ERIC Number: ED311828
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1987-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
The Impact of Economic Globalization on Higher Education. A Regional Project on the Global Economy and Higher Education in New England. Staff Paper Number III.
The third document in a series of special papers released by the Project on the Global Economy and Higher Education in New England is presented. The paper examines the causes and manifestations of change toward internationalization at New England colleges and universities and the extent to which change is linked to the coming of the global economy. Information is in two sections as follows: (1) the impact of economic globalization on higher education: the quickening internationalism of higher education; five causes of change; and (2) patterns of change in New England: comprehensive planning and integrative structures; the internationalization of business education; the liberal arts and economics; internationalization in the academic disciplines; foreign language and the area studies (the Asia phenomenon, other world areas, and reinforced interest in Canada); New England and the ocean; foreign students and study abroad, including internships abroad; and New England library resources. Two broad sets of findings emerge. One is that there is lively change along the international dimension at every one of the more than 40 institutions examined, indicating that internationalization is becoming one of the most powerful substantive developments in the history of American higher education. Another is that while both New England's economy and New England's colleges and universities are becoming increasingly more international, these developments have been on essentially parallel tracts, weakly connected. (SM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: AT&T Communications, Inc., New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: New England Board of Higher Education, Boston, MA.