one of its main dimensions but is too often neglected: intercultural dialogue. Through a combination of theoretical chapters and case studies from a broad range of countries, the book demonstrates multiperspectivity, a concept developed through the Council of Europe’s history education program. It recognizes that we may learn from the experience of others, without falling into relativity or accepting that "anything goes". Internationalization should encourage multiperspectivity, and this book makes the case convincingly.
Sjur Bergan, Head of the Council of Europe’s Education Department
The chapters in this book demonstrate that intercultural dialogue stands at the heart of the effort to internationalize higher education.
Wendy Leeds-Hurwitz, Director, Center for Intercultural Dialogue and Professor Emerita, University of Wisconsin, USA
The book is a valuable contribution to the field of internationalization and higher education and the role of intercultural dialogue in this endeavour.
Jonas Stier, Professor of Intercultural Studies, Dalarna University, Sweden
About the Editors
About the Contributors
Foreword to the series Internationalization in Higher Education
Introduction: New challenges in the internationalisation of Higher Education - Ulla Lundgren, Paloma Castro, Jane Woodin
Reflections on concepts
Reflections on policy and curriculum
Reflections on practice
In recent years internationalization has become of vital concern in Higher Education and all indications are that this will be increasingly the case. Globalization, privatization and mobility of students seeking internationally accredited qualifications relevant to a globally-mobile workforce are increasing the pressure on institutions around the world to take action in internationalizing curricula and professional practice.
This series addresses key themes in this internationalization with books written and/or edited by leading thinkers and writers in the field. Up to the minute and international in both appeal and scope the books in the series focus on delivering: