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ERIC Number: ED453098
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Mar-11
Pages: 21
Abstractor: N/A
International Education in Australian Universities: Concepts and Definitions.
Clyne, Fiona; Marginson, Simon; Woock, Roger
This paper grew out of the research study "Mapping the Internationalization of Higher Education," a 1998-2000 Australian Research Council-funded project. The project's objectives included: documenting the practices of international education in Australian universities; analyzing the cultural, political, and economic assumptions on which they are based, and the discursive-practical relations between these disciplinary "vectors"; exploring the ways in which the concept of internationalization is articulated in Australian universities, and evaluating the arguments put forward to justify its importance and implement its strategies; investigating the manner in which the practices of international education reflect and contribute to contemporary changes in the organizational culture of Australian universities; and theorizing the ways in which organizational practices of international education in Australian universities, and the global positioning of universities, both express and are responsive to the broader processes of globalization. The main empirical research consists of case studies of individual Australian universities, using interviews and the analysis of documents to explore factors influencing policy assumptions, organizational practices, and the intersection between the organizational and educational domains in international education. The paper identifies three discursive domains in relation to the terms "globalization" and "internationalization" in international education: hegemonic ideology, academic critique, and lived experience in universities. Addresses strategic-political implications arising from the contrasting definitions of "internationalization" and "globalization" among the three domains. Contains 18 references. (BT)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia