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International Reform Efforts and Challenges in Community Colleges: New Directions for Community Colleges, Number 138

ISBN: 978-0-470-17688-7
112 pages
July 2007, Jossey-Bass
International Reform Efforts and Challenges in Community Colleges: New Directions for Community Colleges, Number 138 (0470176881) cover image
The chapters in this volume explore specific issues related to community college international education; they document outstanding programs and discuss strategies for strengthening internationalization efforts. Combined, these chapters confirm that it is critical to understand the variables that make internationalization an essential component of community colleges as well as the obstacles that prevent institutionalization from occurring. What emerges is a blueprint for our current generation of leaders to help develop new programs, establish leadership training, and secure institutional support. In doing so, this volume sets the stage for future efforts to make international education an institutionalized and central component of the community college.
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EDITORS' NOTES (Edward J. Valeau, Rosalind Latiner Raby).

1. Community College International Education: Looking Back to Forecast the Future (Rosalind Latiner Raby, Edward J. Valeau)
This chapter traces the historical foundations on which today’s community college international programs are based and concludes with strategies for strengthening and expanding the internationalization of community colleges.

2. Internationalizing Community Colleges: Barriers and Strategies (Madeleine F. Green)
This chapter examines variables that make international education an essential component for community colleges and identifies barriers to institutionalization.

3. What Every Community College Leader Needs to Know: Building Leadership for International Education (George R. Boggs, Judith Irwin)
This chapter focuses on issues that community college leaders constantly grapple with to ensure that their graduates are globally educated and able to work and succeed in an independent and complex world.

4. Transcendence and Globalization: Our Education and Workforce Development Challenge (Mark David Milliron)
This chapter describes how globalization is changing the U.S. economy and the job market for community college students and discusses the skills students need to participate in a globalized world.

5. The Role of Globalization in Technical and Occupation Programs (Donald A. Dellow)
This chapter describes how globalism is changing the U.S. economy and the job market for community college students. Special emphasis is given to the changes required of technical and occupational programs in order to internationalize their curricula and the roles that administrative leadership and faculty play in the process of internationalization.

6. In Union There Is Strength: The Role of State Global Education Consortia in Expanding Community College Involvement in Global Education (Linda A. Korbel)
This chapter profiles state and regional global education consortia, the successes they have enjoyed, and the challenges they face. It concludes with recommendations for strengthening these associations and ensuring their continued existence and effectiveness.

7. Internationalizing the Curriculum: On- and Off-Campus Strategies (Rosalind Latiner Raby)
This chapter explores how community colleges internationalize curricula by examining both on- and off-campus strategies.

8. Expanding the Vision of International Education: Collaboration, Assessment, and Intercultural Development (Holly A. Emert, Diane L. Pearson)
This chapter explores the Education for Global Learning (EGL) consortium's efforts to assess intercultural competence as an outcome of study abroad. The chapter concludes with lessons learned and next steps in EGL’s international education journey.

9. International Faculty in U.S. Community Colleges (Ryan Wells)
This chapter profiles international faculty in U.S. community colleges, compares them to noninternational faculty, and calls for greater emphasis on this often-overlooked group in future policies and research.

10. Campus Politics and the Challenges of International Education in an Urban Community College District (Jacob Ng)
This chapter presents a case study of challenges that the Peralta Community College District faced in institutionalizing its international student program and describes how the district overcame these challenges.

11. Island Roots, Global Reach: A Case Study in Internationalizing Kapi'olani Community College (Leon Richards, Robert W. Franco)
This chapter offers a case study of Kapi’olani Community College, an institution that initiated its Asia-Pacific Emphasis in 1988, strengthened the emphasis throughout the 1990s, and expanded it to an Integrated International Emphasis in 2007.

INDEX.

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EDWARD J. VALEAU is the president of Hartnell College in Salinas, California, and president of the California Colleges for International Education.

ROSALIND LATINER RABY is director of the California Colleges for International Education and senior lecturer in the College of Education at California State University, Northridge.

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