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Utopie et dystopie dans l'internationalisation de l'enseignement supérieur européen

Abstract : This dissertation explores the influence of internationalization of European higher education in building a "contingent" University. Using the analysis of Richard Bagnall who identifies a "trend for universities to become more responsive to the demands and immediate expectations of those whom they serve, more responsive to the express preferences of their respective markets, more responsive to individual and collective desire, more directly contingent upon the cultural contexts in which they are situated", this study tries to present a critical approach to the role of internationalization as both a driving force and a consequence of this somewhat new situation of independency the University seems to be going through. Bagnall's framework is extended to include Bill Reading's review of the "University in Ruins" and the possibility of developing a "new idea" of the University through a different, "ethical", approach to the internationalization of higher education. The research analyses the different definitions of internationalization in the context of higher education and, through the 2005 IAU Global Survey Report tries to understand the different motivations (rationales) presented by Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) to develop international policies/strategies. These different approaches to internationalization are seen in the context of globalization and Europeanization as far as higher education policies are concerned and, in this respect, the breakdown of the "Bologna Process" as a quasi "common European policy for higher education", assumes paramount importance in explaining how contingent the European university has become.
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Nadine Rombert Trigo. Utopie et dystopie dans l'internationalisation de l'enseignement supérieur européen. Sciences de l'Homme et Société. Université du Sud Toulon Var, 2009. Français. ⟨tel-00493212⟩



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