ERIC Number: ED351979
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
Internationalizing the Undergraduate Curriculum: A Handbook for Campus Leaders.
Pickert, Sarah; Turlington, Barbara
This handbook offers practical guidance from implemented programs for making the undergraduate curriculum more international in outlook and content. The handbook is divided into five chapters. In the first chapter, presidents of four colleges and universities describe how they encourage curricular change to internationalize their institutions. The second chapter discusses ways to asses the current state of the curriculum, develop human resources, create effective administrative units, and find support for curriculum change. Chapter Three illustrates how to incorporate international elements across the disciplines (including the professional schools); link cross-cultural experiences to the curriculum; and use technology to bridge campuses, cultures, and countries. Chapter Four describes 10 specific programs that have survived administrative, faculty and student scrutiny. Examples are drawn from a variety of institutions with different missions and diverse student populations. The final chapter discusses hopes for the future. The appendices provide names and addresses of contact people at each of the colleges and universities mentioned and government funding agencies, a bibliography of 49 references, a list of relevant associations and organizations, and a list of funding sources. (Author/JB)
Descriptors: Colleges, Curriculum Development, Educational Change, Educational Environment, Global Approach, Higher Education, International Education, International Programs, International Studies, Organizational Objectives, Program Descriptions, Undergraduate Study, Universities
American Council on Education, Publications Department IH, One Dupont Circle, Washington, DC 20036 ($12.50).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Council on Education, Washington, DC.; Catholic Univ. of America, Washington, DC.