The Internationalisation of UK higher education?

Author/Producer ESCalate
Contributors
  • Sheila Trahar (University of Bristol)
Published in Issue 3 Challenges for Teacher Training
Date Published November 2005
Pages 3

Summary

By Sheila Trahar, University of Bristol

Description

Mention the internationalisation of higher education in the UK and many people will assume that you are talking about increasing numbers of international students rather than engaging in a concerted effort to integrate an intercultural dimension into your teaching. In fact there are those who suggest that very few students and academics have risen to the challenge of understanding the complexities of operating effectively in an international and intercultural context (Knight and de Wit, 1995; Volet & Ang, 1998). Paradoxically, although most UK universities define themselves as international institutions, many academics may feel ambivalent towards international students..