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ERIC Number: EJ847334
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 10
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0271-0633
The Sattvic Curriculum: A Three- Level, Non-Western, Superstructure for Undergraduate Education
Haigh, Martin
New Directions for Teaching and Learning, n118 p61-70 Sum 2009
Critical of approaches that treat internationalization as the addition of multicultural elements to a Western curriculum, the author makes an even more radical proposal. Specifically, he explores the possibility of internationalizing the undergraduate curriculum by organizing it around a non-Western framework rooted in Indian philosophy, thereby lifting, or perhaps rather freeing, internationalization efforts from their Eurocentric foundations. An important aspect of the framework the author advocates, which he refers to as a "Sattvic curriculum," is that it promotes self-reflection and self-development among students, thereby having the potential to overcome present barriers to empathy, genuine commitment, and global citizenship. Here, the author discusses the educational benefits of, and main objections voiced against, such a proposal. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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