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FIRE: Forum for International Research in Education

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Critical Internationalization: Moving From Theory To Practice, Frances Vavrus, Amy Pekol Sep 2015

Critical Internationalization: Moving From Theory To Practice, Frances Vavrus, Amy Pekol

FIRE: Forum for International Research in Education

This article utilizes critical social theory to illuminate structures of inequality that undergird certain practices of internationalization in higher education institutions, particularly in U.S. institutions. We demonstrate how such theory can be productively employed to analyze three key dimensions of contemporary internationalization: 1) a representational dimension, 2) a political-economic dimension, and 3) a symbolic capital dimension. We argue that these three elements are central to any critical conceptualization of internationalization that has at its core a consideration of equity, ethics, and social justice. The overarching goal of this article is to illustrate how critical social theory can foster more ...


Reimagining Internationalization: Critical Dialogues On Global Dimensions Of Education - Guest Editors' Introduction, Patricia K. Kubow, Justin Wild, A'Ame Joslin Sep 2015

Reimagining Internationalization: Critical Dialogues On Global Dimensions Of Education - Guest Editors' Introduction, Patricia K. Kubow, Justin Wild, A'Ame Joslin

FIRE: Forum for International Research in Education

Introduction to the FIRE Special Issue titled, "Reimagining Internationalization: Critical Dialogues on Global Dimensions of Education".