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Global Mobility and Higher Learning

1st Edition

By Anatoly Oleksiyenko


232 pages

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*Winner of the Best Book Award from Researchers and Students and Study Abroad Programmes at the CIES2019 conference 2019

This book examines learning-mobility tensions and ties caused by convergences and divergences of social, organizational and cognitive forces in global higher education. As some of these forces generate status anxiety, and others enhanced self-worth, this volume asks the questions: How can students navigate treacherous education markets to reduce the former and increase the latter? Which specific forces and confluences enhance the quality of self-discovery? Does the search for identity and meaning produce better results when conducted internationally? Which transformative drivers of global mobility enhance social mobility? What allows some students to gain the capacity for impactful higher learning at a time when others lose it? Why are strategically minded students increasingly concerned about equality and the quality of contribution to the common good of education, rather than about their own status? What makes some places of learning stand out when students recount their journeys of self-discovery and roads to self-worth?

This book includes a broad range of stories and firsthand perspectives that are often overlooked in the process of internationalization of higher education. The narratives offer important insights to consider, given the ever-increasing disquiets of competitiveness-oriented global higher education.

Table of Contents



Chapter 1. Introduction

Chapter 2. Social forces and opportunity structures

Chapter 3. Organizational forces and opportunity structures

Chapter 4. Cognitive forces and opportunity structures

Chapter 5. Strategic assemblage

Chapter 6. Journeys within journeys

Chapter 7. Rethinking the agency of global learning in the age of global mobility



About the Author

Anatoly V. Oleksiyenko is Associate Professor at the Division of Policy, Administration and Social Science, Faculty of Education, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong.

About the Series

Routledge Research in Higher Education

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Emigration & Immigration
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Human Geography