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ERIC Number: EJ1063954
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Aug-9
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Abstractor: ERIC
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ISSN: ISSN-1938-5978
High-Impact Practices for Cultural Competency
Talbani, Aziz
New England Journal of Higher Education, Aug 2013
The world has closely-knitted economic, social, and cultural relations that offer greater entrepreneurial and professional opportunities than ever before. Students in the 21st century global society will live and work in a rapidly changing social, economic, and political world; they will require global cultural competencies to be successful. Study abroad is just one of the several opportunities and strategies to achieve that goal. In recent years, with the realization that globalization and global knowledge have an impact on students' current and future prospects for success, universities and colleges have expanded study-abroad programs, and greater numbers of students are taking advantage of study-abroad opportunities. Study-abroad experiences will remain a privilege of a few. Hence, it becomes imperative that all students acquire knowledge and skills that enrich their cultural and educational experiences and have competencies to successfully live and work in a global society. The institutions of higher education should consider revising and updating curricula, extracurricular programs, and institutional culture where students could encounter global cultural diversity and acquire cultural competency for a global society.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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