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Global Learning for Engaged Citizenship: A Model for Internationalizing the Curriculum
Unformatted Document Text:  work to do in the global knowledge category especially as it pertains to spreading the word among students that global learning is not merely some academic exercise unconnected to a competitive job market that awaits them after graduation. And yes – that competition is global. Conclusions drawn from this survey data are obvious – that we are not doing enough to provide what business expects from our graduates. Instead we often focus on soft global learning as a cultural, or intercultural experience, frequently connected to language, social mores, and governmental variation, and fail to connect these important traits to what the student values most – his/her own major and its relation to career building after graduation. If this were not the case then we would not see a divergence between how students and employers respond to a “succeeding in the global economy” survey. Put conclusively: . . . Many college . . . students do not have a clear sense of the knowledge and skill set that employers value most when seeking to hire recent graduates . . . Students believe that employers are looking for college graduates with knowledge and skills in a specific area or major, a strong work ethic, and the ability to interact and work with others. Few mention concepts and developments in science and technology, critical thinking skills, global issues and their implications for the future . . . (Assoc. of American Colleges and Universities 2006a, 13). The ‘Make-It-Go-Away’ Syndrome As the United States media and politicians alike focus increasingly upon securing our borders against foreign terrorists and undocumented workers, as well as the perceived negative impact of outsourcing, it is not surprising that some students withdraw into a protectionist cocoon in hopes that the world beyond our borders would just disappear. 10

Authors: Zebich-Knos, Michele.
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work to do in the global knowledge category especially as it pertains to spreading the
word among students that global learning is not merely some academic exercise
unconnected to a competitive job market that awaits them after graduation. And yes –
that competition is global.
Conclusions drawn from this survey data are obvious – that we are not doing
enough to provide what business expects from our graduates. Instead we often focus on
soft global learning as a cultural, or intercultural experience, frequently connected to
language, social mores, and governmental variation, and fail to connect these important
traits to what the student values most – his/her own major and its relation to career
building after graduation. If this were not the case then we would not see a divergence
between how students and employers respond to a “succeeding in the global economy”
survey. Put conclusively:
. . . Many college . . . students do not have a clear sense of the knowledge and
skill set that employers value most when seeking to hire recent graduates . . .
Students believe that employers are looking for college graduates with knowledge
and skills in a specific area or major, a strong work ethic, and the ability to
interact and work with others. Few mention concepts and developments in
science and technology, critical thinking skills, global issues and their
implications for the future . . . (Assoc. of American Colleges and Universities
2006a,
13).
The ‘Make-It-Go-Away’ Syndrome
As the United States media and politicians alike focus increasingly upon securing
our borders against foreign terrorists and undocumented workers, as well as the perceived
negative impact of outsourcing, it is not surprising that some students withdraw into a
protectionist cocoon in hopes that the world beyond our borders would just disappear.
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