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This book describes and analyses the links between the growth of mass higher education systems and the radical processes of globalization which include not only round-the-clock, round-the-globe markets and new information technologies but revolutionary conceptions of time and space. Higher education is implicated as creator, interpreter and sufferer of these trends. The Globalization of Higher Education attempts to make sense of the connections between the expansion (and diversification) of higher education - ...
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This book describes and analyses the links between the growth of mass higher education systems and the radical processes of globalization which include not only round-the-clock, round-the-globe markets and new information technologies but revolutionary conceptions of time and space. Higher education is implicated as creator, interpreter and sufferer of these trends. The Globalization of Higher Education attempts to make sense of the connections between the expansion (and diversification) of higher education - including the increasing emphasis on international collaboration and the recruitment of international students - and the development of global politics, markets and culture. It offers a variety of perspectives, including those of national policies (from the UK, Europe and South Africa), of the European Union, of the Commonwealth, and of UNESCO.

This is the first, significant attempt to put the transformation of higher education within the context of more general globalization.
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Nine contributions from the 1998 conference (exact date not noted) explore the institution of the University and its connection to the process of globalization. Subjects include South African education's contact with the world; the experiences of Britain and other European countries with internationalization; the role of the European Union; and the tensions between massification, internationalization, and globalization. Distributed by Taylor & Francis. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780335202447
  • Publisher: Open University Press
  • Publication date: 12/1/1998
  • Pages: 134
  • Product dimensions: 5.99 (w) x 9.01 (h) x 0.42 (d)

Table of Contents

Contributors
Preface
1 Contemporary Transformations of Time and Space 1
2 Internationalizing British Higher Education: Students and Institutions 18
3 Internationalizing British Higher Education: Policy Perspectives 32
4 Internationalization in Europe 44
5 Internationalization in South Africa 58
6 A Commonwealth Perspective on the Globalization of Higher Education 70
7 The Role of the European Union in the Internationalization of Higher Education 88
8 Globalization and Concurrent Challenges for Higher Education 100
9 Massification, Internationalization and Globalization 108
Index 130
The Society for Research into Higher Education 135
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