ERIC Number: ED349061
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
Integrating the International/Intercultural Dimension in the Community College.
King, Maxwell C.; Fersh, Seymour H.
Focusing on the role that community colleges have played in promoting international/intercultural education (IIE), this six-part report examines key concepts, issues, and programs related to IIE. First, "International Education: Challenges and Responses" reviews efforts by the American Association of Community and Junior Colleges (AACJC) and the Association of Community College Trustees to promote an international/intercultural dimension. Next, "Relationship of International and Intercultural Education," examines the effects of ethnic diversity within community colleges, and within the United States, citing changing perceptions of ethnic heritage, and growing support for multi-ethnic education. Next, "The International/Intercultural Dimension" focuses on the implications of the IIE movement for general education, offers suggestions for trustees and administrators concerning IIE implementation, and discusses the institutionalization of new curricula. In "Progress: By Colleges and Consortia," specific efforts and organizations committed to fostering IIE in two-year colleges are reviewed, highlighting relevant AACJC-Kellogg Beacon College Projects; the Asian Studies Institute at the East-West Center, in Honolulu; international trade, specialized study, and study abroad programs at Brevard Community College, in Florida; the American Council on International/Intercultural Education; state consortia; and Community Colleges for International Development, in Florida. Following a summary entitled "Looking Back, Looking Forward," a final chapter entitled "Becoming and Keeping Informed: Basic Sources and Resources," lists over 40 organizations and multi-media resources for IIE. Contains 80 endnotes. (PAA)
Descriptors: College Role, Community Colleges, Consortia, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Education, Curriculum Development, Educational Change, Educational Trends, Global Approach, Immigrants, Intercultural Programs, International Education, International Trade, Minority Groups, Multicultural Education, Role of Education, Two Year Colleges
Association of Community College Trustees, 1740 N St., N.W., Washington, DC 20036 ($10).
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Community Colleges for International Development, Inc.; Association of Community College Trustees, Washington, DC.