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ERIC Number: EJ857371
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 39
ISSN: ISSN-0022-1341
Globalization, Geography, and the Liberation of Overseas Study
Biles, James J.; Lindley, Todd
Journal of Geography, v108 n3 p148-154 2009
Overseas study is an unparalleled method of promoting cross-cultural understanding, an appreciation of difference, and a relational sense of identity. However, U.S. colleges and universities increasingly employ the myth of strong globalization, which purportedly makes the world more uniform, integrated, and interdependent, in order to justify overseas study as a core component of broader internationalization strategies. Notwithstanding the rhetoric of cross-cultural learning, many key players within the enterprise of study abroad fail to recognize the dissonance between the dogma of strong globalization and the practice of overseas study. This article explores the problematic, contradictory discourses of overseas study, and argues that geography is strategically positioned within academia to emerge as a major driving force of a progressive study-abroad initiative. (Contains 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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