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The Community College in a Global Context. New Directions for Community Colleges, Number 161. 2nd Edition

  • ID: 2561503
  • Book
  • May 2013
  • Region: Global
  • 144 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd

The community college, positioned as it is to be flexible, adaptive, open, and focused on student success, is poised to contribute across the world. To do so to advance the work for the betterment of students and communities it must engage internationally while building capacity. The purpose of this volume of New Directions for Community Colleges is to explore the community college in an international context. The authors address the needs and interests of scholars in the field and leaders on the front line of educating students in a globalized world. The contributors are deeply committed to the essential work of
community colleges in the world, addressing global ideals, values, competencies, and understanding in a local context. To this end, they reflect on how individual community colleges have internationalized, how models and partnerships can aid progression to comprehensive internationalization, and how international systems consider adoption and adaptation. They point to a crucial vision for the future: Globalization has moved the U.S. community college steadily from international education as an add–on to international education as a choice, and now to international education as a crucial, integrated mission that has drawn increased interest from other nations intent on an educated, skilled citizenry. The community college is no longer about the United States; the community college is for all of us, a world phenomenon.

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Tod Treat, Linda Serra Hagedorn

1. Resituating the Community College in a Global Context 5
Tod Treat, Linda Serra Hagedorn

2. Building Support for Internationalization Through Institutional Assessment and Leadership Engagement 11
Bonnie Bissonette, Shawn Woodin

3. International Students as a Resource for Achieving Comprehensive Internationalization 27
Michael Brennan, Donald A. Dellow

4. Internationalization and Faculty–Led Service Learning 39
Geoffrey W. Bradshaw

5. Transforming International Education Through Institutional Capacity Building 55
Jack Bermingham, Margaret Ryan

6. Strategic Partnerships in International Development 71
Tod Treat, Mary Beth Hartenstine

7. The History and Future of Community Colleges in Vietnam 85
Anh T. Le

8. Bringing Community Colleges to Tunisia 101
Linda Serra Hagedorn, Wafa Thabet Mezghani

9. U.S. Community Colleges and a Response to the Arab Spring 113
John W. Shumaker


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Tod Treat
Linda Serra Hagedorn
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