Educating Global Citizens in Colleges and Universities: Challenges and Opportunities [NOOK Book]

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This book provides distinctive analysis of the full range of expressions in global education at a crucial time, when international competition rises, tensions with American foreign policy both complicate and motivate new activity, and a variety of innovations are taking shape. Citing best practices at a variety of institutions, the book provides practical coverage and guidance in the major aspects of global education, including curriculum, study abroad, international students, collaborations and branch campuses, ...

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Educating Global Citizens in Colleges and Universities: Challenges and Opportunities

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Overview

This book provides distinctive analysis of the full range of expressions in global education at a crucial time, when international competition rises, tensions with American foreign policy both complicate and motivate new activity, and a variety of innovations are taking shape. Citing best practices at a variety of institutions, the book provides practical coverage and guidance in the major aspects of global education, including curriculum, study abroad, international students, collaborations and branch campuses, while dealing as well with management issues and options. The book is intended to guide academic administrators and students in higher education, at a point when international education issues increasingly impinge on all aspects of college or university operation. The book deals as well with core principles that must guide global educational endeavors, and with problems and issues in the field in general as well as in specific functional areas. Challenges of assessment also win attention. Higher education professionals will find that this book serves as a manageable and provocative guide, in one of the most challenging and exciting areas of American higher education today.

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Editorial Reviews

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"Educating Global Citizens in Colleges and Universities is timely given the ever-growing complexities of our world…its contents set forth thought provoking ideas to continue conversations at a local level. Higher education administrators will benefit from Stearns’s practical advice."—Jennifer D. Shea, Education Review, December 2009
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781135855208
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 1/13/2009
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 240
  • File size: 611 KB

Meet the Author

Peter N. Stearns is Provost and Professor of History at George Mason University. He has taught at Harvard, the University of Chicago, Rutgers, and Carnegie Mellon. He has published widely and, under his leadership, George Mason was awarded the 2006 Andrew Heiskell Award for Innovation in International Education.

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Table of Contents

1 Defining the Challenge 1

2 Goals: Where We Should Be Heading 17

3 Contexts for Global Education 29

4 Curriculum: The Foundations for Global Education 43

5 Education Abroad: Redefining a Staple 65

6 International Students and Global Education 97

7 Branch Campuses and Collaborations: A New Frontier 127

8 Leadership and Administration: Bureaucratic Innovation without Bureaucratization 149

9 Assessment 167

10 General Observations: Some Underlying Issues 179

11 Conclusion: The Global Mission 191

Notes 201

Further Reading 213

About the Author 219

Index 221

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