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Education Literature Alerts: Mar. & Apr. '18 - Internationalisation

Items of interest from VCC Library

Education Literature Alerts

Recommended Books & Monograph

Book Jacket

Benham-Rennick, J., & Desjardins, M. R. (2013). The world is my classroom : international learning and Canadian higher education. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division. [Ebook]

"International education and learn-abroad programs have received heightened interest in the knowledge economy, and universities are keen to create successful programs for students. The World Is My Classroom presents diverse perspectives on these experiential learning programs and ways of globalizing Canadian classrooms. Examining themes such as global education, global citizenship, and service learning, it sheds light on current debates that are of concern for faculty members, administrators, international partners, and students alike." [Summary excerpt from the publisher]


Book Jacket

Foskett, N., & Maringe, F. (2010). Globalization and internationalization in higher education : theoretical, strategic and management perspectives. London ; New York: Continuum. [Ebook]

"Universities all over the world are increasingly recognising the challenges of globalization and the pressures towards internationalization. This collection draws together a wealth of international experience to explore the emerging patterns of strategy and practice in internationalizing Higher Education.

Questions considered include:
• How is the concept of globalization in the context of higher education understood by those who lead universities across the world?
• What new challenges are being created as universities seek to become more international?
• Which forms of leadership are needed and will be needed in the future in these transforming institutions and how are they going about preparing for and achieving this?" [Summary excerpt from the publisher]


Book Jacket

Lee, A., & Williams, R. D. (2015). Internationalizing higher education : critical collaborations across the curriculum. Rotterdam: Sense Publishers. [Ebook]

"... for current and future faculty, student affairs staff, and administrators from diverse disciplinary, institutional, and geographic contexts. This edited volume invites readers to investigate, better understand, and inform intercultural pedagogy that supports the development of mindful global citizenship. This edited volume features reflective practitioners exploring the dynamic and evolving nature of intercultural learning as well as the tensions and complexities." [Summary excerpt from the publisher]


Book Jacket

Mullens, J. B., & Cuper, P. H. (2012). Fostering global citizenship through faculty-led international programs. Charlotte, N.C.: Information Age Publishing. [Ebook]

"The authors of this text are professional educators with deep experience in global education and curriculum development. They offer a valuable resource for the development, execution and assessment of faculty led international field courses that is at once theoretical, practical and motivational." [Summary excerpt from the publisher]

University of Oxford. (2017). International trends in higher education 2016-17. Oxford: University of Oxford International Strategy Office. [Monograph]

"This International Trends in Higher Education report ... provides an overview of changes affecting international student mobility, international research collaborations, the relationship between universities and governments, rankings, and international expansion in the form of branch campuses." [Summary excerpt from the report introduction]

Articles of Interest

Alkarzon, A. (2016). The influence of faculty exchange programs on faculty members’ professional development. Research in Higher Education Journal, 30.

"This paper addresses the problems facing faculty members, who made short-term international exchange programs in foreign countries; in their attempts to internationalize the campus through teaching, research, and service. Some faculty members who participated in foreign exchange programs try to infuse their international experience through establishing comprehensive campus internationalization." [Abstract excerpt from the author]

"In a period when international flows of higher education students are rapidly increasing and diversifying, this paper reviews recent research evidence about the experiences of ‘home’ students – those who are not mobile and study in their home nation. This is situated within the concept of ‘internationalisation at home’, which asserts that these students should also receive an international educational experience: through interaction with international students, curriculum development and new pedagogic approaches. However, the evidence to date suggests that this is considerably more problematic than might be imagined." [Abstract excerpt from the author]

Richardson, S., & Coates, H. (2014). Essential foundations for establishing equivalence in cross-national higher education assessment. Higher Education, 68(6), 825.

"The global context of contemporary higher education demands international benchmarks. Quality assurance of teaching and learning would benefit from the insights gained from cross-cultural assessments. If cross-cultural assessments are used it is imperative that equivalence is assured, requiring attention to the technical standards used. In this paper we draw on our experiences implementing the OECD's Assessment of Higher Education Learning Outcomes (AHELO) Feasibility Study across 17 countries." [Abstract excerpt from the authors]

Strong, N. (2013). Internationalization at Harvard. Higher Learning Research Communications, 3(2), 4–13.

"The aim of this essay is to describe internationalization at Harvard University. Founded by European colonists in 17th century New England, Harvard has historic international roots. By the mid 1900's it had become an international powerhouse attracting top students, academics and scientists from around the world. Yet, the University is international almost by default as it has reacted to world affairs. Looking toward the future, President Drew Faust has outlined a strategy to become "intentionally global". [Abstract excerpt from author]

Thorpe, A., Snell, M., Davey-Evans, S., & Talman, R. (2017). Improving the academic performance of non-native English-speaking students: the contribution of pre-sessional English language programmes. Higher Education Quarterly, 71(1), 5.

"There is an established, if weak, inverse relationship between levels of English language proficiency and academic performance in higher education. In response, higher education institutions (HEIs) insist upon minimum entry requirements concerning language for international applicants. Many HEIs now also offer pre-sessional English courses to bring applicants up to the designated language requirement. This paper revisits the research into language proficiency and academic performance using data on all full-time students (17,925) attending a major UK HEI in the academic year 2011-2012." [Abstract excerpt from the authors]

Youssef, L. (2014). Globalisation and higher education: from within-border to cross-border. Open Learning, 29(2), 100.

"Globalisation, the shift to a knowledge economy, and changing demographics are increasingly challenging higher education systems. The move from elite through mass to universal education, coupled with the internationalisation of higher education, has profoundly influenced the system, especially in terms of academic mobility. It has created new fields and challenges for policy-makers. New forms of international education have emerged, including cross-border education ... This paper provides a theoretical overview of the main developments in the cross-border education level. " [Abstract excerpt from the author]

Zhou, J. (2016). A dynamic systems approach to internationalization of higher education. Journal of International Education and Leadership, 6(1).

"Research shows that internationalization of higher education is a process rather than an end product. This paper applies the Dynamic Systems Theory to examine the nature and development of internationalization ... and proposes that internationalization of education is a dynamic system. A dynamic framework ... is therefore proposed." [Abstract excerpt from the author]

Videos (not strictly literature, but interesting nonetheless!)

Academic Partnerships - Tony Blair Discusses the Internationalization of Higher Education - "Tony Blair, former prime minister of Great Britain, addresses the Future of State Universities Conference in Dallas, Texas. The conference was presented by Academic Partnerships Founder Randy Best and chaired by former governors Jeb Bush (Florida) and Jim Hunt (North Carolina)."  (37:20)

Dan Hanson  -  Difference Between Globalization & Internationalization  -  "David Fleshler, Vice Provost for International Affairs at Case Western Reserve University told of the difference between Globalization and Internationalization. He then gave 2 stories from his experience at CWRU dealing with international students and institutions." (6:18)

MacPherson Institute | McMaster U.  -  Higher Education: The Ongoing Tension Between Nationalism & Internationalism -  "This was recorded at a panel event at McMaster University on January 31st, 2018." (1:27:07)

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