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Warp and weft 1
Weaving internationalization into institutional life
ByFiona Hunter, Neil Sparnon
Pages 13

This chapter argues for the restoration of internationalization in higher education as a cross-functional dimension of institutional activities. It attempts to bridge the gap between the rhetoric and reality of internationalization by presenting a framework which may be used by a broad range of institutions regardless of their histories, circumstances, ambitions, and current state of development. From this position, internationalization can enhance quality, act as a gear-shift in the engine of change for institutional growth, define practical actions in support of other activities, and become embedded securely in the warp and weft of institutional life.