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ERIC Number: EJ943108
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Nov
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 38
ISSN: ISSN-1028-3153
Shifting Patterns of the Government's Policies for the Internationalization of Korean Higher Education
Byun, Kiyong; Kim, Minjung
Journal of Studies in International Education, v15 n5 p467-486 Nov 2011
The purpose of this study is to provide an overview of changing patterns since the mid-1990s in the Korean government's policies for internationalizing its higher education system. The study examines the driving forces behind the government's internationalization policies for Korean higher education, how the internationalization process affected Korean higher education, the ways in which the government and higher education institutions responded, and the issues and challenges now arising from the internationalization of the Korean higher education system. The results indicate internationalization is already an integral part of mainstream higher education policies and programs in Korea and is increasingly perceived as a key tool for improving the quality of higher education. The study suggests that for Korea to more effectively cope with internationalization in the future, it must address the following key challenges: (a) establishing an effective quality assurance mechanism for cross-border educational activities; (b) redressing the government's previous, overriding emphasis on the quantitative aspects of internationalization, at the expense of quality; and (c) maintaining a balance between the conflicting demands of competition and cooperation with other countries. (Contains 1 figure, 2 tables, and 9 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: South Korea