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ERIC Number: EJ896876
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 13
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 6
ISSN: ISSN-0160-5429
Internationalizing the Curriculum: Bringing the World to East Tennessee
Schmied, Lori A.; Shiba, Kathie E.
International Education, v36 n2 p70-82 Spr 2007
While many institutions of higher education have long advocated the need for educating students for global citizenship and promoting intercultural understanding, the ways of reaching that goal are myriad and as varied as the institutions themselves. In this article, the authors outline a multi-tiered approach that encompasses both curriculum and resources. Maryville College in East Tennessee has had a long history of international ties stemming from its connection with the Presbyterian Church USA and its early focus on educating missionaries. For the past several years, Maryville College has been striving to infuse cross-cultural understanding among its faculty, staff, and students through a deliberate and focused internationalization of the campus. Institutional commitment is key to internationalizing the curriculum and the College demonstrates this commitment at several levels. One such manifestation of commitment is through institutional resources. Intentional placement of resources can provide strategic directions in achieving the educational goals. (Contains 1 footnote.)
College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences, University of Tennessee, Knoxville. 420 Claxton Complex, 1126 Volunteer Boulevard, Knoxville, TN 37996. Tel: 865-974-9505; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Tennessee