International Education and the Next-Generation Workforce: Competition in the Global Economy

International Education and the Next-Generation Workforce: Competition in the Global Economy

Victor C. X. Wang (Florida Atlantic University, USA)
Indexed In: SCOPUS
Release Date: August, 2013|Copyright: © 2014 |Pages: 304
ISBN13: 9781466644984|ISBN10: 1466644982|EISBN13: 9781466644991|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-4498-4


Education is the first stage in developing a viable, dynamic, and long-lived global economy. Unfortunately, in times of economic hardship, educational programs, teacher salaries, and extracurricular opportunities are often the first to be cut.

International Education and the Next-Generation Workforce: Competition in the Global Economy presents a detailed discussion of present educational principles and policies, and their impact on the effectiveness of education in a multi-national context. The chapters in this pivotal reference contribute to the body of literature bridging the gap between the fields of business and education, providing educators and business professionals at all levels with an instruction manual for the next generation of employment-focused teaching and learning.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Chinese Pedagogy
  • Classroom Discussion
  • Collaborative Learning
  • English Language Learning
  • Global education
  • International E-Learning
  • Open Education
  • Workforce Readiness

Reviews and Testimonials

Offering an international coverage, including China, the Russian Federation, the European Union, Egypt, and Hong Kong, this volume is part of the Advances in Higher Education and Professional Development book series. The chapters cover a range of topics, including collaboration, international education, the influence of andragogy, recruiting international students to a university in the United States, technology use, the role of professional organizations, open education, and more. Some of the chapters are case studies, offering insights on what has been done and how to improve or change what is currently occurring in one’s own institution in any type of environment, while others offer a historical overview or an examination of the literature on a topic.

– Sara Marcus, American Reference Books Annual

This book delves into many of the issues that are needed to understand the global aspects of international education for our next generation. The legal, historical, cultural, economic, national, regional and international perspectives are refreshing and help all of us who work with international programs better understand how to be more effective in this kaleidoscopically globalizing world.

– Dennis Keefe, University of Nanjing, China, Adult Education Quarterly

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Dr. Victor C. X. Wang, Professor/Dissertation Chair/Recipient of 2016 AAACE Presidential Award, has published more than 230 refereed books, book chapters, and journal articles. These publications address andragogy and pedagogy, which can be considered as the umbrella under which such areas as andragogical curriculum and program development, management, human performance technology, social justice, global education, diversity and E-learning are addressed.

Currently, Dr. Wang is co-editing the International Journal of Adult Vocational Education and Technology with a Columbia University Professor, Dr. Lyle Yorks and a doctoral student of Malcolm Knowles, Dr. John A. Henschke. Dr. Wang has won many academic achievement awards, including the Distinguished Faculty Scholarly & Creative Achievement Award. He has had extensive experience in chairing and mentoring doctoral dissertations (including dissertations from University of Auckland, New Zealand). Some of his books have been adopted as required textbooks by major universities in the United States, and in China. In addition, numerous universities worldwide including some Ivy League Universities have cataloged his books and journal articles. Dr. Wang’s teaching (including teaching via technology) has reached many states in the United States and China. Personal Link: