Global Solutions: Experience in a Vastly Different World

By Miriam Porter.

Published by The Humanities Collection

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Internationalization helps to define the extent of need and the appropriate responses to global problems. Contributions to global solutions come through both professional and personal endeavors. Educational and research efforts are furthered through personal experience and understanding. Teaching in Ghana and developing a curriculum in local government management became a case in point. Understanding the environment of, and training needs for, professional local government managers was heightened through the personal experience if living the life in Ghana. Knowledge gained under these circumstances can be used to make a real difference for real people with real problems. A vastly different world can become as important as one's own. This is the essence of global solutions.

Keywords: Globalization, Local Government Management, Internationalization of Education, Developing Country, Professional and Personal Nexus

International Journal of the Humanities, Volume 9, Issue 1, pp.169-176. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 775.966KB).

Dr. Miriam Porter

Faculty, Professor of Urban and Regional Studies, Minnesota State University, Mankato, MN, USA

Dr. Miriam H. Porter is an experienced educator who has taught both in the United States and abroad. She also has worked in the fields of local government management. Most recently she was a visiting scholar at Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in Kumasi, Ghana. In addition to teaching there for a year, she produced a local government management academic program for developing countries. She is a member of the International City/County Management Association (ICMA) for which she has served on committees including the ICMA International Committee. Dr. Porter has presented at a number of international conferences. She holds a Doctorate from Hamline University in St. Paul MN.

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