ERIC Number: ED164034
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Nov
Reference Count: 0
A Survey of International/Intercultural Education in Two-Year Colleges--1976.
Shannon, William G.
The objectives of this study were to identify international/intercultural programs and activities of community and technical colleges across the nation, to encourage replication, and to suggest ways of strengthening these programs. Over 200 colleges responded to a request for information. Generally, community colleges were seen to offer a wide variety of international programs and services with emphasis being placed on citizen education related to foreign policy development, the dynamics of world trade, economic interdependence, and cultural exchanges. Two types of courses were identified: (1) those that were specifically international and/or intercultural, e.g., study abroad, faculty exchange, foreign languages, area studies, and technical assistance to other nations; and (2) those that can be modified to have an international dimension with an infusion of certain elements, e.g., social studies, political science, economics, and the arts. Nonetheless, potential for even greater and more extensive service to students, communities, and the nation was revealed. The document presents descriptions of exemplary programs with international or ethnic/cultural emphasis, and other examples. Appendices contain lists of National Advisory Council members and of other international activities not reviewed in this report. (MB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Charles County Community Coll., La Plata, MD.
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