Internationalizing a School of Education
Integration and Infusion in Practice
International Race and Education Series
Published by: Michigan State University Press
Imprint: Michigan State University Press
Internationalizing a School of Education examines how Michigan State University has pursued internationalization and globalization through an integration-infusion approach to research, teaching, and outreach. The integration-infusion approach was introduced in MSU’s College of Education in the early 1980s as a replacement for the more disconnected comparative education program. This approach offers a vision where all faculty members and students are knowledgeable about education in all its international diversity, where their conceptions and aspirations are influenced by international research and experience, and where they reach out to other countries in collaborative efforts to do research, inform policy, and improve practice. Featuring profiles of faculty members and students who were leaders of this integration-infusion approach, this text provides a survey of the landscape of comparative education in the United States while examining channels of internationalization specific to MSU, highlighting the success of integration-infusion at an institutional level.
“An extraordinary story told by a masterful storyteller. In this book, veteran leader and scholar in international education John Schwille reflects on the journey of internationalization of one highly accomplished higher education institution that offers powerful lessons for leaders, scholars, and practitioners. Insightful, honest, scholarly, and personal—an excellent read.”
—Yong Zhao, Presidential Chair, College of Education, University of Oregon, and author of Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Dragon?: Why China has the Best (and Worst) Education System in the World
John Schwille has written a book that shows in detail how faculty leaders transformed a college of education through passion and vision. Clearly, Michigan State University’s College of Education is much stronger than it otherwise would have been thanks to understanding K–12 education in the United States through the eyes of different cultures and customs.
—Andrew Porter, professor emeritus, University of Pennsylvania
A riveting cultural depiction, following Bourdieu, of how one influential school of education integrated the intersecting streams of international and comparative education into the core of their program.
—Ruth Hayhoe, professor, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto