Open Borders, Closed Minds: Current Neoliberalist Policies in the Internationalization of Higher Education

By Anita Gopal.

Published by The Learner Collection

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The roots of the current trend towards globalization lay in the fast growth of technology that requires nations to have a skilled labor force, yet not all nations have an existing educational infrastructure to produce such skilled workers. In response to the forces of globalization, nations have shifted their governing powers to universities resulting in policies that open doors for the internationalization of education through branch campuses, and the dissolving of nation-states’ boundaries. Missing from these policies is an understanding of the intercultural nature of the context required for quality education that reflects the diverse cultures within branch campuses. This paper examines how neoliberalism and policy interests shape policy frameworks underpinning the current climate of the internationalization of higher education.

Keywords: Neoliberalism, Internationalization of Higher Education, Branch Campuses, Intercultural Teaching and Learning

The International Journal of Learning, Volume 18, Issue 2, pp.235-246. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 808.889KB).

Anita Gopal

PhD Candidate, Queen’s University, Canada


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