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Improving access and equity in East African higher education through internationalization

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Amutuhaire, Tibelius:
Improving access and equity in East African higher education through internationalization.
In: FIRE: Forum for International Research in Education. Vol. 8 (2023) Issue 1 . - pp. 22-39.
ISSN 2326-3873

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The 1998 UNESCO World Conference on Higher Education in Paris recommended that global higher education institutions should internationalize and reduce inequalities between developed and emerging countries. Since then, universities strive to incorporate an international dimension in their service. The aim was initially guided by the 20th Century’s understanding of internationalization being just, fair, and an equitable process that promotes peace and mutual understanding. However, under the influence of General Agreement on Trade in Services and competition, internationalization changed focus and became less inclusive. This paper explores inclusive international education in East Africa using narrative review methodology. We report that rather than promoting access and equity in higher education, internationalization for example excludes economically disadvantaged, disabled, and adult learners. Thus, in addition to internationalization at home, inclusive internationalization abroad strategies should be devised. Internationalization of higher education is more valuable if it translates into fair, just, and peaceful social systems.

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Item Type: Article in a journal
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: internationalization; access; equity; inclusion; higher education
Institutions of the University: Graduate Schools > BIGSAS
Graduate Schools
Result of work at the UBT: Yes
DDC Subjects: 300 Social sciences > 370 Education
Date Deposited: 13 May 2023 21:00
Last Modified: 01 Aug 2023 09:57