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Assimilation and Integration in Higher Education

Assimilation has been defined by British Sociologist Tariq Modood as one-way processes of social interaction involving little change in the majority of a country or its institutional policies. Modood has defined integration, by contrast, as two-way processes of social interaction where change is expected of members of the majority community as well as from immigrants and ethnic minorities. This entry examines issues of research, teaching, students and race and ethnicity within higher education within an assimilationist and integrationist framework.

Research in Higher Education

As Malcolm Tight has argued, research is a key role of higher education. In recent years, research has been carried out within a greater number of areas of higher education. These areas include knowledge production, policy and more recently research funding and strategies ...

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