International Education Exchanges and Intercultural Understanding

Promoting Peace and Global Relations

Editors: Mathews-Aydinli, Julie (Ed.)

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  • Provides succinct and thorough overview of current thinking and practice on international educational exchange
  • Explores the role of International Educational Exchange in promoting peace and intercultural understanding
  • Argues the need for pre-departure language training to help build students’ intercultural competence and support a more successful exchange experience at the individual and broader societal levels
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This volume examines the complex role of international education exchange in promoting peace and intercultural understanding. The perception that international education encourages greater understanding and cooperation between, people, cultures, and nations continues to drive participation and resources to this growing sector.  With thought-provoking theoretical discussions and a broad range of case studies, this volume provides a much needed critical exploration of the ways in which international education exchanges may impact individuals as well as broader issues of global peace and development.

About the authors

Julie Mathews-Aydinli is Associate Professor in the Graduate School of Education at Bilkent University, Turkey.

Reviews

“This collection provides an excellent response to the unjustified lack of attention for educational exchange as a subject of research in the fields of international relations and public diplomacy. The essays in this book critically examine the added value of organized exchange from political, cultural, economic, and educational perspectives, and demonstrate the increasing importance of cross-border inter-cultural interaction in the twenty-first century. A valuable book for a research field still taking shape in its own right.” (Giles Scott-Smith, Ernst van der Beugel Chair in the History of Transatlantic Diplomatic Relations since World War II, Leiden University, Netherlands)

“International Educational Exchange and Study Abroad are generally perceived as stimulating factors for peace and mutual understanding, but its if and how are little studied. The book provides valuable introductions as well as original cases studies and brings the discussion on this topic a step further during a period in which peace and mutual understanding are under serious threat worldwide.” (Hans de Wit, Director, Center for International Higher Education, Boston College, USA)

“This book brings together educators with diverse backgrounds to suggest how language policy and the exchange of individuals can become powerful tools to promote intercultural understanding and peace through the internationalization of higher education. In that sense, policy-makers, educators, and administrators are highly recommended to read this volume as it contains important implications for curriculum change and improvement.” (Hanife Akar, Associate Professor in Educational Sciences, Middle East Technical University, Turkey) 

Table of contents (10 chapters)

Table of contents (10 chapters)
  • Introduction: International Educational Exchanges and the Promotion of Peace and Intercultural Understanding

    Pages 1-9

    Mathews-Aydinli, Julie

  • The BIG Picture: Reflections on the Role of International Educational Exchange in Peace and Understanding

    Pages 11-20

    Deardorff, Darla K.

  • Exchanges and Peacemaking: Counterfactuals and Unexplored Possibilities

    Pages 21-39

    Wilson, Iain

  • English as a Global Lingua Franca: Lingua Frankensteinia or Intercultural Opportunity?

    Pages 41-58

    Baker, Will

  • Technology Platforms for Public Diplomacy: Affordances for Education

    Pages 59-78

    Hayden, Craig

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
International Education Exchanges and Intercultural Understanding
Book Subtitle
Promoting Peace and Global Relations
Editors
  • Julie Mathews-Aydinli
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-43829-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-43829-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-43828-3
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-82919-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 184
Number of Illustrations
10 b/w illustrations, 1 illustrations in colour
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