ISJ May 2020: Culture: its present and future role in International Education
‘Culture’ is one of those words which is repeatedly used in International Education, but in diverse ways. Since each of the various applications incorporates different associations – different meanings – it cannot be used in any critical analysis without being defined each time for the purpose in hand. In order to explore more effectively the situations in which we find the term useful, it may be productive to examine the actual intrapersonal processes which perform culture. This account is based on recent lines of research in several disciplines, which give fresh insights into aspects of learning and behavior which are the core of education. It revisits the basic premise presented before in this journal (Pearce, 2018) and extends it into the light of recent publications, in directions which suggest lines of future research.