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The Hidden Internationalism of Elite English Schools

Brooks, RM and Waters, JL (2015) The Hidden Internationalism of Elite English Schools Sociology, 49 (2). pp. 212-228.

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Analyses of UK higher education have provided compelling evidence of the way in which this sector has been affected by globalisation. There is now a large literature documenting the internationalisation of British universities, and the strategic and economic importance attached to attracting students from abroad. Within the schools sector, it has been argued that parents are increasingly concerned about the acquisition of valuable multicultural ‘global capital’. Nevertheless, we know little about whether ‘internationalism’ and/or the inculcation of ‘global capital’ is an explicit focus of UK schools. To start to redress this gap, this article draws on an analysis of websites, prospectuses and other publicly available documents to explore the extent to which internationalism is addressed within the public face that schools present to prospective pupils, and the nature of any such messages that are conveyed.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > Department of Sociology
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Date : 30 March 2015
Identification Number : 10.1177/0038038514525517
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Additional Information : Published in International Sociology, Copyright 2014 Sage Publications.
Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 15 Apr 2014 10:56
Last Modified : 02 Apr 2015 01:08

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