ERIC Number: ED213616
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Assisting Students and Scholars from the People's Republic of China: A Handbook for Community Groups.
Donovan, Katherine C.
This handbook suggests many different ways in which volunteers in community groups can assist students and scholars from the People's Republic of China (PRC) in adjusting to life in the United States. First, the introduction deals with the background of the attitudes and expectations of the men and women now coming to the United States and provides a profile of the students showing their diversity. Second, a description of how to organize a community program is discussed. Third, community programs are suggested that can be sponsored for these students. They are meeting the students/scholars on arrival; locating permanent housing; providing basic services such as an introduction to the supermarket and Chinese food stores, a walking tour of the neighborhood, and introducing banking; and providing continuing programs such as English conversation, home hospitality, and loan closets. Fourth, community programs are publicized. Finally, a third of the handbook is made up of five appendices. They are a "Pinyin" romanization and pronunciation guide to common Chinese surnames, (2) a chronology of the People's Republic of China and U.S.-China relations, (3) a selected reading list, (4) an international student service arrival service and sample arrival information request slip, and (5) a list of principal organizations working in specific areas of U.S.-China relations. (NE)
Descriptors: Adjustment (to Environment), Chinese Culture, Community Programs, Community Role, Cross Cultural Training, Cultural Awareness, Culture Contact, Foreign Student Advisers, Foreign Students, Higher Education, Housing, International Educational Exchange, Program Descriptions, Program Development, Student Characteristics, Student Exchange Programs, Student Needs, Volunteers
National Association for Foreign Student Affairs, 1860 19th Street N.W., Washington, DC 20009 ($1.00, quantity discounts available).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Academy of Sciences - National Research Council, Washington, DC. Committee on Scholarly Communication with the People's Republic of China.; National Association for Foreign Student Affairs, Washington, DC.