Global Education

February 5, 2013

Now out in Liberal Education, the main journal of the Association of American Colleges and Universities, an article I co-wrote with Grant Cornwell, Haifa Jamal Al-Lail and Celeste Schenk: “An Education for the Twenty-First Century: Stewardship of the Global Commons.”

In it, the four of us try to provide more depth to the idea of “global education,” a term that has become commonplace but that, too often, is put forward without adequate substance. We envision a new foundational higher education for the twenty-first century.

The four of us took on this task as members of the Global Liberal Arts Alliance, a consortium of twenty-five colleges and universities cooperating to advance the theory and practice of undergraduate education designed to prepare graduates for citizenship and leadership in the highly globalized twenty-first century.

Grant H. Cornwell is president of the College of Wooster, Haifa Jamal Al-Lail is president of Effat University (Saudi Arabia), and Celeste Schenck is president of the American University of Paris (France). It was a delight working with them.

 

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About Doug Bennett

Doug Bennett is Emeritus President and Professor of Politics at Earlham College. He has a wife, Ellen, and two sons, Tommy (born 1984) and Robbie (born 2003).
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