Dr. Bryan McAllister-Grande

McAllister-Grande, B., In Press. Toward Humanistic Internationalization: Does the Current Western Theory of Internationalization Have Protestant Capitalist Roots?. In The Future Agenda for Internationalization in Higher Education: Next Generation Insights Into Research, Policy, and Practice . Routledge.Abstract

The dominant theory of internationalization in the West is the ‘infusion’ or ‘integration’ model. In the infusion/integration model, global perspectives are continually infused and integrated into the existing curriculum, campus, and delivery of education. This chapter argues that the theory’s very assumptions about knowledge and practice are tied up with an Anglo-Protestant, capitalist spirit in ways that are seldom discussed. After reviewing those assumptions about knowledge and practice, the chapter offers a definition of ‘humanistic’ or ‘pragmatic’ internationalization as an alternative to the infusion/integration model.

Bryan  McAllister-Grande

Dr. Bryan McAllister-Grande

Ed.D. (2017), Harvard Graduate School of Education
Bryan's work examines the history and theory of internationalization in higher education, the nature of liberal education, and contested definitions of freedom and democracy in American and global history. His dissertation, The Inner Restoration: Protestants Fighting for the Unity of Truth, 1930–1960, examines the uses of religion in liberal education at Harvard, Princeton, and Yale during the lead up to World War II and the Cold War.... Read more about Bryan McAllister-Grande