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ERIC Number: ED032879
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
Pages: 19
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Asian/African Studies in the Two-Year Colleges of New York State.
Eaton, Winifred K.
This study surveyed the Asian/African courses offered at junior colleges in New York State. Literature cited emphasized the need for such courses at the junior college level to acquaint students with, and help them develop an appreciation for, the culture and people of foreign countries. Questionnaires were sent to the president or dean of the 65 2-year colleges in the state; of the 54 that responded, 45 (83%) reported designated Asian/African courses or had measurable amounts of material infused in courses with other names. Nineteen Asian courses and 11 African courses were reported; planned new courses numbered six and 11 respectively. Factors associated with area study offerings included faculty travel, faculty participation in federally sponsored seminars, and the presence of foreign faculty members. Colleges supplemented course offerings by increasing their area library collection, providing art and book exhibits, using slide and film presentations, and inviting foreign speakers on campus. (MB)
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Identifiers: New York