September 9, 2014
Florian Amon
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Internationalising Academia – Internationalising Teacher Training?

Internationalisation is revolutionising academia: universities are experiencing cross-border competition for students and research projects and face an increasingly multi-cultural setting at home. Accordingly, students’ training has to face new challenges. However, we tend to forget that they could already arrive well prepared, qualified by a school system that takes into account an increasingly international education. We argue that for the internationalisation of universities to succeed, it must also take into account students’ training prior to tertiary education. But the quality of ...
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March 10, 2014
Florian Amon
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Higher Education in the International Development Agenda

In the agenda for international development cooperation, Higher Education is seldom a priority area. Sector strategies often focus on primary education to provide a basis for improving a country's quality of education. This article discusses the motivation for supporting Higher Education in the international development agenda. It does not advocate the need to put Higher Education in the centre of development efforts, but it does emphasise the multi-dimensional impact that properly run Higher Education institutions have on the development of a ...
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