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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
Reviewed by David Comp

T

he SAGE Handbook of
International Higher
Education is a book that
needed to be published in the
field. The opening sentence of
chapter one, "internationalization
has been one of the most powerful
and pervasive forces at work
within higher education around
the world during the last two
decades,"1 succinctly expresses
the tremendous and diversified
growth of higher education within
the internationalization context
that we have witnessed in recent
years. One would be hard pressed
to find an institution of higher
education in the world today that
hasn't implemented or considered
a variety of initiatives and activities,
from admissions to alumni affairs
and everything in between, which
extend and focus beyond national
boundaries.
The editors and chapter contributors of The SAGE Handbook
of International Higher Education
constitute a who's who in the field
and are some of the most prominent scholars and professionals
in the profession today. The book
is a hefty read at 536 pages, and
it includes a foreword by Josef
Mestenhauser followed by 25 chapters focusing on a wide variety of
important topics that are at the forefront of the internationalization of
higher education today. The editors

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aimed for a diversified perspective
on international higher education
with the selection of their main and
side authors from such countries
as Brazil, Japan, Kenya, Lebanon,
Mexico, and Singapore. A majority
of the contributors, however, are
from Australia, the United States,
and Western Europe, thus providing
a predominately Western/Northern
perspective.
Given the extensive number of
topics covered, the editors divided
the focus of the book and organized
the chapters into the following five
sections: (1) Section A. Contextual,
Conceptual, and Historical Frameworks, including such chapters
as "Concepts, Rationales, and
Interpretive Frameworks in the
Internationalization of Higher
Education"; (2) Section B. Strategic Dimensions in International
Higher Education," including such
chapters as "Employer Perspectives on International Education";
(3) Section C. Internationalization
at Home," including such chapters
as "Globalism and Interculturalism:
Where Global and Local Meet";
(4) Section D. Internationalization
Abroad, including such chapters as
"Global Student Mobility"; and (5)
Section E. The Future of International Higher Education, including such
chapters as "Bridges to the Future:
The Global Landscape of International Higher Education."

To be sure, many of the topics
covered, while important, are not
new to international higher education, such as "Europe's Bologna
Process," "Outcomes Assessment,"
"Collaboration and Strategic
Partnerships," or "Global Student
Mobility" as these chapters build
upon an established base of literature. Emerging areas of focus in the
field and scholarship that enhance
the book are found in chapters
such as "Employer Perspectives
on International Education," with
contributions from non-international
education industry professionals
describing the INFOSYS Global
Internship Program and the KPMG
Global Internship Program, and
these business perspectives
enhance the already rich chapter content. In the same vein, the
"Designer Immigrants?" chapter
focuses on the human capital
aspect of international student
mobility in the global knowledge
economy, and, while this has been
written about before, we are still
in the early stages of scholarship
in this area. This book could have
been enhanced by adding chapters that focused more in depth



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