International Higher Education from a Global Perspective: A Special Series

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  • Aim/Purpose: This preface presents the papers included in this Special Series of the Journal for the Study of Postsecondary and Tertiary Education. Background: This special series was put together in an effort to show the interconnectedness of our world through globalization and internationalization within higher education. Methodology: A qualitative conceptual analysis of the themes and insights of the selected submissions of the works for this special series is presented. Contribution: Though a move toward internationalization has occurred across the globe within higher education, there is still a gap in the amount of available relevant research within the field. This special series seeks to help fill this gap. Findings: The works found in this special series challenge us to view the practice and profession of higher education through a broader and more globalized lens in order to expand our vision of what higher education is today and can be for the future. Recommendations for Practitioners: Researchers and practitioners are encouraged to broaden and diversify their methodological approaches to cross-cultural research and practice in order to aid the higher education community in meeting the needs of an ever growing diverse student body. Recommendation for Researchers: Researchers are encouraged to embrace international research, as well as the impacts of globalization and internationalization upon higher education and society. Impact on Society: By embracing the impact of globalization within higher education, we become a stronger society that is more accepting and prepared for diversity and diverse learning environments. Future Research: The conceptual analysis of these selected works may provide researchers with insight and direction for future work that examines programming, curriculum, international partnerships, and student and faculty experiences from a global perspective.
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    Author List

  • Ann Bodine Al-Sharif M; Alberto Garcia H
  • Start Page

  • 143
  • End Page

  • 147
  • Volume

  • 4