ERIC Number: EJ1000024
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Mar
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 62
Stakeholders' Views of South Korea's Higher Education Internationalization Policy
Cho, Young Ha; Palmer, John D.
Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education and Educational Planning, v65 n3 p291-308 Mar 2013
The study investigated the stakeholders' perceptions of South Korea's higher education internationalization policy. Based on the research framework that defines four policy values--propriety, effectiveness, diversity, and engagement, the convergence model was employed with a concurrent mixed method sampling strategy to analyze the stakeholders' perceptions. According to the findings, the stakeholders perceived that the government's internationalization policy to date has contributed to the international competitiveness of Korean universities by and large in a quantitative manner. Their views however signaled that the government should consider the quality and identity of Korean higher education institutions when designing and implementing internationalization policy. Based on the implications that the findings have in the policy context, this study suggested two points for future policy research into Korean higher education internationalization: (1) develop a glonacal definition of world-classness for Korean universities and (2) build up a mixture model of centralization and decentralization for the government-university relations, which encourages internal self-governance of Korean universities.
Descriptors: Higher Education, Stakeholders, Foreign Countries, Mixed Methods Research, International Education, Educational Policy, Sampling, Competition, Universities, Educational Quality, Government School Relationship, Governance, Educational Attitudes
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: South Korea