ERIC Number: EJ1041201
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Feb
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 12
International Comparative Student Affairs: How International and Comparative Higher Education Impacts Our Work with Students
Roberts, Darbi L.
Journal of College and Character, v15 n1 p45-50 Feb 2014
This article examines the field of international higher education (IHE) and its application to the practice of student affairs. The author proposes that IHE is a crossroads between international comparative education and higher education, exploring their shared historical roots. She gives an overview of the current state of the IHE field, looking at its emergence in the 1990s through research and scholarship as a cohesive canon and through various professional and paraprofessional developments in centers of study, journals, councils, programs, and more. She then demonstrates how the development of IHE relates to and informs the practice of student affairs in a new international context, suggesting a shift from a "helping hands" and "learning from" approach to an "engaging with" approach.
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Higher Education, Student Personnel Services, Educational History
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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