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A multi-case study: What challenges and barriers are associated with global education at Midwest community colleges

Dennis A Headrick, University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Abstract

The purpose of this multi-case study was to evaluate the challenges and barriers associated with implementing global education initiatives at four Midwest community colleges. (a) Nebraska; (b) Iowa; (c) Missouri; (d) Kansas. ^ Data were collected through a qualitative research process that focused on five areas associated with global education: (1) support at the institution, (2) incorporation into vocational programs and the use of advisory committees, (3) faculty involvement, (4) funding provisions, and (5) changes that the institution made due to the implementation of a global education initiative. ^ The findings produced the following themes: (1) Prioritization and support at the college is needed at all levels of the institution from the CEO to students and community. (2) Funding is vital for the initiative to be successful. (3) The location of Midwest community colleges might create a provincial mindset, which will take time to solve and overcome. ^ The results hold significance for community colleges currently not involved in providing a global education initiative. The findings provide administrators at community colleges information and recommendations when planning to create an internationalized community and college. ^

Subject Area

Education, Community College|Education, Bilingual and Multicultural|Education, Administration

Recommended Citation

Headrick, Dennis A, "A multi-case study: What challenges and barriers are associated with global education at Midwest community colleges" (2003). ETD collection for University of Nebraska - Lincoln. AAI3092549.
http://digitalcommons.unl.edu/dissertations/AAI3092549

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