Internationalising the Curriculum in Education

An Overview
  • Craig Whitsed
  • Wendy Green
Part of the Global Perspectives on Higher Education book series (GPHE, volume 28)


Reflecting on the internationalising of higher education, Josef Mestenhauser (2011) observed, ‘educational systems are defined by two contradictory goals: first by the need to protect tradition and second, to lead society into the future’. This statement is particularly pertinent to those who teach in the discipline of education. As a discipline education poses interesting challenges for IoC.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Craig Whitsed
    • 1
  • Wendy Green
    • 2
  1. 1.Centre for University Teaching & LearningMurdoch UniversityAustralia
  2. 2.Tasmanian Institute of Learning & TeachingUniversity of TasmaniaAustralia

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