ERIC Number: EJ1209748
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019
Abstractor: As Provided
National Internationalisation of Higher Education Policy in Singapore and Japan: Context and Competition
Sanders, Justin S.
Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, v49 n3 p413-429 2019
This cross-case analysis explores national level internationalisation of higher education (IoHE) policies in Singapore and Japan. Through comparison of the state level internationalisation strategies, this paper aims to highlight how each country's unique policy environment impacts their approach to IoHE. The analysis suggests that despite the differing national circumstances and ultimate approaches to internationalisation, both states use it primarily as a means to stay competitive in the twenty-first century global knowledge-based economy. This suggests that while IoHE does build bridges between nations, institutions, and individuals within and between regions, within these cases it is being driven by nationally-centred rationales. While some criticize a competition orientation in IoHE, even with such rationales it may still serve to drive greater collaboration and integration among East Asian higher education systems.
Descriptors: International Education, Higher Education, Cross Cultural Studies, Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Competition, Knowledge Economy, Educational Cooperation, International Cooperation, Policy, Educational Objectives, Comparative Education
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Singapore; Japan