ERIC Number: ED449872
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
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Preparing Students as Global Citizens.
Howard Community Coll., Columbia, MD.
This report was prepared by The "Preparing Students as Global Citizens" Task Force of Howard Community College's Commission on the Future. The principal issue addressed by this task force was to identify ways in which Howard Community College (Maryland) can prepare its students to be effective citizens in a global society. Its focus is based upon a previous report stressing the need for community colleges to integrate their educational mission with issues regarding globalization. In order to execute its assignment, the task force studied an array of resource materials, formulated a vision, delineated a series of recommendations in five areas for the college to consider and pursue, and initiated an inventory of existing international resources. The vision consists of five priorities: making a commitment to education on global skills and competencies; providing adequate resources; recognizing diversity; promoting dialogue; and creating an environment where global competencies can be learned and practiced. A series of specific recommendations are then outlined in the following areas: (1) a list of competencies and skills required of all global citizens; (2) the roles of the administration, faculty, and boards; (3) community participation; (4) technology and global initiatives; and (5) financial resources necessary to support global initiatives. A draft worksheet that lists an overview of college and community resources is included. (JJL)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Authoring Institution: Howard Community Coll., Columbia, MD.