ERIC Number: ED212244
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Internationalizing the Curriculum and the Campus: Guidelines for AASCU Institutions.
Information about internationalizing undergraduate education is presented. Data gathered from the membership of the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU) provide a profile of the degree of internationalization of these institutions. Additionally, major means of internationalizing the curriculum and the institution are identified, and practical guidelines are summarized to assist those who wish to know where and how to start to internationalize their campus or how to strengthen and refine that process. Survey results provide information on the extent of internationalization of the institutions using a five category classification scheme, the distribution of variables (e.g., the existence of planned international programs, study abroad, and program relations with the less developed countries), the seeking of grants and success rate, ethnic studies, institutional location and size, institutional operating budget, and requirements for graduation, foreign languages, and teaching English as a second language. The major curricular options that might be considered are: the infusion of nonwestern material, comparative approaches, issue-oriented approaches, area and civilization studies, intercultural communication, international development studies, and international studies major or minor. Establishing international education exchanges and funding arrangements are addressed. A list of 13 guidelines for AASCU institutions, a bibliography, a sample questionnaire, and information on funding sources are included. (SW)
Descriptors: Area Studies, College Curriculum, College Second Language Programs, Curriculum Development, English (Second Language), Ethnic Studies, Financial Support, Global Approach, Guidelines, Higher Education, Institutional Characteristics, International Education, International Educational Exchange, School Surveys, State Colleges, State Universities, Study Abroad, Undergraduate Study
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Publication Type: Reports - Research; Guides - Non-Classroom; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Association of State Colleges and Universities, Washington, DC.