ERIC Number: ED396121
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996-Jun
Development of an Internationalized Dietetic Technician Program for the Milwaukee Area Technical College with a Plan for Implementation and Evaluation.
Advincula-Carpenter, Marietta M.
An internationalized dietetic technician (DT) program was developed at the Milwaukee Area Technical College through a process that included the design and development of international modules to be used through infusion or an individual unit approach in selected courses. The following procedures were used: a review of the literature on benefits of international education, models to internationalize curriculum, appropriate instructional design, and appropriate tools to evaluate program impact; establishment of formative committees to provide feedback during the developmental process; establishment of a process for the internationalization of the DT program; use of the framework developed by the author to internationalize the selected courses; establishment of a summative committee to provide feedback on program content and face validity; and development of plans for program implementation and evaluation. Of 15 technical courses in the program, 7 were internationalized by infusion and 8 by the addition of a new unit. The process of infusion was accomplished by adding an internationalized competency or competencies in an existing unit. Evaluation was planned for two years after program implementation. (Contains 129 references. Appendixes include: DT curriculum; diagram of the internationalization process; committee reports; guidebook of internationalized DT courses, with a course outcome summary and example lesson plan; and list of 241 academic support resources.) (YLB)
Descriptors: Associate Degrees, Behavioral Objectives, Curriculum Development, Dietitians, Evaluation Methods, Foreign Culture, Integrated Curriculum, International Education, International Relations, Occupational Home Economics, Program Development, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Program Implementation, Two Year Colleges, Units of Study
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Ed.D. major applied research project, Nova Southeastern University.