ERIC Number: ED430614
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998-Dec
New Expeditions: Charting the Future of Global Education in Community Colleges. Testimony and Reflections on Global Education.
Korbel, Linda A.
Posing the question, "If you could build a community college for 2010, what would it look like and whom would it serve?" the New Expeditions initiative takes up where the decade-old report by the Commission on the Future of Community Colleges, "Building Communities," left off. The initiative, which sought to remedy the latter report's limited attention to global education in community colleges, consisted of three phases. In the first phase, the nearly 200 member institutions of the American Council on International Intercultural Education and Community Colleges for International Development were surveyed in Fall 1998 about perceived obstacles and solutions concerning globalization efforts in community colleges. In the second phase, a hearing was held to report the survey results and to provide a forum for testimony from, and discussion among, community college presidents, federal agents and NGO personnel. In the third phase, fifteen community college leaders met at Airlie Center to discuss the impact of global education on access and equity, the faculty role, finances, governance, leadership development, market forces, student needs, technology, teaching and learning, and the civic role. They synthesized the survey results, earlier discussions, and their own vision into this report, which emphasizes that community and technical colleges will serve as the vanguard for global education into the next century. The survey instrument and transcripts of the testimony given by 12 individuals are appended. (VF)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Council on Education, Washington, DC. Commission on International Education.; Community Colleges for International Development, Inc.; Stanley Foundation, Muscatine, IA.