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This issue considers the school from several different perspectives and locales. The opening essay is by Alicia Cook, Professor Emeritus at Colorado State University. Titled "Global Dimensions in Service Learning: A Collaborative Grant-Writing Project," this essay describes the benefits for students in a senior grant-writing course as they assisted a South African non-profit organization in enhancing their music education program in Soweto. Following this essay is "Students' Pre-Departure Expectations and Post-Sojourn Observations in a Short-Term International Program Abroad on the Culture, Music, and Art of Brazil" by Elisa Macedo Dekaney, Assistant Professor of Music Education at Syracuse University. She describes a short-term international program abroad and its value for students.

The next three articles are also related to the theme of the school. Jeannine Studer, author of "The School Counselor as an Emerging Professional in the Japanese Educational System," discusses the development of this new education professional as a response to a transformed society. Abdullahi Abdinoor, Lecturer at The Ohio State University, uses a descriptive case study methodology to explore how the Somali community has coped with the statelessness and civil war in "Community Assumes the Role of State in Education in Stateless Somalia/The third article by five authors at the University of Florida addresses communication between home and school in a South African village during a study abroad experience. …