Le processus d’internationalisation des cégeps : une analyse historique et géopolitique
Bégin-Caouette, O. (2018). Le processus d'internationalisation des cégeps : une analyse historique et géopolitique. Canadian Journal of Higher Education / Revue canadienne d'enseignement supérieur, 48(1), 99-117.
The internationalization of technical education institutions is influenced by the local geopolitical context (Gallagher & Dennison, 1995). This study ana-lyzes the evolution of international activities and organizational strategies tak-ing place in Quebec’s collèges d’enseignement general et professionnel (CE-GEPs) between 2000 and 2014, in order to identify the internationalization phase (Raby & Valeau, 2007) and assess the influence of Quebec’s geopolitical context. The data come from four surveys conducted by CEGEP International (2000, 2005, 2010) and the Federation of CEGEPs (2014), and they show a growth of all international activities, but a decline in organization strategies between 2010 and 2014. We formulate the hypothesis that CEGEPs have entered a fifth and post-institutionalization phase that we called “disper-sion”. A community of practice including the Government of Quebec, CEGEPs and the Federation of CEGEPs would have contributed to the growth of inter-national activities, and recent changes in the government’s policy emphasis could explain the decline in CEGEPs’ organizational strategies.
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