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ERIC Number: EJ898432
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Sep
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 53
ISSN: ISSN-1476-7724
Internationalisation in US Higher Education: Studying the Middle East in the American University
Miller-Idriss, Cynthia; Worden, Elizabeth Anderson
Globalisation, Societies and Education, v8 n3 p393-409 Sep 2010
This paper examines the organisation of the production of knowledge about international issues in US higher education, drawing on six case studies of Middle East studies. We review three key findings. First, we suggest that the American model for studying "the international" is rooted in a default, and outmoded, way of thinking about international issues, which we call "thinking nationally". Second, we find that teaching and research about the Middle East are centred in the humanities rather than in the social sciences. Third, we suggest that professional schools, rather than the arts and science core, are emerging as drivers of innovation in teaching and research about the Middle East on US campuses. (Contains 1 table and 11 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United States