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Public Lecture:Internationalisation of education/cross border education: challenges and opportunities in Asia Pacific Region

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International and cross-border student mobility is not a new phenomenon. Millions of students access better education by crossing their national borders from less developed or newly-industrialised countries to western industrialised countries in each year. These students are participating in tertiary education, school education and pre-school education. Internationalisation of education refers to “the multiple activities, programs, and services that fall within international studies, international educational exchange, and technical cooperation” (Arum & Van de Water, 1992, p. 202). This lecture examines Knight’s (2006) four categories – people, programs, providers, and projects/services – that are used to classify “who/what” moves across borders (p. 358). It reports challenges and opportunities in Asia Pacific Region.

About the Presenter

Dr Philip Wing Keung Chan is a Lecturer in the Faculty of Education, Monash University. He has worked in course development and training at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, the University of Hong Kong and the Hong Kong Federation of Education Workers. He was a convenor of Monash Education Research Community (MERC) and is a convenor of Chinese Education Research Team and a series editor of Asia Pacific Education Book series of Monash University Publishing. His edited books are 'Asia Pacific Education: Diversity, Challenges and Changes' (Monash University Publishing, 2012), 'Equality in Education: Fairness and Inclusion' (Senses Publishers, 2014) and ‘Asia as Method in Education Studies: A Defiant Imagination' (Routledge, 2015). He is the recipient of the Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Programs that Enhance Learning at Monash University in 2016. 

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