Ideas For Intercultural Education

Hardcover | October 15, 2011

bySimon Marginson, Erlenawati Sawir

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Written by a cross-cultural pair of authors, Ideas for Intercultural Education takes a critical look at present approaches to international education, focusing on the intercultural potential that it offers but mostly fails to deliver. The underlying premise of this profound, engaging book is that international education can be a transforming intercultural experience for hosts as well as visitors. Drawing on a review of the worldwide literature, especially studies from the United States, and two large interview programs with international students, the book dissects the obstacles and points the way to solutions in the classroom and beyond.

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Written by a cross-cultural pair of authors, Ideas for Intercultural Education takes a critical look at present approaches to international education, focusing on the intercultural potential that it offers but mostly fails to deliver. The underlying premise of this profound, engaging book is that international education can be a transf...

Simon Marginson is a Professor of Higher Education at the Centre for the Study of Higher Education in the Melbourne Graduate School of Education at the University of Melbourne. He works on globalization and higher education, comparative and international education, knowledge economy policy, and issues of freedom and creativity, with s...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:238 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.56 inPublished:October 15, 2011Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230117937

ISBN - 13:9780230117938

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Out of Ethnocentrism (Psych Lit) * Relational Cosmopolitanism * Cross-cultural Student Life * Cross-cultural Relations in Higher Education * The Cross-cultural Classroom * Theory: International Education as Self Formation * Practice: Towards Intercultural Education 
 

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"This important book comes just when it is most needed. With the number of students studying outside their home countries at a historic high and rising steeply, the phenomenon of global education now touches nearly every college and university. Exploring the international student experience through both a theoretical and a practical lens, Simon Marginson and Erlenawati Sawir offer insights that all academic leaders can apply to help achieve the fullest potential of higher education in the global era: rich and transformative connection between foreign and local students, their institutions, and the communities they share." - John Sexton, President, New York University"Written in lucid English, Ideas for Intercultural Education is a unique combination of empirical investigation, theoretical inquiry and practical guidance. Treating international students as decent human beings, this rare, splendid volume goes beyond where other texts tend to stop to meet a variety of needs from researchers, teachers, students and parents." - Rui Yang, The University of Hong Kong"Marginson and Sawir provide a compelling case as to why students have not, but should be, at the heart and center of ‘intercultural education’ while universities are increasingly commercializing their international activities. This book is a must-read for all international educators and staff." - Jenny Lee, Associate Professor and Director of the Center for the Study of Higher Education, The University of Arizona