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ERIC Number: EJ1126387
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0022-0620
Towards an "Ordinary" Cosmopolitanism in Everyday Academic Practice in Higher Education
Su, Feng; Wood, Margaret
Journal of Educational Administration and History, v49 n1 p22-36 2017
In this article, we explore what cosmopolitanism looks like in particular institutional contexts in higher education and the sorts of conditions and pedagogic practices which nurture and sustain this within the overall running and administration of the institution. Cosmopolitanism is sometimes popularly assumed to refer to the global and the culturally diverse, rather as if encounters with different cultures and ethnicities from different geographical locations could add up to a cosmopolitan perspective. Our view of cosmopolitanism and our concern start from local and everyday occurrences or "ordinary cosmopolitanism" in the context of higher education. We develop an understanding of cosmopolitanism as embedded practice in the particularities of local institutional contexts and administration and what cosmopolitanism means in the "local". Small illustrative sketches are drawn on to exemplify aspects of "ordinary cosmopolitanism"--what it is, why it is important and its enactment in everyday academic practice in higher education.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)
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