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ERIC Number: EJ870902
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Oct
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 24
ISSN: ISSN-1467-5986
Internationalization in the Educational System of a Weak State: Examining Multiple Identities of Bosnia and Herzegovina's Higher Education
Sabic-El-Rayess, Amra
Intercultural Education, v20 n5 p419-428 Oct 2009
Higher education has often acted as the nucleus of progressive thought, the instigator of societal transformation, and the center of cultural exchange and understanding. However, in conflict-ridden societies, higher-education systems have shown a proclivity towards the multiple personality syndrome: their ability to solidify, connect and unite diverse communities within a society is almost always juxtaposed with higher education's tendency to separate, regionalize and exclude. This paper analyzes a local setting of Bosnia and Herzegovina, where higher education has had a dichotomous role in the society. Most notably, the analysis scrutinizes the globalizing and "EU-nionizing" forces and values as they collide with the local tensions, traditions and identities presently existing in the higher education of Bosnia and Herzegovina. (Contains 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Bosnia and Herzegovina