ERIC Number: EJ847330
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Reference Count: 8
Reflections on Trends and Challenges in Internationalizing an Ontario Community College
Grabove, Valerie L.
New Directions for Teaching and Learning, n118 p15-23 Sum 2009
In this article, the author describes how a mid-sized community college in Ontario embraces the notion of internationalization. Although her analysis concludes that most of the institutional initiatives are market-driven and aimed at increasing revenue, she also observes that these entrepreneurial efforts at college-level have had the desirable side effect of leading academic staff across the college to become more sensitized to, and educated in, the notion of internationalization. This, in turn, has resulted in gradual changes in programs and curricula. The author offers an excellent example of how economic rationales, although often the trigger for new initiatives, in practice, are often intermingled with academic, social/cultural, and other motivations.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Reflection, Trend Analysis, Barriers, Performance Factors, Community Colleges, Entrepreneurship, Global Approach, Institutional Advancement, Institutional Characteristics
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Two Year Colleges
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada