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 Impact of Globalization on Higher Education

The impact of globalization on higher education

Globalization has had a profound effect on both the mission and the goals of higher education throughout the world. The accelerated developments of instantaneous communication, multinational organizations and worldwide travel have significantly influenced the ideologies, curricula, enrolment, outreach and economic viability of universities. This chapter attempts to summarize these trends and to offer thoughts on the changing identity of the tertiary university.

The Challenge

The enormous and unprecedented, international, economic expansion that followed the Second World War transformed higher education from a luxury into a critical prerequisite for advanced nation-building. In the postwar environment, governments expected, and indeed required, universities to contribute to economic progress, equality, democratization and the social betterment of the nation-state. ...

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