Interwoven Fabrics: Multicultural and International Education

  • Kenneth D. Lawson University of Central Florida
Keywords: Higher Education, Cultural Differences, Diversity, International, Partnerships, Multiculturalism


Internationalism and multiculturalism are threads of one fabric. Our world is increasingly characterized both by global participation and interdependence as well by domestic diversity. Both require a deeper understanding of cultural differences as well as the skills needed to live and work in a diverse world. This article describes some of the formal and informal innovations occuring within our institutions of higher learning. Examples of curricular, cocurricular, and partnership initiatives are provided.