Globalism and Interculturalism: Where Global and Local Meet

Globalism and interculturalism: Where global and local meet
ChristaOlson and JamesPeacock

Globalism is a key concern in contemporary higher education; the global university is a pervasive ideal and one that university administrators often seek to address. Key to addressing the global university is the understanding that global is grounded in local. Institutionally, universities depend on states, provinces, cities, regions, and international bureaucracies, which themselves are localized in headquarters and outposts or other locales. Individually, students are immigrants, migrating to universities from diverse locales—foreign or nearby, rural or urban, rich or poor, with minority or majority ethnicities and cultures. Such localized particularities encounter efforts at engendering global understandings, creating global citizens. How can higher education best synergize such global and ...

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