Internationalisation and Student Security in Higher Education: Exploring PluriEnglish(es) in Global Learning

Yew Lie Koo

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    Much of the focus of internationalisation in higher education is on institutional mobility programmes, credit transfer, visa and immigration issues. Relatively little has been discussed on the substantive issue of the role of the English language and other languages in internationalisation. The dominance of a narrow and idealised view of Standard English ignores wider issues around knowledge construction and teaching and learning, and as argued in
    this chapter, the serious implications for equitable internationalisation in terms of access, equity, and shared citizenship. The chapter illustrates my own conceptualisation of PluriEnglish(es), one which sees hybrid linguacultural forms that are multiply interconnected and developed in global spaces as a vital resource for meaning making and knowledge production of multilingual actors. I suggest that such a view will help empower
    multilingual students who form the majority of international students. More generally, this chapter argues for a genuinely dialogic, intercultural and equitable internationalisation through PluriEnglish(es) as a shared global citizens’ language opening up possibilities for serious engagement.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationChallenges in Global Learning
    Subtitle of host publicationDealing with Education Issues from an International Perspective
    EditorsAnia Lian, Peter Kell, Paul Black, Koo Yew Lie
    Place of PublicationUK
    PublisherCambridge Scholars Publishing
    Number of pages28
    ISBN (Electronic)9781443844987
    ISBN (Print)9781443899802
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2017


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