Preparing for a Global Community. Achieving an International Perspective in Higher Education. ASHE-ERIC Higher Education Report No. 2, 1992.Report as inadecuate




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This report discusses the response of colleges and universities in the United States to the need of graduate students to become equipped to make personal and public policy decisions as citizens of an international society. Curriculum changes are showing a tightening of foreign language standards in schools of higher education and, throughout the curriculum, faculty are including material from other countries and advances in computer and satellite communication to enhance the international experience without leaving the classroom. Additionally, the international focus on higher education has been boosted through a major U.S. initiative that tripled federal spending on undergraduate study abroad. The United States is also cooperating with foreign representatives in working with the Economic Community and the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization to standardize educational credential reporting, licensing, and certification. Governments are also looking with increased regulatory fervor upon joint educational business ventures. Steps that faculty and administrators can take to improve international education on their campuses are explored, including widening the curriculum to expose students to other cultures, widening opportunities for international contact, and evaluating organizational structures that help or hinder international activities. Contains approximately 200 references and an index. (GLR)

Descriptors: College Administration, College Faculty, College Second Language Programs, Cultural Awareness, Curriculum Development, Educational Objectives, Educational Planning, Exchange Programs, Foreign Culture, Foreign Students, Higher Education, International Education, Multicultural Education, Student Mobility, Study Abroad, Undergraduate Study

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Author: Pickert, Sarah M.

Source: https://eric.ed.gov/?q=a&ft=on&ff1=dtySince_1992&pg=11635&id=ED350892







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