Paper Information

Journal:   EDUCATIONAL STRATEGIES   SUMMER 2009 , Volume 2 , Number 2; Page(s) 85 To 94.
 
Paper: 

CONCEPTUALIZING THE INTERNATIONALIZING OF CURRICULUM IN HIGH EDUCATION; DIMENSIONS AND PROCEDURES

 
 
Author(s):  DIBA VAJARI TALAT*
 
* FACULTY OF PSYCHOLOGY & EDUCATIONAL SCIENCES, SHAHID BEHESHTI UNIVERSITY, TEHRAN, IRAN
 
Abstract: 
Introduction. Internationalizing the curriculum (IOC) is a new and evolving concept that especially has been considered in curriculum literature early 21st century. Despite the importance and status of such idea, withdrawals and interpretation of this term in many countries, especially Iran, coupled with ambiguity, confusion and lack of transparency. This paper investigated this concept in line with the literature of curriculum and tried to conceptualize different themes about this word and their limits. In this regard, 3 different themes of IOC (internationalizing the courses and academic fields, Internationalizing the curriculum studies and internationalizing the profession of curriculum) have been recognized and the mean of their components were introduced.
Conclusion. Noticing the development of knowledge, skills and international values in university programs is essential and promoting academic curriculum beyond geographical boundaries and commercializing it and its products seems necessary.
 
Keyword(s): HIGH EDUCATION CURRICULUM, CURRICULUM INTERNATIONALIZING, CURRICULUM STUDIES INTERNATIONALIZING, PROFESSIONAL CURRICULUM INTERNATIONALIZATION, GLOBALIZATION
 
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