ERIC Number: ED344561
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Apr-12
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Yesterday's Home Runs Don't Count in Today's Ballgame...Or, The Need to Internationalize Institutions of Higher Education.
Hayden, F. M.; Thornton, Nelson L., Jr.
A study was undertaken to develop ways to internationalize the curricula of universities in a cost effective manner that will result in a recommended interdisciplinary studies program. An examination of the development of trade in the United States and the changing role and scope of higher education noted a golden age of higher education and peak in interest in international education after the Second World War followed by decades of change and turmoil with international education goals stagnating. A review of studies of international education conducted since the mid-1970s found that many universities present glowing pictures of their programs and impact while other studies are less optimistic and call for greater emphasis on international studies. The study found that ways to internationalize higher education institutions include redesigning course and textbooks and involving the faculty in including international angles in their courses, adding international studies survey courses to the core curriculum, developing interdisciplinary minor areas of study to complement international majors, and expanding existing interdisciplinary programs. A 14-item bibliography is included. (JB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Researchers
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Note: Paper presented at the Texas Conference on Organizations (Lake Travis, TX, April 10-12, 1992).