Linking attainment to interculturalism and global citizenship

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This chapter explores the benefits of embedding interculturalism and global citizenship (IGC) into the United Kingdom (UK) higher education environment, with particular attention paid to the impact on student attainment and how this is measured. In the UK, almost all higher education institutions offer some kind of IGC experience to students, whether through classroom interactions, specialist courses or through placement and exchange schemes or years abroad. Before examining the link to attainment, it is useful to begin by defining IGC, which is a multi-faceted concept. The internationalization of curriculum content is defined as seeking to foster globally outward-looking student behaviours. Coventry University's latest corporate plan shows the aspiration of being a dynamic, global, enterprising university'. Serving an increasingly international student population, it has put global activity at the heart of its work at all levels, from partnerships with universities and colleges in all continents to the generation of internationally recognized research.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationStudent Attainment in Higher Education: Issues, controversies and debates
EditorsGraham Steventon , Debra Cureton , Lynn Clouder
Number of pages13
ISBN (Print)9781138844483
Publication statusPublished - 2016

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NameStudent Attainment in Higher Education


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