ERIC Number: ED316159
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Oct-28
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Making the Curriculum More Global.
Scott, Robert A.
Issues related to the implementation of the policy decision to make curriculum more global are discussed with examples from programs at the Ramapo College of New Jersey. Five principles for program development include a strategy incorporating both international and multicultural themes, and comprising research and training as well as undergraduate teaching. Six broad objectives are identified: professional development for faculty and staff; curriculum development; skill development; experiential learning; programmatic partnerships with schools, colleges, community organizations, and corporations; and recruitment and retention of students. Among 10 specific criteria for assessing program impact are the number of faculty and staff participating in professional development, enrollment in courses related to the goals and objectives, and the number and quality of international and minority students recruited and retained. Initiatives of Ramapo College of New Jersey in global education are summarized (e.g., Ramapo's initiatives in global education were greatly assisted by a special 3-year grant of $3.4 million from the State of New Jersey's Governor's Challenge for Excellence Grant Program). Finally, public influences on program development are briefly addressed. (SM)
Descriptors: College Faculty, College Students, Curriculum Development, Educational Planning, Educational Quality, Experiential Learning, Global Approach, Higher Education, International Cooperation, Multicultural Education, Professional Development, Program Development, School Holding Power, Student Recruitment
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
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