ERIC Number: ED383359
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
Building the Global Community: The Next Step. Report of a Conference Sponsored by the American Council on International Intercultural Education and the Stanley Foundation (Warrington, VA, November 28-30, 1994).
Bakke, Amy; Tharp, Bonnie
In November 1994, 24 practitioners from the field of international education and the federal government met to clarify community college goals in international and intercultural education, articulate a clear mission statement, and determine strategies and plans of action. This document provides an overview of the discussions and conclusions reached by participants. First, an introduction describes the role of community colleges in international and intercultural education, pointing to the colleges' community-based and comprehensive mission, and suggests that colleges must develop students knowledge and understanding in the areas of global interdependence; human resources, values, and cultures; global environment and natural resources; global peace and conflict management; and change and alternate futures. The second section describes strategies to ensure that viable global education programs are established nationwide, covering six strategic areas: establishing support among college personnel, business and industry, and the community for global education; utilizing organizational partnerships; harnessing new technologies; consulting with other nations; coordinating efforts among colleges; and celebrating diversity and respect for commonalities. The third section presents a plan of action related to these six areas, and the fourth presents conclusions about the importance of embracing global education. A list of participants, the opening address by Richard H. Stanley, and opening remarks by Ernest L. Boyer are appended. (KP)
Descriptors: College Planning, College Role, Community Colleges, Conference Proceedings, Cross Cultural Studies, Curriculum Development, Futures (of Society), Intercultural Programs, International Education, Mission Statements, Multicultural Education, School Community Relationship, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Stanley Foundation, Muscatine, IA.; American Association of Community Colleges, Washington, DC. American Council on International Intercultural Education.