In Talks at International Education Summit, Differences and Common Goals Emerge
By Karin Fischer
May 3, 2012
The International Education Summit on the Occasion of the G8 takes its mouthful of a name from the Group of 8, the forum for finance ministers of the world's largest economies. Now in its third year, the education summit has quickly become far more inclusive, and this year's conference drew representatives from countries including China, Indonesia, and Qatar.
[T]he delegates, who come from government agencies and international-education groups, do share the same broad goals: They want to increase the movement of students across international borders, expand enrollment in postsecondary education generally, and produce graduates who are globally competent and culturally fluent.
Yet, differences in practice and policy can hamper collaboration. For instance, representatives from countries like France and Brazil with low- or no-tuition models said they had trouble forming academic exchanges or sending students to study in high-tuition countries like the United States.
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