ERIC Number: ED362138
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-May-17
The Challenge of Internationalization: Relating to Multicultural Education.
Scott, Robert A.
This speech examines an agenda and possible actions at the institutional level for internationalizing the college curriculum. Discussions include: (1) an assessment of both internal and external environments, including readiness, potential sources of support, and new opportunities; (2) a set of principles for setting priorities; (3) recommendations; (4) points of leverage; and (5) a format and schedule for monitoring progress. The speech addresses the challenge of finding ways to join the trend toward international and multicultural education by first coming to an understanding of who we are as Americans. It argues that international and multicultural awareness are essentially both parts of a greater whole, and that by studying and understanding our multicultural selves as a nation, it is possible to better understand foreign cultures. The speech concludes with a review of a conceptual framework for planning, setting priorities, and assessing progress towards internationalizing the curriculum, followed by a review of the points of leverage available on each campus to foster support for international education. (GLR)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Speech presented at The John Carroll University Conference "Toward Internationalizing Our Curriculum" (Cleveland, OH, May 17, 1993).