Global Studies Literature Review is an online project by the Teaching, Learning, and Scholarship Knowledge Community. It addresses a convergence of interests between the professional field of international education and the academic fields of international studies and international education. This convergence is occurring in many sectors: the globalization and internationalization of higher education; increasing expectation of global competencies for professionals in the global business community; the challenges of migration from legal, educational, and human rights perspectives; and the need for public diplomacy exchanges and policymaking professionals to function in the transnational and post-September 11 realities of the twenty-first century.
Professionals in the field of international education and exchange are expressing a growing interest and need for specialized knowledge, research, and synthesis of emerging perspectives in a wide range of disciplines and fields. With that in mind, this new resource features a compilation of book reviews covering recent literature at the intersection of these fields. In some cases, the literature reviewed is directly applicable to the practice of international education; in others, it analyzes literature from other fields that impacts our work in both theoretical and practical ways.
The book reviews are written by a wide variety of voices—faculty members, independent researchers, practitioners, and graduate students. Our hope is to foster a dialogue, and even support sometimes conflicting or contradictory viewpoints.