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ERIC Number: EJ1133798
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Abstractor: As Provided
The Promise of Partnership: Perspectives from Kenya and the U.S.
Grant, Candice J.
FIRE: Forum for International Research in Education, v1 n1 Article 5 p50-64 2014
Universities have come to be viewed as essential in accelerating a country's knowledge economy in order to maintain its global competitive edge. However, as it currently stands, the Global North governs much of the output of knowledge production through research and scholarship. International partnerships between universities offer the opportunity to bridge this gap by offering new avenues through which these institutions can better prepare students for the globalized world and build institutional capacity. This study examines the process between two universities in initiating and sustaining an international partnership and why this relationship was established. Emphasis is placed on the function of each university partner and how each perceives the other's contribution towards the objectives outlined in the partnership agreement. Utilizing a case-study approach, the study aims to chart the process undertaken to cultivate a cross-global university alliance.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Partnerships in Education, Institutional Role, Intercollegiate Cooperation, Institutional Characteristics, International Educational Exchange, Technology Transfer, Group Dynamics, Global Approach, Case Studies, Semi Structured Interviews, Content Analysis, Performance Factors, Barriers
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: Kenya; United States
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