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Identifying Best Practices for Engaging Faculty in International Agricultural Education

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Author(s): Alexa J. Lamm | T. Grady Roberts | Amy Harder | Nicole Stedman | Marta Hartman

Journal: Journal of Human Sciences and Extension
ISSN 2325-5226

Volume: 1;
Issue: 2;
Start page: 16;
Date: 2013;
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Keywords: globalization | educational programs | international experience | faculty

ABSTRACT
Universities are being called upon to internationalize curriculum as the need for a globally competent workforce increases. Without globally-competent faculty, international integration within higher education cannot occur. Literature indicates that participation in short-term international agricultural education experiences is important to increasing agricultural faculty members’ cultural awareness. However, the best way to design and implement such experiences for faculty is uncharted. The purpose of the study was to identify best practices for facilitating a short-term international education experience for faculty in the agricultural and life sciences that encouraged learning, discussion, and reflection leading faculty to further integrate international perspectives in their agricultural courses in the U.S. Through a qualitative research design, reflective observations and statements from a planning team conducting short-term international agricultural education experience in Ecuador were used to provide a thick, rich description of the successes/challenges faced while designing and implementing the experience. The results provided a list of best practices future planning team members can use to emphasize learning before, during, and after a short-term international agricultural education experience for faculty.
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