International Higher Education from a Global Perspective: A Special Series

Mary Ann Bodine Al-Sharif, Hugo Alberto Garcia
Journal for the Study of Postsecondary and Tertiary Education  •  Volume 4  •  2019  •  pp. 143-147

This preface presents the papers included in this Special Series of the Journal for the Study of Postsecondary and Tertiary Education.

This special series was put together in an effort to show the interconnectedness of our world through globalization and internationalization within higher education.

A qualitative conceptual analysis of the themes and insights of the selected submissions of the works for this special series is presented.

Though a move toward internationalization has occurred across the globe within higher education, there is still a gap in the amount of available relevant research within the field. This special series seeks to help fill this gap.

The works found in this special series challenge us to view the practice and profession of higher education through a broader and more globalized lens in order to expand our vision of what higher education is today and can be for the future.

Researchers and practitioners are encouraged to broaden and diversify their methodological approaches to cross-cultural research and practice in order to aid the higher education community in meeting the needs of an ever growing diverse student body.

Researchers are encouraged to embrace international research, as well as the impacts of globalization and internationalization upon higher education and society.

By embracing the impact of globalization within higher education, we become a stronger society that is more accepting and prepared for diversity and diverse learning environments.

The conceptual analysis of these selected works may provide researchers with insight and direction for future work that examines programming, curriculum, international partnerships, and student and faculty experiences from a global perspective.

transnational education, globalization, internationalization, higher education, international research, study abroad, global responsibility, diversity, interfaith; campus worldview; campus climate
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