International Education Global Communication Trends

  • Jenny Abamu


The goal of this paper is to help international education policy makers and stakeholders foster effective information sharing on the multiple platforms available to them through technology. In order for international education to embrace the innovations of the times and become more inclusive with a broader group of actors and audiences, there needs to be a more thorough evaluation of education developments around the world. This is done by creating to be more effective borrowing and lending methodologies and information-sharing platforms. I first bring an overview of the current state of international education news. The overview includes the mediums used, the audience it attracts, and the audience it excludes. Then I conduct a literature review of policy and research lacking sufficient support. Finally, I conclude with information-sharing platform recommendations based on available technology and effective transmission research.


International education News media Communication Development Communications technology Education news 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.International and Comparative EducationTeacher’s College Columbia UniversityNew YorkUSA

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