ERIC Number: EJ1171267
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Abstractor: As Provided
The West, the Rest and the Knowledge Economy: A Game Worth Playing?
Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education, v22 n2 p58-67 2018
The unprecedented geopolitical and economic shifts across the world have triggered much debate over the re-thinking of internationalisation of higher education (IoHE). This article discusses how a deeper understanding of the knowledge economy paradigm contributes to re-thinking IoHE, and how it reshapes the relations between the west and the rest in the international education industry. In the global knowledge race, the rules are set by the knowledge economy agenda, but these rules could be changed through appropriate IoHE strategies. The knowledge economy promotes a predominantly western-oriented knowledge paradigm, and IoHE contributes to its dissemination. For this reason, it is important to consider how the western theoretical underpinnings of IoHE and the knowledge economy are transformed and integrated in a given local context and if this game is worth playing.
Descriptors: Knowledge Economy, Higher Education, Global Approach, International Education, International Cooperation, Educational Strategies, Western Civilization, Educational Attitudes, Educational Theories, Educational Practices, Educational Philosophy
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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