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ERIC Number: EJ1178072
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-2371-0071
An Intercultural Curriculum for a Leadership in Community Engagement Program: Linking Theory and Practice
Mercer, Lorraine; Carter, Lorraine
Journal of Professional, Continuing, and Online Education, v3 n1 2018
Student diversity in Canadian universities is rapidly increasing, and faculty and curriculum developers are challenged to transform programs and pedagogies to meet the learning needs of diverse students. While universities across Canada are actively attending to the need for interculturality and diversity in undergraduate education, this same need exists in continuing education units that serve heterogeneous populations of adult learners. This paper explores the intercultural curricular experience in the context of adult education in two ways: (i) examining the literature that reviews key terms and concepts related to culture, interculturality, and learning, and (ii) drawing upon examples of intercultural learning based on a certificate program called Leadership in Community Engagement, offered by the Centre for Continuing Education at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. We also offer recommendations for those working in adult and continuing education who strive for respectful and meaningful intercultural learning.
Canadian Association for University Continuing Education. c/o CAUCE Secretariat at Centre for Continuing and Distance Education, 475 Williams Building, 221 Cumberland Avenue North, Saskatoon, SK S7N 1M3, Canada. Tel: 306-966-5582; Fax: 306-966-5590; e-mail;
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Information Analyses
Education Level: Adult Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Canada
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