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ERIC Number: EJ812803
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Apr
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 14
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1857
Internationalising the University
Harris, Suzy
Educational Philosophy and Theory, v40 n2 p346-357 Apr 2008
"International" and "internationalisation" are two terms frequently used today in association with the university. In this paper I consider the way in which the notion of internationalisation connects to the contemporary university, which I have termed "Neo-liberal". I begin by outlining the main characteristics of the contemporary university and then discuss some of the problems that arise in relation to the notion of internationalisation; it is strongly associated with an economic rather than a cultural imperative. Alternatives to the Neo-liberal model of the university are then considered and rejected. In the final section of the paper I suggest a different interpretation of internationalisation, one that is cultural rather than economic because such an internationalisation degenerates into instrumentalism and robs higher education of what should be essential to it.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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