ERIC Number: ED192635
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
Evaluation of Foreign Educational Credentials and Recognition of Degree Equivalences.
Turner, Solveig, M., Ed.
Conference proceedings on evaluation of credentials and degree equivalences of foreign students are presented. The conference was designed to improve evaluations in Massachusetts and to encourage more cooperation and greater consistency. Contributions are as follows: a UNESCO approach by Sanford Jameson; the approach of the National Association of Foreign Student Affairs by Hugh M. Jenkins; patterns of educational systems by Joel B. Slocum; and problems and resources in credentials evaluations by Gary W. Hopkins. Summaries of panel discussions on undergraduate and graduate study include the following: institutional policies on foreign student admission, communication with foreign applicants, evaluation practices, what certificates and diplomas to accept, when and how to award advanced standing credit, how to assess previous foreign study for transfer credit, verifying the authenticity of foreign educational credentials, how to understand different grading systems, evaluation of letters of recommendation, assessing foreign institutions, assessment of English-language skills, and professional licensing. Appendices include details of the UNESCO approach to credentials evaluations, an article on education in the People's Republic of China by G. James Haas, and a bibliography. (SW)
Descriptors: Advanced Placement, College Applicants, College Credits, Credentials, Degrees (Academic), Educational Policy, Equivalency Tests, Evaluation Criteria, Foreign Students, Higher Education, Prior Learning, Program Evaluation, Qualifications, Reputation, Student Evaluation, Transfer Policy
Center for International Higher Education Documentation, Northeastern University, 360 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02130 ($5.00)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Northeastern Univ., Boston, MA.
Note: Proceedings of the Conference at the Warren Center, Northeastern University (Boston, MA, May 2, 1979).