This Handbook analyzes the origins, contributions, and interpretations of international education. The authors identify approaches to research that will enhance our knowledge and understanding of the field, and extend and even redraw it, on the basis of the research evidence presented. Key features includes a historical overview of the ways in which the term "international education" has been interpreted; the theoretical interpretation of international education in its current context; international education in practice: exploration of the issues in terms of students, curricula, pedagogies, and organizing formal institutions; and conceptual challenges for international education in the future.

The Promotion of International Education in Formal Institutions: Potential for Conflict?

The Promotion of International Education in Formal Institutions: Potential for Conflict?

The promotion of international education in formal institutions: Potential for conflict?

Institutions, no matter what role they actually play in society, are in danger of losing their influence as well as their effectiveness when they lose their social legitimacy. (Ghoshal 2005)

Great institutions such as the monarchy and aristocracy in nineteenth-century Europe, and the Church and state in the twentieth century, have suffered, and continue to suffer, from accusations of a lack of contemporary social relevance. In the past few years we have seen the collapse of economic colossuses such as Enron and Arthur Andersen on a tide of suspicion and mistrust.

Humans, by nature, are suspicious: a vestige, perhaps, of our cave-dwelling ancestry, predicated upon the ...

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