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ERIC Number: ED016295
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Mar-30
Pages: 34
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Reference Count: 0
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INSTRUCTION IN INTER-AMERICAN RELATIONS IN MEDIUM AND SMALLER STATE COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES OF WESTERN UNITED STATES AND MEXICO. FINAL REPORT.
HOSSOM, H. KENNETH
THE CONCERN OF THE UNITED STATES FOR ITS RELATIONS WITH LATIN AMERICA AND THE APPARENT LACK OF FACILITIES FOR INSTRUCTION IN THIS AREA AMONG THE MEDIUM AND SMALLER INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION LED TO THIS STUDY OF INSTRUCTION IN INTER-AMERICAN RELATIONS. PRELIMINARY INVESTIGATION LED TO THREE HYPOTHESES--(1) LITTLE IS BEING OFFERED IN INTER-AMERICAN RELATIONS AT THE MEDIUM AND SMALLER STATE COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES, (2) INTEREST IN EXPANDING INSTRUCTION EXISTS, AND (3) UNRECOGNIZED INSTRUCTIONAL RESOURCES FOR EXPANDING INSTRUCTION EXIST. THE RESEARCH DESIGN FOR THE PROJECT WAS BASED ON A MAIL SURVEY OF ALL MEDIUM AND SMALLER STATE COLLEGES (UP TO 5,000 ENROLLMENT) IN THE WESTERN UNITED STATES AND ARBITRARILY SELECTED SMALLER MEXICAN STATE UNIVERSITIES. THREE DATA GATHERING TECHNIQUES WERE EMPLOYED--A SURVEY OF INSTITUTIONAL LITERATURE, MAILED QUESTIONNAIRES, AND PERSONAL INTERVIEWS. THE FOLLOWING CONCLUSIONS WERE REACHED--(1) HYPOTHESIS ONE PROVED SUBSTANTIALLY INCORRECT WITH REFERENCE TO THE UNITED STATES SCHOOLS EXAMINED AND CORRECT WITH REGARD TO THE MEXICAN SCHOOLS, EXCEPT FOR THOSE IN MEXICO CITY, (2) HYPOTHESIS TWO WAS SUPPORTED BY THE DATA GATHERED IN THE PROJECT QUESTIONNAIRES, IN SECONDARY SOURCES, AND THROUGH INTERVIEWS AND CORRESPONDENCE, AND (3) HYPOTHESIS THREE WAS PARTIALLY AFFIRMED AND DENIED BY THE DATA GATHERED. SUGGESTIONS ARE MADE FOR FURTHER STUDY IN THE AREA. (HW)
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Authoring Institution: Eastern Washington Univ., Cheney.
Identifiers: MEXICO; United States (West); Washington (Cheney)