ERIC Number: ED225638
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
Internationalizing the Community College. ISHE Fellows Program, Research Report No. 2, l982.
Adams, A. Hugh; Earwood, Glenda
Fellows Program, v1 n2 Sum 1982
This monograph on community colleges and international/intercultural education begins with a rationale for international education, which emphasizes North American students' low level of awareness of international affairs and events and the importance of a knowledge of other societies in an increasingly interdependent world. After citing various definitions of international education, the monograph examines the role of the community college in its development. Next, a chronology is presented of developments in internationalizing the community college, and changes in college curricula in the areas of foreign language and international studies are reviewed. The following sections highlight faculty development efforts utilizing study abroad programs and international seminars; point to the increased availability of student study abroad programs; and consider the growing number of foreign students and their impact on the community college. Then, the value of consortial arrangements and the sharing of experience with foreign colleagues through joint programs and seminars is discussed, and future prospects for internationalizing the community college are outlined. Appendices include a position paper on the role of the American Association for Community and Junior Colleges on international education and a resolution in support of international education by the Florida legislature. (HB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Florida State Univ., Tallahassee. Inst. for Studies in Higher Education.