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The Handbook of Practice and Research in Study Abroad
Higher Education and the Quest for Global Citizenship

Edited By

Ross Lewin

ISBN 9780415991612
Published May 14, 2009 by Routledge
608 Pages 22 B/W Illustrations

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Co-published with the Association for American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U)

If we are all becoming global citizens, what then are our civic responsibilities? Colleges and universities across the United States have responded to this question by making the development of global citizens part of their core mission. A key strategy for realizing this goal is study abroad. After all, there may be no better way for students to acquire the knowledge, skills, and attitudes required to become effective change-agents in international contexts.

The Handbook of Practice and Research in Study Abroad is a comprehensive survey of the field. Each chapter eloquently conveys an enthusiasm for study abroad alongside a critical assessment of the most up-to-date research, theory and practice. This contributed volume brings together expert academics, senior administrators, practitioners of study abroad, and policy makers from across the United States, Canada and other part of the world, who meticulously address the following questions:

What do we mean by global citizenship and global competence?

What are the philosophical, pedagogical and practical challenges facing institutions as they endeavor to create global citizens?

How is study abroad and global citizenship compatible with the role of the academy?

What are the institutional challenges to study abroad, including those related to ethics, infrastructure, finances, accessibility, and quality control?

Which study abroad programs can be called successful?

The Handbook of Practice and Research in Study Abroad is an indispensable reference volume for scholars, higher education faculty, study abroad professionals, policy makers, and the academic libraries that serve these audiences. It is also appropriate for a wide range of courses in Higher Education Master’s and Ph.D. Programs.

Table of Contents

Foreword, Allan Goodman


Introduction: The Quest for Global Citizenship through Study Abroad, Ross Lewin

Part One: Defining Global Citizenship in Study Abroad

1. Global Citizenship in Theory and Practice, Hans Schattle

2. Fostering Engagement: The Role of International Education in the Development of Global Civil Society, James Skelly

3. Global Learning and the Making of Citizen Diplomats, Rebecca Hovey and Adam Weinberg

4. International Studies and Foreign Languages: A Critical American Priority, Charles Kolb

5. Global Citizenship Education: Challenges and Possibilities, Ian Davies and Graham Pike

Part Two: Aligning Global Citizenship and Study Abroad With the Mission of the Academy

6. Study Abroad and Language: From Maximal to Realistic Models, Dieter Wanner

7. Constructive Disequilibrium: Cognitive and Emotional Development through Dissonant Experiences in Less Familiar Destinations, S. Megan Che, Mindy Spearman, and Agida Manizade

8. The Liberal Arts and Global Citizenship: Fostering Intercultural Engagement Through Integrative Experiences and Structured Reflection, Joseph L. Brockington and Margarete D. Wiedenhoeft

9. Study Abroad and Nursing: From Cultural to Global Competence, Connie Currier, James Lucas, and Denise Saint Arnault

10. The Role of Study Abroad in Preparing Globally Responsible Teachers, Kenneth Cushner

11. Democratizing Study Abroad: Challenges of Open Access, Local Commitments, and Global Competence in Community Colleges, Robert A. Frost and Rosalind Latiner Raby

12. North of 49: Global Citizenship à la canadienne, Roopa Desai Trilokekar and Adrian Shubert

13. Global Citizenship and Study Abroad: A European Comparative Perspective, Hans de Wit

14. Strategy for Development of a Global City: Study Abroad in Singapore, Peter Pang

Part Three: Institutional Challenges and Strategies to Fostering Global Citizenship Study Abroad

15. It Takes an Entire Institution: A Blueprint for the Global University, William Brustein

16. Turning our Back on the World: Study Abroad and the Purpose of U.S. Higher Education, Riall W. Nolan

17. Faculty Beliefs and Institutional Values: Identifying and Overcoming these Obstacles to Education Abroad Growth, Joan Elias Gore

18. Selling the World: Study Abroad Marketing and the Privatization of Global Citizenship, Talya Zemach-Bersin

19. Global Citizenship for All: Low Minority Student Participation in Study Abroad—Seeking Strategies for Success, Earl Picard, Farrah Bernardino, and Kike Ehigiator

20. Understanding the Challenges of Assessing Global Citizenship, Darla K. Deardorff

21. Here to Stay: Increasing Acceptance of Short-Term Study Abroad Programs, Lisa Chieffo and Lesa Griffiths

22. Going Global in the Sciences: A Case Study at Emory University, Phillip Wainwright, Preetha Ram, Daniel Teodorescu, and Dana Tottenham

23. Undergraduate Research During Study Abroad: Scope, Meaning and Potential, Bernhard T. Streitwieser

Part Four: Innovative Global Citizenship Study Abroad Program Models

24. Georgia Tech’s Comprehensive and Integrated Approach to Developing Global Competence, Howard Rollins

25. Holistic Student Learning and Development Abroad: The IES 3-D Program Model,
Joan Gillespie, Larry Braskamp, and Mary Dwyer

26. It Takes A Curriculum: Bringing Global Mindedness Back Home, Kevin Hovland, Caryn McTighe Musil, Ellen Skilton-Sylvester, and Amy Jamison

27. Educating Globally Competent Citizens through International Service Learning,
William M. Plater, Steven G. Jones, Robert G. Bringle, and Patti H. Clayton

28. Creating Deep Partnerships with Institutions Abroad: Bard College as Global Citizen, Susan H. Gillespie, with Jonathan A. Becker, Bryan Billings, Sergey Bogdanov, Christina Davis, Fazela Haniff, Ayesha Kajee, Thomas Keenan, Nikolay Koposov, Tawana Kupe and Valery Monakhov

29. Creating Study Abroad Opportunities for First-Generation College Students, Maria D. Martinez, Bidya Ranjeet, and Helen A. Marx

30. It’s Not About You: The UConn Social Entrepreneur Corps Global Commonwealth Study Abroad Model, Ross Lewin and Greg Van Kirk



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Ross Lewin is the Director of Study Abroad at the University of Connecticut. He received his Ph.D. from Stanford University in German Studies.


"Certainly, faculty and administrators involved in study abroad or in globalization of the curriculum will find this book invaluable. However, the themes addressed throughout are so fundamental to the heart of mission and identity that the volume will likely be useful to any educator thinking about his or her institution’s engagement with the global community."—Teaching Theology & Religion

"This is an excellent book for those of us involved in international education. The wealth of information and myriad references to programs in diverse fields reflect the dynamic reality of current efforts across a broad range of institutions—a contribution that may ultimately be more useful than a consensus definition of global citizenship."—Review of Higher Education