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Building Global Education with a Local Perspective: An by Emmanuel Jean Francois

By Emmanuel Jean Francois

"Glocal" schooling melds the industrial benefits of globalizing larger schooling with some great benefits of incorporating neighborhood views. This booklet explores glocal education's reason; social, cultural, and financial foundations; key recommendations; and implementation.

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For example, a foreign student who pays tuition fees to attend a college or university in another country is involved in an international economic transaction subject to exchange rates under the International Monetary System (IMS). After World War II, the representatives of 44 nations have set up the IMS through the Bretton Woods Agreement, which created the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development or the World Bank, in order to set the procedures and policies regarding exchange rates, use of currencies, and banking systems.

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.

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. In other words, international relations provide alternative legal social spaces for international education to occur. The social space is structured around legal, cultural, and economic frameworks and quantitative prospective.

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