Internationalization of School Education


Introduction and Definition
It has been observed that for the last more than two decades, the English–speaking nations had started providing services related to international higher education and have controlled most educational programs, whereas middle-income and developing nations are buying these programs. Although developing countries world over have also started improving their respective educational programs keeping in mind the needs of their society and culture and to match with international standards, yet they have not come up to the international standards due to the inadequate facilities available with them compared to the developed countries. That is why students, teachers, scholars and other stakeholders of the developing countries have started moving to the developed countries like USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, UK, Germany, France and other European Countries to receive higher education.
This movement of students, teachers and other stakeholders to the developed countries for knowledge sharing of best academic and research practices through interaction between diverse educational systems, and helping in developing global citizens through their mobility is termed as “Internationalization of Higher Education”. It emphasizes the relationship between and among nations, people, cultures, institutions, systems while globalization stresses the concept of worldwide flow of economy, ideas, culture, etc.
The most recent definition of internationalization of higher education is the process of integrating an international, intercultural or global dimension into the purpose, functions and delivery of higher education, in order to enhance the quality of education and research for all students and staff, and to make a meaningful contribution to the society that includes community members in joint activities for mutual benefit even if each side benefits in a different way.
Need for Internationalization
The need for the internationalization of higher education in developing countries is that such countries are witnessing challenges that include the gap faced by students in terms of the skills that they learn at the universities of their respective nations in comparison to the skills required at the workplace, skill gaps amongst faculty, growing disparity between curricula and market demands, inadequacy of funding and the quality of research carried out in these countries.
Potential Benefits
The positive aspects of internationalization include improved academic quality, internationally oriented students and staff, and national and international citizenship for students and staff from underdeveloped countries. In addition to revenue generation and brain gain for developed countries, the internationalization of higher education can be beneficial in sustaining and growing science and scholarship through dynamic academic exchanges; and building social and economic capacity in developing countries.
The knowledge translation and acquisition, mobilization of talent in support of global research and enchantment of the curriculum with international content are also considered to be the benefits of internationalization of higher education.
Other benefits of internationalization of higher education include diversifying and enhancing the learning environment for the benefit of domestic students. It also changes the lives of international students as it helps in producing graduates who are internationally knowledgeable and cross-culturally sensitive. The student mobility allows them to transfer to a different environment, where they can understand the connections between the local and the global environment in which they live.
Though internationalization is quite beneficial to higher education yet some risks are also associated with this multifaceted and growing phenomenon including commercial profit, academic colonization and difficulty in ensuring quality education. Further, international students in some countries pay inflated tuition fees compared to domestic students which can act as a barrier for international study opportunities.
Main Components of Internationalization
The main components of internationalization of higher education are recruitment of international students, development of international branch campuses, students, staff and scholars exchange programs, international-lization of  curriculum, research and education  partnerships  between regional and international institutions.
Our Proposed Plans
It has been observed that education system of most of the schools and colleges of developing countries is not of international standard due the challenges faced by the students with regard to skill gaps, disparity between curricula and market demands etc. Keeping these points in mind we have developed some programs which will motivate and help schools and colleges who may be interested to improve their education system so that these institutions may come up to the level of international standard of education.
Gianmandir provides following services & resource programs to our member institutes to fit into the system of Internationalization of Higher Education..
(1) Student and Cultural Exchange Programs at National and International Levels between Schools, Colleges and Universities.
(2) Partnership Programs at National and International Levels between Schools, Colleges and Universities.
(3) Academic and Technical Events like Symposia, Workshops, Conferences, Summer Schools, etc. among National and International Students, Teachers and Education Leaders.
(4) STEM and STEAM Education Programs in Schools and Colleges
(5) Skill Development Programs
(6) Teachers Training and Exchange Programs for Teachers and their Supporting Staff.
(7) Co-Curricular and Extra-Curricular Activities at National and International Levels.
(8) IELTS and PTE Training Program Online.
(9) International Ph.D. Programs for Educators (Principals, Teachers Educators of Schools and Colleges).
(10) Center of Excellence in Education
(11) Mental and Physical Health through Psycho-analysis and Yoga Classes.
(12) Distance Learning Solutions through Live and Interactive Teaching (One-to-one and One-to-many)
(i) Normal: CBSE, ICSE, IGCSE, IB, etc..
(ii) Competition: JEE, NEET, NDA, CAT, CLAT, etc.
(13) Guidelines for opening up of New CBSE Schools of Global Eminence in the developing nations.
(14) Getting Jobs in National and International Institutes.
Following resource will be provided to the member institutes, their students, teachers and other staff.
(1) NCERT Syllabus based videos of Science and Mathematics of IX to XII Class students on YouTube.
(2) School Management Software (ERP)
(3) @ Domain: E-mail addresses of Students and Teachers with their School Name.
(4) Industry Integrated Programs: BCA, BBA, MCA, MBA degrees to Economically Weaker Section students of India.
Details of the above facilities are given separately under their respective menus.