Syllabus for Transnational Educational Strategies

Transnationella utbildningsstrategier

A revised version of the syllabus is available.

Syllabus

  • 7.5 credits
  • Course code: 4UK111
  • Education cycle: Second cycle
  • Main field(s) of study and in-depth level: Sociology of Education A1N
  • Grading system: Fail (U), Pass (G), Pass with distinction (VG)
  • Established: 2010-12-14
  • Established by: The Faculty Board of Educational Sciences
  • Revised: 2015-03-11
  • Revised by: The Department Board
  • Applies from: week 35, 2015
  • Entry requirements: A Bachelor's degree corresponding to at least 180 credits, including at least 90 credits from a discipline pertaining to the social sciences or the humanities.
  • Responsible department: Department of Education

Decisions and guidelines

The course is part of the Master Programme in Sociology of Education. It can also be given as an independent course.

Learning outcomes

The course aims at providing the student with a multidisciplinary understanding of educational strategies that transcend national boundaries.

After completion of the course the students are expected to be able to:

  • describe the main features of internationalisation of higher education and research in a global, European, and Swedish perspective
  • from a historical perspective analyse the relationship between regionalisation, nationalisation, internationalisation, globalisation and trans-nationalisation of education
  • explain and analyse the content of and conditions for social groups’ transnational educational strategies
  • describe and analyse how the internationalisation of education is affected by the ways it is organised

Content

The course focuses on transnational educational strategies in a multi-disciplinary, historical and comparative perspective.

The following areas are covered in the course:

  • the main features of the internationalisation of higher education and research,
  • processes of regionalisation, nationalisation, internationalisation, globalisation and transnationalisation in education
  • social groups’ transnational educational strategies
  • organisation of the internationalisation of higher education

Instruction

The course consists of a series of lectures and seminars.

Assessment

The assessment is based on a written assignment. Participation in the defence of written assignments is compulsory.

Reading list

Reading list

Applies from: week 35, 2017

Education Working Paper Series 6

Bashir, Sajitha: Trends in International Trade in Higher Education: Implications and Options for Developing Countries Washington D.C.: The World Bank, 2007). (http://siteresources.worldbank.org/EDUCATION/Resources/278200-1099079877269/547664-1099079956815/WPS6_Intl_trade_higherEdu.pdf

  • Brooks, Rachel; Waters, Johanna. Student mobilities, migration and the internationalization of higher education

    Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2011

    Find in the library

    Mandatory

  • Börjesson, Mikael; Broady, Donald The Social Profile of Swedish Law Students. National Divisions and Transnational Educational Strategies

    Part of:

    Retfærd : nordisk juridisk tidsskrift

    vol. 29 (2006) nr. 3/114 s. 80-107

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    Mandatory

  • Chen, Tse-Mei; Barnett, George A. Research on International Student Flows from a Macro Perspective : A network analysis of 1985, 1989 and 1995.

    Part of:

    Higher Education

    vol. 39 (2000) nr. 4 s. 435-453

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    Mandatory

  • Findlay, Allan M. An Assessment of Supply and Demand-side Theorization of International Student Mobility

    Part of:

    International migration.

    vol. 49 (2011) nr. 2 s. 162-190

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    Mandatory

  • Healey, Nigel M. "Is Higher Education in Really 'Internationalising'?"

    Part of:

    Higher Education

    vol. 55 (Mar. 2008) nr. 3 s. 333-355

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    Mandatory

  • Marginson, Simon Dynamics of national and global competition in higher education

    Part of:

    Higher Education

    (2006) nr. 52 s. 1–39

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    Mandatory

  • Sassen, Saskia Sociology of globalization

    New York: W.W. Norton, 2006

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    Mandatory

  • Wedlin, Linda "Going global: Rankings as rhetorical devices to construct an international field of management education"

    Part of:

    Management learning : the international journal for managerial and organizational learning and development

    vol. April 2011 nr. 42 s. 199-218, first published on January 10, 2011 doi:10.1177/1350507610389683

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    Mandatory

  • Americanization and UK higher education : Towards a history of transatlantic influence on policy and practice Smith, David; Baston, Lewis; Bocock, Jean; Scott, Peter

    Part of:

    Journal of education policy

    vol. 17 (2002) nr. 4 s. 443-461

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    Mandatory

  • Teichler, U The changing debate on internationalization of higher education

    Part of:

    Higher Education

    vol. 48 (2004) nr. 1 s. 5-26

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    Mandatory

  • Weenink, Don Cosmopolitanism as a Form of Capital : Parents Preparing their Children for a Globalizing World

    Part of:

    Sociology.

    vol. 42 (2008) nr. 6 s. 1089-1106

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    Mandatory

  • Brown, Phillip; Lauder, Hugh "Globalisation, knowledge and the myth of the magnet economy"

    Part of:

    Globalisation, societies and education.

    vol. 4:1 (2006) s. 25-57. To link to this article: DOI: 10.1080/14767720600555046

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    Mandatory

  • Robertson, Susan L.; Bonal, Xavier; Dale, Roger GATS and the Education Service Industry : The Politics of Scale and Global Reterritorialization

    Part of:

    Comparative education review.

    vol. 46 (2002) nr. 4 s. 472-495

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    Mandatory

  • MacHardy, Karin J. Cultural capital, family strategies and noble identity in early modern Habsburg Austria 1579-1620

    Part of:

    Past & present

    (1999) nr. 163 s. 36-75

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    Mandatory

  • Spring, Joel H. Globalization of education : an introduction

    New York, NY: Routledge, 2008

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    Mandatory

  • International Higher Education

    Center for International Higher Education,

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    Mandatory

  • Börjesson, Mikael The Global Space of International Students

    Part of:

    Journal of ethnic and migration studies.

    http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/1369183X.2017.1300228

    vol. 43 (2017) nr. 8 s. 1256-1275

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    Mandatory

  • Mazzarol, Tim; Soutar, Geoffrey N. "Push-Pull" Factors Influencing International Student Destination Choice

    Part of:

    The international journal of educational management.

    Bradford: MCB University Press, 1994 -

    https://doi.org/10.1108/09513540210418403

    (2002) nr. 16 s. 82-90

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    Mandatory

  • Perkins, Richard; Neumayr, Eric Geographies of Educational Mobilities : Exploring the Uneven Flows of International Students

    Part of:

    The geographical journal : published on behalf of the Royal Geographical Society (with the Institute of British Geographers)

    Oxford: Blackwell, 2001-

    http://10.1111/geoj.12045

    (2014) nr. 180 s. 246-259

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    Mandatory

Additional Information

Additional articles of about 100 pages

Reading list revisions