International Education in the Context of Multiculturalism pp. 157-168
Authors: (David X. Cheng)
Abstract: International education has long been a part of American college education. However, the recent trend of globalization has changed American colleges and universities in very profound ways. While the previous efforts to promote multicultural education on campus were centered on student learning and development, the current drive to internationalize carries more complicated motivations, political, economic, and institutional. This chapter represents the author‘s attempt to re-conceptualize international education in the context of multiculturalism. The author proposes to re-organize international education functions on campus, with students‘ experience of diversity and learning of multiculturalism being placed at the center of an institution‘s international education agenda.