WHERE WE GO FROM HERE: A call to action in international higher education

Anne M. D’Angelo, Mary Katherine O’Brien

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In the concluding chapter to a volume containing the final manuscript of foundational scholar-practitioner of international education Josef A. Mestenhauser (1925-2015), the authors describe the concern they shared with him about the dangers of complacency in the field. They discuss systems theory and “frames” utilized by Mestenhauser in his final work, and how the work relates to the contributed chapters, and they advocate for a systems approach in the field. They conclude with four specific calls to action for international educators related to leadership, mindset, diversity, and theory, through which Mestenhauser and the volume illuminate pathways for inquiry and future practice.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMestenhauser and the Possibilities of International Education
Subtitle of host publicationIlluminating Pathways for Inquiry and Future Practice
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)9781000608656
ISBN (Print)9780367708566
StatePublished - Jan 1 2022

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Publisher Copyright:
© 2023 selection and editorial matter, Anne M. D’Angelo, Mary Katherine O’Brien, and Gayla Marty.


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