Global Learning Publications

 Globalizing Knowledge: Connecting International and Intercultural Studies

In recent decades, we have had separate movements to reform curricula both by "internationalizing" them and by recognizing the diversity that characterizes the United States. But on most campuses, the study of the rest of the world and the study of "America" have developed in almost complete independence of each other. This paper argues that these movements are concerned with many of the same issues, and it makes a strong case for their intersection in our goals for student learning and programs. 

Contemporary Understandings of Liberal Education

Examines the emergence of broad agreement on what students ought to learn from a liberal education and finds a strong trend toward pluralistic, collaborative, experiential, and integrative modes of learning. Also contends that outdated structures, practices, and reward systems frustrate higher education's ability to reap the benefits of new directions in student learning.

Beyond Borders: Profiles in International Education

Analyzes the state of international education in the U.S. and sets forth a strong educational rationale for strengthening the global dimensions of U.S. higher education. Profiles some fifteen institutions that have successfully begun to tackle this challenge and conveys lessons learned about implementation.

Core Curriculum and Cultural Pluralism: A Guide for Campus Planners

This well-documented report studies more than 50 colleges and universities working to bring world and U.S. cultures into general education. It also provides a guide for academic leaders working to design and implement new general education programs. Includes sample syllabi, core proposals, curriculum profiles, and advice for overcoming potential difficulties related to curriculum change and faculty development.