ERIC Number: EJ1093456
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 39
Western Faculty "Flight Risk" at a Korean University and the Complexities of Internationalisation in Asian Higher Education
Kim, Stephanie K.
Comparative Education, v52 n1 p78-90 2016
Does the internationalisation of Asian higher education give preference to Western faculty members, especially against the backdrop of internationalisation trends that call for an importation of Western pedagogical practices, ideas, and standards? This article seeks to complicate such a claim through close examination of the Western faculty members who work at a Korean university. In particular, this study reveals the systematic disempowerment of Western faculty members, which eventually leads to Western faculty members' mass departure from South Korea. The ephemeral and transitional quality of the Western faulty members is what renders them even more helpless and commoditised for the benefit of a Korean university while the institution maintains the façade of internationalisation via the large-scale recruitment of Western faculty members by perpetually replacing those who leave with new recruits. Such a phenomenon exposes complexities within the internationalisation process that have yet to be addressed by scholars of education.
Descriptors: International Education, Higher Education, College Faculty, Foreign Nationals, Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods, Teacher Persistence, Faculty Recruitment, Faculty Mobility, Semi Structured Interviews, Teacher Attitudes, Administrator Attitudes, Western Civilization, Tenure, Case Studies, Ethnography, Professional Identity, Conflict of Interest, Faculty Promotion, Faculty Publishing, Academic Standards, Communities of Practice, Risk, Power Structure, Teacher Characteristics
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: South Korea