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Enthusiasts, fence-sitters and sceptics: faculty perspectives on study abroad in Australia and the Czech Republic

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Green, W and Mertova, P, Enthusiasts, fence-sitters and sceptics: faculty perspectives on study abroad in Australia and the Czech Republic, Higher Education Research and Development, 33, (4) pp. 670-683. ISSN 0729-4360 (2014) [Refereed Article]

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Copyright 2013 HERDSA

DOI: doi:10.1080/07294360.2013.863848

Abstract

Although governments and universities worldwide recognise the value of study abroad as a means to prepare graduates to live and work in a globalising world, there is a wide gap between the rhetoric and reality. The reasons for this are complex, but one factor, not often discussed, is the role academics play in study abroad. This paper explores academics' perceptions of study abroad in universities within two higher education systems: Australian and Czech. Findings from both countries are considered across four themes: academics' perceived value of study abroad; ‘internationalising’ academic staff; academics' concerns about student equity and integrating study abroad into the curriculum at home. The implications for practice and further research are discussed.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:academic staff, curriculum, internationalisation, student mobility, study abroad
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Education Systems
Research Field:Higher Education
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Learner and Learning
Objective Field:Learner and Learning not elsewhere classified
Author:Green, W (Dr Wendy Green)
ID Code:107215
Year Published:2014
Web of Science® Times Cited:3
Deposited By:Tasmanian Institute of Learning & Teaching
Deposited On:2016-03-08
Last Modified:2016-05-24
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