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ERIC Number: EJ871262
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 8
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1099-3681
Meeting the Challenges of 21st Century Globalization
McRobbie, Michael A.
Presidency, v11 n3 p18-25 Fall 2008
Twenty years ago, the Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE) convened a group of experts to examine international higher education and make recommendations for the future of study abroad programs at U.S. universities. In its report to CIEE, the group--which represented a wide range of experience in higher education, foreign language and international studies, and public policy--called for increased international awareness among the nation's colleges and universities. Today, most of the nation's colleges and universities recognize the importance--for their graduates, for their own ability to successfully operate in the 21st century marketplace, and for the nation's strategic interests--of heightening the intercultural and international understanding and competencies of their faculty and students. The desire to internationalize higher education is a long-recognized and much sought-after goal. The author examines past achievements, current efforts, and the future imperative for global higher education. Lois DeFleur, Daniel Papp, and Beverly Byers-Pevitts offer additional commentary and perspective. (Contains 3 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United States