Framing the Global

This year, the Global Studies Literature Review (GSLR) offers a new issue (No. 7) focused on the theme, “Framing the Global.” Inspired by Hilary E. Kahn’s edited volume Framing the Global: Entry Points for Research (Indiana University Press, 2014), which offers a set of academic research perspectives on disentangling global phenomena from local and transnational lived worlds, the GSLR editors sought to extend this challenge of global analysis to scholar-practitioners within international education. As professionals in a field that assumes global mobilities, how do we articulate the meaning of “global” for our own professional work? And, how does this impact our shared knowledge of the world that our students and colleagues in higher education seek to understand?

Included in this issue are a set of featured essays with innovative and intellectually demanding considerations of the entry points to our work in international education. Kahn urged the scholars involved in the original Indiana University’s Center for the Study of Global Change project to challenge and disrupt their own disciplinary assumptions through experimentation with new methodologies grounded in ethnographic and empirical data of the lived world. This juncture served to open “entry points” to describe the partial, relational, symbolic, negotiated, and enacted characteristics of “globals” that shape specific research topics (Kahn 2014, pp. 6-7). The essays presented here extend this work in ways that disrupt our own assumptions about international education as a field, and offer new thinking about both methodology and grounded experience.

We hope the essays and synopses included in this issue deepen and expand our conversations in the field and lead us to even newer entry points and frameworks for appreciating the complexity of this world we share.

More from the editors

Featured Essays

Framing International Education within the Global

  • Framing the Global: Entry Points for Research, edited by Hilary E. Kahn

Ripples without Estimation

  • Framing the Global: Entry Points for Research, edited by Hilary E. Kahn

The Geoframe: Pedagogy for Education Abroad

  • Framing the Global: Entry Points for Research, edited by Hilary E. Kahn

Toward the Intellectual–Administrator? The Utility of Frames in the Craft of International Education

  • Framing the Global: Entry Points for Research, edited by Hilary E. Kahn
  • Globalizing Knowledge: Intellectuals, Universities, and Publics in Transformation, by Michael D. Kennedy
Internationalization and Higher Education

Internationalizing the Curriculum: Getting to the Core of Academic Learning

  • Internationalizing the Curriculum, by Betty Leask

The Power of the Disciplines and the Internationalization of Knowledge

  • Internationalizing the Curriculum, by Betty Leask
  • Internationalizing Higher Education: Critical Collaborations Across the Curriculum, edited by Rhiannon D. Williams and Amy Lee
Critiques and Reform of Higher Education

Can Theology-Based Reflection Create a Conduit to Employment with Purpose?

  • The Purposeful Graduate: Why Colleges Must Talk to Students about Vocation, by Timothy Clydesdale
Intercultural Communication and Language Education

Placing Student Learning at the Center of Assessment

  • Demystifying Outcomes Assessment for International Educators: A Practical Approach, by Darla K. Deardorff

Student Mobility and Migration Goes “Glocal”

  • Intercultural Contact, Language Learning and Migration, edited by Barbara Geraghty and Jean E. Conacher
  • Introducing Language and Intercultural Communication, by Jane Jackson
Global Issues: Foreign Policy and Political Economy

Finding Entry Points and Junctures of Knowledge in the Spanish Context

  • Patrones culturales y sociedad contemporánea: Apuntes para una ciudadanía global, edited by María Luisa Sierra Huedo
Social Justice and Human Rights

Marginalized Masses in the Post-Keynesian Era

  • Expulsions: Brutality and Complexity in the Global Economy, by Saskia Sassen