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Global Learning for Engaged Citizenship: A Model for Internationalizing the Curriculum
Unformatted Document Text:  Global Citizenship: Graduates as Responsible Stewards of the World Global Citizenship is one objective that is potentially the most controversial and could easily become fodder for local talk show hosts and political pundits. It deserves a separate section not only because of this current controversy, but because of the theoretical literature surrounding citizenship in general. As political scientists, we naturally gravitate to the role of citizenship in governance, policy making, and its relationship with nation-states and civil society. We can also expect to see more instances of “internationalizing the curriculum” initiatives which adopt learning objectives similar to our third one – global citizenship. Since our “Global Learning for Engaged Citizenship” plan is new, and only began in August 2007, we have not encountered any conflict with media or political sources thus far. And, as the reader will notice, in the model’s title we use the term engaged citizenship yet, in objective 3, we use global citizenship. Little discussion among the Global Learning Committee members on our campus was spent differentiating between engaged and global citizens. This is likely a result of a typical university-level committee’s ethos in which – at best, only one member is a political scientist and the others do not possess the theoretical background, or perhaps the desire, to debate the finer points of the words engaged versus global citizenship and how they fit into modern civil society. It may also be that, when developing the name for our model, “Global Learning for Engaged Citizenship,” engaged flowed better than having two globals in the same title. From a business standpoint, broaching the issue of rights and responsibilities of citizens in a global village “where human rights connect with human responsibilities” is 13

Authors: Zebich-Knos, Michele.
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Global Citizenship: Graduates as Responsible Stewards of the World

Global Citizenship is one objective that is potentially the most controversial and
could easily become fodder for local talk show hosts and political pundits. It deserves a
separate section not only because of this current controversy, but because of the
theoretical literature surrounding citizenship in general. As political scientists, we
naturally gravitate to the role of citizenship in governance, policy making, and its
relationship with nation-states and civil society. We can also expect to see more
instances of “internationalizing the curriculum” initiatives which adopt learning
objectives similar to our third one – global citizenship. Since our “Global Learning for
Engaged Citizenship” plan is new, and only began in August 2007, we have not
encountered any conflict with media or political sources thus far.
And, as the reader will notice, in the model’s title we use the term engaged
citizenship yet, in objective 3, we use global citizenship. Little discussion among the
Global Learning Committee members on our campus was spent differentiating between
engaged and global citizens. This is likely a result of a typical university-level
committee’s ethos in which – at best, only one member is a political scientist and the
others do not possess the theoretical background, or perhaps the desire, to debate the finer
points of the words engaged versus global citizenship and how they fit into modern civil
society. It may also be that, when developing the name for our model, “Global Learning
for Engaged Citizenship,” engaged flowed better than having two globals in the same
title.
From a business standpoint, broaching the issue of rights and responsibilities of
citizens in a global village “where human rights connect with human responsibilities” is
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