ERIC Number: ED246941
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Mar
Internationalizing Curricula: Articulation between 2 & 4 Year Colleges & Universities.
Harris, Mathilda E.
Initial efforts to internationalize the curricula in two-year colleges in the Pacific Northwest were met with a number of barriers, including an unwillingness by four-year institutions to recognize the two-year college programs and implement revisions of their own programs, funding problems, and state-level skepticism of the need for international education. These problems have been dealt with to a large extent through the Northwest International Education Association, a consortium of 40 colleges and universities, which has obtained grants to implement curricular revisions in international studies, to coordinate the efforts of two- and four-year colleges, and to set up direct links with the business community. The consortium has also sponsored training programs, summer institutes, and research abroad programs for two- and four-year faculty. International education in Oregon has been further supported by the recommendations of the Governor's Commission on Foreign Languages and International Studies. Based on the experiences of educators in the Pacific Northwest, a series of steps can be identified as necessary to assure the articulation between two- and four-year colleges in the area of international education, including: (1) recognizing the importance of incorporating international education in all disciplines; (2) gaining support of college administrators and trustees; (3) applying for grants; (4) involving faculty in articulation discussions; and (5) assuring substantive faculty training programs. (HB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the International Studies Association (25th, Atlanta, GA, March 27-31, 1984).