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ERIC Number: ED428409
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Dec
Pages: 55
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Internationalizing the University Curricula through Communication: A Comparative Analysis among Nation States as Matrix for the Promulgation of Internationalism, through the Theoretical Influence of Communication Rhetors and International Educators, Viewed within the Arena of Political-Economy.
Oseguera, A. Anthony Lopez
This paper surveys the current situation of internationalism among the various nation states by a comparative analysis, as matrix, to promulgate the internationalizing process, as a worthwhile goal, within and without the college and university curricula; the theoretical influence and contributions of scholars in communication, international education, and political-economy, moreover, become allies toward this endeavor. The paper calls for the promulgation of a new and more effective educational paradigm; in this respect, helping the movement toward the creation of new and better schools for the next millennium. The paper profiles "poorer nations" and "richer nations" and then views the United States, with its enormous wealth, leading technology, vast educational infrastructure, and its respect for democratic principles, as an agent with agencies that can effect positive consequences to ameliorating the status quo. The paper presents two hypotheses: the malaise of the current educational paradigm is real, and the "abertura" (opening) toward a better paradigmatic, educational pathway is advisable and feasible. Internationalism is an eclectic idea that represents the significant goal sought by the students that yearn for their educational fulfillment: enlightenment. Students benefit from the new communication paradigm, based on the challenges and answers presented by the communication rhetors, the increased value of international education, and by the important role that political-economy engenders throughout the international community. Contains 49 references. (NKA)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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