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ERIC Number: EJ1000002
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-May
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1028-3153
Strategic Planning: An Examination of the Role of Disciplines in Sustaining Internationalization of the University
Agnew, Melanie
Journal of Studies in International Education, v17 n2 p183-202 May 2013
Internationalization of the curriculum is arguably a key strategy to developing and sustaining campus-wide internationalization. Using Becher and Trowler's (2001) categorization of the disciplines, this qualitative study examined how 37 faculty members situate internationalization in the context of the disciplines. Disciplinary knowledge is viewed here as reflecting real-world differences in subject matter relative to internationalization. Findings indicate that internationalization manifest in different ways relative to the subjective-objective and the applied or pure qualities of the discipline categories, specifically in value of local culture and language, and the influence of global forces. It is argued here that institutions will be well served if specific qualities of the academic disciplines, a subset of university culture, and its subsequent impact on organizational development were considered in the strategic planning process supporting internationalization. (Contains 3 tables and 2 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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