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ERIC Number: EJ984980
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Apr
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 57
ISSN: ISSN-0004-9441
Internationalisation of Higher Education in South Korea: Reality, Rhetoric, and Disparity in Academic Culture and Identities
Kim, Terri
Australian Journal of Education, v49 n1 p89-103 Apr 2005
The central theme of this paper is contradictions: the ways in which official agendas of internationalisation in higher education are disturbed by the principles of inclusion and exclusion in the local context of university academic culture. The case of South Korea shows how the national policies for the internationalisation of higher education are translated into local cultural practice inside academe: What are the "positions" of foreign and female academics in the specific national university context? How are they constructed by official policies of internationalisation? How are they experienced by individuals to form new reflexive identities? The paper offers an illustrative analysis of the "positioned" and "positional" identities of foreign and female academics and the "boundaries" of inclusion and exclusion drawn around their identities. This exploratory study is aimed at future research agendas for a larger theoretical study on internationally mobile academics in different social contexts. (Contains 2 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: South Korea