Education in an International Setting

Authors: Herrmann, Peter; Hong Fan; Rzepka Remi
Almanac: Globalistics and globalization studiesGlobal Transformations and Global Future.

Third Level Education is in many respects increasingly changing in the light of two general developments: internationalistaiton and globalisation on the ine hand, marketisation and commodification on the other hand. Whereas the first is apparently taking up on an intrinsic value of education (‘universality of knowledge’), the second can be seen as opposing its values (‘knowledge cannot be bought and sold as any other good'). However, the discussion of this contribution shows that in reality we find that on the side of implementation big business has a standing that finds its way much easier to the stage of implementation.

Keywords: third level education, globalisation, internationalisation, marketisation, educational values, legitimation.