Towards a new framework for analysing transnational education

Healey, N. ORCID: 0000-0001-6553-4095 and Michael, L., 2015. Towards a new framework for analysing transnational education. Higher Education Policy, 28 (3), pp. 369-391. ISSN 0952-8733


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The well-documented growth of international student mobility has been paralleled by the emergence of so-called 'transnational education' (TNE), in which universities deliver their educational services to foreign students in their own countries, rather than the students travelling to the foreign university to study. While universities have engaged in limited TNE for decades (notably correspondence-based distance learning courses), transnational activity has expanded significantly over the last 20 years since the advent of the internet and the emergence of partnership-based models in which a third party delivers a franchised or validated programme. In this paper, we investigate the increasing complexity and multidimensionality of TNE partnerships, developing a new three-spectrum framework for conceptualising this activity. We argue that this new framework provides a more tractable way of understanding and analysing the 'new internationalisation' of higher education.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: Higher Education Policy
Creators: Healey, N. and Michael, L.
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Place of Publication: Basingstoke
Date: 2015
Volume: 28
Number: 3
ISSN: 0952-8733
Divisions: Schools > Nottingham Business School
Record created by: EPrints Services
Date Added: 09 Oct 2015 10:25
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2017 13:29

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