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ERIC Number: EJ1082852
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Dec
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1598-1037
Implementing Internationalization Policy in Higher Education Explained by Regulatory Control in Neoliberal Times
Chang, Dian-Fu
Asia Pacific Education Review, v16 n4 p603-612 Dec 2015
This research investigated the internationalization policy and involved evaluating the effects of policy-driven reform on universities in the context of neoliberal theory. In this study, 293 professors from various universities were invited to express their opinions on the selected indicators reflected the implementation of internationalization in institutional level. Fuzzy mean and defuzzification were applied to transform the fuzzy interval data. The concept of fuzzy distance was used to interpret the gap between importance and feasibility of implementation of internationalization in specific indicators. According to the data analysis, the policy-driven reform led to changes in academic culture. The result reveals most respondents in this research assessed internationalization-related indicators positively and assigned them a high value. However, there is a gap between the importance and feasibility of the internationalization in terms of specific indicators which reviewed at the university level. In particular, this study found that implementing the internationalization policy has substantially increased the gap related to the input dimension. The finding will provide suggestions for policy makers and university authorities to improve the current situation.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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