ERIC Number: EJ1032398
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 39
Internationalisation Discourse What Remains to Be Said?
Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education, v18 n2 p66-71 2014
Globalisation has affected many aspects of daily life, including education. In the last decade, "internationalisation" has become one of most popular terms in the education arena. A wide discourse exists, including the definition of internationalisation, its purpose, strategies, policies and practices, its assessment methods, and the motivation of different stakeholders to engage in it. Internationalisation is not a constant phenomenon, but rather a process undergoing continuous change, influenced by external and internal social, economic, political and academic factors. Much has been written about its current and future dimensions and directions. This paper aims to add more insights to the existing literature by presenting emerging directions in the field of internationalisation in education on global, national, organisational and individual levels. Specifically, I discuss the convergence and unification of two processes heretofore addressed independently- internationalisation in schools and in higher education. I also present the connection of national and organisational processes into individual internationalised (cosmopolitan) competencies and discuss the secondary value of internationalisation in reconciliation and peace processes.
Descriptors: Global Approach, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Discourse Analysis, Literature Reviews
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A