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ERIC Number: EJ888103
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 34
ISSN: ISSN-1745-4999
The Internationalization of Higher Education in East Asia: A Comparative Ethnographic Narrative of Japanese Universities
Howe, Edward R.
Research in Comparative and International Education, v4 n4 p384-392 2009
How is Japan becoming "internationalized"? A common response is "through student mobility". But can Japanese universities continue to attract thousands of East Asian students annually, given increasing competition from other Pacific Rim nations like Australia, South Korea and Singapore? Japan's "internationalization", a focus of educational reforms for decades, is mainly driven by neo-liberal globalism. Marginalized transborder students require our attention. A hegemony of Western knowledge combined with critical social justice issues including access, diversity and equity concerns demands further research. Moreover, much work is needed to foster global citizenship and critical thinking among local students. Nevertheless, systemic changes in society can originate from innovative teacher education programmes focused on internationalization and global citizenship. It is up to internationally minded teachers to lead the way. (Contains 2 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Japan