International Education at the Crossroads captures the essence and complexity of international education in an interconnected and globalized world. Written by leading scholars, international educators, and policy makers, the 26 essays in this volume take stock of the unpredictable landscape of international education and demonstrate why international higher education is more essential now than ever before.
Responding to a timely global moment where education and international engagement are being redefined and practiced in new ways, the authors call for a reconsideration of paradigms and critical reflection of the entire field of international education. At the same time, the authors show how international education is an imperative for the future of learning and the world, and also, crucially, that this work cannot be done in a silo.
International Education at the Crossroads offers readers a chance to join in the conversation that is as global as it is meaningful in communities, the lives of learners, and institutions around the world. International education requires that everyone the world over work together to produce new knowledge, to navigate the "crossroads," and to collectively chart the directions in which the field will move into the future.
I. Internationalization in a Global Context
1. The Importance of Increasing Our Investment in International Education
2. Internationalizing Education as We Move Deeply into the 21st Century
3. What's Happening to the World?
4. Going, Golden, Gone? Internationalization's Past, Present, and Future
5. The Globalization of Internationalization?
6. Why International Education: Recent Past, Present, and Future
7. The Broadest Possible Education
II. Legacies of Title VI, Area & Global Studies
8. In Praise of Title IV
9. The Political Economy of International Education in the United States
10. Area Studies in the Light of New Theoretical and Global Developments
11. The Future of International Studies and Area Studies
12. Global Education for Generation Z
13. Priorities in Language Study: Campus Trends, Future Needs
14. Ensuring U.S. National Capacity in World Languages and Cultures for the 21st Century
15. Myaamiaataweenki: The Myaamia Language
16. How and Why to Promote Multilingualism in U.S. Schools
17. International Education: Just a Fancy Idea for a Few, or a Vital Component of Higher Education and of Our Future?
VI. Internationalization in Practice
18. From International to Global: Rethinking Worldwide Engagement
19. Global Education, Educating Globally
20. Growing Global Competence in the Midwest
21. A View from Somewhere
22. Lessons from History... Made in Indiana
V. Crossroads: Agencies, Mechanisms, and a Nation
23. Reflections on Title VI from a National Perspective
24. U.S. Department of Education International and Foreign Language Education Programs
25. International Education and Exchanges Offer Effective Education Diplomacy for the United States
26. Foreign Language and International Education—A Critical Requirement: A Practitioner's View
List of Contributors