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ERIC Number: ED564413
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 340
Abstractor: ERIC
ISBN: 978-1-873927-77-9
International Higher Education's Scholar-Practitioners: Bridging Research and Practice
Streitwieser, Bernhard, Ed.; Ogden, Anthony, Ed.
Symposium Books
The idea of the professional who bridges both research and practice has been largely overlooked and at times even disregarded by the academic and administrative structures that govern activity in higher education today. In international higher education, the number of students who now engage in mobility and exchange has expanded globally, along with the administrative cadre that manages all facets of internationalization, and the quickly growing scholarly attention to understanding the phenomenon. In this process, two distinct professional categories have emerged: those who "study it" and those who "do it"--the scholars and the practitioners. Practitioners are seen as those who manage the daily logistical flow of students and personnel around the globe, while scholars are seen as those who conduct research, collect and analyze data, and publish findings to inform, improve, and justify the activity. Yet this dichotomy is overly simplistic, outdated, and excludes the large and growing class of hybrid scholar-practitioners who now engage regularly in both kinds of activity. It is this rapidly growing population of bridge builders that are profiled and discussed in this book through critical essays on the notion of the scholar-practitioner and its implication for the further development of international higher education. The chapters include detailed analyses from university faculty, senior international officers and other high-level administrators, directors of research centers, key leaders from influential professional associations and private organizations, managers of study abroad and exchange, and graduate students. This book launches a much-needed dialogue about the perception and reality, potential and promise, of the scholar-practitioner in higher education today. It will be of relevance to a wide variety of readers, from those within universities and organizations to those who are outside observers of higher education. Following a foreword by Hans de Wit, contents include: (1) International Higher Education's Scholar-Practitioners: Bridging Research and Practice (Bernard Streitwieser & Anthony C. Ogden); (2) Heralding the Scholar-Practitioner in International Higher Education (Bernard Streitwieser & Anthony C. Ogden); (3) Internationalization Practitioners and Scholarship: Dichotomies and Crosswalks (John K. Hudzik); (4) The Emergence of the Scholar-Practitioner Identity in International Education: A 25-Year Review (John D. Heyl); (5) A Historical Overview of International Education Scholarship and the Role of the Scholar-Practitioner (David Comp); (6) The Benefits and Limits of Scholarship and Self-expression among International Education Professionals (Donna Scarbro); (7) The Education Abroad Practitioner as Transdisciplinary Scholar (Giselda Beaudin, & Louis Berends); (8) Scholar-Practitioners and the ISSS Professional (David B. Austell); (9) The Small/One-Person Office: The Challenge of Being Both Practitioner and Scholar (Mandy Reinig); (10) Studying Community Colleges: Administrator, Practitioner and Scholar Voices Promoting International Education (Rosalind, Latiner Raby); (11) The Scholar-Practitioner's Role in Advancing Education Abroad Quality Assurance (Brian, Whalen); (12) The Interplay and Co-evolution of Theory and Practice in Preparing Students for International Education Experiences: A Retrospective Analysis (Bruce La Brack); (13) Lessons from a Late-Blooming International Education Scholar-Practitioner for Combining Practice with Scholarship (Elizabeth Brewer); (14) Deschooling International Education: Toward an Alternative Paradigm of Practice (Richard Slimbach); (15) An Unholy Trinity: Conservative Dynamics and the Scholar-Practitioner (Michael Woolf); (16) Blind Spots, Troublesome Narratives and Arrested Fields: Towards the Scholar-Practitioner (Gregory Light); (17) The Scholar-Practitioner and Translating Research into Working Practice (Jane Edwards); (18) Key Theoretical Frameworks Guiding the Scholar-Practitioner in International Education (Darla K. Deardorff); (19) Graduate Education in Context: Preparing Scholar-Practitioners as Future International Education Leaders (Taylor C. Woodman & Katherine N. Punteney); (20) A Librarian's Lens: Thoughts for Scholar-Practitioners (Tamar Breslauer); (21) Exploring a Possible Future for the Scholar-Practitioner (Fiona Hunter & Laura E. Rumbley); and (22) Pathways of the Scholar Practitioner (all contributors).
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Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Two Year Colleges
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Language: English
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