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Book: Six Steps to Success for International Students: Starting with Strengths and Opportunities

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Here is the summary of the recent book "From Departing to Achieving: Keys to Success for International Students in U.S. Colleges and Universities" by Ye He, Bryant L. Hutson, Michael J. Elliott and Jennifer L. Bloom. The book provides a strengths-based approach for international students to achieve their goals. 

Inevitably, international students experience a lot of differences as they embark on their academic journey in the United States. These differences may range from cultural norms, languages and dialects, to food, transportation, and daily routines. Many perceive these differences as gapsin knowledge or skills that need to be filled. International students often try to learn as quickly as possible from readings, peers, mentors, and advisors, but they may still feel like they are constantly playing the catch up game and can never be just like their American peers.

In the recent book titled “From Departing to Achieving: Keys to Success for International Students in U.S. …

New Book-International Higher Education’s Scholar-Practitioners Edited by Bernhard Streitwieser and Anthony C. Ogden

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"International Higher Education's Scholar-Practitioners: Bridging Research and Practice" published by Symposium Books brings to attention the importance of aligning research and practice in international higher education. The book editors are Bernhard Streitwieser and Anthony C. Ogden, two experienced international educators who pulled together leading "scholar-practitioners" from around the world to realize this pertinent publication. Despite their kind invitation to contribute, I missed the opportunity to be part of this book. However, I had the privilege to collaborate with the editors in different capacities. Berhanrd and I co-authored a piece on assessing the impact of internationalization. I also contributed a chapter on the future of global student mobility with Hans De Wit for Bernhard's previous book. Tony and I served together on the Editorial Committee of AIEA. Here are the perspectives from the editors on the context, need and flow of the book. …

New Book on International Student Mobility by Bista and Foster

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Global Perspectives and Local Challenges Surrounding International Student Mobility, edited by Krishna Bista and Charlotte Foster, explores comparative research regarding the implementation of effective strategies needed when working with native and non-native individuals in educational settings. The book offers perspectives from international student experiences, as well as views on current mobility trends, immigration policies, and challenges with cultural expectations. It includes a range of insightful chapters including "International Students in Community Colleges" and "International Student Mobility Trends between Developed and Developing Countries", and "A Review of Literature on Adjustment Issues of International Students: Recommendations for Future Practices and Research". This publication will be an important resource for educators, policymakers, and university staff who interact with international students.

How did you decide to write a book on …

New book offers strategies on increasing international student engagement

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The issue of enhancing international student experiences and engaging them with the campus communities have been gaining more traction in US universities and colleges. A timely book entitled, "International Student Engagement Strategies for Creating Inclusive, Connected, and Purposeful Campus Environments" provides several examples and cases that can be adapted to diverse institutional contexts. - Rahul Choudaha  Chris R. Glass takes a social psychological approach to researching issues in American higher education, with an interest in how the presence of others affects educational outcomes such as achievement, motivation, and social development. He researches international students, academic work, and publicly engaged scholarship. You can learn more about his research and teaching on his website. 1. RC- Why is the issue of improving international student engagement and experiences is becoming important? How does your book addresses this need? CG- It’s important because not …

Book: Internationalisation of Higher Education and Global Mobility

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Internationalisation of Higher Education and Global Mobility is a recent book which brings together perspectives and reflections of several experts in international higher education.
The book is edited by Bernhard Streitwieser, PhD Assistant Professor of International Education The George Washington University Washington, DC.
The book is organized in three major sections. It starts with big picture trends on internationalization and then focuses on the regional perspectives and finally, concludes with institutional experiences.
In the opening chapter, Challenges and Opportunities for Global Student Mobility in the Future: A Comparative and Critical Analysis, I and Hans de Wit take a deeper drive into the nature and drivers of global mobility and how the future of mobility may look like. We look into the dramatic effect of two external events--9/11 and global financial crisis of 2008--on destination countries along with the demographic changes and economic development at the source c…

Access policies to higher education in the BRICS countries: Special journal issue

What higher education policies in BRICS countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) are working and not working in achieving access goals? The open access Special Issue of the Journal Widening Participation and Lifelong Learning aims to answer this central question. 
The co-editors-- Erich Dietrich, Teboho Moja and Loni Bordoloi Pazich--note that "This special issue focuses on access policies to higher education in the BRICS countries with scholars from each country contributing an analysis of what is working and what is not, as well as a critical examination of emerging issues in the implementation of access policies aimed at addressing equity issues and increasing participation rates in higher education. This country-by country case-study approach illuminates the contextual challenges of developing equitable policies for access to higher education. In each country, the lines of inequality differ: race, socioeconomic status, caste, ethnic group affiliation, gender…

Strategic Choices for B-Schools: GMAC Book on Change in Management Education

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Disrupt or Be Disrupted: A Blueprint for Change in Management Education is a recent publication from GMAC which takes "an evidence-based approach to improving the practice of graduate management education." The book is very timely, given the increasing challenges of optimizing cost and quality for many business-schools. For example, the strategic choice of Thunderbird, a reputed B-school, partnering with Laureate, an aggressive for-profit network, to give a boost to its financials and reach. Or UCLA to go independent from public funding to have more autonomy and pricing power. These strategic choices are becoming integral to the success of business schools. The book had two very interesting and insightful chapters on this topic. First, is Framing and Making Strategic Choices by Michael Hay and other is Managing Aspirations, Resources, and Cost Structures in Differentiating Constraints by Authors: Jikyeong Kang, Andrew Stark. I asked these authors about their chapters and wha…

SAGE Handbook of International Higher Education

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The SAGE Handbook of International Higher Education, edited by Darla K. Deardorff, Hans de Wit, John D. Heyl and Tony Adams is the most comprehensive collection of articles on internationalization of higher education. It brings together leading experts on the topic to take deep into issues, developments and trends related to international higher education. It is available for sale on amazon. Here is sample chapter entitled "Bridges to the Future The Global Landscape of International Higher Education" available for free download and a blog on the Handbook.

The handbook comprises five sections, covering key areas: internationalization of higher education in a conceptual and historic context; different thematic approaches to internationalization; internationalization of the curriculum, teaching and learning process, and intercultural competencies; the abroad dimension of internationalization and the mobility of students, scholars, institutions, and projects; and a concluding se…

Book on Indian Higher Education: Essays by Altbach, Edited by Agarwal

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A Half-Century of Indian Higher Education: Essays by Philip G Altbach is edited by Pawan Agarwal Adviser, Higher Education, Planning Commission of India. This is a compendium of 34 writings of Altbach on Indian higher education.

Altbach is synonymous with high impact, scholarly work in international higher education. However, what many may not know is that his scholarly connections started with his dissertation on student political activism in India. Specifically, his dissertation was entitled "Students, Politics, and Higher Education in a Developing
Society, The Case of Bombay, India."

This book brings together scholarly contributions of Altbach in shaping the future directions of Indian higher education.With more than 600 pages and seven sections, the book is a comprehensive collection of writings and even includes a section on "India and China-Comparative Analysis" which ends with an afterword: by Altbach highlighting "India's Higher Education Challeng…