ERIC Number: EJ1169873
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Abstractor: As Provided
Internationalization at Home: Time for Review and Development?
Robson, Sue; Almeida, Joana; Schartner, Alina
European Journal of Higher Education, v8 n1 p19-35 2018
Internationalization is a key contemporary debate within Higher Education (HE). Many universities worldwide proclaim their "international" status, citing quantitative indicators, particularly international student and staff recruitment and outbound student mobility data to illustrate this. In this paper, we focus on the non-mobile majority of the academic community. We foreground internationalization at home (IaH) and the underlying social, academic and intercultural learning benefits of an internationalized university experience. We explore how IaH is understood and operationalized in two universities in the United Kingdom and Portugal via a multiple case study. Qualitative data from 12 stakeholder interviews are analysed, generating five themes about operational understandings and practices of IaH. Findings identify relevant explanatory factors that may assist other institutions to understand, enact and communicate about IaH. We highlight the need for further empirical research to provide insights into how this key dimension of internationalization is being operationalized across other European HE institutions.
Descriptors: Higher Education, Global Approach, Qualitative Research, Case Studies, Educational Practices, Semi Structured Interviews, Stakeholders, School Surveys, Operations Research, Performance Factors, Teaching Methods, Curriculum Evaluation, Professional Development, Student Experience, Foreign Countries
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom; Portugal
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