ERIC Number: ED388165
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
Educating Americans for a World in Flux: Ten Ground Rules for Internationalizing Higher Education.
American Council on Education, Washington, DC.
This document, developed by the Commission on International Education of the American Council on Education, stresses the importance of students developing the competence to function effectively in a global environment and the need for state and local governments and the private sector to support higher education's efforts toward this goal. Following an introductory section, the goals and benefits of international education are identified. Most of the booklet lists and explains the following 10 ground rules for internationalizing institutions: (1) require that all graduates demonstrate competence in at least one foreign language; (2) encourage understanding of at least one other culture; (3) increase understanding of global systems; (4) revamp curricula to reflect the need for international understanding; (5) expand study abroad and internship opportunities for all students; (6) focus on faculty development and rewards; (7) examine the organizational needs of international education; (8) build consortia to enhance capabilities; (9) cooperate with institutions in other countries; and (10) work with local schools and communities. An attachment lists Commission members. (DB)
Descriptors: Cooperative Programs, Curriculum Development, Educational Objectives, Faculty Development, Futures (of Society), Global Approach, Government Role, Graduation Requirements, Higher Education, International Education, Multicultural Education, Student Educational Objectives
American Council on Education, Publications EAWF, Department 36, Washington, DC 20055-0036 ($10 each for 1-10 copies, $7.50 each for more than 10 copies, prepaid by check or money order).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Council on Education, Washington, DC.