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Saleh, Edrees Sultan; Gandy, S. Kay – Intercultural Education, 2015
The study aimed to compare the perceptions of Egyptian and US students on global issues. The authors developed a survey of global issues and administered it to sample of 321 Geography students in the USA and Egypt. The survey tapped five issues: global citizenship, cultural diversity, global conflicts, nuclear arms race, and global warming. The…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Student Attitudes, Geography
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Mead, Sarah M.; Ellerbrock, Cheryl R.; Cruz, Bárbara C. – Social Studies, 2017
Contemporary global issues can be examined through the lens of modern photographic art. In an effort to prepare global-ready graduates, this article explores the pressing problems of environmental degradation, urbanization, and homelessness through the work of three contemporary artists. Illustrative works, suggested approaches, and curriculum…
Descriptors: Global Education, Global Approach, Environmental Education, Urbanization
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Coers, Natalie J. – Journal of Leadership Education, 2018
Vision has long been a quality and characteristic defining leadership. To cultivate vision among undergraduate students in a course, the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals are utilized as a foundation to inspire a vision that connects local service and personal interests to global, complex issues. Students select a goal to work with for…
Descriptors: Leadership Training, Administrator Education, Undergraduate Students, Student Projects
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Cole, Eddie R.; Howe, Elijah C.; Laird, Thomas F. Nelson – Journal of College and Character, 2016
This study explores how often faculty members encourage students to engage with campus, local, state, national, and global issues. Using data from the 2013 administration of the Faculty Survey of Student Engagement (FSSE), the results show that faculty members are more likely to encourage students to engage in state, national, or global issues…
Descriptors: Citizen Participation, Teacher Influence, Student School Relationship, Student Participation
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Sund, Louise – Environmental Education Research, 2016
Over the last 20 years, international organisations and national governments have stressed the need for education policies to be (re)oriented towards social change, sustainability and preparing students for life in a global society. This area of pedagogy is not problem free. When policy is turned into practice teachers need to take a number of…
Descriptors: Sustainability, Environmental Education, Teaching Experience, Foreign Countries
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Feingold, Ronald S.; Estes, Steven G. – Quest, 2016
This article analyzes various issues related to a professional society's having greater influence on governmental, societal, and global issues. Analysis of association/society missions and goals, support for enhanced connections with other groups and collaboration to other disciplines through scholarly research projects, plus greater relevance and…
Descriptors: Professional Associations, Institutional Role, Honor Societies, Institutional Mission
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Madden, Lauren; Dell'Angelo, Tabitha – Journal of College Science Teaching, 2016
Developing innovative tools for ensuring that students understand the ways in which science content connects to their lives, future careers, and global issues is becoming more dynamic as online, blended, and hybrid instructional models become more prevalent in higher education. In this article the authors present one strategy that proved to be…
Descriptors: Photography, Blended Learning, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Oliver, Kevin M.; Cook, Michael P.; Wiseman, Angela – Journal of Online Learning Research, 2019
Two cohorts of teachers participated in a professional development program in summer 2016 and 2017 focused on incorporating global perspectives and activities into K-12 classrooms using contemporary technologies. One part of this program required teachers to plan and carry out a global project with an international classroom as a means to…
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Faculty Development, Global Approach, International Education
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Cuff, Patricia A.; Forstag, Erin Hammers – National Academies Press, 2018
The mental health and well-being of health professionals is a topic that is broad, exceptionally relevant, and urgent to address. It is both a local and a global issue, and affects professionals in all stages of their careers. To explore this topic, the Global Forum on Innovation in Health Professional Education held a 1.5 day workshop. This…
Descriptors: Design, Systems Approach, Mental Health, Well Being
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Harrison, David – New Directions for Student Services, 2014
As colleges seek to increase global knowledge within its students, it is important that faculty members are also offered opportunities to increase their own knowledge of global issues. This chapter discusses faculty development models for seminars abroad and how these seminars encourage the development of unique global study programs.
Descriptors: College Faculty, Global Approach, Global Education, Faculty Development
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Gates, Lisa – New Directions for Student Services, 2014
For students in U.S. higher education institutions, global learning through study abroad has become a powerful force in student cultural competence. This chapter explores the impact of international internships and other short-term immersion experiences in further developing student learning, especially with respect to their understanding of the…
Descriptors: Immersion Programs, Internship Programs, Global Approach, Global Education
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Edwards, Beverly L. – Education, 2011
If social workers are to become more effectively involved in international organizations and global issues, the international dimension of social work education must be strengthened. Educational programs for social workers around the world give only limited attention to social issues that extend beyond national boundaries. Schools of social work…
Descriptors: Social Work, International Organizations, Caseworkers, Comparative Analysis
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Wagener, Marina; Krogull, Susanne – Review of International Geographical Education Online, 2018
Against the theoretical background of world society and learning challenges related to globalization processes the article deals with empirical findings from two qualitative-reconstructive studies on learning experiences of young people. The first is a study on young people in Germany engaged in child sponsorship programmes for children in the…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Teaching Methods, Global Approach, Learning Experience
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Dunkerly-Bean, Judith; Bean, Thomas W.; Sunday, Kristine; Summers, Raleta – Reading Teacher, 2017
In this study, the authors look at the ways that global children's literature, drawing, and dramatic play were used as a means to generate children's understanding of issues such as poverty, fairness, and equity and to invite them to recontextualize conceptions of global issues into more localized and situated understanding through aesthetic…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Childrens Literature, Freehand Drawing, Dramatic Play
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Lillo, Sarah R. – Journal of Research in International Education, 2019
The study described in this article highlights the complexity of service-learning efforts and community engagement pursuits. It is based on 6.5 months of qualitative fieldwork in International Baccalaureate international schools in Kenya, Ethiopia, and South Africa. The article unpacks the understandings and skills involved in service-learning…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Teaching Methods, Advanced Placement Programs, International Education
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