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ERIC Number: ED447296
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Apr-10
Pages: 12
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The Globalisation of Education.
Hinchcliff, John
Advances in communications and increased international travel have necessitated that learners in New Zealand and elsewhere be integrated into the global educational community. Globalization faces numerous challenges and dangers, including the following: recruiting foreign students can become an entrepreneurial activity designed to generate revenue for universities with sagging budgets; the quest to maximize enrollments can mean a decline in quality; mistakes with staff exchanges can be expensive and hurtful; the exclusive use of English can be culturally arrogant; and imposition of a foreign culture (albeit often unintended) on a developing country can be detrimental. Internationalizing education presents another dimension that may be characterized in terms of a hierarchy of values, including respect for people, their perceptions, values, integrity, and being. This hierarchy helps establish a concept of transformative education that includes respect for learning that is self-reliant, student centered, holistic, cooperative, ecological, based on the principle of mastery, culturally sensitive and internationalized, characterized by intellectual rigor and discipline, and continuing. Internationalization of education should involve a strategic, concerted focus on enabling students and faculty to engage meaningfully and responsibly in genuinely cooperative, trusting dialogue and activities where cultural differences are understood and respected. (MN)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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