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Internationalising the Curriculum in Education: An overview


Whitsed, C and Green, WJ, Internationalising the Curriculum in Education: An overview, Critical perspectives on internationalising the curriculum in disciplines: Reflective narrative accounts from business, education and health, Sense Publishers, W Green & C Whitsed (ed), Netherlands, pp. 85-90. ISBN 978-946300085-7 (2015) [Other Book Chapter]

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DOI: doi:10.1007/978-94-6300-085-7_7


Reflecting on the internationalising of higher education, Josef Mestenhauser (2011) observed, ‘educational systems are defined by two contradictory goals: First by the need to protect tradition and second, to lead society into the future’. This statement is particularly pertinent to those who teach in the discipline of education. As a discipline education poses interesting challenges for IoC. Given the general focus in Education faculties is largely on preparing the next generation of teachers to work within what might be viewed as rather narrowly defined, heavily prescribed and regulated national contexts and curricula, the international dimensions of teacher education are not always immediately evident, valued or nurtured. This may be particularly so at the undergraduate level, where the emergent professional identity is first nurtured, shaped and formed.

Item Details

Item Type:Other Book Chapter
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Other education
Research Field:Other education not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Teaching and curriculum
Objective Field:Teaching and curriculum not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Green, WJ (Dr Wendy Green)
ID Code:107300
Year Published:2015
Deposited By:Curriculum and Academic Development
Deposited On:2016-03-09
Last Modified:2016-08-08

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