ERIC Number: ED409763
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-May-1
Reference Count: N/A
Global Education and International Students.
Keith, Kent M.
This paper discusses trends in global education and the role of international students in American universities. It reviews trends leading to greater global understanding, such as increased foreign travel and the rise of a transnational economy, and outlines the importance of global education in a rapidly shrinking world. The paper goes on to discuss the importance of infusing global awareness in elementary, secondary, and postsecondary schools, noting the work of the East-West Center's Consortium for Teaching Asia and the Pacific in the Schools in Hawaii. It reviews the activities of Chaminade University in Honolulu, Hawaii, in promoting foreign travel and study in Japan by students and faculty, along with the author's own experiences as a foreign student in England and Japan. The paper then discusses the need to integrate international students into the campus and community, make sure that international student advisors do not become the sole point of contact with the university for international students, and the need to treat each international student as an individual. International student advisors must promote awareness and implement training for faculty and staff regarding issues affecting international students. (MDM)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Japan; United States