Providing an analysis of the relationship between Internationalization and Employability in Higher Education, this book considers the perspectives of both students and employers to illustrate how to reach positive employment outcomes for all stakeholders.
Through a wide range of international case studies, this book delivers some key messages, including:
Considering the skills developed by students through mobility experiences, while exploring the need for enhanced internationalization of the curriculum at home, Internationalization and Employability in Higher Education will be a key resource for any higher education policy makers or university staff associated with careers, employment, and integrated learning. It contains important messages for employers and recruiters.
This book is timely and important. In, 2014 Elspeth Jones and I wrote that we need to change the language of internationalization. We observed a disconnect between the three key stakeholders in the internationalization process: universities, students and employers. This book is addressing this disconnect and is thereby a crucial contribution to the understanding of the relationship between internationalization and employability in higher education.
Professor Hans de Wit, Director, Center for International Higher Education at Boston College
This book is a unique contribution to our understanding of the compelling nexus of international education and employability. It focuses on how prominent dimensions in internationalization, including outbound and inbound mobility, transnational education and at-home internationalization, intersect with student employment and employability. The book is a comprehensive text analysing policy discourse and practices from a range of national and regional contexts and discussing insightful implications to enhance student employability in an environment shaped by the complex relationship between higher education and the labour market.
Dr Ly Tran, Associate Professor in the School of Education, Deakin University, Australia
This is a fascinating book, which provides important new knowledge about the link between internationalization and employability. It is impressively wide in its geographical scope, and also in its coverage of education – discussing the ways in which mobility (for part or the whole of a degree), transnational provision and ‘internationalization at home’ can all help to build important skills and attributes for employment. A compelling read for scholars and practitioners alike.
Dr Rachel Brooks, Professor of Sociology and Associate Dean (Doctoral College), University of Surrey, UK.
While there are proliferating literature on internationalization of higher education and graduate employability, the book edited by Gribble and Coelen is one of few scholarly efforts systematically linking the two concepts. It is the most comprehensive book unfolding the complex and multifaceted relations between internationalization and employability with insightful discussions and empirical evidences of various contexts. It is not only a must read book for researchers in the field but also highly relevant to (international) students and their stakeholders, such as higher education institutions, policy-makers and employers.
Dr Yuzhuo Cai, Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Management and Business, Tampere University, Finland.
International education has moved beyond a discussion of mobility to one of impact, sustainability and legacy. This detailed and valuable book uses the lens of employability, to examine current trends, challenges and opportunities in international higher education. The editors have compiled a far reaching and analytical review that will be of direct and immediate interest to practitioners, policy makers and researchers alike.
Dr Christopher Hill, Director, Doctoral Training Centre, The British University in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
About the Editors
About the Authors
Series’ Editor Introduction
CATE GRIBBLE AND ROBERT COELEN
Part 1 Learning Abroad and Employability
How can international learning experiences enhance employability?
Critical insights from new graduates and the people who employ them.
Wendy Green, Eva King, and Jessica Gallagher
Hidden Competences: Finnish employers' and students' appreciation of the effect of learning abroad on employability
Juha Leppänen, Aleksi Neuvonen, Mika Saarinen
Linking Learning Abroad and Employability
Cheryl Matherly and Martin Tillman
The Impact of Education Abroad on Competency Development
Martha Johnson and Christine Anderson
International Education and Employability: Perspectives of Ethiopians Studying Abroad
Wondwosen Tamrat and Damtew Teferra
Recent Trends in Learning Abroad in The Context of a Changing Japanese Economy and Higher Education Situation
Hiroshi Ota and Yukiko Shimmi
Understanding how international experiences engage employability: A game-based analytics approach
Dolly Predovic and John Dennis
Part 2 International Student Migration and Employment
Open borders, closed minds: The experiences of International Students in the Ontario labour market.
Roopa Desai Trilokekar, Kelly Thomson, and Amira El Masri
Chinese student mobility, return migration and the transition into the labour market
Internationalization and Employability – the case of the kiwi Overseas Experience (OE)
Brett Berquist and Ainslie Moore
Part 3 Transnational Education and Employability
Boundary spanning in TNE- Building connections through work integrated learning
The contribution of imported programs in Vietnamese universities to graduate employability development: A case study
Tran Le Huu Nghia and Vo Phuong Quyen
Transnational education and employability: Lessons from a case study of an Australian degree in Malaysia
Choon Boey Lim, Glenda Marian Crosling, Mien Wee Cheng, and Greeja Hemalata De Silva
Part 4 Internationalisation at Home and Employability
Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL): Now Preparing Students for International Virtual Work
Employability skills as guiding principles for internationalising home curricula
Cultural understanding as a key skill for employability
NANNETE RIPMEESTER AND DARLA K. DEARDORFF
CATE GRIBBLE AND ROBERT COELEN
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: