ERIC Number: ED421940
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998
Educating for Global Competence. America's Passport to the Future.
American Council on Education, Washington, DC. Commission on International Education.
This document advocates for a partnership of higher education with government and business to support the development of a globally competent citizenry. An executive summary summarizes the roles of each member of this partnership: (1) the federal government, which should support existing effective programs, leverage state and private resources, and ensure that necessary international expertise is available; (2) state and local governments, which should provide incentives and reward colleges and universities that add an international dimension to their curricula; (3) the business community, which should encourage the hiring and development of internationally competent staff and cooperate with colleges and universities; and (4) colleges and universities, which should actively seek partnerships with business and government to develop new forms of education appropriate to a global economy. Chapter 1 offers a broad look at the global context and global trends. Chapter 2 addresses the role of higher education in human resource development. Chapter 3 offers an agenda for stakeholders and includes lists of key federal programs and existing partnerships between corporate, higher education, and governmental sectors which promote international competence. (Contains 12 references.) (DB)
Descriptors: Federal Government, Federal Programs, Futures (of Society), Global Approach, Government Role, Government School Relationship, Higher Education, International Education, Local Government, Partnerships in Education, School Business Relationship, School Community Relationship, State Government
American Council on Education Fulfillment Service, Department 191, Washington, DC 20055-0191; phone: 301-604-9073 ($10 plus $3.50 postage).
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Council on Education, Washington, DC. Commission on International Education.
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