Concepts, Rationales, and Interpretive Frameworks in the Internationalization of Higher Education

Concepts, rationales, and interpretive frameworks in the internationalization of higher education

Internationalization has been one of the most critical factors shaping higher education in the last three decades. Beyond transforming higher education, internationalization has substantially changed itself. The bifurcation of internationalization into two interdependent pillars—“at home” and “abroad”—is evidence of this change. The international dimension of the curriculum has progressed from an area studies and foreign language approach to the integration of international, global, intercultural, and comparative perspectives into the teaching/learning process and program content. Academic mobility has moved from student to provider and program mobility. Cross-border education has gradually shifted from a development cooperation framework to a partnership model and now to commercial competition ...

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