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ERIC Number: EJ795514
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 17
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 38
ISSN: ISSN-1478-2103
Curricular Joint Ventures: A New Chapter in US Cross-Border Education?
Eckel, Peter D.; Green, Madeleine F.; Affolter-Caine, Britany
Policy Futures in Education, v2 n2 p299-315 2004
For universities in industrialized nations such as the United States, globalization poses relatively little threat and offers many benefits. This article identifies and describes one trend emerging from globalization--how American colleges and universities are leveraging their curricula internationally through joint ventures between universities or between universities and other partners such as corporations, or non-profit or non-governmental organizations, that result in new academic programs each partner alone does not offer. It discusses US institutions' hunt for revenue, prestige and quality and the motivations for such international activity. It describes a range of international curricular joint ventures using different models and with varying motivations. However, for most US institutions, cross-border education is subservient to other campus priorities. Although one could guess that inter-institutional collaboration will be an important strategy to maximize resources and to gain access to the global market place, the jury is still out. It is also not clear if US institutions will become more outward looking both in their academic and entrepreneurial ventures. (Contains 3 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United States