Global Liberal Education

Contradictory Trends and Heightened Controversy

  • Mary-Ellen Boyle Clark University
Keywords: Liberal education, convergence, educational transfer, regional differentiation


This article defines global liberal education, summarizes global and regional trends, and assesses current key issues including politicization and pandemic impact. It is argued that the waning US influence in global geopolitics has resulted in the acceleration of indigenous efforts as well as innovative approaches to integrating the global and the local.

Author Biography

Mary-Ellen Boyle, Clark University

Mary-Ellen Boyle is associate professor of management at Clark University, Worcester, US. Email:

How to Cite
Boyle, M.-E. (2022). Global Liberal Education. International Higher Education, (109), 13-15. Retrieved from