ERIC Number: ED180336
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Oct
Reference Count: 0
The Changing International Scene: New Concerns, Expanded Services for American and Foreign Students.
Hopkins, Gary W.
New concerns of both foreign students in the United States and American students abroad are discussed. Two major concerns are admissions policies and procedures, and the evaluation of foreign credentials. There is a substantial increase in the number of foreign students studying in the United States currently. This increase in numbers has caused many institutions to deny admission to foreign students in order to maintain a given level of foreign students and also a well-diversified ethnic population within those numbers. Large numbers of students coming to the United States have other than traditional academic credentials (i.e., teacher education and vocational/commercial/technical credentials). Confusion exists concerning what criteria should be used to evaluate credentials of foreign students. The need for established policies for reviewing credentials of foreign athletes is noted. Generally speaking, there are about one-third the number of U.S. students studying abroad than there are foreign students studying in the United States. Reasons for the difference include the lack of motivated foreign language training in the United States and the devaluation of the dollar and its allied effects on living abroad. Additional issues concern an attempt in New York State to make testing agencies accountable and investigations by federal agencies of coaching schools. There is a need for specialists trained to handle the complex aspects of international education. (SW)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Speech presented to the Advisory Committee on International Education of College Entrance Examination Board (New Orleans, LA, October 1979)