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ERIC Number: EJ1212620
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019-Mar
Pages: 26
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1673-341X
Transnational Edu-Business in China: A Case Study of Culturalist Market-Making from Finland
Dervin, Fred; Simpson, Ashley
Frontiers of Education in China, v14 n1 p33-58 Mar 2019
This article examines a scholar's discourses related to edu-business in the context of Sino-Finnish edu-business. Based on a critical approach to interculturality, and the decade-long critiques of culturalism, a case study serves as an illustration of the use of the concept of culture by a scholar from Finland to retail Finnish education in China. The results show a reliance on an old and highly criticized conception of culture and a tendency to exoticize and aggrandize Finland, the Finns and Finnish education. Yet a hint at similarities between "Asians" and Finns represents an interesting move from typical differentialist discourses. The article ends with a call for taking interdisciplinarity and ethics into account in edu-business activities in academia.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Finland; China