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ERIC Number: EJ916743
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Apr
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 37
ISSN: ISSN-0742-5627
A University Program with "The Whole World as a Focus": An Icelandic Response to Globalization
Books, Sue; Ragnarsdottir, Hanna; Jonsson, Olafur Pall; Macdonald, Allyson
Innovative Higher Education, v36 n2 p125-139 Apr 2011
The International Studies in Education program at the University of Iceland illustrates how one university is responding to global trends in higher education. Through a case study we examined the significance of an innovative B.A. program, which is taught in English, aligned with values affirmed in critical multiculturalist scholarship, and designed to respond to demographic changes including a sharp increase in Iceland's immigrant population. The experience of students, teachers, and administrators raises important questions about institutional responsibilities, both local and global; about the role of English in an international studies program; about "de facto" segregation of students; and about the significance of local context in global trends in higher education.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Iceland