Teaching Diversity for Democracy: The Crossing Borders and Mosaic Programs
International Journal of Diversity in Organizations, Communities and Nations
At Dickinson College, we are committed to preparing our students for global citizenship. In order to succeed, our students must be given the opportunity to develop the inter-cultural awareness, knowledge, skills, and attitudes that will prepare them for citizenship in our society and world. Until our students can truly appreciate that they are part of one world and many peoples, at home and abroad, the unifying force of our educational efforts will not be realized. Our challenge, then, is two-fold: to create an intellectual community that prepares all of its members to live creatively, productively, and harmoniously in a multi-cultural world and society; and to diversify our present campus population by providing an academic and social environment in which all students and faculty can thrive and contribute effectively to a culturally and ethnically diverse nation and world. One of the most effective ways we have found of doing this is to engage our students in fieldwork with diverse communities.
Rose, Susan D., "Teaching Diversity for Democracy: The Crossing Borders and Mosaic Programs" (2003). Dickinson College Faculty Publications. Paper 230.