ERIC Number: EJ805208
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 28
What Does It Mean to Be Globally Competent?
Hunter, Bill; White, George P.; Godbey, Galen C.
Journal of Studies in International Education, v10 n3 p267-285 2006
To contribute to the valuable and ongoing debate regarding the definition of global citizenship and global competency, this study proposes a definition developed through the use of a Delphi Technique involving human resource managers at top transnational corporations, senior international educators, United Nations officials, inter-cultural trainers, and foreign government officers. This definition is used as the foundation for the development of a survey to determine the knowledge, skills, and attitudes and experiences necessary to be considered globally competent. The survey was sent to 133 representatives from universities that self-nominated for recognition in the "Profiles of Success at Colleges and Universities--Internationalizing the Campus 2003" (NAFSA: Association of International Educators publication) and the transnational corporation human resource officials serving as members of the National Foreign Trade Council's Expatriate Management Committee and Global Mobility Roundtable. Results are reported and discussed, and a proposed curricular plan is presented based on the findings. (Contains 2 tables and 1 figure.)
Descriptors: Delphi Technique, Citizenship, Corporations, Human Resources, Administrators, Colleges, Global Approach, Definitions, Surveys, Cultural Pluralism, Knowledge Level, Competence, Attitude Measures, Experience, Attitudes, College Administration, International Cooperation, World History
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