ERIC Number: ED440610
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: N/A
Globalizing Knowledge: Connecting International & Intercultural Studies. The Academy in Transition.
Cornwell, Grant H.; Stoddard, Eve W.
This is the fourth in a series of occasional papers that analyze the changes taking place in U.S. undergraduate education. This essay examines two streams of reform on the campus and in the curriculum--internationalization and diversification--and suggests that these separate movements must come together in a new paradigm of higher education in which diversity would be taught as the historical result of multiple overlapping diasporas created by the evolving process of globalization. Concomitantly, an understanding of deeply different cultural and political perspectives from outside the United States would develop the intercultural skills students will need in an increasingly diverse and globally interdependent nation. Part 1 of the paper, "Separate Streams: The Legacy of American Exceptionalism," focuses on the internationalization of U.S. higher education, diversity, reconceptualizing identities and locations, globalization, diasporas, interculturalism, and positionality (identity politics). Part 2, "Educational Goals for U.S. Students in the Twenty-first Century," offers four interrelated goals that follow from the changes identified in part 1: understanding diverse cultures; developing intercultural skills; understanding global processes; and preparing for local and global citizenship. (Contains 56 references and 6 endnotes.) (CH)
Descriptors: Cross Cultural Studies, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Differences, Cultural Interrelationships, Cultural Pluralism, Educational Change, Global Education, Higher Education, Intercultural Programs, Multicultural Education, Undergraduate Study
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Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Association of American Colleges and Universities, Washington, DC. Program on the Status and Education of Women.