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ERIC Number: EJ1125188
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0268-0939
Mobility as a Continuum: European Commission Mobility Policies for Schools and Higher Education
Dvir, Yuval; Yemini, Miri
Journal of Education Policy, v32 n2 p198-210 2017
This study explores the rationale and aims of European Commission (EC) mobility programmes for schools and higher education systems, namely the Comenius and the European Action Scheme for the Mobility of University Students (ERASMUS) funding schemes. Our findings indicate that the aims, rationales and means of mobility programmes for the school and higher education levels are nearly identical in terms of formal policies and prescriptions. Moreover, regarding both schools and higher education, mobility funding schemes focus on students' skill acquisition and individual agency attained through internationalisation as part of the quest to tackle macro-economic challenges at national and regional levels. Differences were found in the respective policies' approach to macro-level issues: internationalisation of higher education addresses the European Union's need to compete in the global sphere, forging "global citizenry", and pragmatic rationales, whereas internationalisation at the school level aims to strengthen European institutions and "European citizenry" mentioning also ideological rationales. Based on these findings, we conclude that research into the internationalisation of schools and higher education institutions will benefit from a unified outlook at these levels of education within a joint field of study.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: European Union
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