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Internationalization in Action

Leveraging Diversity and Inclusion in Globalized Classrooms

Edited By Ching-Ching Lin and M. Cristina Zaccarini

Over the past few decades, there have been growing concerns about ways in which diversity and internationalization converge and diverge with one another across different types of educational institutions. This edited volume is one of the first books to investigate meaningful ways of integrating compe-ting goals between internationalization and diversification within the social fabric of campus life and beyond. Each chapter is a call to action that aims to leverage diversity for broader collaboration in higher education institutions in the U.S. and other sociocultural contexts, while providing insights into best practices in navigating diversity through strategic action plans. Each author challenges issues relating to the diversity efforts of internationalization across disciplinary, cultural and national boundaries as well as strategies to strengthen the campus communities’ commitment to diversity and inclusion.

In addition to its theoretical depth, as well as its cultural and disciplinary breadth, this book addresses issues relevant to many different stakeholders, and hence, potential readers in diverse and international settings. This book is of particular importance to those associated with globally mobile popula-tions, which include but are not limited to, academic faculty, higher education professionals as well as those in administrative positions and policy makers who wish to develop a critical perspective on the current practices on inter-nationalization to further their international efforts.

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Lubie G. Alatriste, Ph.D. is Professor of English/Applied Linguistics, Department of English, NYC College of Technology/CUNY. Research interests: translation of discourse research into practice, (critical) discourse analysis, genre-based instruction/genre transfer, and teaching/learning of writing. Recent publications: “The Centrality of Communicative Purpose in Student Written Discourse”; “Framework for Application of Research Findings”; and “A Response to ‘Towards a Theory of Adaptive Transfer’.” Edited volumes: Language Research in Multilingual Settings (Palgrave, 2019), and Second Language Writing across PK–16 Contexts (University of Michigan Press, 2019). She is Editor-in-Chief of NYS TESOL Journal. She directs Second Language Writing Lab and ESOL.

Yahya Bouhafa received his M.A. in Applied Linguistics from the Faculty of Letters and Human Sciences Fes-Agdal Morocco. He is a certified International English language teacher (Cambridge CELTA). He is currently pursuing his Ed.D. at Binghamton University (Binghamton, NY, USA). His research interests include Teaching and Learning in Higher education, TESOL education, ICT and language instruction, and students’ engagement.

M. Cristina Zaccarini, Ph.D. is Associate Professor of History and Co-director of Asian Studies at Adelphi University in New York. She teaches courses in U.S. history, Modern China, the intercultural exchange between China and the United States, and the history of women and gender in China and the United States. Some of her publications include “Modern Medicine in 20th Century Jiangxi, Anhui, Fujian and Sichuan: Competition, Negotiation and Cooperation,” The Social History of Medicine (2009) and “Connecting ←177 | 178→Histories of Gender, Health, and U.S.-China...

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