Faculty visions of internationalization in higher education and realities

Akar, Hanife
Gülmez Dağ, Gülçin
Internationalization in higher education is a growing trend in the United States. We reached school administrators and faculty to understand their visions of internationalization as the objective of this study and tried to explore what happens in their daily practices in their courses to meet the challenge through a qualitative study in the Northeast. We found that visions of faculty members and administrators are in line in that they describe internationalization more from an activity approach and competency approach. The participants reveal different approaches to how their deal with instructional issues to develop an international-friendly learning environment.


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Citation Formats
H. Akar and G. Gülmez Dağ, “ Faculty visions of internationalization in higher education and realities,” presented at the AERA-2017, San Antonio, TX, 2017, Accessed: 00, 2021. [Online]. Available: https://hdl.handle.net/11511/88024.