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Social & behavioral sciences, psychology : Sociology & social sciences
Imagining the World – Conceptions and Determinants of Internationalization in Higher Education Curricula Worldwide
Zapp, Mike mailto [University of Luxembourg > Faculty of Language and Literature, Humanities, Arts and Education (FLSHASE) > Education, Culture, Cognition and Society (ECCS) >]
Lerch, Julia [UC Irvine]
Sociology of Education
SAGE Publications
Yes (verified by ORBilu)
New York
[en] higher education ; curriculum ; internationalization
[en] Cross-national analyses of university curricula are rare, particularly with a focus on internationalization, commonly studied as impacting higher education through the mobility of people, programs, and campuses. By contrast, we argue that university knowledge shapes globalization by producing various sociopolitical conceptions beyond the nation-state. We examine variants of such a globalized society in 442,283 study programs from 17,129 universities in 183 countries. Three variants stand out, which vary across disciplines: an interstate model (prevalent in business and political science), a regional model (in political science and law), and a global model (in development studies and natural sciences). Regression models carried out on a subset of these data indicate that internationalized curricula are more likely in business schools, in universities with international offices, in those with a large number of social science offerings, and in those with membership in international university associations. We discuss these findings and their links to changes in universities’ environment, stressing the recursive relationship between globalization and higher education.
Education, Culture, Cognition & Society (ECCS) > Institute of Education & Society (InES)

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