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American Journal of Educational Research. 2016, 4(9), 674-680
DOI: 10.12691/education-4-9-5
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Internationalization in Higher Education through Faculty Diversification

Nida G. Quitan1,

1Dean, College of Hospitality Industry Management, Quirino State University, Philippines

Pub. Date: June 13, 2016

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Nida G. Quitan. Internationalization in Higher Education through Faculty Diversification. American Journal of Educational Research. 2016; 4(9):674-680. doi: 10.12691/education-4-9-5

Abstract

Internationalization in higher education has been the recurring theme of the global academic community in preparing the future world leaders and workers – from the developed to the developing countries. Faculty diversification, which is the primary arm of internationalization, covets an array of geopolitical and geocultural interdisciplinarities that may hinder its prime purpose. This study discerns the determinants of internationalization and faculty diversification in higher education: the exposure of the student-learners to an array of ideas, cultures, behaviors, experiences and standards. Diversification benefits the academic environment by offering optimal educational experiences to a community that promotes peace and harmony in preparing students for their global tasks as future leaders and workers in the acumen of internationalization in education and work globalization. Hence, it benefits the student-learners as diversified teachers are imperative to the need and the focus on extending tertiary education as a vehicle for long term human resource development.

Keywords:
internationalization in higher education faculty diversification academic reform geopolitical and geocultural interdisciplinarities

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