ERIC Number: ED179130
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-May
Reference Count: N/A
Brain Drain and Foreign Students.
Rao, Lakshmana G.
The effect of foreign students on the host country, and the benefits to their own developing countries are studied in this book. Data from a survey of foreign students in Australia conducted from 1973-1975 by the Education Research Unit of the Australian National University are compared with data obtained from similar surveys in the United States, Canada, and France. Findings reveal that although the origin of the countries is different, the social background, attitudes, experiences, and future career plans of overseas students in different developed countries are very similar. For instance, it is noted that 98 percent of the sponsored students return upon completion of their studies to their home countries. The Australian program for foreign students was determined to be the most successful for several reasons, such as their excellent financial aid program for such students. Suggestions are offered to developing countries as to how they may better utilize their returning graduates. Chapters discuss such topics as: measures to stop the migration of professionals; aggregate patterns; rationale for admitting students; friendship patterns; ties and contacts with home; and brain drain versus brain flow. Provided are appendices that contain the questionnaire and the sample of responses received. A selected bibliography and an index are also given. (LC)
Descriptors: Books, Brain Drain, College Students, Developed Nations, Developing Nations, Exchange Programs, Foreign Nationals, Foreign Students, Higher Education, International Education, International Programs, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Program Improvement, Questionnaires, Relocation, Study Abroad
St. Martin's Press, 175 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10010 ($21.95)
Publication Type: Books; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Australia; Canada; France; United States