ERIC Number: ED407958
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
Educating for the Global Community: A Framework for Community Colleges. Report of a Conference Sponsored by the American Council on International Intercultural Education and the Stanley Foundation (Warrenton, VA, November 15-17, 1996).
Stanley Foundation, Muscatine, IA.; American Council on International Intercultural Education, Des Plaines, IL.
Summarizing results from a 3-day conference on community colleges and globally competent learners, this report presents participants' conclusions regarding the colleges' role in producing globally competent learners. Following introductory sections, a definition is provided of globally competent learners, suggesting that they are empowered by the experience, are committed to lifelong learning, are aware of diversity, recognize global interdependence, are capable of working in diverse teams, and accept responsibility for world citizenship. Requirements for establishing effective global education efforts at colleges are then reviewed, including obtaining commitment from top administrators, implementing global education as an integral component of the mission, conducting a needs assessment for local businesses, allocating resources, and providing support and student services. The current status of global education in community colleges is then reviewed, examining partnerships, faculty development, curriculum enhancement, and diversity, and forces hindering attempts to globalize are reviewed related to attitudes, practices, priorities, and marketing. Strategies are then provided for countering these obstacles and for beginning or expanding globalization efforts. Finally, suggestions for advancing global education beyond the campus are addressed. A list of participants is included. Appendixes provide welcoming remarks by Richard H. Stanley; "Connectedness, Community, and Stardust," the opening address by Margaret B. Lee; and a list of global competencies. (HAA)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Stanley Foundation, Muscatine, IA.; American Council on International Intercultural Education, Des Plaines, IL.