Title: Internationalization and commercialization of higher education in an era of globalization
Authors: Verhoeven, Jef
Issue Date: 2006
Publisher: Liaoning University Press
Host Document: Teacher education, education policy, innovation of higher education, motivation and evaluation of students: a comparative approach pages:133-146
Abstract: Higher education is today facing another world than the one it lived in some thirty years ago. Indeed, our society is chracterized now more than ever by neo-liberalism and has become globalized, which will certainly affect the process of internationalization and commercialization of HE. The purpose of this paper is to reflect on these societal changes and to link these changes with HE and HE policy in Flanders in Belgium. In the first section, we will clarify some concepts (globalization, internationalization, neo-liberalism, and commercialization) and their meaning for HE. In the second section, we will question the consequences of internationalization and commercialization for the three main actors that determine HE policy and higher education institutions (HEI): the state, the academics, and the market. By way of conlusion, we will discuss some of the problems and the steps to be taken by policy makers and HEIs as a consequence of internationalization and globalization
ISBN: 7-5610-4876-9
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IHb
Appears in Collections:Centre for Sociological Research

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