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ERIC Number: ED568101
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 22
Internationalization of Higher Education Institutions in Latvia and Turkey: Its Management and Development during the Last Decade
Burçer, Sibel; Kangro, Ilze
Bulgarian Comparative Education Society, Paper presented at the Annual International Conference of the Bulgarian Comparative Education Society (14th, Sofia, Bulgaria, Jun 14-17, 2016)
This paper aims at examining internationalization in higher education in two countries: Latvia and Turkey. The analysis is based on three dimensions of internationalization: institutional, organizational, and educational. Recently, under the influence of global processes, the internationalization takes form through the perspectives of three ideologies: idealism, instrumentalism, and educationalism. Institutional internationalization in both countries is mainly based on Bologna Process in European perspective. In other words, Bologna Process is to employ education for other purposes than education, that is, European identity. It is therefore that internationalization of higher education in both countries refers to the ideology of instrumentalism, as in many other member countries. This study reveals that both countries need a strategic planning of internationalization that also responds their own needs, while the countries are not alike in details. It may be predicted that many other member states are in the same position. Therefore, the comparative analysis points to the need for bilateral working bodies in exchange of experience and knowledge in order to develop a better understanding of internationalization for both individual states and for Bologna Process as a whole. Such studies can be done by academics as a complementary to the work of governing bodies. [For the complete Volume 14, Number 1 proceedings, see ED568088.]
Bulgarian Comparative Education Society. Blvd Shipchenski prohod 69 A, 1574 Sofia, Bulgaria. e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Latvia; Turkey