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Educating Global Citizens in Colleges and Universities

Challenges and Opportunities, 1st Edition

By Peter N. Stearns


240 pages

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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, 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.


"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

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Introduction: Why Global Education?

Chapter 2: Contexts

Chapter 3: Curriculum: General education and beyond

Chapter 4:Study Abroad

Chapter 5: International Operations:

Chapter 6: Organizing the Global Programs

Chapter 7: Assessing Global Citizenship

About 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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