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The Globalization of Internationalization

Emerging Voices and Perspectives

Edited by Hans de Wit, Jocelyne Gacel-Ávila, Elspeth Jones, Nico Jooste

© 2017 – Routledge

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About the Book

The Globalization of Internationalization is a timely text which gives voice to emerging perspectives as an increasing range of countries engage in the process of internationalization. The pressure to internationalize cannot be ignored by institutions anywhere in today’s world, yet the dominant paradigms in the conception of internationalization traditionally come from the English-speaking world and Western Europe. This book sets out to offer alternative viewpoints. Different dimensions and interpretations of internationalization in countries and regions whose perspectives have received little attention to date provide food for thought, and help to broaden understanding of its application in alternative contexts.

Combining diverse perspectives from around the world, this new volume in the Internationalization in Higher Education series seeks answers to key questions such as:

  • What are the main characteristics of internationalization viewed from different cultural and regional backgrounds and how do they differ from traditional models such as in Western Europe, North America and Australasia?
  • What issues in different global contexts have an impact on internationalization processes?
  • What are the key challenges and obstacles encountered in developing innovative and non-traditional models of internationalization?

With contributions from world-renowned international authors, and perspectives from countries and contexts seen only rarely in the literature, The Globalization of Internationalization offers distinctive overviews and insights while exploring a range of thematic and regional issues arising from these considerations. This will be essential reading both as an academic resource and a practical manual for university leaders, academics, higher education policy advisers and non-governmental organizations which fund higher education.

Table of Contents

Part One: The Global Context 1. Higher education internationalisation – adjusting to new landscapes. 2. School Internationalization and its Implications for Higher Education. Part Two: Politics, Conflict and Social Issues 3. Higher Education’s Response to the European Refugee Crisis: Challenges, Strategies, and Opportunities. 4. Higher Education and its International Dimensions in Post-Conflict Settings. 5. Internationalization Strategies and Social Inclusion: the experience of women entrepreneurs in rural areas of the Region of Valparaiso, Chile. Part Three: Regional Examples of Internationalization in the Emerging and Developing World 6. Student Mobility in Latin America and the Caribbean: latest trends and innovative programs. 7. Internationalization in the MENA Region: A Case Study of Higher Education. 8. The Internationalisation of Higher Education in the Caribbean. 9. Internationalisation of universities in the peripheries. 10. Regional partnership and integration: key to the improvement of Internationalisation of Higher Education in Latin America. Part Four: National Policies for Internationalization 11. Internationalisation in a Non-market Environment: The case of Russia. 12. Internationalization of Higher Education in Vietnam: Moving Towards Interdependence. 13. Internationalization of Higher Education in China: A National Scenario. 14. Human Capital or Talent Development? A paradigm shift by Malaysian higher education. Part Five: Institutional Internationalization in Emerging and Developing Contexts 15. Innovative approaches to Internationalisation in Rural South Africa: The Case of the University of Venda 16. Internationalizing the Curriculum in Kazakhstan: Perceptions, rationales and challenges. 17. Higher Education Stakeholder Perceptions on Internationalisation of the Curriculum: Evidence from an institutional study in Cambodia. 18. Internationalisation strategies in Ghana’s public universities. 19. Voices and perspectives on internationalization from the emerging and developing world, where are we heading?

About the Editors

Hans de Wit is Director of the Center for International Higher Education (CIHE) at Boston College, USA, and Professor in International Higher Education at the Department of Higher Education and Leadership of the Lynch School of Education, Boston College.

Jocelyne Gacel-Ávila is General Coordinator of the UNESCO Regional Observatory on Internationalization and Networks for Tertiary Education in Latin America and the Caribbean, Vice Dean of the research division for Social Sciences and Humanities, tenured researcher and professor of the PhD programme on Higher Education at the University of Guadalajara.

Elspeth Jones is Emerita Professor of the Internationalisation of Higher Education, Leeds Beckett University and Honorary Visiting Fellow, Centre for Higher Education Internationalisation, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, (CHEI) Milan, Italy.

Nico Jooste is Senior Director of the Office for International Education at Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, Port Elizabeth, South Africa and President of the International Education Association of South Africa (IEASA).

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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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
EDU000000
EDUCATION / General