By Emmanuel Jean Francois

"Glocal" schooling melds the commercial merits of globalizing greater schooling with some great benefits of incorporating neighborhood views. This e-book explores glocal education's reason; social, cultural, and monetary foundations; key thoughts; and implementation.

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International relations provide a framework for cultural exchange, thus facilitating collaboration in international education activities. The international cultural framework has the potential to facilitate effective intercultural interactions, which is the dynamic of intercultural contacts and communications that occur between or among individuals from different nationalities and cultural backgrounds (Gudykunst and Kim, 1992; Lustig and Koester, 1999). Many scholars in the field of international education assert that intercultural interactions can lead to the development of intercultural competence.

Intercultural competence is “the ability to communicate effectively and appropriately in intercultural situations based on one’s intercultural knowledge, skills, and attitudes” (Deardorff, 2004, p. 184). According to Hunter (2004), intercultural competence involves an intercultural awareness, respect, and appreciation of diverse cultures. In other words, intercultural interactions provide an opportunity for students to move beyond their comfort zones and develop a multiple perspective of the world through self-ref lection (Braskamp, 2009).

The first dimension of globalism refers to economic transactions among people, culture, and societies. World economy is based on f low of production of goods, services, market networks, and capital that go beyond the control of any geographic border (Giddens, 1990; Lister, 2000). In other words, the trade relations that have been part of the history of international relations among country constitute a very old form of globalism. There is a political dimension of globalism, which has shrunk the geopolitical distance between nation-states (White, 2001).

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