A little here, a little there: Introducing some non-american examples and contexts to our curricula

Morrine A Omolo, Joanne Slavin

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Abstract

A limited understanding of life outside the United States becomes problematic when students graduate from college and enter a variety of job markets. This gap stems from the nature of college curricula, which often focus on books, examples and other course materials within the American context. With an increasingly integrated job market, it is imperative that university level educators broaden the scope of course content, not necessarily by having students do more work but rather, by providing opportunities within the syllabi for students to explore ideas from other countries.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)93-97
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Higher Education Theory and Practice
Volume20
Issue number3
StatePublished - 2020

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
We thank Dr. David Baumler, Department of Food Science and Nutrition, for providing time in the course schedules for students to discuss these thought provoking questions outside of normal course work. We also appreciate feedback from Dr. Michael Schmitt, Associate Dean of Extension. Both professors are based at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities.

Publisher Copyright:
© 2020, North American Business Press. All rights reserved.

Copyright:
Copyright 2021 Elsevier B.V., All rights reserved.

Keywords

  • Diversity and inclusion
  • Foreign
  • Globalization
  • International education

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