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Competing for Advantage

A Discourse Analysis of Internationalization Policy in Canadian and Ghanaian Higher Education
  • Shelane Jorgenson
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Abstract

In the race towards becoming the best institution whether it is in Ghana, Africa, North America or the World, post-secondary institutions are trying to gain a competitive advantage through the policies and practices of internationalization. The decline in public funding for higher education and increased demand for it have led to crisis that has made way for neoliberal reform.

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High Education Human Capital International Student Knowledge Economy High Educational Institution 
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