DEVELOPING AN INTERNATIONALIZATION FRAMEWORK FOR HIGHER EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTES: AN EXPLORATORY INTERNATIONALIZATION MODEL FROM METRO TAIPEI AREA

 

Yi-Jian Huang
Department of Education Management
CAIC, Dhurakij Pundit University, Bangkok, Thailand
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Abstract

Using a qualitative case study approach, this study examines previous attempts and works regarding higher educational institutes internationalization with the goals of pro-posing a set of critical constructs for developing successful international education. These constructs are the results of individual interviews with superintendents of 11 higher educational institutes in Taiwan. The data analysis and theory building followed the paradigm designed by Eisenhardt (1989) and Ritchie, et al (2003). Five constructs for developing successful international education were proposed namely: Competent faculty, Entrepreneurial leadership, Effective team, Hybrid curriculum, and Strategic marketing. In addition, five proposed hypotheses appeared in data collection, coding, and analysis which built up the theories of this research.

The first hypothesis was that the faculty’s attitude toward internationalization deter-mined the progress of a school’s internationalization. The second was that school lead-ers were considered as more entrepreneurial than academic regarding international edu-cation. The third hypothesis was that a robust international education needs an effective team to work for it. The fourth was that an integrative program of Chinese/English cul-ture/language was more powerful and attractive to international students. The fifth was that strategic marketing practice is the best way to mature the international education.

Keywords: internationalization, higher education, international education, qualitative, case study

Attachments:
Download this file (0930 Final.doc)0930 Final.doc[ ]472 kB
Go to Top
Template by JoomlaShine