EKU Faculty and Staff Scholarship


Educational Leadership and Policy Studies

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This paper discusses the challenges that institutions of higher education face in educating and preparing students to work and live in an increasingly diverse global population. This concept-oriented discussion does not intend to provide detailed theoretical or experimental development and analysis. Instead, this paper presents an innovative paradigm that attempts to embrace many nuances associated with the terms diversity and globalization in the literature. The paper posits the internationalization of education as a strategy that can help universities demonstrate their commitment to educating students from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. Other strategies include targeted recruiting of highly competent international faculty and students, and focusing on the language skills that international faculty and students bring to U.S. campuses. The paper concludes that institutions of higher education must revise their mission to accommodate new operational methods that will enable students to be effective global citizens.

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Journal for the Advancement of Educational Research