A Model for Promoting Diversity and Global Perspectives in University Curricula: An Analysis of an Initiative at Leeds Metropolitan University, UK
An investigation of how diversity awareness and global perspectives can be promoted in the student experience in higher education, through effecting both academic and institutional change.
||Curriculum development, Diversity awareness, Global perspectives, Higher education
International Journal of Diversity in Organizations, Communities and Nations, Volume 5, Issue 5, pp.145-152.
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Peter D'Sena is Principal Lecturer in History and Education at Leeds Metropolitan University. He has researched and written on crime in eighteenth century England, school history and cultural diversity. Before moving to Leeds, Peter worked in schools for 16 years ultimately becoming Head of History in an inner-London comprehensive in which the 1100 pupils could, amongst them, speak 38 languages. He also held schoolteacher research fellowships at both Oxford and Cambridge. In his current post, he trains both primary and secondary teachers and has particular responsibilities — organising the delivery of Professional Studies and as leader for a new form of training, the Flexible PGCE. Most recently, he has led Leeds Metropolitan's successful bid to the HE Academy to promote global perspectives across the whole University curriculum. He is a trustee of the World Studies Trust. In terms of his own diversity, Peter would describe himself as an Anglo-Indian-Londoner.
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