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ERIC Number: EJ766048
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Dec
Pages: 12
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0258-2236
Internationalisation and Isomorphic Forces in Korean Higher Education
Kim, Eun Young
Perspectives in Education, v24 n4 p69-80 Dec 2006
Along with the efforts to increase the competitiveness of universities in Korea, one of the foci of higher education reforms initiated by the Korean government in 1995 was to diversify its higher education system. However, it is commonly believed that its attempts to diversify its universities system have not been successful. By examining the efforts and approaches universities have adopted to implement internationalisation policy, this article argues that the government's funding mechanism and the existing hierarchy of universities have worked as converging forces upon the universities' programmes and structures rather than as mechanisms to diversify curricular and academic programmes.
Perspectives in Education. Faculty of Education, University of Pretoria, Pretoria 0002, South Africa. Tel: +27-12-420-4732; Fax: +27-12-420-3003; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: South Korea