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ERIC Number: ED010552
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1965-Aug
Pages: 182
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
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INTERNATIONAL ASPECTS OF HIGHER EDUCATION AND EXCHANGE--A COMMUNITY STUDY. FINAL REPORT.
DEUTSCH, STEVEN E.
A COMPREHENSIVE COMMUNITY STUDY WAS CONDUCTED OF THE FOREIGN STUDENTS AND THE INTERNATIONAL ASPECTS OF FIVE COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES IN THE CLEVELAND AREA. THE GENERAL RESEARCH DESIGN EMPLOYED THE USE OF SUCH SURVEY METHODS AS HISTORICAL ANALYSIS, INFORMANT TECHNIQUES, PERSONAL INTERVIEWS, AND OBSERVATION. DURING A 2-YEAR PERIOD, QUESTIONNAIRES WERE ADMINISTERED TO SAMPLES OF FOREIGN STUDENTS, HOST FAMILIES, AND AMERICAN STUDENTS AND FACULTIES. RESPONDENTS TOTALED 1,018 (286 FOREIGN STUDENTS, 143 HOST FAMILIES, 376 AMERICAN STUDENTS, AND 213 AMERICAN FACULTY MEMBERS). AT THE SAME TIME, INTERVIEWS WERE CONDUCTED WITH EDUCATIONAL ADMINISTRATORS, LABOR AND BUSINESS LEADERS, STAFF MEMBERS OF THE COUNCIL ON WORLD AFFAIRS, AND OTHERS INVOLVED IN INTERNATIONAL EXCHANGE PROGRAMS. AMONG THE AREAS COVERED IN THE INTERVIEWS WERE (1) PERCEPTION OF INTERNATIONAL STUDENT PROGRAMS (OBJECTIVES, ROLES TO BE PLAYED BY PARTICIPANTS AND OTHERS), (2) SOCIAL INTERACTION BETWEEN FOREIGN STUDENTS AND AMERICANS (STUDENTS, FACULTY, CITIZENS, AND STAFF PERSONS IN INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMS), AND (3) EVALUATION OF SERVICES AND PROGRAMS (BUSINESS, ACADEMIC, PROFESSIONAL, AND VOLUNTEER) IN THE HOST COMMUNITY. REPORTED WERE (1) THE HISTORICAL BACKGROUND OF EDUCATIONAL EXCHANGE IN VARIOUS AREAS, (2) FINDINGS FROM STUDIES OF THE FOREIGN STUDENTS AND THE COMMUNITY ROLE, (3) PERSPECTIVES OF INSTITUTIONAL INTERACTION WITH FOREIGN STUDENTS AND PROGRAMS, (4) FACULTY ATTITUDES TOWARD FOREIGN STUDENTS AND INTERNATIONAL ACTIVITIES IN HIGHER EDUCATION, AND (5) DECISION-MAKING AND PLANNING BY ADMINISTRATIVE PERSONNEL FOR FOREIGN STUDENT PROGRAMS AND BROADER INTERNATIONAL PERSPECTIVES. TWO OF THE CONCLUSIONS WERE THAT (1) FOREIGN STUDENTS INTERACT TO A CONSIDERABLE EXTENT WITH AMERICAN FAMILIES, BUT MOST FEEL COMMITTED TO RETURN TO THEIR NATIVE COUNTRIES AND (2) CONSIDERABLE INTEREST IN INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION AND EXCHANGE IS EMERGING IN ALL QUARTERS (STUDENTS, FACULTY, ADMINISTRATION, COMMUNITY PEOPLE, AND FOREIGN STUDENTS). (RS)
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Authoring Institution: Western Reserve Univ., Cleveland, OH.
Identifiers: OHIO; Ohio (Cleveland)