The Future Agenda for Internationalization in Higher Education: Next Generation Insights into Research, Policy, and Practice, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

The Future Agenda for Internationalization in Higher Education

Next Generation Insights into Research, Policy, and Practice, 1st Edition

Edited by Douglas Proctor, Laura E. Rumbley


242 pages

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The internationalization of higher education is a world-wide phenomenon, subject to multiple interpretations at national, institutional and individual levels. Still, much of the mainstream literature on this topic is concentrated on a small number of countries and a narrow range of key topics.

To address this gap, The Future Agenda for Internationalization in Higher Education offers a broader set of perspectives from outside the dominant English-speaking and Western European paradigms, while simultaneously focusing on dimensions of internationalization that are known to be under-researched. Additionally, the editors give primacy to next generation perspectives, not only to amplify our current understanding of key issues around the world, but also to shine a light on possible future agendas for this important aspect of contemporary higher education.

The notions of new modes, new topics, and new contexts frame the analysis, providing new pathways for exploring and understanding distinct aspects of this crucially important phenomenon in higher education around the world. Key topics covered include:

  • the current state of research and analysis on the internationalization of higher education
  • aspects of internationalization and international activities which have not previously been explored or have limited current exposure
  • how research into internationalization is conducted, showcasing innovative methodological practices
  • a synthesis of common themes and differences in relation to the future agenda of topics, modes and contexts for internationalization
  • an identification of key areas for future research

A thoughtful guide for considering the many possible directions ahead for internationalization in higher education, The Future Agenda for Internationalization in Higher Education is essential reading for academic researchers and graduate students, as well as international education practitioners and leaders keen to make sense of evolving trends in this field.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements Foreword: Internationalization of Higher Education: Where have we come from and where are we going? Chapter 1: New Voices, New Ideas, and New Approaches in the Internationalization of Higher Education Chapter 2: Internationalization through English Medium Instruction in Japan: Challenging a Contemporary Dejima Chapter 3: Internationalization and Indigenization: Transforming Canadian Higher Education Chapter 4: Innovation and Internationalization in University-Based Schools and Faculties of Education Chapter 5: Constructing Transnational Partnerships: New Forms and Spaces for Internationalization in East Africa Chapter 6: From Periphery to the Center: International Aspirations of Regional Universities in Siberia Chapter 7: Internationalizing Higher Education in an Era of Austerity: The Case of Ireland Chapter 8: Boundaries, Bridges, and Barriers: Collaboration in the Borderland Context Chapter 9: New Modes of Research: Understanding and improving the International Student Experience Using Data Chapter 10: Topic Modelling: A Novel Method for the Systematic Study of Higher Education Internationalization Policy Chapter 11: Engaging in Dialogue with the World: What English-language academic journals tell us about the internationalization of China’s humanities and social sciences Chapter 12: Toward Humanistic Internationalization: Does the current Western theory of internationalization have protestant Capitalist roots? Chapter 13: Rhizomatic Knowledge in the Process of International Academic Mobility Chapter 14: A Changing Narrative for International Students? The potential influence of Brexit and Trump Chapter 15: Warp and Weft: Weaving internationalization into institutional life Chapter 16: Rearticulating the Publicness of Higher Education in a Global World Chapter 17: Providing Refugees with Access to Online Education: A new frontier for the internationalization agenda Chapter 18: Internationalization, Southern Diplomacy, and National Emancipation in Brazilian Higher Education Chapter 19: Is There a Gap to Bridge Between Internationalization in Secondary and Higher Education? Chapter 20: Future Directions for Internationalization in Higher Education: Ecological considerations for doctoral student research training Chapter 21: Perspectives on Internationalization from and for a New Generation

About the Editors

Douglas Proctor is Director of International Affairs at University College Dublin, Ireland and has previously held academic and senior managerial positions at universities in France, New Caledonia and Australia.

Laura E. Rumbley is an Assistant Professor of the Practice and Associate Director of the Boston College Center for International Higher Education, USA, and was previously Deputy Director of the Academic Cooperation Association, Belgium.

About the Series

Internationalization in Higher Education Series

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:

  • Contributions from a wide range of international contexts
  • Theoretical perspectives and practical examples for implementation
  • Evidence-based practice with an emphasis on evaluation of outcomes

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