ERIC Number: ED167845
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Jul-24
Reference Count: 0
Coordination of International Exchange and Training Programs--Opportunities and Limitations. Report to the Congress by the Comptroller General of the United States.
Comptroller General of the U.S., Washington, DC.
The history of international exchange and training programs conducted by a score of federal agencies over the past thirty years compels the conclusion that, while there remain meaningful opportunities to develop closer coordination, there are also important inherent limitations. This report seeks to clarify both. What is needed to perfect meaningful coordination in this field appears to be more modest and manageable than some of the efforts and proposals of recent years: not a new layer of bureaucracy, but a series of specific arrangements to identify real interagency problems as they emerge and a predisposition on the part of the agencies concerned to deal with them case by case. In this report the General Accounting Office offers some suggestions as to how the new International Communication Agency might fulfill its presidential mandate as the coordinator of government exchange programs and a governmental focal point for programs in the private sector. (The appendixes include the questionnaire to selected agency heads and a proposal for closer coordination and information-sharing among U.S. international exchange and training programs, a selected listing of international exchange and training directories, and descriptions of U.S. government international exchange and training programs.) (Author/CSS)
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Coordination, Data Processing, Educational Cooperation, Educational Opportunities, Educational Programs, Federal Government, Information Dissemination, International Educational Exchange, Problems, Program Costs, Program Descriptions, Program Effectiveness, Questionnaires, Training
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Comptroller General of the U.S., Washington, DC.
Identifiers: United States