ERIC Number: ED102044
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Internationalizing Education: Summary of Reports from the Swedish Committee for Internationalizing University Education.
Office of the Chancellor of the Swedish Universities, Stockholm.
The final report of the Swedish Committee for Internationalizing University Education, analyzing the motives and objectives for internationalization and proposing means for internationalization, is summarized in this document. Internationalization, as investigated by the committee, consists of lending global perspectives to curricula in higher education. The reasons for internationalizing were found to be primarily the need for international cooperation in solving problems that affect all nations, such as resource allocation, and secondarily to prepare students for vocational duties requiring international perspectives. In this context the committee's final report considers Sweden's whole education system, the educational goals that must be realized to bring about internationalization, the schooling on which higher education builds, teacher training, the problems involved in introducing new goals, administrative and functional changes needed in universities, exchange of teachers and students, and models for internationalization of course content. Proposals are included for two theme courses that might introduce or conclude an academic course of study and for specific courses in the humanities and social sciences that might serve as models for other areas like law and engineering. Special emphasis is given to courses for "training in professional languages," that is, the use of foreign language learning as a means toward internationalizing the vocational potential of university graduates. (JH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Authoring Institution: Office of the Chancellor of the Swedish Universities, Stockholm.
Identifiers - Location: Sweden