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What is Global Awareness

Handbook of Research on Promoting Global Citizenship Education
An ability to understand, respect and work well with people from diverse cultures.
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Cultural Immersion: Exploring Ways to Increase Cultural and Global Awareness Among American College Students
James N. Oigara (Western Kentucky University, USA)
Copyright: © 2022 |Pages: 17
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-9542-8.ch003
In the globalized 21st century economy, many American higher institutions have substantially increased efforts to internationalize their curriculum through study abroad programs. These efforts are grounded in the longstanding belief that study abroad participation improves intercultural competence among students. Higher institutions aim at providing students the opportunity to a meaningful experience in a different culture to expand their cross-cultural understanding. However, there is limited research to support this claim; thus, a major competing explanation for differences found between students who do and do not study abroad continues to be the possibility that these differences existed prior to international participation. This chapter highlights how international experience was structured to enhance pre-service teachers' cross-cultural understanding and global awareness. The author argues that opportunities to experience cultures other than one's own, such as the cultural immersion experienced during this study in Tanzania, would enhance intercultural competence among students.
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Local Implementation of International Baccalaureate in the Japanese Secondary School System: How Good Practice Is Positively Impacting Education Provision
Global awareness is comprised of curiosity about, and empathy for, issues such as race, religion, and identity, and challenges such as poverty, health, and climate change.
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The Strategic Imperative of Quality Assurance: The Case of the American University in Cairo School of Business
The appreciation of cultural, economic, business, and political differences among the various geographical locations.
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Global Learning in Agriculture: Cultivating Global Competency in Agricultural Educators and Global Impact in Agricultural Education
The consciousness and understanding of global issues, cultural diversity, and the interdependence of world societies, fostering an appreciation for global interconnectedness.
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