ERIC Number: ED248754
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: 0
Educating for International Competence: A Curriculum Survey of San Francisco Bay Area Colleges and Universities.
Tebbets, Ruth; Zachrisson, Carl, Jr.
The undergraduate curricula of 10 San Francisco Bay Area colleges were evaluated to determine how students are being prepared for an increasingly internationalized world. The Higher Education Foreign Language and International Studies Survey (included as an appendix to this study) was distributed to each institution in the sample. To assess students' preparation for the international work environment, requirements for minimum competence in foreign languages and international studies were examined, along with courses and majors that have substantial international, cross-cultural, or comparative focus. Response of the Bay Area colleges and universities to the internationalization of industry and to the challenge of educating students to work in the world economy was considered by examining enrollments in language courses and courses with a specific area focus as well as innovations or initiatives by relevant departments to strengthen the international curriculum. Off-campus programs that place students in an international setting to live, study, or work were also assessed to determine the practical experience that students obtain in international education. The schools participating in the survey were: Chabot College, Foothill College, Merritt College, Mills College, San Jose State University, San Francisco State University, Stanford University, the University of California at Berkeley, the University of San Francisco, and the University of Santa Clara. (SW)
Descriptors: College Curriculum, College Second Language Programs, Cross Cultural Training, Education Work Relationship, Experiential Learning, Foreign Countries, Geographic Regions, Higher Education, International Education, Questionnaires, School Surveys, Study Abroad, Undergraduate Study
Bay Area and the World, 312 Sutter Street, San Francisco, CA 94108.
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Bay Area and the World, San Francisco, CA.
Identifiers: California (San Francisco Bay Area); Chabot College CA; Foothill College CA; International Competence; Merritt College CA; Mills College CA; San Francisco State University CA; San Jose State University CA; Stanford University CA; University of California Berkeley; University of San Francisco CA; University of Santa Clara CA