By Emmanuel Jean Francois
"Glocal" schooling melds the industrial benefits of globalizing larger schooling with the advantages of incorporating neighborhood views. This publication explores glocal education's cause; social, cultural, and fiscal foundations; key techniques; and implementation.
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In fact, international education activities are regulated through diplomatic relations and trade agreements between countries. Given the reality of independence of a nation-state, education is a prerogative of the state vis-à-vis its citizens. This prerogative does not extend beyond the borders of a country or to citizens of another country. International relations provide an alternative space (accord, treaty, convention) that enables citizens of a country to become involved in the education system of foreign country either as beneficiary, provider, and partner, or as stakeholder in other capacity.
The IAU is an example of nongovernmental organization that affects international education. As an independent organization officially linked with UNESCO, the Association of International University provides colleges and universities in various countries of the world with a forum for “ref lection and action on common concerns and collaborates with various international, regional and national bodies active in higher education” (IAU, 2013, para 1). Challenges of International Education This chapter has introduced the concept international education in its traditional meanings and practices.
Some institutions have international education in their program as a subspecialization in international development or in a closely related field. 18 B U I L D I N G G L O B A L E D U C AT IO N Purpose of International Education The broad purpose of international education is to expand the cultural, economic, and diplomatic and political relations practices between countries. International education is used to promote development agenda, especially in developing countries. Industrialized countries have used international education as a strategy to expand their values beyond their borders.